Growing up, our kitchen was a delicious melting pot of Creole, Caribbean and Latin American cooking. As I got older and learned the importance of eating naturally, I hated that it was so hard to find convenient foods that were both healthy and authentic. I started A Dozen Cousins so that it would be easier to enjoy authentic cultural recipes made with wholesome ingredients.
P.S. The brand name is inspired by my daughter, her 11 cousins, and all the great family dinners we enjoy together. Also, it's really fun to say :)
Ibraheem, Founder & CEO
Diverse foods with shared origins
Our products are inspired by traditional Black and Latino recipes from throughout the Americas. For hundreds of years, African, Spanish and Indigenous peoples mixed and interacted - creating dozens of sub-cultures and leaving behind a thread that connects the food, art, and music of this region.
Made with the best ingredients
We use wholesome, easy-to-recognize ingredients like beans, vegetables, and nutrient dense avocado oil while avoiding GMO's and artificial flavors. We want to make sure that we are all around long enough to enjoy time with our grandkids, and we believe that starts with a diet that is heavy on real food and light on junk.
WE'RE ON A MISSION
We're on a mission to inspire families of all backgrounds to eat better food and live longer more vibrant lives. Unfortunately, many people need a little extra help towards that goal. Americans living in under-served communities face real obstacles to living a healthy lifestyle. As a result, they are at far greater risk for obesity, diabetes, and other diet-related illnesses. In order to help reverse this trend, we provide an annual grant and volunteer support to non-profit organizations that are working to eliminate socio-economic health disparities in the US.LEARN MORE
CULTURE FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Our diverse product offering is a reflection of our team. We not only understand the importance of representing the rich flavors of culture, we embody that culture ourselves.