Healthful Vegetable Soup with super spices like cumin, tumeric, and garlic #vegan | Uproot from Oregon

Healthful Vegetable Soup

Whether you’re in 30 degree weather or 70 degree weather, this Healthful Vegetable Soup will cure what ails you. Packed with spices and variety of vegetables and leafy greens, you’ll enjoy the richly flavored broth of this upgraded version of a veggie-packed soup. The health benefits of cumin, turmeric, and garlic in our diets are widely… 

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The last time we sat down and talked casually was in December. Somehow, we made it to spring!? Let’s get comfy, refill our coffee cups, and chat about what’s new behind the blog. On the foodie front, and why my What I Ate series has been slowed, my Back to Basics January campaign did exactly… 

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Spiced Carrot Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Apples, Raisins, Coconut, and Walnuts |

Spiced Carrot Oatmeal with Apples and Raisins

A perfect spring breakfast, this Spiced Carrot Steel-Cut Oatmeal with apples, raisins, coconut, and walnuts is reminiscent of my favorite dessert (carrot cake!). Naturally sweetened with shredded apple and maple syrup, you can indulge in this cake for breakfast. This weekend, I had some of the best visitors in town. My sister and my mom came in… 

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One Pot Broccolini Whole Wheat Pasta with Sausage and White Beans | Uproot from Oregon

One Pot Broccolini Pasta with Sausage and White Beans

This One Pot Broccolini Pasta with Sausage and White Beans is the perfect 30 minute dinner, dirtying just one pasta pot and incorporating whole grains, veggies, and satisfying protein. Welcome to spring and to bright green broccolini! This dish is a combination of some of the flavors I’ve been appreciating lately – a garlicky green veggie… 

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Tropical Kale Smoothie | Uproot from Oregon

Tropical Kale Smoothie Bowl

This Tropical Kale Smoothie is the perfect smoothie to transport you to breakfast vacation – packed with egg white protein, greens, and island flavors. Serve it in bowl so you can load it up with fun toppings, so it’s like going to your favorite frozen yogurt place for breakfast. AKA, things I wish were appropriate for… 

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Slow Cooker Brown Rice Breakfast Pudding with Golden Raisins #vegan #ad | Uproot from Oregon

Slow Cooker Breakfast Rice Pudding with Golden Raisins

Tired of oatmeal or eggs for breakfast? Join the club. After a few months’ of feeling uninspired with my breakfast choices, a Recipe Redux challenge with the USA Rice Federation finally reminded me of another option. Rice! Many other cultures already incorporate rice into breakfast, as it’s the most popular grain worldwide – for example, Chinese congee,… 

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Supergreen Kale Salad with Orange Agave Vinaigrette |

Supergreen Power Salad

This Supergreen Power Salad with Cranberry Hazelnut Quinoa and an Orange Vinaigrette is a close adaptation of my favorite lunchtime salad from Etai’s (formerly Udi’s) Bakery Cafe here in Denver. So hey Monday, take this. A bowl full of tasty, electric greens might make this whole time change thing okay. Kale. Arugula. Carrots. Quinoa. Cranberries. Nuts. Citrus. These… 

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It feels strange to sit down to write this post, rounding out a full year of working towards a healthier version of myself. I wanted to make sure to chronicle this journey fully, and changing my eating habits was the biggest move I made towards my goals. I know many of you are working towards… 

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Greek Yogurt Marion Blackberry Muffins with Honey Oat Streusel | #ad

Greek Yogurt Marion Blackberry Muffins with Honey Oat Streusel

For those of you who have stumbled onto Uproot from Oregon and are still unsure why this seemed like a blog name to choose- let me explain. Growing up in Portland, Oregon helped define my food philosophy. I can’t help but think of Oregon as my true ‘home’ in so many ways- from the bilingual elementary… 

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Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Kale and Black Beans - a quick weeknight dinner for 4! | Uproot from Oregon

Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Kale & Black Beans

Simple is best, and these Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Kale + Black Beans will be one of your new favorite weeknight meals. I frequently prep on Sunday by baking sweet potatoes, and this meal comes together in 10 minutes if you have precooked sweet potato. But if not? This dish is still 30 minute meal including roasting, because we’re… 

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Vanilla Sugar Broiled Grapefruit |

Vanilla Sugar Broiled Grapefruit

After living in Denver for almost two years, I now understand why people go crazy with the gray of the Pacific Northwest. 300 days of sunshine in Colorado is pretty glorious, and the weeks like this one where it’s overcast and dumping snow make me want to stay in bed all day. More Vitamin D please – and… 

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