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The Importance of Making Our Food Homemade

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In today’s vodcast, I chat about the importance of making food homemade.

These conversational vodcasts are available to the Kitchen Pioneers who have joined my YouTube membership community—The Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy.

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What Does it Mean to Make Food Homemade?

The topic of making food homemade has been on my mind for a while. It seems like it should be obvious, but when I was filming my How to Make Homemade Rice-a-Roni video, I knew it was time to make a video about it.

The box of the store-bought version of Rice-a-Roni promotes the phrase: Making homemade easy. Yes. Opening a box, adding some liquid, and heating it up is easy, but is it truly homemade?

A Step in the Right Direction

A while back, I read an article in the Wall Street Journal that talked about how some people like to buy meal containers that contain preprepared ingredients. They can open up the packages, throw them into a skillet or in the oven, and think they are cooking homemade and making something healthier than a frozen dinner or getting fast food.

Now don’t get me wrong. I do not fault these people at all! This is a step in the right direction, especially for young people who have never been taught to cook. That is why I started my YouTube channel. I wanted to show people how easy it can be to make many things homemade. And once people learn that they can cook—really cook, there is no turning back!

Making Food Homemade and a Behind-the-Scenes Look

In my latest video for Kitchen Pioneers, I go in-depth about the topic of making food homemade and also give you a behind-the-scenes look at my Homemade Rice-a-Roni video.

Meeting Dr. Andrew Weil at SXSW

I also talk about the time we met Dr. Andrew Weil at a previous SXSW conference event in Austin, Texas. He talked about integrative medicine and his new restaurant, True Foods Kitchen. As you’ve heard me in previous public and member videos, I love Dr. Weil’s approach to bringing modern and traditional practices together to help us on the road to good health. He’s the author of the bestselling book, Spontaneous Healing.

Our son had a picture with Dr. Weil while he was at his speaker’s table. And in the following videos, my son and I share his homeschooling experiences.

Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy

My comprehensive vodcasts are exclusively available to members of the Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy, who we call Kitchen Pioneers. You can learn more about my optional YouTube membership community, including members-only videos and exclusive perks.

This membership community is optional. I’m still publishing my weekly detailed instructional cooking videos on my public YouTube channel that you can watch for free. (Thanks so much for being a Sweet Friend and subscriber!)

More Kitchen Pioneer Videos

As a Kitchen Pioneer member, your YouTube video comments include a special badge next to your YouTube username. You’re always welcome to post questions and comments on my videos, and I’m happy to reply.

Catch up on some of the videos in our membership community that you may not have seen:

In addition to watching my latest member video on making food homemade, here are a few of my recent member videos you can enjoy too:

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