Home Cooking Reboot 2018-08-19T08:34:23+00:00
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What if you could cook more at home

… eat well, less take out & have a healthy, happy family?

Let's Do It!

4 Week Online Guided Course For The Everyday Home Cook

Welcome everyday cooks

So many of us would love to be organized with recipes, shop at the grocery store for real food  and cook dinner more often at home. Prepare tasty meals, filled with vegetables that truly nourish our families and scrap all the pizza, processed, pre-made foods that are typically fatty, sugary and salty.  But with juggling work, family, social events and everyday chores, there’s little time to get organized with recipes, shop for food at the grocery store and to cook tasty dinners at home.  Plus take-out is just a phone call away.  Let’s face it…it’s a big stressor for parents these days.  But what if you could eat more real food and get organized with meal prep with someone guiding you through each step of the process.  Would you do it?

Gaining the knowledge and skills to prepare awesome meals will create a healthy family and turn you into a happy home cook

I’m Barb Kemp, a food educator and self taught home cook who has been delivering healthy eating and cooking programs for over 15 years. What I’ve found is that parents all want the same simple things:
  • to gain confidence in the kitchen and cook more at home for their family
  • to understand better what’s in their food
  • to gain healthy meal prep ideas and feed family and friends nourishing meals
  • to save money by dialing down on the take-out
  • to get more organized with meal planning and relieve stress of cooking daily
  • and feel inspired and motivated in the kitchen.
It’s why I created the Cooking Reboot course.  I wanted to develop a course that was enjoyable and relatable to the everyday cook.  To teach healthy eating and cooking habits that are easy to implement.  To give you the confidence and inspiration to prepare simple, tasty nourishing meals for your family and friends…and to have some fun in the kitchen.

Barb Kemp – Founder of Recipes to the Rescue, food educator, self taught home cook

Is This Course For Me?

This course is for those who wish to make home cooking a bigger part of their lives.   Who wish to simplify food decisions, build cooking skills, feed their families simple, nourishing dinners with real food, and take control of their health.  You’re in the right place if you:
  • Have a desire to cook more at home with real foods and less processed foods but don’t know where to start.

  • Wish to be organized with your cooking and learn to meal plan.

  • Are a parent and want to feed your family healthy meals but lack knowledge & inspiration

  • Are not organized, so you don’t cook and end of feeding your family too much take-out

  • Buy food without a plan and end up throwing it out.

  • Are embarrassed to call yourself a home cook but want to make the kitchen a bigger part of your home.

Sign up today!


“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 Cooking Reboot program is an inspiring series of cooking classes”
“Sincere, from the heart and with a very good message of wholeness for us to heed. This teaching tool is a nice contribution to society – you make proud!”

How it works

Sign up for the 4-week guided course and the fun begins!
  • It’s expected that you complete one session each week.  We want you to savour the course and practice cooking in-between sessions.
  • 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!
  • Every week for 4-weeks you will receive bi-weekly emails to guide you through the process.
  • There’s also a discussion box inside each session to share your experiences, both successes and struggles, with other home cooks.
  • Support and encouragement when you need it.



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.

Session Outline:

1.1 Welcome and course outcome

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 How to chop an onion

1.8  How to chop garlic

1.9 How to make a meat sauce

2.0 Weekly challenges


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.  

Session Outline

2.1 Real food-the blueprint of good health

2.2 Fruit, vegetables & how to make salad dressing

2.3 Oils and how to make a Greek salad

2.4 Mindful eating

2.5 How to increase fruit & veggies

2.6 Menu planning

2.7 weekly challenges


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 learn some different ways to save money at 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 can feel healthier.  By the end of the week you will be preparing a soup, a wrap or a pasta primavera which all help increase your daily fibre. 

Session Outline

3.1 Exciting fennel

3.2 Lets talk grains and fibre

3.3 How to make hummus

3.4 How to read food labels(part 1)

3.5 How to read food labels (part 2)

3.6 How to save money on your grocery bill

3.7 Menu planning

3.8 Weekly challenges


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 enjoying yourself in the kitchen, cooking up delicious Veggie Chilli, Quiche or Easy Curry Chicken.  You’ll be on the road towards establishing a healthy, happy kitchen.

Session Outline

4.1 How to get organized to cook

4.2  How to menu plan

4.3 Meat, dairy and alternatives

4.4 Herbs and spices

4.5 Wrap Up!


We don’t like rules. The program is 4 sessions and is meant to take place over a 4-week period. It would be great to have you join us each week, but, we all have busy lives. We know this. If you are planning on being away (hopefully somewhere hot, and on a beach) during the 28 days, don’t worry; the program will be waiting for you when you get back.

