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photo credit: <a href="">Palma 03.2008 #112</a> via <a href="">photopin</a> <a href="">(license)</a>Cooking from scratch is our passion!

Asha’s grandmother cooked everything from scratch by necessity, using her abundant home garden, and home-raised livestock as inspiration for meals that had to feed eleven children. My grandmother—who was born in the same time period as Asha’s—was more urban, and cooked as a duty to her family. She made as many meals out of convenience foods as she could, embracing boxed mashed potatoes, canned peas and gravy mixes to fill out her meals. Asha’s mother wasn’t fond of cooking, my mother was a master home chef.

We’ve lived in a world of convenience so long, that I applaud you if you found your way here! If you want to learn to cook from whole foods, you will reap the benefits almost immediately!

Why Should I Cook It From Scratch?

  • It’s healthier —much of what is in our food supply today isn’t food!
  • It’s cheaper.
  • It’s greener—there’s far less packaging on whole foods.
  • It’s satisfying to create meals for yourself, your family or your friends!
  • It’s fun!

I Don’t Know How To Cook It!

That’s where we come in! We write recipes that even an inexperienced cook can follow successfully. And, if you’re still having problems, our “101” pages are here to help you discover what you’re doing wrong. Believe me, we’ve made plenty of mistakes over the years! Jump in! Have fun! Send us pictures if you try our recipes, or let us know if you have ideas or solutions that you would like to see us use in our blog. Contact us if you have questions or suggestions for us!

How Do I Cook It “101” pages:

  • Potatoes 101
  • Eggs 101
  • Vegetables 101 (coming soon!)
  • Rice 101 (coming soon!)
  • Kitchen Equipment 101 (coming soon!)


Happy cooking from our Abundant Home to yours!

photo credit: Palma 03.2008 #112 via photopin (license)