What I Ate [In Ohio] Wednesday

I’m not in the mood to put this in some special order. It’s basically just some of the highlights of my Ohio eats, which is appropriate, since it’s What I Ate Wednesday. (Thanks for the link party, Jenn!)

So here are the fun meals that have found a home in my tummy:

Yesterday morning was Raw oatmeal (yay free samples) and I turned it into chocolate covered strawberry oatmeal.

1/3 cup oats,2/3 cup water, 2 tbsp cocoa powder, 2 packets of stevia, 1/4 cup slices strawberries

My favorite dinner was courtesy of the best restaurant in Columbus, Northstar Cafe. And per usual, I had the epic veggie burger.

This is seriously a rock-your-face-off burger. Even meat eaters will agree this thing is amazing. And in case you want to try it for yourself, but don’t live in Columbus, my friend Krista was sweet enough to send meΒ the recipe. The beets are what give it that lovely purple hue!

I also ate my weight in ice cream. Have you heard of Jeni’s?

Its the best ice cream in Columbus and they have an AMAZING variety of flavors. The girl at the counter must have sensed that I love ice cream, because she literally made let me try at least 12 different flavors before I settled on this trio:

Dark chocolate, buckeye state, and brown butter almond brittle. Heaven.

Other non-food hightlights:

Playing music with my buddy Brent (you can’t see the guitar and drum set that we were playing with!)

New kicks that I’m in love with (Shanna, this is for you!!):

Ice Green Tea Latte + Matcha powder (recommended by my bestie):

This sort of tasted like grass. In a good way. Have you tried this yet?

What are you eating today?

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?


  1. jeni’s is the.best. i pretty much HAVE to go in any time i’m by one. i love brown butter almond brittle and lemon!

  2. Those ice cream flavours sound AMAZING! My favourite ice cream is this soft serve one we have in Finland…it is OUT OF THIS WORLD- actually even the regular ice cream there is amazing. My favourite conventional flavour though is cookies n cream!

  3. Oh that Ice cream looks amazing!! I love hazelnut praline flavour the best!!

  4. My favorite Ice Cream is BANANNER! πŸ˜€ Nothing beats it. I’ve been eating a lot of oatmeal. πŸ™‚ Oh, and Bananas with my Vanilla Spice Almond Butter. TI is just so good!

  5. I would go crazy in that ice cream store! One of every flavor please!And I love the shoes! Super cute πŸ™‚

  6. I love strawberry or mint, those are my top too, but they vary from season to season haah πŸ™‚

  7. You made it to Jeni’s! Seriously, she was one cool chick. [And I don’t call everyone a chick, so you KNOW she was cool. :)] I’m jealous of the Buckeye flavor!!!

    I don’t know how I missed that pumpkin/brownie shortcut, but brownie batter sounds like a good time all around…do you use a small or a large can of pumpkin? [Did I just miss the secret when I went back to read that post?]

    • I use 2 cups of pumpkin with 1 family size brownie mix, but I bake it in an 8X8 pan. Does that make sense? I’m going to have to do some pumpkin alternatives, because apparently pumpkin is hard to come by here in VA!

      And Jeni’s is the BEST! I thought of your post when I was there πŸ™‚

  8. Nice shoes! And glad you’re enjoying Ohio.

  9. ice cream! Something I haven’t had in soooo long. I like the plain vanilla. With hot fudge. Obviously… lol

  10. ummmm…I pretty much eat any ice cream you set in front of me. LOL I haven’t tried Iced green tea with matcha–but speaking of grass–wheat grass juice…which tastes like you licked the bottom of your lawn mower…I love the energy it gives me though! πŸ™‚

  11. wow! I may have to take a trip to Ohio for some of that Ice Cream! The veggie burger looks great, as well!

  12. That ice cream looks incredible! And I’m diggin your kicks, those are sweet πŸ˜€

  13. Those ice cream flavors sound incredible! Get me some of that please πŸ™‚ I like your shoes too, nice choice!

  14. Definitely trying that recipe! looks too good not to.
    Awesome shoes by the way!

  15. That brown butter almond brittle ice cream sounds AMAZING. If I’m going to eat real ice cream, then I want it full of delicious stuff. Also, love the shoes! Too cute!

  16. Oh my lanta. Those ice cream flavors sound so so incredible!! Wow I would be in serious trouble if that place was near me!!

