Roasted Lemon Chicken and Asparagus

Back To Basics January: Join Me!

It’s nearing the time of year when people commit to ‘being better/eating healthier/working out more’ in the new year. Might I suggest a totally different approach, and get you to think about joining in with me for a Back To Basics January?         I am challenging myself to a Back To Basics January: one where I go “back… 

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Sweet and Crunchy Apple Pie Granola | Uproot from Oregon

Apple Pie Granola

There is nothing better than having crunchy, maple sweetened granola on hand to eat with milk or sprinkle on yogurt and oatmeal (or honestly, just eat by the handful). Let me introduce you to my new favorite: Homemade Apple Pie Granola. Using up the last lone Fuji and Braeburn apples from my fruit share this fall, I… 

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Chewy Spiced Molasses Cookies | Uproot from Oregon

Chewy Spiced Molasses Cookies

I am a new convert to the wonders of blackstrap molasses: a sweetener that is actually good for you with a bittersweet flavor. Molasses is a byproduct of refining sugar cane into table sugar, and contains significant amounts of a variety of minerals. So naturally: molasses, meet cookies. These Chewy Spiced Molasses Cookies are perfectly sweetened by brown… 

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What I Ate {#20}

We are due for an update, am I right? I’m about a week away from getting to take a few more days off for the long holiday – it seems like the time between my trip to Portugal + India dragged by but then again, I can’t believe we’re mid-way through December! I have a bunch… 

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Healthy Cookie Dough Bites made with ground almonds, dates, vanilla, cinnamon, and mini chocolate chips

Bite Size Snacks & Treats

We made it to Wednesday, friends! I know I’m not alone in awaiting the holiday vacation time that’s coming up in two short weeks. I have plans to spend a week with my family in Portland, and couldn’t be more excited to hang out at some of my favorite places, listen to the rain on… 

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Pecan Pie Bites

Pecan Pie Bites

Thanksgiving has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean I can’t share another Thanksgiving inspired recipe. The flavors of pecan pie are good any time of year, and this bite-size version is healthified for a quick snack any time of day! These Pecan Pie Bites are the perfect sweet treat: dates lend a sweet caramel… 

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Ingredients for Filling Swiss Muesli - a breakfast cereal | Uproot from Oregon

Edible DIY Gifts: Breakfast Muesli

I am taking a break from moving boxes and picking out paint swatches to bring you the breakfast that has been my dry snack of choice over the past hectic week. This Breakfast Muesli is chock full of sustaining foods like quinoa flakes, a variety of nuts, and seeds, but is recognizable with its oats… 

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Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail - perfect for holiday get-togethers | Uproot from Oregon

Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail

Secretly, I am hoping you haven’t decided on your cocktail recipe for tomorrow in the midst of brining a turkey, getting side dishes ready, and baking pumpkin pies. Today, I bring you a Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail that you can whip up for yourself and friends as you work in the kitchen prepping Thanksgiving or stand… 

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My Daily Green Smoothie - perfect for breakfast thanks to the staying power of peanut butter and protein powder | Uproot from Oregon

My Daily Green Smoothie

There are some recipes that I make week after week that never appear on this blog. It might just be that they seem too mundane to me at this point, and I rarely take the time to measure them as I throw them together. My Daily Green Smoothie is one of those – an easy breakfast to… 

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Dairy Free Potato Leek Soup | Uproot from Oregon

Dairy Free Potato Leek Soup

With Thanksgiving coming up in less than a week, I know I am thinking of my parents in Portland and all the special meals we have shared together. My mom is a wonderful cook – she loves making simple dishes that aren’t complicated, and has always been eager to make things healthy and nutritious for… 

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Brown Rice Stuffing packed with veggies, vegan sausage, and dried cranberries | Uproot from Oregon

Brown Rice Stuffing with Cranberries, Leeks, and Thyme

I have always called stuffing… well, stuffing. I never understood what people meant when they were talking about “dressing” – that makes me think of salad, which is the total opposite of the delicious carb-a-licious stuff that goes with a turkey. While this Brown Rice Stuffing with Cranberries, Leeks, and Thyme isn’t necessarily the most traditional… 

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