Cookbook Review & Giveaway: Bare Root Sweets

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I’m totally guilty of stalking pictures of food online. I was on Foodgawker one night doing just that – drooling over the beautiful recipes and food photography when I kept stumbling upon one gluten free & Paleo website in particular: Bare Root, authored by the incredibly sweet and talented Angela Gallardo. I was instantly blown away by Angela’s breathtaking photography and creativity. Angela’s recipes truly are unique, and her latest cookbook, Bare Root Sweets is a reflection of that uniqueness.

Bare Root Sweets

Bare Root Sweets is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to improve the quality and nutrition of their desserts. The recipes are grain-free, low-carb, sugar-free, and gluten free. They are nutrient dense, but BIG on flavor, not to mention they look amazing too. My girls got a hold of this cookbook when it first arrived and you should have heard the “oooohhhs” and “aahhhhhs” that proceeded, along with the, “Mommy, can we make this?! Wait, no… this one! Well, okay… maybe this one too!” When recipes from a “healthy” cookbook like this one can excite children, you know you’ve hit the jackpot.

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Lemony Angel Food Cake with Lemon Cream & Hibiscus Cherries pg. 10 of Bare Root Sweets

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Coconut Caramel Cookies pg. 48 of Bare Root Sweets

I was really blown away by this little recipe book; it is very well done. There are a few comfort food favorites, like Coconut Caramel Cookies (think mock Girl Scout Samoas), Creamy Lemon Bars, Banana Cream Pies, and a gorgeous Blueberry Gallette. But then there are other unique recipes that you almost won’t believe are grain free, like  Chai-Spiced Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Frosting, Maple Bacon Caramel Apples, Lavender Dark Drinking Chocolate, and Apple & Sage Hand Pies.

Bottom line:
I highly recommend this cookbook. There are recipes in it that you won’t find in any other Paleo cookbook. It is a must have for the health conscious cook or for those of us with special dietary needs. Not to mention, one could really WOW their holiday guests with a dessert recipe (or recipes) made from this book! The paperback edition sells for under $12 (you can’t beat that!) or you can purchase the Kindle edition for around $2.99. The paperback version would be an excellent Christmas present!

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S’Mores Pie pg. 23 of Bare Root Sweets

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Apple & Sage Hand Pies pg. 24 of Bare Root Sweets

Now for that giveaway I mentioned. Angela has generously supplied 2 copies of Bare Root Sweets to giveaway to 2 lucky winners! Winners will randomly be selected after the giveaway closes on December 18, 2013. Good luck!

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  1. says

    Can’t pick just one… We enjoy the Santa Clause series, Polar Express, etc. But I think I can’t live without the Year Without A Santa Claus, The Grinch, and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (with the mice and the clock…)

  2. Kim says

    Are we writing our favorite Christmas movies? We did this at church the other night! I have a tie: Elf and Charlie Brown Christmas (3 kids will do that to you!)

  3. Laurie Ann says

    “It’s a Wonderful Life” will always be my All Time Favorite Christmas Movie.
    Wishing You a Joyous Holiday Season!
    Thank You For the Opportunity to Win This Cookbook – Everything Looks Scrumptious!

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