Private lessons and on-demand classes are a great way to add variety to your meals, improve knife skills, learn new cooking techniques, and discover healing benefits of natural foods. Scroll to the bottom of the page for suggested classes and menus.
Classes are typically hands-on and held in my home or yours, but can also be interactive, demo-style for larger groups at a rental space. Each participant will receive cooking instruction, generous tastings, and a recipe packet.
If you’d like to schedule a class or need a gift certificate for a private or group class, let me know and I’ll send one out to you!
Cook alongside me from your very own kitchen! Learn how to declutter your kitchen, how to use a chef’s knife efficiently and effectively, practice fundamental cooking techniques, and make simple meals without a recipe in this video-based course.
All classes are free of gluten, dairy, soy; plant-heavy and nutrient dense!
Classes led by Chef Rachel Zierzow
Healing soups! Learn how to make a variety of soups that will keep you healthy year-round. Choose from hearty bean soups, sweet & creamy vegan soups, miso vegetable soups, noodle based soups, bone broths, vegan bone broths, and more!
Mediterranean! Explore different Mediterranean dishes such as Spanish Paella, Tabbouleh, Dolmas, Hummus, Greek Salads, Niçoise Salad, Italian Pestos, and more! I’ll design a menu around your favorite dishes.
Taste of Southern France! Learn how to make classic and healthy dishes from Southern France such as Provençal Vegetable Soup with Tomato-Basil Pesto (Soupe Au Pistou), Niçoise Salad, and Chocolate-Almond Truffles.
Sushi dinner party! Learn how to make perfect sushi rice, prepare fresh fillings, and discover the art of making beautiful norimake, nigiri, and hand rolls.
Make your own Spring Rolls! Learn how to make colorful, fresh spring rolls with delicious dipping sauces. Perfect for the warm weather!
Tamale workshop! Learn how to make homemade tamales from scratch, using healthy plant-based ingredients. A variety of doughs, fillings, and salsas give you many options to make these for parties year round.
Thai cooking! Learn how to make Thai favorites like Tom Kha (Coconut) Soup, Pad Thai, Red Curry, and more!
All About Beans! Learn preparation techniques that will make beans more digestible, delicious, and creamy! Discover the virtues of the pressure cooker as well as slow cook methods. Seasonal recipes are included to make the most of local produce.
Kid, Teen, and Young Adult Classes Different themed classes are available for kids ages 5 and up as well as teens and young adults. Emphasis on learning knife skills and cooking techniques to make following recipes a breeze and cooking simple meals without a recipe a reality. International cooking such as French, Italian, Japanese (sushi and more!), Thai, and Mexican are all popular classes with my younger friends. Classes can be adapted to a birthday party setting as well as group meetings like Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and book clubs.
Macrobiotic Cooking 101! Explore the world of macrobiotics, the study of how to live the great life! Simple and delicious plant-based meals are made with seasonal ingredients using a variety of cooking methods, and are balanced to include the 5 tastes, and a variety of colors and textures. Meals are designed to be alkaline-forming, easy to digest, and full of nutrients. A discussion about how to eat (not just what to eat) to create optimal health and vitality is included.
Ayurvedic Cooking 101! Learn how to make meals that are easy to digest, have a balance of tastes, textures, and colors, and are seasoned according to the time of year. Learn about adjustments you can make in diet and lifestyle to pacify your body type (Vata, Pitta, or Kapha).
To help people adjust to this crisis I am creating a new, affordable subscription service for everyone who is now finding themselves cooking from home more than ever. I hope to offer it for free or pay-what-you-can to people who have lost their jobs in this crisis. We are still working on the details, but hope to have it live in early April.
If you’d like to get a notice when the new subscription service is ready, join my list and I will keep you updated!
I am also continuing to offer online culinary instruction with my online course: Cook Naturally Without A Recipe (see front page or top menu)
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 want to do something to help everyone who is finding themselves home and cooking more than ever. My husband, daughter and I have been doing regular free live events on Facebook, and I am creating a low-cost subscription to help people stay healthy while we all work to get through these challenging times. One of the most important things to me is community, so more than ever I want to focus on the community side of Cook Love Heal.
I am working on creating more ways to connect the community through healthy food. I’ll let you know when my Facebook Live events are happening, and when I have new community events like Q&A’s and virtual dinners and happy hours. And just like before this started, when you join the Cook Love Heal Community I’ll send you my Natural Health Starter Kit for free, along with regular recipes & tips every week.
For those who have the time to delve deeper, you can enroll in my new online course, Cook Naturally Without A Recipe, deepen your kitchen skills and make your time cooking at home more delicious and healthy.
We’re all in this together. Let’s help each other build a better future