Graceful Cooking

Graceful Cooking

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Simple Whole Roasted Chicken

Simple Whole Roasted Chicken

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 […]

Fancy Cheesy Easter Potatoes

Fancy Cheesy Easter Potatoes

HI THERE! Y’all remember how I’ve been writing down my intentions this month? I have not done well this month. I’ve been traveling a good bit, which is fun, but it is kind of hard to stay on track. The one thing I’m probably the […]

Cheesy Beef and Noodle Casserole

Cheesy Beef and Noodle Casserole

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.

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Thrive Market – Thoughts and Finds

Thrive Market – Thoughts and Finds

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 […]

Easy Chicken Salad

Easy Chicken Salad

Forgive any errors in this post because I’m writing it through tears as I catch up on This Is Us…..Y’ALL MY WORD IT IS TOO MUCH! Let me tell you what I’ve learned in my BRIEF time as a self proclaimed food blogger. You can […]

The Whole30 Rule You Aren’t Taking Seriously

The Whole30 Rule You Aren’t Taking Seriously

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.

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Buffalo Tahini Cauliflower

Buffalo Tahini Cauliflower

This is it! The time has come! I am finally giving you the most addictive and easiest recipe for a snack, side dish, appetizer you could imagine. I actually feel like I’m cheating calling this a recipe because it is too simple to be called […]

Very Exciting News and Very Exciting Recipe!

Very Exciting News and Very Exciting Recipe!

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 […]

Trader Joe’s Whole30 Guide

Trader Joe’s Whole30 Guide

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.

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Aldi Guide for Whole30

Raise your hand if you have felt like an inferior Whole30er at any point because you can’t afford to drop a couple hundred bucks in Whole Foods every week? **HAND RAISED OVER HERE** Don’t get me wrong, Whole Foods offers some really great products that […]


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Raise your hand if you have felt like an inferior Whole30er at any point because you can’t afford to drop a couple hundred bucks in Whole Foods every week? **HAND RAISED OVER HERE**

Don’t get me wrong, Whole Foods offers some really great products that you can’t get other places, but most of us aren’t looking hard enough at our regular ol grocery stores like Aldi and Walmart. Today, I went to Aldi and was the weird girl taking pictures of everything all for you my friends!! The trick with a store Aldi is that you always, always have to check ingredients (although you really should do that anywhere). Because Aldi is a discounted store, they often partner with different brands whose formulas may vary, so you can’t just mindlessly grab and go. I think this is fun because there are always different products to try!

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