May 16, 2013
I can't resist an opportunity to create something fun, fancy, and beautiful. And an anniversary seems like the perfect moment for romantic chocolate and berries. But although being rich and chocolate-y, this grain-free chocolate cake is light and fluffy.
May 6, 2013
Essentially, Cinco de Mayo is just another excuse to eat more Mexican food here in the Gallardo home. In fact, this year it included a full weekend of Mexican. Tres de Mayo was a cabbage, avocado, and corn salad with lime vinaigrette at Cocina 10 just before a concert at the Crescent Ballroom. And yes, a churro with cajeta caramel for dessert...
April 29, 2013
I'm so pleased to share this recipe with you today. I know I say that a lot but this really is one of the better ones. One of those breakthrough recipe moments where you completely expect something to fail and it doesn't! Isn't it so nice when our expectations are exceeded?
April 22, 2013
Do you have nut allergies? It's pretty common these days. Personally, I've had a few since I was a teenager and it's pretty annoying. Always double-checking ingredients when we go out to eat. Keeping liquid allergy medicine in our cars just in case. You know in the movie Hitch where his whole face is swollen and he's sipping Benedryl...
April 15, 2013
I am such a chocolate snob. So much so that I'm actually a little embarrassed by it. It's both good and bad. Good because I can check out at the grocery store without the shelves of waxy chocolate tempting me, bad because I can rarely find chocolate confections that are worth the often high price tag.
April 8, 2013
Today I'm joining 200+ other bloggers in dedicating this post to the event Food Bloggers Against Hunger. Today's event was prompted by the new film, A Place at the Table (created by the amazing folks who brought us Food, Inc.), which seeks to promote awareness of the over 50 million people...
April 1, 2013
You'll probably be seeing a good amount of asparagus dishes here at Bare Root. It might very well be my all-time favorite vegetable. Whether it's steamed, roasted, sauteed, or even raw in a salad, I am down!
March 25, 2013
This salad makes me so happy because A. it's quick & easy and B. I get to use my mortar and pestle for the dressing. If you have any amount of stress in your life, you need a mortar and pestle. You can not only can pull twice the flavor out of herbs and spices than you'd get with chopping but also grind grind, grind your cares away, all at the same time.
March 18, 2013
It may or may not be my life's mission to make every version of pancakes known to man. I do have my favorites (lemon ricotta) and close seconds (pumpkin) but I'd say banana pancakes are an all-time classic, never-fail-to-satisfy, standby weekend breakfast around here.
March 11, 2013
I am a lover of cheesecake. A true New York style cheesecake, preferably fresh from the oven with an oozing berry topping drizzled over. Generously drizzled over. The tangy, cream cheese-y flavor, buttery graham cracker crust combined with the pop of tart berries in your mouth. Ok, yum, right?