What is the from scratch life and why should you try it?

‘From Scratch’ – It’s a term you hear bandied around pretty often these days; on blogs, social media and pinterest, usually associated with cooking something using mostly minimally processed ingredients. I confess, this is where I first heard the term and still use it most often to this day, but these days, living ‘from scratch’ means so much more to me.


Now I’m not saying it means scrapping everything, moving to the sticks and living in a tent whilst you build a log cabin with your bare hands, though if you’re so inclined then please, be my guest! Indeed, I advocate a much gentler approach for the most part. To me, living from scratch means taking the ‘from scratch’ principle and applying it to whichever aspect of your life you feel needs attention. Constantly beating yourself up? Feel like a failure and suffering because of your mindset? Give it some attention, start with a blank canvas and work from the ground up from scratch to build a mindset that will propel you towards success, fulfilment, and happiness. It is possible.


“Constantly beating yourself up? Feel like a failure and suffering because of your mindset?

… build a mindset that will propel you towards success, fulfilment and happiness.”



Feel constantly bloated? Worried that your children’s nutrition is suffering because of your busy work schedule? Thinking ‘from scratch’ will help you find those little tweaks you could make to alter their diet, and yours with minimal extra time and effort. The rewards are highly worth it.


So, whatever it is you feel you need help with, we aim to provide you with the tools and principles to make it happen, beginning with the three most important organs in the whole body… the stomach, the brain and the heart.


Here at From Scratch With Love you’ll find recipes, tips and tricks and inspiration for all things from scratch along with DIY’s, projects you can join in with and a community of people all striving to be their best selves, building each other up, thriving off each other’s successes and supporting and learning through failure and loss. The responsibility to make it happen sits in your hands, and we’ll be here for you every step of the way.


Who is From Scratch With Love anyway?


Not who is, who are… From Scratch with Love is a team effort between Victoria and Michael Quigley, a couple who share their love for people daily in any way they can.


Victoria is a heart centred, fun loving foodie who can usually be found on the allotment or in the kitchen. A self-confessed seed addict she can’t resist the thought of cooking with lots of different vegetable varieties. If she’s not making or eating food she’s likely to be crafting or stroking animals. Having grown up on a small holding it is her greatest wish to have chickens and enough green open spaces for them to forage in.


Mike is an people loving adventure seeker. He loves to inspire others to be their very best and motivate them to do so. A keen advocate of fitness of both the mind and body, Mike regularly visits the gym, meditates, does yoga and running, strongman training and trampolining. His nearest upcoming adventure involves jumping out of a plane, swimming with sharks and climbing the highest mountain in the country. His favourite phrases is ‘You can’t argue with success!”