Hello! I’m Christina.
I’m the food blogger behind The Whole Cook. My obsession with food started from the moment I was born. Or so I imagine. I never miss a meal and I spend an inordinate amount of time planning my next one.
In 2014 I heard about a little (not so little) program called Whole30. I thought it sounded terrifying (no dairy, sugar, grains, legumes, honey, alcohol, gasp) but I was intrigued. Soon after I was at a hot yoga sculpt class and my friend mentioned that her brother was doing it. I decided on the spot that I was going it too and began that day. It didn’t long before Whole30 transformed my life. I loved it so much that I completed 90 consecutive days instead of stopping at 30.
I learned that my body doesn’t love dairy (but oh how my heart does) and that I really love to cook. I learned to pay attention to labels. I learned to be creative in coming up with good for you meals my family would enjoy.
My Instagram account was where I documented my meals during those 90 days and in January 2016 it morphed into the blog I run today.
Here at The Whole Cook you’ll find lots of healthy recipes for the whole family. My recipes feature whole foods which means you’ll see lots of fresh ingredients, no ingredients you can’t pronounce or that aren’t actually real food, and very little sugar.
Who else am I?
I’m a stay at home mom. This means I pick up toys 192 times a day and rely on coffee to keep me going. I have two incredible children who make me laugh like nobody else can. They also deprive me of sleep and litter my living room with kid paraphernalia. But it’s cool because they’re cute.
I’m a southern gal through and through. I was raised in North Carolina and Mississippi but I currently reside in Arkansas.
I’m a Jesus loving, Bible reading, always praying Christian. (I’ve shared my faith and some Bible Studies here.)
I’m a chronic early bird. I despise small talk but I adore public speaking. I have never turned down a steak in my life. I don’t trust people who don’t like dogs. I can sing Jingle Bells really fast while skipping the first letter of each word. I’ve never colored my hair. I read 2 to 4 books a week. (Yes, a week.) I smile at everyone all the time. Sometimes that gets awkward. And my car is literally never clean.
Thank you so much for visiting! I truly appreciate every minute of your time that you spend here. I’d kiss you but that would be weird.