How to make homemade Raspberry Ginger Soda Syrup - sweetened naturally with honey and perfect as a mixer with club soda or as a base for cocktails | Uproot from Oregon

Raspberry Ginger Soda Syrup

Try out this simple recipe to make a homemade Raspberry Ginger Soda Syrup – naturally sweetened with honey. This month’s Recipe Redux focuses on “DIY Kitchen Essentials,” and you will be happy to have this one on hand this summer. A few week’s back, I attended a local food swap in the Denver area. I… 

Read More »

Recent Posts

Simple and Healthy Mexican Veggie Quinoa Bake - a dinner recipe that takes 1 hour (only 15 minutes of prep!) packed with quinoa, black beans, zucchini, onion, and kale |

Mexican Veggie Quinoa Bake

This Mexican Veggie Quinoa Bake is a mix of traditional flavors and my favorite veggies! By cooking the quinoa in the bottom of the dish in enchilada sauce, we have a flavorful base to load up with kale, onion, black beans, zucchini, bell peppers, and spices. This is by no means textbook Mexican food. By now,… 

Read More »

Vanilla Bean Chia Seed Pudding with Roasted Rhubarb is a gluten-free and vegan snack that is portable and high in omega-3's! | Uproot from Oregon

Vanilla Bean Chia Seed Pudding with Roasted Rhubarb

Have you ever made your own chia seed pudding? This Vanilla Bean Chia Seed Pudding with Roasted Rhubarb is the perfect breakfast or afternoons snack, rich in omega-3 fatty acids (the same omegas promoted in fish, oils, and nuts!). Topped with seasonal roasted rhubarb and raspberries, you’ll love the flavor combination of this lightly sweetened chia… 

Read More »

Cajun Jambalaya - an untraditional jambalaya with brown rice, green beans, and whole tomatoes | Uproot from Oregon

Nontraditional Cajun Jambalaya

Jambalaya is flavorful rice packed with meat and veggies, and this nontraditional quicker “Cajun” version cooks the rice separately in a savory stock to shorten the cooking time of this dinner that traditionally simmers for at least an hour. Packed with andouille sausage, shrimp, and green beans, this dish is filling and simple to prepare! I… 

Read More »

Roasted Vegetable Bulgur Wheat Bowl with Lamb Meatballs - a great spring dinner recipe! | Uproot from Oregon

Roasted Vegetable Bulgur Bowl with Lamb Meatballs

This Roasted Vegetable Bulgur Bowl with Lamb Meatballs is a complete spring dinner dish that comes together easily. The lamb meatballs are studded with sundried tomatoes and feta, complementing the base of roasted vegetables and lemony bulgur wheat and collard greens. Noah and I enjoyed this meal a few weeks ago with roasted radishes in the mix,… 

Read More »

A healthier chocolate chip cookie recipe - made low-fat by using dried plum puree! | Uproot from Oregon #ad

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have a confession to make. Until this Recipe Redux contest kicking off National Osteoporosis Month, I had never eaten a dried plum because of its more popular title: prune. Let’s continue to call it a dried plum, so we can all forget about prunes and how they are associated with old people and gastrointestinal relief. But… 

Read More »

How To Make Incredible Homemade Croutons from Stale Bread! | Uproot from Oregon

How to Make Homemade Croutons

Have you ever found yourself with a few pieces of leftover stale bread, unsure of what to do with them? I’m sharing today an easy How To post on making your own croutons, and reduce food waste by repurposing your stale bread. I love a great piece of toast with almond butter or avocado and… 

Read More »

Steak and Asparagus Spring Salad |

Steak and Asparagus Salad with a Greek Yogurt Dressing

I am committing many food blogging sins today: posting steak on what is generally known as “Meatless” Monday, skipping over more Cinco de Mayo recipes in favor of a Mother’s Day dinner idea, and adding Greek yogurt to a strip steak meal. Forgive me, because I couldn’t wait any longer to share this Steak + Asparagus… 

Read More »

Americatus - Denver, CO

What I Ate {#22}

When we chatted in March, I told you all about the change coming this year for the Uproot from Oregon kitchen as I move to start my Masters’ in Public Health (read about my path to public health). I’m excited to share that I’ll be spending two years in sunny Berkeley, California at UC Berkeley! Thanks to… 

Read More »

Foil Packet Salmon - a 30 minute dinner recipe! |

Foil Packet Salmon

Let’s talk about simple dinners. You know, the ones you keep in your back pocket that you love but take you almost no prep time? Today, I’m sharing another one of mine – Foil Packet Salmon. Practically foolproof and always delicious, you pack a piece of foil with a beautiful fillet of salmon and some quick… 

Read More »

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Huevos Rancheros |

Huevos Rancheros with Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans

Weekend lounging has been a more frequent occurrence around here lately. I’ve been helping out down the street at the waffle shop more frequently on the weekend mornings, leaving the afternoons as the time to recharge and prepare for the regular work week ahead. There won’t be so much effort to balance all of this once June rolls… 

Read More »