Greek Yogurt Marion Blackberry Muffins with Honey Oat Streusel | uprootfromoregon.com #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 | uprootfromoregon.com

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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No Bake Cranberry Cashew Squares | Uproot from Oregon

No Bake Cranberry Cashew Bars

One bowl, No Bake Cranberry Cashew Bars: I can’t decide whether these are dessert, or just a sinfully delicious snack! When the snacking urge strikes, I love to have something that incorporates all my favorites – sweet, salty, chewy, and creamy – and these no bake bars and ready in just a few minutes. I… 

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Flavorful and Simple Baked Salmon Cakes with Lemon Parsley Yogurt Sauce | Uproot from Oregon

Baked Salmon Cakes with Lemon Parsley Yogurt Sauce

Made from pantry staples, these Baked Salmon Cakes with Lemon Parsley Yogurt Sauce come together easily and are a great way to mix up your protein source! Is it just me or do I get in the rut of making chicken every week, without fail? I default to buying it at the grocery store when I… 

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Cherry Chocolate Banana 'Ice Cream' with Homemade Chocolate Magic Shell | uprootfromoregon.com

Chocolate Cherry ‘Ice Cream’ with Chocolate Magic Shell

Does chocolate combined with any other flavor need an explanation of why its delicious? Chocolate always needs a friend, whether it be peanut butter, Mexican spices, or banana ‘ice cream’! I am sharing a new favorite combo today: Chocolate Cherry ‘Ice Cream’ with Chocolate Magic Shell. Don’t be so surprised to see me on a Saturday-… 

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Middle Eastern Spinach Salad with Za'atar and Hummus Dressing | uprootfromoregon.com

Middle Eastern Spinach Salad with Za’atar and Hummus

An easy way to try a new spice, this Middle Eastern Spinach Salad with Za’atar and Hummus elevates a simple salad to something memorable. Noah’s mom recently traveled to Israel and brought me back some za’atar in a jar from the spice markets: a mix made of ground dried thyme, oregano, marjoram, toasted sesame seeds, sumac, and salt. In… 

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Smoky Chipotle BBQ Crusted Baked Chicken | uprootfromoregon.com #ad

Chipotle BBQ Crusted Baked Chicken

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Snack Out Loud Foods. I was compensated for my time.  Let me introduce you to a cool new idea… beans, for snack! Crunchy Bean Snacks have caught my eye for awhile, having a similar crunchy + protein-filled snack profile to nuts. Nuts and dried beans have the same amount of protein per… 

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Mini Black Bean Cupcakes with Salted Date Caramel #glutenfree #vegan | uprootfromoregon.com

Mini Chocolate Black Bean Cupcakes with Salted Date Caramel

Don’t freak out: I’m just throwing your typical mini chocolate cupcake recipe upside down with the inclusion of black beans, and skipping candy making class by making salted caramel out of dates. My Valentine was dubious… and then he ate 4 in one sitting. This recipe has been a long time coming. I’m sure you’ve seen… 

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Hearty Rainbow Mason Jar Salads for the week #vegetarian | uprootfromoregon.com

Hearty Rainbow Mason Jar Salads

Let’s get ready to emerge from winter and move into spring with big grins on our faces and lunch salads packed with colorful nutrition. I hope I’m not jumping the gun one month shy of the spring equinox. These Hearty Rainbow Mason Jar Salads are perfect to prep for the week: packed with protein (quinoa, chickpeas, and edamame),… 

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Crockpot Quinoa Risotto with Vegetables and Tomato | Uproot from Oregon

Crockpot Tomato & Vegetable Quinoa Risotto

Though Denver seems to disagree with this abnormally warm weekend we just experienced, we are still in the throes of winter as we edge further into February. There’s nothing better than comfort food to come home to during the dark evenings, when we’re chasing the sun on our commutes home. Let me introduce you to a new… 

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