Instead of just giving people food stamps to go buy food they are teaching people how to stretch their food budget and cook healthier foods.
I thought she could get so much more if she were cooking from scratch but knew that it was probably because she did not know how. The art of cooking is not passed on in families anymore. Many people just do not know how to cook. Of course most of my readers cook from scratch but the majority of people rely on pre-made foods or restaurants to feed their families. This is very expensive and not the healthiest way to feed your family.
Jamie Oliver talks about teaching other people to cook and how important it is o our own kids and then teach as many people as you can to cook in his wonderful TED talks presentation.
I have not been as proactive about teaching my kids to cook as I should be. I am working on it. My son Ben was studying baking soda recently in his home school program. We decided to combine this study with cooking and seeing what other uses for baking soda we could find.
My family watched a wonderful documentary on Netflix called Chemical Nation about chemicals in the home and have changed our habits to reduce the amount of chemicals we use in our home. We are much better than most households but did need to reduce chemical use in a few areas. Baking soda has been essential in making our own cleaning supplies.
I use a lot of baking soda to clean in our house and also make laundry soap and toothpaste out of baking soda or washing soda. I was surprised at how much baking soda played a part in our lives.
Here is the Laundry Soap Recipe I use. DIY Laundry Soap.