Welcome to Root + Revel, a food and wellness site delivering inspiration to help people live a more balanced life. We publish articles and recipes that inform and encourage natural living, without sacrifice. We’re taking it back to basics and infusing beauty, flavor and celebration into everyday moments with fresh content (expect original recipes, expert interviews, reviews, guides and personalized advice) covering everything from the life-changing anti-inflammatory diet and clean recipes to safe, non-toxic and effective beauty, personal care and home products (including DIY recipes!), and natural health and holistic wellness tips and tricks!
What is Root + Revel?
Root + Revel is a site for people who care about the quality of their food, where it comes from, how it tastes and, ultimately, how it makes you, and the planet, feel. It’s a site that promotes real, whole foods that are as delicious as they are nutritious, foods that are always short on chemicals and artificial ingredients, but never on flavor. It’s a site connecting people to the resources they need to create a safe, beautiful home, full of memories and traditions, sans toxic chemicals and harmful products. It’s a site bursting with advice for people ready to celebrate life and explore the world, nourishing our bodies and our souls along the way.
Who is Root + Revel?
Hi! I’m Kate Kordsmeier, the founder of Root + Revel. I live in Atlanta with my husband, Matt, and our two cats, Scout and Boo. Since 2010, I’ve been a full-time freelance food and travel writer and recipe developer. Today, you can find my work in over 100 magazines, newspapers and websites, including USA Today, Travel + Leisure, Wine Enthusiast, Real Simple and Cooking Light.
In October 2015, after being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Leaky Gut Syndrome, insulin resistance and hypothyroidism, and subsequently healing my symptoms naturally, I created Root + Revel. Though I’m a food writer—it’s literally my job to eat and report on the world’s most delicious foods—and a food lover, who believes strongly that life is not worth living without fried chicken, cheese and wine, I’ve also seen firsthand the power of nutrition and how much the food we eat affects the way we feel. After my diagnosis, I was blown away by the rapid transformation I saw in my own body from simple, natural and holistic lifestyle changes. Truly, the food I ate and the natural products I used (and the toxic products I tossed!) have helped me live a near symptom-free life, and I wanted to share what I’ve learned with all of you. Learn more about my diagnosis, 80-20 lifestyle and how I strike the balance between eating well and feeling well here.
Want to learn how you, too, can heal your body with food? Or maybe you’re interested in learning more about what natural living can do for you?
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Root + Revel’s Natural Living Mantra:
- Cook from scratch.
- Food is medicine.
- Team up with the seasons.
- Read. And then read some more.
- Embrace simplicity.
- Fill your home with music.
- Nourish your nest.
- Find what you love and be passionate about it.
- Celebrate the everyday and infuse it with beauty.
- Never stop exploring the world.
- Do good when you get there.
- Be consumed with gratitude.
- Create something.