Cooking Reboot - Online Course

Discover how to become a healthy home cook & have the healthiest family possible...for the everyday cook | taught by Barb Kemp
  • 34 Videos
  • 6 Texts
  • 12 PDFs

Course Curriculum

Hello From Barb
How To Use This Course
Basic Cooking Equipment You Need
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1. Let's get started!
Session One Overview
Workbook Session One
1.1 Welcome & Course Outline FREE
1.2 The Benefits to Home Cooking
1.3 How to Add Excitement to Home Cooking
1.4 Does Food Matter?
1.5 Why We Should Eat Well
1.6 Why We Don't Cook At Home and Eat Well
1.7 Food and Cooking Component: How To Chop An Onion FREE
1.8 How to Chop Garlic
1.9 How To Make A Tomato Meat Sauce (part 1)
2.0 How To Make A Tomato Meat Sauce (part 2)
2.1 Wrap Up, Menu Planning, Challenges
5 Day Menu Planning Template
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2. Eat Your Veggies
Session Two Overview
Workbook Session Two
2. Check In
2.1 Real Food - The Blueprint of Good Health
2.2 Fruits and Veggies and How to Make Salad Dressing
2.3 Oils and How to Make a Greek Salad
2.4 Mindful Eating
2.5 How To Increase Your Fruits and Veggies FREE
2.6 Menu Planning FREE
2.7 Weekly Challenges
5 Day Menu Planning Template
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3. Understanding Food With Labels
Session Three Overview
Workbook Session Three
3.1 Exciting Fennel
3.2 Welcome, Let's Talk Grains and Fibre
3.3 How to Make Hummus
3.4 Reading Food Labels Part One
3.5 Reading Food Labels Part Two
3. 6 How to Save Money on Your Grocery Bill!
3.7 Menu Planning
3.8 Wrap Up!
5 Day Menu Planning Template
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4. How to Menu Plan, Get Organized & Meal Prep Ideas
Session Four Overview
Workbook Session 4
4.1 How To Get Organized to Cook
4.2 How to Menu Plan
4.3 Meat, Dairy & Their Alternatives
4.4 Herbs and Spices
4.5 Wrap up!
4.6 Five Day Menu Planner
4.7 Seven Day Menu Planner
4.8 Shopping List
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Menu Planning Bonus
5 Day Menu Plan with Recipes!
5 Day Menu Plan
Recipe Booklet
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Program description

Discover how to become a healthy home more fresh foods, less take out and have the healthiest family possible

Welcome to the Cooking Reboot course! 

Would you like to eat better and have the healthiest family possible?

So many of us would love to eat more fresh foods and cook more dinners at home.  Meals that are truly nourishing to our families and scrap all the take-out, processed, pre-made foods that are typically fatty, sugary and salty.

However, how many of us actually have the time to plan, shop for, and carry out healthy meal ideas? It’s a big stressor for parents.

But what if you could cook healthy meals and get organized with healthy meal prep ideas with someone guiding you through each step of the process?

I’m Barb Kemp, a food educator and self taught home cook. I'm passionate about food and believe cooking should be fast, simple, full of flavour and made with fresh whole foods.

 I've been cooking with everyday cooks and delivering healthy eating and cooking courses for over 15 years. 

What I’ve found is that my students are confused about food and how to eat healthy. They all want the same simple things; to eat healthy and cook more at home so they can improve their health and have more energy; to understand better what’s in their food; to prepare more meals at home; to gain healthy meal prep ideas; to save money by dialing down on the take-out; to get more organized with their meal planning; and to feel inspired and motivated again in the kitchen. 

This is why I’ve created the online Cooking Reboot courseI wanted to develop a course that was enjoyable and relatable to the everyday cook. To teach healthy eating & cooking habits that are easy to implement. To give you the confidence to prepare simple, tasty meals for your family and friends and have fun in the kitchen

Gaining the knowledge and skills to create awesome meals for your family will turn you into a life-long home cook.

After the course:

  • You will cook more at home.
  • You and your family will be eating foods that truly nourish your bodies and understand the power of food and cooking.
  • You will have more energy and be more productive. You will be sick less often, healthier and happier.
  • Your friends and family will enjoy the simple, tasty, healthy meals that you prepare with love. You will have the confidence to call yourself a home cook.
  • You'll be organized in your kitchen, meal planning and eliminate that dreaded question, "What am I going to cook for dinner tonight?"
  • You will save money on your grocery bills and stop eating so much take-out. You will understand what's in the food sold at the grocery store.
  • You'll be a healthy and happy home cook.


