Every woman has a moment where they feel invited into their own story - a moment of self-realization that others have been writing her story and now is her moment to snatch back the pen and begin crafting a narrative of her own choosing.
For me, that moment came after a season where I had become spread too thin. Skilled at championing others towards greatness, I continually neglected to nurture the light within me. When my light went out, I lost myself in the darkness.
After a hard-fought battle with depression, I found my anchor in the kitchen, armed with my Nana Edie’s recipes. Through therapy and a whole lot of faith, I began to shape a life built on authenticity and healing from the inside out.
Cooking helped me to slow and connect with the why behind the steps of a recipe - when you are preparing food, there is a science to when ingredients are added - a chemical reaction that brings about incredible results filled with flavor and nourishment.
It is the same with personal transformation- we must slow and connect with our stories so that we can find fulfillment through stepping into that which we were created to do.
I believe there is power in women gathering together and sharing their stories without judgment. My table is a space where fear falls away, honesty takes a seat, and true transformations happen.
There are some stories that the Enemy wants you to keep quiet - a whispering of shame that silences us. But these are the stories that have the greatest impact when we boldly share our experiences and let our truth speak life into others so they know they aren't alone.
Tommi's experience of surviving and thriving after experiencing domestic violence has lead to her commitment to eradicating domestic violence through awareness, prevention, and education. Tommi sits on the Board of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. In addition, she hosts Brunch and A Life Saving Conversation, a quarterly brunch series fundraiser to benefit the National Domestic Violence Hotline that takes her around the United States.
Call me "big sis"
I believe that
always tastes like home
My Secret weapon
I’ve been called wife, mom, auntie, and big sis, but my favorite name is when my grandbabies (AKA my "Boops") call me Mom-mom.
vulnerability is the key to unlocking the heart which is where true transformation lies.
Every dish I make has a whole lotta love stirred in - my heart-shaped LOVE SPOON is my secret weapon.
The best recipes are the ones you add a little bit of yourself into - and the same goes for coaching my fellow women. When we sit at the table together, I bring all of me to the conversation.
All glory belongs to GOD - my life is intentional and it is my joy to live it out in service to others. God gave me my voice and I intend to use it to give others a voice when they need it most.
I found myself within these legacy inspired recipes, creating food inspired by the woman who poured all her love into every dish. My legacy began with her love and it’s an honor to share this recipe for life with all who sit at my table.
We call it Vincent Country - the space where we live life together. Our table is large and there is always a space waiting for friends new and old to join us for a meal that feeds both the body and the soul.
This is our legacy. Five incredible children making their way in the world while serving others and boldly stepping into their purpose. They pursue life with brazen confidence that delights this mama!
Tommi is dedicated to providing women, children, and families with the tools they need to transform their lives and purpose by promoting the healing properties of cooking partnered with the power of sharing personal experiences.
"Sistas" by vocalist Rachelle Ferrell
Family style meals with real butter.
Fresh flowers & paper plates.
Cooking from scratch.
"Baby Shark Doot Doo Doot..." Dooo...
"I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" and it's friends.
Connect with Tommi at her Virtual Table by joining her Weekly Stay A While Talk Show on Instagram Live where she meets with Way Makers & World Shakers using their stories to change the world.