The program starts with session one. Every week for four weeks you’ll get an email with a link to the course. Each of the 4 sessions comes with a workbook, video lessons, video trainings, and recipes. Each session has 5-7 videos, to be watched throughout the week or all at once. Expect to spend 35 minutes/week  on the course plus your home cooking.  We’ll also be supporting you through the process with bi-weekly reminder emails to keep you on track.

Good question! Cooking Reboot is not a cooking course. Everyone wants to eat better and cook more at home but we simply lack the encouragement, inspiration, knowledge, and confidence to make it happen. This program starts a conversation about food and cooking with you and fellow everyday cooks. You will quickly become convinced that you can cook at home and you will taste the joy of your success.

This is not a problem. Everything you need can be found at garage sales or thrift stores (or maybe your mother’s cupboards?). You just need a few basics such as: one knife either a chef’s knife or long (6-8inch) utility knife and a small paring knife, a cutting board, a medium size saucepan with a lid and a sauté pan, a large soup pot with a lid, one bowl (medium-size will do), colander (for draining pasta and washing veggies), a wooden spoon, cheese grater, vegetable peeler, measuring cups and spoons, dishtowel and dish washing soap.

No, that’s not our gig! We believe that no one likes to be told what to eat. Cooking Reboot strives to empower you to do your own menu plan. This way you get to choose the recipes and the food you like to eat. Don’t worry – it’s fun, easy and tasty.

Yes. We offer a 100% money-back guarantee for up to 14 days from the time you start the course. So if you’ve gone through the first 2 sessions of the program and aren’t entirely satisfied we’ll happily refund your purchase.


I’m Barb Kemp, creator of Cooking Reboot.  I’m a food educator with over 15 years of experience, and an enthusiastic home cook.  I get very excited talking and teaching about all things food, healthy eating and cooking.  My hope is, through this course, you too will get hooked on fresh whole foods and home cooking.
My love of food and cooking began in my twenties when I was told to become vegetarian for healthy reasons.  The problem was, I liked meat and potatoes and didn’t really know how to cook!  I ate whatever I wanted, including takeout foods filled with sugar, salt, and fat. Embracing the challenge, I learned to cook.  Then I started to add more veggies and grains into my diet and discovered a whole new positive lifestyle change.
Later, when I became a mom, one of our children developed a food allergy and all meals had to be made from scratch.  I struggled at first, but once again welcomed the change and learned to menu plan.  It was a game changer.
Eventually, I switched careers and started writing and teaching about home cooking, meal planning and fresh whole foods.
Today, many home cooks lack food knowledge and confidence in the kitchen, just as I once did.  In some ways, the need to cook is declining, as prepared food is everywhere.  Yet for many of us there’s a desire to cook nourishing meals at home.
That’s why I created the Cooking Reboot online course.  It’s enjoyable and relatable for the everyday home cook and teaches habits and skills that can easily become part of a healthy lifestyle.  Learning the magic of menu planning and gaining the confidence to cook saved me and my family…and it can save yours too.
I hope you’ll join me and together we’ll bring joy into your home kitchen. 


Barbara Allan Dietitian
“I have known Barb for many years. I have always been impressed and inspired by her passion, not only for food but for sharing her knowledge! This latest endeavour is proof of how Barb continues to make healthy eating accessible and delicious.”
Barbara Allan, RD, CDE, Author of “The Diabetes Prevention & Management Cookbook”
jean mills
“Barb’s program is relevant, entertaining and engaging. I left each session wiser about food choices and jazzed about real food preparation.”
Jean Mill MBA, CA, CFO, General Manager at TRG Benefits and Pensions Inc.


Guided 28 day on-line course that gives you the confidence to become a home cook with loads of healthy meal prep ideas!

  $69.99 CDN

Commitment:  35 minutes per week plus home cooking in-between sessions
4 Weekly Sessions
34 Educational & Skills-Based Videos
Weekly Challenges
4 Weekly Workbooks 
Bi-Weekly Email Support
 Over 25 Simple Tasty Recipes
Menu Plan and Shopping List Template
5 Day Completed Menu Plan with recipes and shopping list
Recipe Booklet and Package of Recipe Cards
Subscription to the Recipes To The Rescue Newsletter
15 Day Money Back Guarantee
On-line discussion 
Sign up today $69.99 CDN