ALW’s Whole30 Albondigas (Mexican Meatball Soup)

I had never heard of Albondigas until about three weeks ago. We were watching Food Network’s All-Star Academy and one of Bobby’s contestants made Albondigas for the first challenge. I went straight to google to learn more about these Albondigas and was very happy to learn it was meatball soup. The Walters love their meatballs,…

Whole30 Confessions

Today is the halfway point of my second Whole30 and I have a confession to make. I am not pursuing a perfectly compliant Whole30 this time around. Now, the hard-core Whole30 veteran in me HATES admitting this. Because I don’t want to cause my brothers and sisters to stumble. And because I know that some…

Whole30 Chili Recipe 

So I decided to do another Whole30 in March! I started on March 1 and have  tracked this mostly on Facebook but I decided to post some of my recipes here on my blog to spread the Whole30 recipe love 🙂 Today is a prep-work success story! I made a breakfast casserole this morning and…

The Whole Scoop on My Whole30 – Part 2

I had so many wonderful things to say about my Whole30 that I decided to split the blog post into two parts. Part one was a general Q and A about our experience. This post focuses on the method behind my meal planning madness! Establishing routines in the kitchen is challenging, but changing established routines is…

The Whole Scoop on my Whole30 – Part 1

My husband and I completed our first Whole30 on January 30 and stuck to it through to the end with no cheats. I documented the experience on Instagram and Facebook by posting a photo and a few reflective observations at the end of each day. I didn’t set out to post these daily photo updates,…

Gadgets and Other Fun Kitchen Toys {Cooking Adventures: Day 11}

Here is a quick run-down of my favorite kitchen toys and gadgets. Meat Thermometer – I wrote about this before on the blog.  There is nothing worse than overcooked meat.  This can be easily avoided with a good digital thermometer.  I use mine every single time I cook meat and it works like a charm….

Watch and Learn {Cooking Adventures: Day 8}

After sharing some of my early cooking mishaps, it is time to tell you how I finally learned to cook. In the fall of 2005 I discovered the Food Network, specifically 30 Minute Meals, and I was fascinated. I watched episode after episode and wondered if I could actually pull together meals like that in…

Eggs

I love eggs. Eggs are a super food. They are good for you and taste delicious. There are many ways to prepare eggs and I like them in all varieties: boiled, scrambled, over easy, over hard, poached, and any other way you can prepare them. In my experience, if frying or scrambling, its very important…

Pancake Saturday {Cooking Adventures: Day 6}

Saturdays are for two things: sleeping in and eating pancakes. When I was little, I spent Friday nights at my Me-Maw’s house. Every Saturday morning she made me chocolate-chip pancakes. She would mix up the batter but she would let me help. I would scoot a kitchen table chair up next to where she stood…

There are Bakers, and There are Cooks

I’ve really enjoyed the feedback from these previous two posts. I am glad that we can all laugh along with (at?) me and my lack of cooking abilities. However, I would like to point out that these two hilarious stories are actually baking stories. I have come to understand that there is a significant difference…