Authentic cultural recipes made with wholesome ingredients

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. From Virginia to Venezuela there are few dishes loved more universally than a good pot of beans. To keep that love alive, we slow cook our beans using real, wholesome ingredients and season them using time-tested recipes. The brand name is inspired by my daughter, her 11 cousins, and all the great family dinners we enjoy together.

Ibraheem Nasir


Black Owned, Non GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free

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A Dozen Cousins has donated to a number of causes. Each year they find a new and unique way to help others. In 2019 they partnered with The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre, a program of The Sustainable Food Center that offers free cooking and nutrition classes to communities in need. In 2020, they donated to Project Potluck, an industry organization with the mission to help People of Color build successful companies and careers in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry. In 2021, A Dozen cousins made a food donation to LA Community Fridges, a one-of-a-kind organization that maintains a free network of public refrigerators throughout Los Angeles.