Why do I teach cooking classes? Well, mostly because so many people don't know how to cook or they don't know how to cook a healthy meal. No, opening up a can of veggies and heating it up in the microwave is not cooking. I'm talking about planning a healthy, well balanced meal. Shopping for the ingredients and cooking it. Cooking a meal that makes you look forward to sitting down at the table and enjoying the fruits of your labor. That kind of cooking. Get it?
No, it's not hard to do and yes, you can do it. It just takes experimentation (which can be fun), practice and patience. Sometimes it doesn't even take that.
What makes me a good person to teach you how to cook? Mainly, because I've been cooking since I was about 12 years old. I grew up in Columbia, Tennessee. Yep, that's in the South. Guess who taught me how to cook. My grand mother, my great aunt, my aunts, my mother and a cousin or two. I come from two families with deep Southern roots of farming and raising their own food. Believe me, these people know how to cook! Ever heard of Clifty Farm Country Hams? They're kin folk. Are you starting to get an idea of what kind of cook I am?
My cooking roots are deep in Southern cooking but, I have more to add than just that. I have received an education in nutrition from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I've learned how to heal myself with food. I've learned how to cook and to eat to heal and maintain a healthy body. So, if you're concerned about diabetes, heart health, gut issues, food allergies or sensitivities, etc. then I can teach you what's good for you and what isn't.
My first cooking series is: Living and Cooking for a Healthy Life. Keep scrolling to learn more.
This class series will meet on the 4th Friday of each month. Cost for these classes may vary.
July's class is: Friday, July 27, 2018 6pm t0 8pm
Subject: Class size is limited to 4 people. Cost for this class is $20 per person.
Location: Private Residence in Donelson, TN. Address to be given upon registration.
You must register for this class by noon on Thursday, July 26, 2018 to attend.
In this class we will look at what spices every kitchen should have, how to use them and try some recipes that use those spices. Appetizers and other light foods will be presented in the class.
If you would like to attend this class and have dietary restrictions please register for this class ASAP.
August class - Friday, August 24, 2018 September class - Friday, September 28, 2018 October class - Friday, October 26, 2018
More classes to be posted soon!
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Health Coaches are knowledgeable advisers who provide ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness. As your Health Coach, I will listen carefully and help you to navigate the world of contradictory nutrition advice to determine what changes are necessary for you.
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As a client of my health coaching program, you will…
set and accomplish goals in a way that is empowering and exciting
work to achieve and maintain your ideal weight
understand and reduce your cravings
increase your energy levels
feel great in your body
learn about new foods and how you can easily incorporate them
improve your personal relationships
discover the confidence to create the life you want
Your customizable program may include (you decide what type of program you want)...
two 50-minute sessions per month
e-mail support between sessions
recipes that are healthy and simple to prepare
coaching and support to help you make the dietary and lifestyle changes you want
simple but informative handouts that will increase your nutrition knowledge
access to my monthly newsletter with the latest health tips and recipes
my personal commitment to your health and success
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