An online course to help you master the fundamentals of learning to cook without a recipe.

Learn to create beautiful meals that nourish your body and soul! This is a self-paced course that can be completed in 1-4 weeks. You’ll learn fundamentals of knife skills and cooking techniques, as well as tips for setting up your kitchen and pantry.

Cooking for yourself is the foundation of great health. Rediscover the joy of cooking and be inspired to cook healthful meals for yourself more often at home! 

During this time of crisis I want to help people who are now spending more time at home and having to cook more than ever before.  I just created a new affordable subscription service called Cooking Together – find out more about it here

About The Course

I’m excited that you’re thinking about joining me in taking a step toward cooking naturally and creating a great life for yourself. The things you learn in this course can be the foundation for building a new, healthier you, and will benefit you for the rest of your life.

I designed the lessons like we are working side by side, as much as is possible with an online course. As you move through the course you’ll watch videos that show how I prepare delicious and healthy dishes will also help you learn valuable cooking skills and insights into the world of natural foods cooking. 

While I’m cooking in the videos, I talk about some of my personal experiences to give you the kind of information that I would pass along to a student chef who was working alongside me in the kitchen.

  • Learn how to prepare your kitchen for meal creation and how to select the proper tools and equipment for the job
  • Learn fundamental knife skills and cooking techniques referred to in recipes, so that you can follow recipes with ease or tailor recipes to your own needs
  • Cook delicious meals without sugar, gluten, dairy, and soy, while using healing foods like organic vegetables, legumes, grains, wild caught fish, and natural seasonings
  • Be inspired to cook healthful meals for yourself more often at home!

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction & Welcome!
    • How To Use This Course
  • Module 1: Getting Started
    • 1. Setting Up Your Kitchen To Create Amazing Meals
    • 2. Selecting A Knife And Cutting Board
    • 3. Gathering Your Kitchen Equipment
    • 4. Ingredients & Shopping Lists
  • Module 2: Knife Fundamentals
    • 5. Knife Basics & Care
    • 6. Fundamental Knife Cuts
  • Module 3: Fundamental Cooking Techniques
    • 7. Fundamental Cooking Techniques & Mise En Place
    • 8. Soup – How to Make Butternut Squash Soup
    • 9. Pressure Cooking – The Best Way to Make Beans
    • 11. How to Make Baked Red Snapper
    • 12. Sauté – How to Sauté Vegetables
  • Module 4: The Buddha Bowl 
    • 13. The Buddha Bowl 
    • 15. Making Basil Pecan Pesto
    • 16. Build Your Own Buddha Bowls
  • Course Wrap-Up & Next Steps
    • 17. Next Steps – Building Your Repertoire of Weeknight Meals
    • 18. Natural Foods Pantry Staples
    • 19. The Rest of Your Journey

Welcome!

My name is Rachel Zierzow. I am a certified natural foods chef & culinary instructor, healthy living expert, recipe writer, and nature lover. I've spent the last fifteen years working to help people find their best health through eating well. I'm on a mission to help people create balance and health in their life even when it's filled with daily challenges.

Fundamental Knife Skills

So often people tell me that they’ve never really learned how to use a knife. In this course you’ll learn fundamental knife skills you can use for the rest of your life. Transform cooking from a chore to an act of delicious creation!

Buddha Bowl • Cook Love Heal with Rachel Zierzow

Practice makes perfect

I completely understand what it’s like to have a hectic schedule. That’s why I’ve designed this course so that you can do it all at once or take it slowly over a month. Even better, while you are working on the course, you’ll end up with delicious meals that you’ve made yourself!

"Thank you for all your love and kindness!"

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Pricing Plans

All plans include:

  • Lifetime access to your course
  • Live monthly Q&A;
  • over 2 hours of professional video;
  • downloadable workbook;
  • printable shopping lists & recipes!

Course Information

Estimated Time: 5-14 days

Difficulty: Beginner

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Course Instructor

Rachel Zierzow Rachel Zierzow Author

One Time Payment

$297.00

I’ve cut the price of my online course in half to help you learn healthy kitchen skills while you are home social distancing. Learn knife skills and fundamental cooking techniques with over 2 hours of professional video; live monthly Q&A; downloadable workbook, recipes & shopping lists; and kitchen setup tips.

4 Monthly Installments

$83.00
per month for 4 total payments

I’ve cut the price of my online course in half to help you learn healthy kitchen skills while you are home social distancing. Learn knife skills and fundamental cooking techniques with over 2 hours of professional video; live monthly Q&A; downloadable workbook, recipes & shopping lists; and kitchen setup tips.

Subscriber Special

$297.00

A new online course to help you learn knife skills and fundamental cooking techniques with over 2 hours of professional video; live monthly Q&A; downloadable workbook, recipes & shopping lists; and kitchen setup tips. ** Special price for webinar attendees!**