Cook Naturally Without a Recipe – an Online Course with Chef Rachel Zierzow

Cook Naturally Without A Recipe

Learn the Secrets of How to Cook Naturally Without A Recipe

Cooking for yourself is the foundation of vibrant health. Learn to create beautiful meals that nourish your body and soul. Rediscover the joy of cooking and be inspired to cook healthful meals more often at home! 

Cook Naturally Without A Recipe • An Online Course by Rachel Zierzow
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  • Learn Knife Skills
  • Monthly Live Q&A Session
  • Over 2 Hours of Video Instruction
  • Online Community of Students
  • Primarily Plant-Based (includes one fish dish)
  • Recipes Free of Gluten, Dairy, Soy, and Eggs
  • Variations for Course Recipes
  • Shopping Lists & Pantry Stocking Guide
  • Guides for Decluttering, Kitchen Organization, & Kitchen Equipment

Chef Rachel changed my life. I used to rarely cook for myself, because it was too much hassle to find recipes and get the ingredients. Now I can just open my refrigerator and make something delicious with whatever is there, and I know that it will be healthy. I'm so grateful!

DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR TO YOU?

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You know cooking for yourself is better for your health, but you never seem to find the time.  It always seems easier to just go out to eat or get prepared food from the store because there is too much going on in your life.

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You’ve tried all kinds of diets but have a hard time sticking to them.  Whenever you try a new diet it makes you feel good for a while, but eventually you can’t keep up with it and it makes you feel bad about yourself. 

3

Every time you think you’ve figured out how to eat, you read something new saying that everything has changed.  You tried gluten-free, and then maybe raw, vegetarian, paleo, or keto. You’re getting tired of trying to figure out what’s best to eat.

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Sometimes you don’t cook because it’s just too hard to think of what to make.  You look into the refrigerator and nothing looks good. You have a bookshelf of cookbooks but you don’t open them often, because you’d have to make a special trip to the store for some ingredient that you don’t have. 

you're not alone

I struggled with these all of these issues for years, and I used to beat myself up about them until I learned how to cook for myself, naturally and easily. 

When I was young I suffered from an eating disorder and took a lot of antibiotics. As a young adult, I found myself saddled with leaky gut syndrome and a whole host of associated ailments. I spent so many years trying all the things everyone said would make me healthy. I exercised every day and tried different health food diets, but I kept getting worse. 

Eventually I got off the exercise and diet hamster wheel and took an introductory course to macrobiotic cooking. I learned how food could be medicine, how to take responsibility for my own health, and how good health equals freedom. Most importantly, I learned about how to create balance in my life. I had studied biology in both college and graduate school, but this was a different type of learning. I learned the practical things I could do in my every day life to create better health.

I learned first hand that we are literally what we eat – and our health is also directly tied to how we eat and how we treat ourselves. But to really benefit from this knowledge, we have to learn how to cook for and nourish ourselves. 

At this point, I wasted no time to enroll in a macrobiotic and natural foods culinary school and learned everything I could. After a few years of learning, cooking, and healing myself I became an instructor at the school and eventually revamped their curriculum. Now I’ve spent the last fifteen years teaching people from around the world, and I’ve learned even more from helping students who have come to me with all kinds of backgrounds and challenges.

I’ve put together this short course to get you started on this same journey to better health through cooking for yourself. 

By the End of the Course, You Will Have Learned

  • How to declutter your kitchen and choose the right tools for your cooking adventures
  • Basic knife skills you need for slicing and dicing vegetables with ease
  • Fundamental cooking techniques such as steaming grain, baking vegetables and fish, sautéing, pressure cooking beans, pickling vegetables, making creamy soups, and more!
  • How to make delicious, healthy meals without gluten, dairy, soy or eggs that you can make again and again with many different variations
  • To trust yourself in the kitchen to make healthful meals for yourself more often at home!

How is this different than anything else I've tried?

Cooking naturally is a long-term, balanced approach to creating your best health. Dieting may work for a little while, but it is someone else’s solution not yours. When you cook for yourself, you can find what works best for you.

