September 4, 2014

Ohio Brunch

On my last morning in Columbus, I had a killer brunch with my Ohio friends and family.  

We all contributed...Heather and Troy hosted, and made delicious spinach, berry and coconut smoothies. Jen and Jay brought blueberry banana muffins and summer fruit salad. And my mom and I brought a potato hash. 

For our hash, we pan roasted miniature Yukon gold potatoes until brown with some water and oil, then mashed them a bit, leaving nice big chunks. We then added shredded carrots, Earth Balance, salt and pepper, topped with green onions, tofu sour cream and served with a side of guacamole and smoky roasted tomatoes. It would also be amazing with some smoky tempeh, or veggie sausage. 

Here's my mom and I, thanks to Jen for the pic!

If you're interested, here is the smoothie recipe. And here is the muffin recipe

September 2, 2014

North Market . Follow Up

The North Market in Columbus is always a great spot for lunch. 

Lan Viet Market has several vegan/vegetarian options, and my mom and I shared their Veggie Ham Noodle and Rice Bowl with fresh veggies, herbs and lime. Be sure to tell them to leave off the fish sauce. 

And Bubbles has an awesome Matcha Green Tea with almond milk and tapioca pearls. 

I love poking the straw through. 

And this trip we discovered a donuterie that offers vegan donuts...major score. Destination Donuts had a gorgeous Chocolate with Vanilla Cream donut.

And Blackberry Sage. Both were heavenly. 

Native Cold Pressed

There's a new-to-me juicerie in Columbus that has some incredible juices. Native Cold Pressed is in the Short North, and a quick walk from Northstar, one of my favorites eateries. 

The green special this weekend was made with bok choy, apple, lemon, cucumber, kale, ginger + mint. 

And there's also a Coconut Vanilla Shake that is delicious if you want something a tad sweeter.

Jeni's . Cantaloupe Sun Tea Sorbet

I spent the long weekend in Columbus, and I always stop by Jeni's for whatever sorbet they're currently offering. 

Their Cherry Lambic is my go-to, but it has gone on sabbatical. In its place is Cantaloupe Sun Tea, which is a pretty stellar replacement. And of course I also had a half scoop of their Riesling Poached Pear, a perennial favorite.