Hey there, I’m Stephanie McKercher
I’m a dietitian, recipe developer, and admirer of life’s little pleasures. Running around with the dogs. The snow-capped peaks outside our living room window. And a good meal. Always, a good meal.
I appreciate the everyday, but ordinary isn’t my thing
I’m drawn to food that’s simple yet striking. Uncomplicated but somehow impressive. I’ve been known to toss a blood orange in my veggie stir-fry, blend matcha into no-bake bars, and transform a block of tofu into heavenly feta crumbles.
I wasn’t always a foodie. I turned to boxed mac and cheese and canned soup more often than I’d care to admit. Food was fuel. I didn’t think about it much beyond that.
Until college, when I (like so many) fell prey to the lure of dieting and quick weight loss. Tracking calories became an obsession. So much so that I became a registered dietitian.
Cooking saved me
Food became more than calories and carbs. It was self-care. An expression of love. Comfort. Connection. Nourishment. And joy.
Cooking taught me to release perfectionism and live in the moment. After devoting years to the pursuit of a smaller body, I let it go. I accepted the unabashed joy I felt in the kitchen and ran with it. I felt real gratitude. And the inner calm I’d been after all along.
Now I hope to share recipes and tips that help my readers feel happier and more energized—in the kitchen and beyond.
About The Grateful Grazer
I started this blog in 2014, and have since been featured on sites like Food Network, Women’s Running, BuzzFeed, Fox News, Greatist, Good Housekeeping and more. (Go to my Press page for an updated list of media features.) As a business owner, I develop recipes and take photographs for food brands and farmers. Some of my current and past clients include North American Pulses, Mission Produce, Sprouts Farmers Market, Unilever, and Blue Moose of Boulder.
To contact me, please go to this page. I’d love to hear from you!