  17. SO many good flavors of ice cream there! My favorite ever is peanut butter cup, but it has to be like, Ben & Jerry’s or homemade.

  18. Fave ice cream flavor? That’s too hard!

    Blue moon probably but it’s really hard to find!

  19. oooh that latte with matcha looks awesome *drool*
    fave ice cream-well, i can’t do dairy or egg, so i roll with coconut milk ice cream and fave flavor is chocolate peanut butter πŸ™‚

  20. I have not heard of Jeni’s but I wish I had!

    And UM. I HAD NO IDEA THAT YOU COULD GET ICED GREEN TEA LATTES!? I’m sorry for yelling– but this is out of control!

    • You can! I’m honestly not sure they’re on the menu… my friend works at Starbucks, and she ordered it… but they can definitely do it! I got mine unsweetened, with soymilk, (and the soymilk is lightly sweetened, so for me it was perfect). I hope you get one!

  21. Those icecream flavours sound divine! I would have wanted to try them all. (“study size”please)

  22. I almost went in to a Jeni’s on Sat, but was too full after lunch–wanted to try the pear-riesling sorbet. And how random that these shops are only in TN and OH…Love the new shoes! How fun.

  23. “this sort of tasted like grass. in a good way.” haha i’d love to try! and those oats look divine.

  24. IS it just me or does it almost look like your Starbucks cup says “sex” and “gas”?

  25. Omg so much ice cream, all those flavors look so good πŸ˜€

  26. that veggie burger looks fabulous. and my favorite ice cream is so delicious coconut milk ice cream… any of the chocolate flavors. yum.

  27. Chocolate-covered strawberry oatmeal sounds like one kind of oatmeal that I can totally get behind. Anything with strawberries and chocolate = WIN.

    I am so glad that you bought these. They’re uber-cute.

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  28. love your kicks! and I totally want a grass flavored starbucks latte!!!! haha!

  29. i wish i had some ice cream in the freezer right now!……

  30. That burger looks delicious! And ice cream… Oh I love it so much!

    Today I had homemade chicken pizza and watermelon for dessert! πŸ™‚

  31. that ice cream looks amaze! love the shoes πŸ™‚

  32. So many ice cream flavors! Oh my gosh, I would never be able to choose! Looks like you made a good choice πŸ™‚

  33. Green tea lattes are my favorite! My favorite ice cream (as of now) is peanut butter

  34. Mmmm ice cream! My fav flavor might be cookie dough or cheesecake, though I had a really awesome pb brownie flavor last weekend. It was dream-worthy.

  35. That ice cream looks amazing! I think my favourite flavour is cookie dough or mint choc chip.

  36. Oh my, brown butter almond brittle ice cream? Holy deliciousness!

  37. All of my dad’s family lives in Ohio, but near Steubenville down south. When I went to visit they all were talking about Jeni’s, but I’ve never been!!! πŸ™‚

  38. Ohh that ice cream looks so good! My favorite flavor’s between moose tracks and snickers. I love the tiny PB cups in the moose tracks and..just about everything in snickers!

  39. Jealous of that ice cream place – big time πŸ™‚ I’m inntrigued by the Bangkok peanut flavour, it sounds amazing – will you try it next time you’re there? Come on, take one for the team here… πŸ™‚

  40. I’ve never heard of raw oatmeal before! Yours looks positively scrumptious though!! πŸ˜€

  41. That veggie burger looks delicious! And that ice cream place looks amazing.. I love the menu design they have going on. I always go with the cookie dough or birthday cake ice creams flavors. So good!

  42. Oooo that ice cream look crazy delicious! Favorite ice cream flavor… there are too many to choose!

    And your Starbucks drink sounds good. I am getting that next time. πŸ™‚

  43. Oh my gosh! I would kill for that ice cream right now!! πŸ™‚ And sadly, I know what you mean when you say that it tasted like grass, but in a good way. haha πŸ™‚

  44. Everything looks fantastic πŸ™‚

  45. I’ve never tried that Starbucks drink, but I’ve always been curious. πŸ™‚ Maybe I’d enjoy the yummy grass flavor..haha!

    That ice cream place sounds like heaven. I always say that ice cream is my fave food!

  46. Ice cream looks amazing! My favorite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate chip πŸ™‚

  47. Yum! That ice cream looks amazing, i love when they allow three flavors in one bowl, perfect for indecisiveness!


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