Spring Recipes

Kale Three Ways + Happy 1st Blogiversary!

Kale Three Ways + Happy 1st Blogiversary!

Well, I can’t quite believe it but today is the first anniversary of my very first blog post on Root and Bud! On May 16, 2017 I made a post with a recipe for my copycat version of Sweet Kale Salad and the Root & Bud […]

My Favorite Thai Basil Stir Fry

My Favorite Thai Basil Stir Fry

This Thai basil stir fry is soooo good! It’s basically the reason I grow so much of it in my garden (in addition to my weeknight staple Thai Basil Salmon Patties recipe). This stir fry so easy to adapt to various types of meat and […]

Whole Wheat Applesauce Waffles (diabetes friendly!)

Whole Wheat Applesauce Waffles (diabetes friendly!)

My son loooves to make waffles.  I’m not sure if it’s the mixing of the batter, the waffle maker, or the eating of the waffles themselves that he likes best.  In any case, we make these whole wheat applesauce waffles about once per week. When […]

Thai Basil Salmon Patties

Thai Basil Salmon Patties

I mentioned my Spring 2017 Garden post how much I love Thai basil and that I was excited to share some recipes using it.  This will be the first of several.  The Thai basil in my garden currently looks like this: So, suffice it so say, […]

Rhubarb Apple Crisp Muffins (Low sugar, high fiber)

Rhubarb Apple Crisp Muffins (Low sugar, high fiber)

In the fall we get a huge apple harvest off of our little tree and I always make several batches of applesauce for storage. I can it in various sized jars, including 1/2 cup, 1 cup, and 2 cup portions. This makes it easy to […]

Oregano Pesto with Walnuts

Oregano Pesto with Walnuts

I love a good traditional basil and pine nut pesto as much as anyone, but I’m going to let you in on a little secret: pesto can be made with almost any herb and nut (or seed) combination. I have a lot of oregano in […]

Kale Cesar Salad

Kale Cesar Salad

My parents-in-law have eaten Cesar salad for dinner pretty much every single Friday night since their kids, now in their 30s, were young.  My husband and I also enjoy it on a semi-regular basis; it is one of our staple recipes.  We always have the […]

Berry Mojito Smoothie with Green Cubes

Berry Mojito Smoothie with Green Cubes

Continuing on our tropical vacation smoothie theme, this berry mojito smoothie is modeled after my favorite resort drink, the mojito.  We skipped the sugar and the rum and added in berries and greens.  A much healthier choice for breakfast, and kid-friendly too. Making green cubes […]

Pina Colada Smoothie (aka “Snow” Smoothie)

Pina Colada Smoothie (aka “Snow” Smoothie)

When my oldest son was about one year old, he developed a fascination obsession with small kitchen appliances.  Blenders, mixers, food processors – if it had a blade that spun around rapidly, he was in awe. This interest proved healthy for the entire family, because we begun making […]

Copycat Sweet Kale Salad

Copycat Sweet Kale Salad

We love buying the big bags of Sweet Kale Salad from Costco.  They are yummy, easy, and affordable.  They’ve almost become a staple at our family gatherings. But though they seem healthy, they could be MUCH healthier.  The packaged dressing and the cranberries both contain […]