Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Root of All Miso

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What is it about spring that reminds me to eat healthier? Maybe it's the warmer weather that allows for a cooler plate. Whatever the reason, we popped into a super healthy shop in Allston named Root to get our veggie fix. Read on to see how it went!

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Right off the bat, we were warned that they were busy and it would take 20-25 minutes for our bowls to be ready. In the meantime I ordered this Green Juice, which included cucumber, lime, green apple, and kale. It was delicious because the green apples made it a little sweet!

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For lunch, I went with the Macro Bowl, filled with golden quinoa, sauteed kale, pickled carrot, chickpeas, and avocado. The bowl was served with two sauces: a citrus miso dressing which I really enjoyed, and a gochu jang aioli. 

The bowl was really great, but the citrus miso dressing was super tiny and didn't last throughout the whole plate. Without it, the quinoa and chickpeas were a tad dry to eat on their own. I went to ask for a bit more dressing and they charged 80 cents for it! I thought that was ridiculous considering we had to wait 25 minutes for our bowls in the first place, and the amount of dressing was so small to begin with. Not spectacular customer service, but definitely a good source of natural, healthy plates. 

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Did I mention this day was super nice and sunny? It was still cold and windy, but look at that blue sky. Definitely a sign of spring to come!

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23 comments

  1. UGH i hate when places charge extra for more dressing - it's like give me enough the first time around!! If i go there I'll make sure to watch as they put it on!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. Right?! Definitely watch for that!

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  3. Spring also reminds me to be healthy! Those plates look yummyyyyy :) My go-to healthy meal would be avocado salad with a bit of fish or meat!!

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  4. This looks really amazing!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  5. That looks so goooooood! And yay for blue sky! I hope by May you have consistently warmer weather!

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    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  6. Bah humbug to healthy eating! :-P What happened to the artery clogging big pat piece of juicy steak or a huge bowl of belly churning pasta? LOL! All jokes aside, this looks really good, I have been trying to cook healthier too, doesn't always work out but I try and this bowl of deliciousness is giving me inspirations for future dishes. xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  7. I think the lack of clothing come warmer weather reminds me it's time to eat healthier. (; This looks amazing. My go-to healthy meal is sushi. Sauce-less, fish and veggie packed sushi.
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  8. This looks delicious! Quinoa is one of my favourite foods so I'm sure I'd demolish this is no time :) xxx

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

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  9. I'm exactly the same, I always eat healthier in the summer. It's all the indulging in hot meals to warm me up over the winter months that when I get to April I'm like ooooooh no, serious food baby! Blue skies, summer is sooooo nearly here! xx

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  10. I love that go-to healthy meal! fish & avocado are too delish!

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  11. Hahah I'm with you there! As long as we keep trying right? :P

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  12. Such a good choice! Sushi is heavenly :)

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  13. It's so healthy that's great it's your fave food!

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  14. Hahah exactly! So many winter food babies!

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  15. looks yum :)

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  16. This is making my mouth drool! I'm definitely going to try and recreate this for lunch! Thanks for sharing:)


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  17. The food looks really tasty!!

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  18. that looks really yummy and so so healthy! x

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  19. I wish we had more places that served food like that where I live, it looks really incredible!

    Danika Maia
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  20. This sounds SO good, and you could totally replicate the juice at home! Yum!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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