Hello there! I'm Tera, the author, recipe developer, and photographer behind this blog, Roots and Radishes. I started Roots and Radishes in 2015 to share my passion for for cooking and eating real, whole foods with as much flavor as possible. This passion really developed when I started to cook for myself and realized that cooking with whole foods is the freshest, most delicious way to cook and nourish ourselves.
Eat whole foods.
Packaged meals and foods aren't all inherently bad, but so many are laden with ingredients that simply don't need to be there! Heavily processed syrups, corn and soy products, fake sugars, and other preservatives are hidden in store-bought dressings, sauces, and other packaged good. Whole foods are simple, from nature, and so easy to use for your delicious creations! Plus, you'll feel your absolute best eating them.
While I do eat meat, fish, and dairy, my approach to cooking and eating leans heavily toward plants, so you'll find that many of my recipes include a healthy dose of deliciously prepared vegetables, beans, legumes, and grains.
Eat with the seasons.
Because I live in Wisconsin, a state of four seasons (and LONG winters), a lot of my cooking relies on seasonally available produce. If you have four seasons or even just one, eating with the seasons is a lovely way to expose yourself to different types of nourishing ingredients. I hope I can inspire you to celebrate the seasons through food!
One of the main reasons I started a healthy, whole foods blog was to connect with fellow home cooks and eaters, so please don't be a stranger 🙂 You can sign up for my recipe update emails by filling out the form below. I typically send about one email per week, though if I have additional valuable content to share with you, I'll send over another!