Is this course for me?

This course is for the home cook who wants to build cooking skills, eat better, take control of their health and ignite excitement, confidence, and organization into their daily cooking routine.  

You’re in the right place if you:

  • Wish you could find the time to cook more at home.
  • Wish to eat more fresh, whole foods to improve your health, have more energy, and be more productive.
  • Hate that looming question, what am I going to cook for dinner?
  • Are a parent and want to learn how to feed your family healthy meals!
  • Wish to be more organized, menu plan, waste less food and save money on your grocery bill.
  • Wish to eat better – which means less fat, salt and sugar, and more real whole foods.
  • Wish to eat less take-out to save money
  • Want to make the kitchen a bigger part of your home where food, family and friendships are celebrated.
  • Are a new cook and could use some guidance in the kitchen!

How It Works

Sign up and the fun begins!, Every week for 4 weeks you will receive bi-weekly emails to guide you through the process. It's expected that you complete one session each week. We want you to savour the course and practice cooking in-between sessions. We'll keep you on track with regular emails (don't we all need a little reminding?). Each of the 4 sessions comes with a workbook, 5-7 video lessons, plus lots of recipes. Expect to spend 35 minutes per week on the course plus home cooking! There’s also a discussion box inside each session for you to share your experiences, both successes and struggles, with other everyday cooks. All participants receive a subscription to the Recipes To The Rescue Newsletter.


The program kicks off by setting you up for success. In this session you will come away convinced that food matters and become inspired to cook more at home. We'll show you how to chop onions and garlic and show you how to make a Tomato Meat Sauce Recipe. 


In the second session we'll explore food.  You'll understand the importance of eating real food and discover ways to include more fruits and veggies in your diet.  By the end of the week you will be whipping up delicious salads and whizzing up tasty smoothies.  As well, we'll look at the benefits of buying produce at your local Farmers Market.  


In this session we ask the question “do you really know what’s in your food?”  You’ll learn to decipher food labels so they aren’t so confusing (and misleading!).  Understanding what’s in your food will help you eat better. As well, you'll learn some different ways to save money at the grocery store (who doesn't like saving money?). We dive into talking about grains and fibre, especially the importance of fibre and how to increase your intake so you feel healthier.  By the end of the week you will be preparing a soup, wrap or a pasta primavera which all help increase your daily fibre. 


Taking a little bit of time each week to get organized is the best thing you can do to establish great cooking habits.  In this session you'll learn how to plan your weekly meals so you can save money, save time, eat better and eat less take-out.  By the end of the session you will be cooking up delicious Veggie Chilli, Quiche or Easy Curry Chicken. You'll be on the road toward establishing a healthy happy kitchen!

What they are saying:

“Excellent teacher is key to the enjoyment. Barb was excellent, knowledgeable and a good teacher”

"The course was very enjoyable and everything discussed was very relatable. I liked the weekly challenges, they gave me more encouragement"

"The Course created the awareness with regards to cooking and health eating"

" The Cooking Reboot Program is an inspiring series of cooking classes"

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Barb Kemp
Barb Kemp
Food and Cook Educator, Writer and Founder of Recipes To The Rescue
I’m Barb Kemp – creator of Cooking Reboot program and the Principal of Recipes To The Rescue.  I’m a food educator and facilitator who runs healthy eating and cooking classes to teach everyday cooks how to eat healthy and to prepare nourishing meals for your family in Vancouver, Canada.

I am a passionate home cook and my intention is for you to become a passionate home cook as well. I've been hooked on real, whole foods since my late 20's when I decided to improve my diet for health reasons. I realized if I ate more veggies, whole grains and less meat, I had more energy and was sick less often. I discovered the power of food!

It wasn't until I became a mom that cooking took on a whole new meaning. I found it frustrating finding time to cook 3 times a day, 7 days a week, PLUS I became anxious about the foods I was feeding my kids. I took cooking and nutrition classes, read cook books galore, became obsessed with cooking and one thing lead to another. I started writing and blogging about food and cooking, offering personalized menu plans to busy moms, and for the past 20 years delivering healthy eating and cooking programs.

One of the biggest things I’ve learned is that so many home cooks, new moms especially, want to eat better and cook more at home but lack the encouragement, inspiration, knowledge, and confidence to make it happen. This is why I started the Cooking Reboot program, to ignite the home cook’s love for real food, healthy eating, to share what I know and to support you along the way.

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