We are incredibly excited to announce the launch of the 2016 edition of our From Scratch Cooking Digital Cookbook.
What began as an experiment in 2014 to raise money for charity has now become a yearly tradition that we can’t imagine giving up. It’s an important way for our graduates to share the delicious recipes they developed during their time as a Culinary Nutrition Expert student and to contribute to a much-needed cause.
At the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, we aim to share the fundamental importance of how food and culinary skills can transform our health and the health of the world. When we combine this knowledge with the creativity of our students, that’s when the magic in the kitchen happens. Giving is a big part of the plan.
Since the program began online in 2013, we’ve had more than 700 students in 32 countries come through our virtual ‘doors’ to get certified in nutrition training for life. Our students and grads have an incredible passion for creating health-building recipes using the best possible ingredients.
Yet we have a rare luxury that most people on the planet do not. We are able to choose the food we use to fuel our cells and our lives. And we want people around the world to have the same choices.
In 2014, we raised $10,000 for Charity: Water and Organics4Orphans, a not-for-profit organization that works to educate communities in East Africa about how they can grow their own sustainable, organic food. These funds trained a community leader, brought wells to three communities and fed over 200 orphans with fresh, organic food.
Last year, we raised $5,000 for Kiva, a lending organization that helps people around the world start their own businesses. The money funded 35 projects that span a variety of countries and industries. Nearly 90% of our loan recipients were women, and more than half were working in the food and agriculture sectors.
This year, in 2016, we’ve set our sights high. With From Scratch Cooking 2016, we aim to raise $25,000 to help build a school with Pencils of Promise. This incredible organization works to give children all over the world access to a quality education. Since 2009, they have built 330 schools and helped more than 33,000 students.
We know how important education can be. When we learn more, we are better equipped to take care of ourselves, our health and our families. We have seen our culinary nutrition experts transform their lives over the last three years because of the knowledge they acquired about culinary nutrition, and every single one of them wants to help children around the world have the same opportunity for learning and growth.
The 2016 From Scratch Cooking e-Cookbook includes:
- over 40 gluten-free, plant-based recipes from our culinary nutrition experts
- dairy-free, vegan, grain-free and nut-free options
- culinary nutrition tips
Want a sneak peek? Check out this goodness:
The ebook is available for a limited time only. Get your copy today.
Please help us support Pencils of Promise with your purchase of our charity cookbook, From Scratch Cooking.