Welcome! I’m Julia Mueller, your recipe developer, photographer, cookbook author, and shinanigans-writer here at The Roasted Root.
On this site, you will find nutrient-rich recipes that are primarily centered around vegetables and meat. I specialize in recipes that are focused on dietary restrictions – vegetarian, vegan, paleo, and gluten-free eaters will find a plethora of meal options here. You’ll also get your fill of gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free desserts and pancakes. I am passionate about nutrition and strongly believe it is possible to enjoy meals that are healthful yet delicious and comforting. I am the author of two cookbooks! You can learn about them here.
I began this blog in September of 2011 as a paleo recipe blog because during the time, I was eating a strict paleo diet. While I still eat very clean, there are certain foods (and drinks) I just have to have (cough cheese cough cough wine cough chocolate). It goes without saying, my ideal meal usually consists of pounds of vegetables, along with some form of lean animal protein…washed down with a cold brew or glass of wine…followed up with a few squares (slash bar) of dark chocolate.
If you have any questions, or if you are interested in working with me, you can e-mail me at Julia (at) TheRoastedRoot (dot) net. You can learn more about ways we can partner up to promote your product here, or you can follow me around the social sphere on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
When I’m not cooking, writing, or taking food photos, I spend my free time outdoors. I live in Lake Tahoe, where I mountain bike, run, hike, snowboard, and enjoy life and nature. If you’re nutty about nature like me, you can follow my personal instagram account, @bueller.bueller.