Hi there! Thank you for visiting Raised From Scratch and taking a moment to read a little bit about me. I’m Anna, a mom who gave up restaurant life for a chance to stay home and raise my daughter Ella. We have a great time getting messy in the kitchen, and although I thought I was good at throwing caution to the wind when it came to creating recipes, she takes it to a new level like only a toddler can, and I go along smiling… sometimes cringing… as she tosses half of my carefully measured ingredients out of the bowl, onto herself, or the counter, or the floor. But I never regret sharing the experience with my little one, and there’s no other kitchen I’d rather be cooking in.
My Food: I’m a long time pescatarian (fish is the only meat I eat), former vegan, and recent gluten-free convert. I created this site to share wholesome recipes with you, making it easier to cook delicious foods, incorporating more fruits and vegetables while avoiding refined sugar and processed food. We call it “Grow Food” around here to help my daughter understand why what we eat, and don’t eat, is important. My philosophy, and what I teach my daughter: if it’s not a grow food it should be enjoyed in moderation (sugar cookies) or avoided entirely (junk food).
My Photography: I look at some of the countless beautifully photographed blogs with flawless pictures obviously staged away from the eyes and grabby hands of a hungry toddler, and while I admire them, I simply can’t relate. So while I share pictures which surely will reveal spilled flour on the counter-top or dirty dishes in the sink or a small blurry hand sneakily removing the food I’m trying to photograph, I hope you’ll forgive the imperfections and instead find the freedom to go create your own mess in the kitchen.
Wishing you a delicious day!