Cooking from scratch is one of the obvious things to do if you care for your family's and/or your own health. It's the easiest way to eliminate artificial additives from your diet. It gives you almost total control of how much salt or sugar ends up on your plate. If you cook from scratch, your food is fresher, healthier and far, far tastier than any convenience meal diet.
Admittedly, switching from ready-made to homemade can be a bit overwhelming if you haven't been brought up to see such a lifestyle choice as obvious. If you're determined to make the switch anyway, here's a list of basic ingredients you'll need to be able to cook versatile, wholesome meals from scratch.
All the foodstuffs mentioned here have a permanent place in my pantry.
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