I felt like a successful, independent woman the first time I removed the insides of a chicken. You think I’m kidding, but I’m not. I mean no one really likes the look or feel of raw chicken, so when I finally got past that, I […]
Happy Thursday everyone! This past weekend I shared a couple of my favorite cookbooks on Instagram. One of them is a book my mom gave me for Christmas when I was 10. She gave this to me and all of my siblings. It was an empty recipe book that she said she would put all of our favorite recipes in for years to come, so that when we went out on our own we would have all of our favorites! Of course being 10 at the time I whined about it thinking it was lame and wishing I’d gotten an American Girl Doll or something. But now, almost 20 years later (wait, what!?) it is one of my most treasured possessions.
Hello blog world! If you follow @graceful_cooking on Instagram, chances are high you have seen an “unboxing” from one of my Thrive Market orders. I get questions almost every time about what Thrive is, what I order, and why. So let’s start with “what is […]
Hi there!! As some may know, I have recently become a Whole30 Certified Coach. Which means, I know the rules vs recommendations of Whole30 very, very well. In a nutshell, rules are in fact, rules. They are rules you must follow in order to do a by the book Whole30, and really there is no such thing as a “not by the book” Whole30. Either you do it, or you don’t do it. #toughlove. Recommendations are suggestions that you can follow that might be helpful, but they are not necessary to complete the program. For example, two suggestions that I don’t necessarily follow – don’t drink smoothies or eat fruit/nut bars. I enjoy both of those items sparingly when I do a Whole30 and I don’t have to start over on Day 1 when I do.
Helloooooo everyone! My sister pointed out how very absent I have been from here and for that I sincerely apologize. As it turns out it’s very hard to plan and create content while also working what I would describe as a pretty stressful job from […]
Hello world! I am getting so many requests for grocery guides and I love it!!! Y’all know I’m one of those weirdos who loves going to the grocery store, so the fact that you are giving me all the more reasons to go makes me one happy lady. Let’s talk everyone’s favorite place…Trader Joe’s.
First of all, if you live in Birmingham, how do you feel about the locations of TJ’s? Tell me, for real I want to know. Because I hate it. Why is there a grocery store in an outlet mall? I know Trader Joe’s does TONS of market research before opening (that’s why it took so dadgum long for us to even get one) but I just don’t get it.