Dessert/ Dinner

Now THAT’S a Veggie Burger

WOW is all I can to the burger joint that we just hit up. Seriously, this was not a normal burger place at all! The veggie burger was!

Check out my spread:

housemade veggie burger on salad instead of bun with hot and spicy mustard sauce, goat cheese, corn and black bean salsa, caramelized onions, sweet peppers and jalapinos


Messy McMess!


I’m SO glad I went ahead and ordered my burger on greens instead of bun because my plate was loaded and everyone else was super jealous 😉

I also had a glass of pinot noir (finally!)


And Sarah and split these sweet potato fries! mmmmm


Ryan got a bison burger with so many toppings that I can’t even begin to explain them all….all I know is that there was a cheese sauce and a fried egg involved somewhere in the mix……


Needless to say, after all this food (and I ate it all…obvi) I was STUFFED. However, I knew there was raw vanilla macadamia nut ice cream in the freezer so I just haaaaad to try a tiny bit for dessert


(topped with all natural whipped topping)

It was amazing! The taste was the best part and even Ryan admitted to liking it. It had a different texture than normal ice cream (sort of a “grainy” feel??) but obviously that is just because all that is in this stuff is raw nuts, dates and vanilla bean (+ a splash of coconut water). Actually, the taste was BETTER than regular vanilla ice cream because this stuff was vanilla to the max from that $6 bean I bought just to make it. I wish I was hungrier and could enjoy it more but honestly I am just so stuffed that I want my elastic weight jammie pants on now! The ice cream was very very rich and dense and hard to believe that each serving was only 199 calories!

Alright, folks, I’m headed to bed now because I’m due up at 6:30 to head to my race! The race is in Thonotosassa, a small town about 30 minutes away from here. It actually starts at 8:30 but we have to be there by 7:30 for check-in and stuff. I’m excited that my mom and Margaret are doing it with me! I’m not really going for any sort of time goal tomorrow other than finishing under 30 minutes, just because I’ve never done a trail race before and really don’t know what to expect. I think it’ll be a lot of fun though and a new experience! Plus, it is professionally catered and that’s always nice!

I’ll be blogging before I go so look for a very early morning post with pre-race jitters!

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  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    March 14, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Oooh girl I can spot square one burger anywhere. In April, you should go get a meaty, juicy burger to celebrate your meatless month!

    Good Luck tomorrow!!!

  • Meg
    March 14, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Oh that veggie burger looks delish!!!

    Good luck tomorrow. Hopefully it won’t be too hot for you!

  • Sarah W.
    March 14, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    omg your burger looked devine! so did Ryan’s – such a manly burger!!

    in love w/ those sweet potato fries -t hey looked amazing

    goodluck at your race!!

  • Erin
    March 14, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Your dinner looks beyond incredible! I love burger joint finds like that. And sweet potato fries! Mmmm.
    Good luck tomorrow!

  • Meg
    March 14, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Good luck with the race. What a GREAT veggie burger!

  • Kimberly
    March 14, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Grassroots, Greenwise, Square One… Tampa seems to have it going on these days!!

    Good luck with your race! You’ll rock it.

  • Run Saraaah
    March 14, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Wow, what a veggie burger…corn & blackbean salsa is so delicious too. Good luck on your race tomorrow, look forward to the race report!

  • Sharon
    March 14, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Oh my gosh, TOTALLY DELICIOUS!!

  • Megan
    March 14, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Good luck tomorrow!! You’ll do awesome.. esp since you made it through all those 80 degree runs! And that veggie burger looks insanely delicious.

  • Erin
    March 14, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Wow, both your burger and Ryan’s burger looked great. I think buffalo/bison is so much better than beef.
    Burgers rock.
    And yay for sweet potato fries (and wine)!

  • sue
    March 14, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    wow what an amazing meal- veggie burgers are my favorite! good luck tomorrow!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    March 14, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    The ice cream looks so good!

  • brianna
    March 14, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    mmm that veggie burger looks delish!! good luck in your race tomorrow!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    March 15, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Love the burger, fries and ice cream!

    I have pre-race jitters RIGHT NOW! Aghh! Good luck in yours…say a prayer for me in mine…its supposed to pour down rain with massively strong winds. Why am I doing this again?

  • Anne P
    March 15, 2009 at 4:03 am

    good luck in the race today!!! 🙂

  • Leah
    March 15, 2009 at 5:15 am

    Good luck on your race Jenna!!! … and the most important thing, have FUN! 🙂

  • Rachel
    March 15, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Those are some crazy burgers! Do you know what yours was made with? I’m always curious about what goes into veggie burgers.

  • Melissa
    March 16, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Beautiful salad. Yum!