Giving Back

Drishti Donation

The soul of the zen of slow cooking lies in our desire to help the home cook find a little more Zen in the kitchen and our heart lies in dream of helping adults with developmental challenges find independence in life through slow cooking.

Drishti Donation “our slow cooking initiative, where insight meets action”

When we launched the zen of slow cooking food blog we wanted to bring a little more Zen into the life of the home cook. But it is through the proceeds of our Zen Blends that we can fulfill our long term dream of empowering individuals with disabilities to gain independence in the kitchen through slow cooking.

Each time you purchase one of our Zen Blends we make a contribution on your behalf to our Drishti Donation. Your donation enables us to offer complimentary cooking classes to adults with developmental challenges as well as to donate a slow cooker for their community kitchen. As our young business grows so does our vision to offer employment opportunities for adults with developmental challenges and other workplace barriers.

Through our hands on cooking classes, we share the things that we enjoy about slow cooking;  the simplicity and ease with which to prepare a recipe, the delicious aroma that fills your home while your meal simmers away and the Zen like quality you experience when you can put together a meal for your family or a group with ease. In creating our Drishti Donation we are building an educational component to our company, an essential part of the experience. Giving those who, under normal circumstances, don’t have the capacity to a cook meal for themselves the opportunity to cook as part of a larger group experience.

In our slow cooking classes: we connect people to each other, we educate them on simple slow cooking techniques, we believe they can gain independence through slow cooking, we share a meal in their community and we dream that through our slow cooker donation their lives will become a little fuller and will foster opportunities for them to come together and cook together.

If you would like us to teach a cooking class in your area or are interested in donating a slow cooker to our initiative, please send us an email at  If you want to see us in action, please click the video clip below.

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  1. I’d love to receive your updates please. Just dusting off the slow cooker and looking forward to easier meal cooking with two little children!

    • Great! Thanks Sasha. I hope Isla and Archer will love the food too. The lentil recipe would be a good place to start for you as Vegetarians.

  2. Just ‘found’ your site & look forward to trying some recipes. Also I would like to receive updates. Thanks.

    • Wonderful! I just signed you up. All you need to do is press confirm when you receive an email from WordPress – how did you find us? Meg

  3. would love to receive your slow-cooker recipes “a la Julia Child” for the Beef Stroganoff and the Chicken Coq au Vin. with twin chilldren at school ater countless activities directly following, my “slow cooker’ has been an invaluable asset. Thank you.
    Alec Burden

  4. I’m excited to try your recipes.
    If I could make a suggestion, stop using yellow for the color of any text — Users can see, it and you’re often using it for text that should instead stand out.

    • Dear Barbara

      Thank you for your comment, we take our followers suggestions seriously and try to ensure that your experience on our website is favorable.

      The yellow you refer to denotes a hyperlink which takes you directly to an embedded link, webpage, or image usually. This is pre-determined by the website. Outside of these hyperlinks, could you be more specific as to which yellow text you mean? That would be helpful and I can take a look.

      thank you

  5. What a wonderful website! As a full-time employed out-of-the-home mom, I really appreciate your slow cooker recipes. Please add me to your blog posts.
    Thank you,

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