About From Scratch

We are thrilled to be bringing you From Scratch: 2016 Edition featuring the inspiring work of our Culinary Nutrition Expert Program graduates.

All of the recipes and photography were done by our amazingly talented graduates, who graciously donated their work for this fundraising project.

This is a cookbook for a cause — all in support of an amazing organization.

We have gathered together 44 original recipe creations to help raise money and awareness for the importance of from scratch, health supportive cooking in elevating the health of ourselves, each other and the planet.

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A Cookbook For A Cause: Pencils of Promise

Pencils of PromiseAt the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, we know that health can begin with one new habit. Similarly, we also know that positive global shifts can occur with one small action. Pencils of Promise (PoP) is a not-for-profit initiative that is building schools for communities that otherwise wouldn’t have a way of educating their children.

PoP goes beyond simply building a school. They follow up with support for their teachers as well as maintain standards for students’ learning. Pencils of Promise creates engaging learning materials to address the lack of sufficient resources in the classroom.

With the initial sales of this book, we raised $12,400 for Pencils of Promise.

You can learn more about Pencils of Promise here.

*At this time, your purchase of this book will go to support our current charity.*

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Get Your Copy And Join Us In Making It Happen

The Academy of Culinary Nutrition has put together this beautifully designed and easy to use digital cookbook as our way of giving back.

The 2016 edition of the From Scratch Cookbook includes:

  • 44 incredible recipes
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan and paleo options
  • Culinary nutrition tips
  • Instant download upon purchase
  • Pay-what-you-can pricing
  • 100% of proceeds go to Pencils of Promise. A lot of work and a lot of love has gone into the creation of every single recipe.

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Please note that we currently only offer a digital option for this book. This allows us to continue to donate 100% of the money raised. 100% of your “pay-what-you-can” purchase of From Scratch Cooking goes towards this goal. Your digital copy of From Scratch: 2016 Edition will be emailed to you within the hour.

Please select your pay-what-you-can purchase price. Once your order goes through, watch your inbox for your copy and listen carefully for cheers of celebration from all of us at the Academy of Culinary Nutrition

Select Your Purchase Amount

*At this time, your purchase of this book will go to support our charity.*

Every dollar counts!



($25 sends one child to school for one year)


($50 sends one child to school for two years)


($100 sends two children to school for two years)


($200 covers the cost for one child’s entire education!)

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  • As we are not the charity, we are unable to provide tax receipts. If you would like to make your donation directly to Pencils of Promise as part of our fundraising team and get a tax receipt, in lieu of receiving a copy of From Scratch Cooking, you may do so here.
  • This product is 100% digital. Nothing will be sent to you in the mail.
  • No refunds, no exceptions.