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!
DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR TO YOU?
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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Preparing for the Course
- Selecting a Knife and Cutting Board
- Preparing Your Kitchen to Create Amazing Meals
- Gathering Your Kitchen Equipment and Ingredients
- 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
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
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