Americans spend over $60 billion a year on diets!

BREAK YOURSELF FROM THE DIET HABIT • Diets are big business, because we live in a society that sells us processed foods but glamorizes skinny models. A diet may help you in the short run, but they aren’t a good long-term solution. Very few diets are balanced and most of them are too difficult to stick to for long periods of time. More importantly, there is more to good health than just your weight!

The reality is that everyone’s needs are different. The best thing you can do for yourself is to learn how to cook using quality ingredients, and pay attention to how different foods make your feel. When you cook for yourself you can adjust as you go, always moving in the direction of good health and always making your food more and more delicious!

"Thank you for all your love and kindness!"

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Course Outline

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Module 1

Preparing for the Course

  • Selecting a Knife and Cutting Board
  • Preparing Your Kitchen to Create Amazing Meals
  • Gathering Your Kitchen Equipment and Ingredients

Module 2

Knife Basics

  • Knife Safety and Care
  • How to cut onions – dice, fajita cut 
  • How to cut carrots – rounds, half moons, quarter moons, diagonals, matchsticks, dice, ribbons
  • How to cut celery – slice, bias cut, dice
  • How to cut butternut squash – quarter moons, matchsticks, chunks
  • How to cut kale – squares, stem rounds
  • How to cut parsley – mince

Module 3

Fundamental Cooking Techniques

  • How to make a puréed vegetable soup  
  • How to pressure cook beans  
  • How to bake and season fish  
  • How to sautée vegetables  
  • How to steam rice

Module 4

Putting It All Together

  • How to steam quinoa
  • How to flavor and season homemade beans
  • How to bake rosemary sweet potatoes
  • How to sauté and season vegetables
  • How to make homemade pickles
  • How to make homemade pesto sauce
  • Next steps – recommendations for building your repertoire of weeknight meals

Take the first steps to Changing Your Life

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All plans include:

  • Over 2 hours of professional video instruction
  • Downloadable workbook
  • Printable shopping lists & recipes
  • Live monthly Q&A
  • Community Facebook Group
  • Lifetime access to the course

FAQ

  • Why is it important to cook without a recipe? I have lots of recipes I love!
    Recipes are wonderful! But being able to cook without a recipe frees you to be able to create delicious food from whatever is in your kitchen. When you aren't tied to a recipe, you cook more often and cooking more often for yourself is the key to better health!
  • Will I be able to communicate with the instructor or other students?
    When you enroll you'll be able to join a closed Facebook group where I will have a monthly live Q&A session. I'll also encourage group discussions, and you can share photos of your creations with other people in the course!
  • Is the course better for beginners or people who already know how to cook?
    I created the course so that you could take it with no cooking experience at all or as a way to upgrade your skills. I've met so many people who have cooked for years without ever really learning proper knife skills or other basics that are so important to being able cook naturally without a recipe.
  • How long will it take me to get through the course?
    It depends on how much you need to work on each skill. If you work on it every day, you could get through the course in a week or so. But most people will want to take their time and pace it out over a few weeks.
  • How long will I have access to the course materials?
    You'll always have access to the materials in the course! So if you want to take your time or go over some of the lessons again in the future, they will always be there.
  • What about diet restrictions?
    The recipes in this course are free from gluten, dairy soy and eggs. The course is based on a predominantly plant-based diet supplemented with sustainable seafood and humanely raised meats. Only one short lesson in the course is based on seafood, so if you are vegetarian 95% of this course will still work for you.
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Welcome!

I would love to have you as part of the Cook Love Heal Community! I’ll send you my Natural Health Starter Kit for free when you join, and I’ll also keep you updated with amazing recipes, yoga ideas and tips for how to live a balanced life. Look forward to meeting you!

I’m excited to share that my new online course, Cook Naturally Without A Recipe, is up and open for enrollment, and you can buy a gift voucher for someone you love! Take a look at what’s in the course and join me in creating your best health! 

Questions?

Call or email me to schedule a consultation or talk about one of my services. I love meeting with people, and I’m always happy to chat!

(512) 217-1259

rachel@cookloveheal.com

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