Sunflower Crunch Salad
This recipe has all the elements we love in a summer salad: light, fresh, easy to make and bursting with flavor. Thanks to the cruciferous veggies that hold up well when stored, this healthy salad is the perfect make-ahead/meal-prep recipe. Prepare it once and enjoy it all week!
Welcome to Sweet New Roots.
I'm so glad you're here!
I’m Cortney, a professional writer and editor, home cook and curious consumer. I’m passionate about using healthy, whole foods to create recipes that enable my family and I to feel our best.
The purpose of Sweet New Roots is to encourage you on your journey to better health. I don’t adhere to specific dietary guidelines. Rather, you’ll find recipes and resources that promote progress, not perfection. Sweet New Roots is a judgement-free zone. Come as you are and let’s learn and grow together.
In addition to recipes and resources, you’ll find informative articles on how to nourish and heal our bodies through the power of plants.
I hope Sweet New Roots inspires you to get creative in your own kitchen and to consider from where and what you eat – and why it matters.
Easy Ways to Use Fresh Herbs Every Day (+ Recipes!)
Fresh herbs can transform a good dish into an unforgettable meal with minimal effort and few ingredients. From pesto to power bowls, here’s a quick read on easy ways to use fresh herbs every day – including plant-forward recipes to get you started!
How to Fight Inflammation with Food
When it comes to inflammation, our diet can work for us or against us. Research shows we have the power to control it by fueling our bodies with foods that fight inflammation – complete diet overhaul not required. Here are four easy-to-follow tips to get you started. The best news? You can begin today.
The Power of Fresh Herbs for Health and Healing
Fresh herbs offer far more than flavor enhancements – they boast a broad range of health benefits, from anti-inflammatory properties to cancer-fighting antioxidants. Here’s a look at the power of fresh herbs for health and healing.
Purple Goddess Power Bowls
Beets, blackberries, cherries, cabbage … the ingredients in the Purple Goddess make this recipe a nutritional powerhouse. What we eat directly impacts our energy and our health, so dive into something good with this vibrant salad.
Citrus Mimosas for a Crowd
Meet your newest brunch bestie: a Citrus Mimosa recipe featuring fresh Cara Cara and Blood oranges paired with your favorite sparkling wine, champagne or prosecco. Whether you’re making it for a few close friends or looking to impress a crowd, freshly juiced oranges are definitely the way to go.
Spring Minestrone Soup
Longer days, warmer temperatures, vibrant blossoms and a heaping bowl of this Minestrone Soup. Welcome to the light, fresh flavors of springtime.
Blueberry Almond Salad
Spring lettuce mixed with fresh herbs, topped with ripe blueberries, sliced almonds and goat cheese crumbles – this Blueberry Almond Salad brings big flavor with very little effort. It’s a healthy salad recipe that’s as beautiful as it is delicious.
Basil Berry Salad
Basil, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are the stars of this vibrant, heart-healthy salad recipe that features the best of berry season. This salad comes together in 10 minutes or less!
Artichoke and Hearts of Palm Salad with Pancetta
Looking for easy salad ideas? This Artichoke and Hearts of Palm Salad with Pancetta is a winner! Hearts of romaine, artichoke hearts, hearts of palm … there’s a lot to love about this salad.
The Vicks Estate, Farm & Fishery: In Pursuit of an Equitable Future for Black Farmers
Meet Clinton Banks-Vicks, a fifth-generation Georgia farmer reintroducing his community to Southern hospitality and bygone traditions in pursuit of a more equitable future of farming.
The Folk Collaborative: The Hills are Calling
At The Folk Collaborative Orchard, Apothecary and Bakery in McCaysville, Georgia, Luke and Amanda Dilbeck pay homage to the area’s history and keep Appalachian traditions alive.