What If You Could Cook More At Home…

and stop eating so much take-out and take better care of yourself, your family + your bank account!

Next Session STARTS NOVEMBER 2nd 2016

Hi! Welcome to Cooking Reboot

Barb Kemp – food enthusiast, facilitator, educator and everyday home cook

I want to ask you a question.  Do you want to cook more at home and eat better – eat less of the crap food that’s full of fat, sugar, and salt? Do you have a very busy schedule juggling your life, your work and family and don’t have a whole lot of time for noticing food or eating healthy or getting organized in the kitchen? Plus it’s so easy to eat the take-out!  But what if you could get organized to cook more and have someone guide you through the process? What if your life was simplified?  Let’s face it….it is tough out there for the everyday cook!

I’ve been cooking with everyday cooks and delivering healthy eating courses for over 15 years now, and I’ve found that my participants all want the same simple things; to eat better so they can improve their health and have more energy; to understand what’s in their food better; to prepare more meals at home; to eat less take out and save money; to get more organized with their meal planning; and to feel inspired and motivated again in the kitchen.

Introducing Cooking Reboot! A 4-week online program that will inspire you to enjoy your food, eat well and turn you into an inspired, organized, everyday home cook  

If you’re anything like my fellow cooks you:

  • find cooking boring and often feel like you just can’t be bothered.
  • lack confidence in your cooking skills and in your daily food choices.
  • eat too much take out and then feel ashamed about it.
  • buy food that you never eat and end up throwing in the garbage.
  • regularly find yourself hungry but with no real food in the fridge  (i.e. – your favourite pizza place is a saved contact in your phone).
  • feel bad about how much sugar and salt you consume.
  • feel guilty about your food choices because you’re not taking the best care of yourself and your family.
  • think that you were born without the “good cook” gene your Facebook friends seem to have in abundance.

At the end of the program you’ll be able to:

  • plan your weekly menu for you and your family with enthusiasm.
  • feel confident enough to cook for yourself and your loved ones.
  • understand what eating well looks like.
  • simplify your food decisions so you can spend your week focused on things other than the ever looming question “what am I going to have for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?”
  • feel like you can cook simple, tasty meals you can be proud of, and even have friends and family over for dinner! (maybe you’ll even “master” a dish or two from the recipe book you’ll get).
  • enjoy the rich benefits of cooking more meals at home – save money, be healthier, and feel happy that you’re taking great care of yourself and your family.
  • actually have fun cooking!
I’m a big believer in the power of home cooked meals. The kitchen has always been a big part of my home and with that comes some of my favourite meals and memories. 
Are you ready to turn your kitchen into a place where delicious food, family and friendships are created?




The 4-week program will kick off with a look at food, and why we are now buying cheaper, calorie dense foods. We’ll look at the main reasons why people don’t cook at home (or don’t cook at all!), and you’ll get a self-reflection exercise to discover what’s stopping you personally from eating less take out and cooking with more fresh, whole foods at home. The educational videos in this session will also cover ways to make cooking be more fun.

The cooking and skills component will focus on the influential onion and the sassy garlic!  You’ll also get some simple and tasty recipes to get even the most reluctant cook off the couch and into the kitchen!


In the second session we’re going to focus on exploring food basics, and the importance of eating real food (i.e. – unprocessed and unrefined fresh, whole foods). You’ll discover easy ways to include more fruits and vegetables in your diet so you can keep your body working at an optimal level, and reasons why you should try to buy produce at your local farmer’s market. We’re also going to cover mindful eating and the importance of really noticing the colour, smell, taste, and texture of your meals.

The cooking and skills component will focus on smoothies and salad! By the end of the module you’ll be able to make delicious fruit smoothies, a salad, and a simple salad dressing.


In this session we ask the question “do you know what’s in your food?” You’ll learn how to read and understand food labels so they aren’t so confusing (and misleading!), and different ways to save money at the grocery store. There will also be a focus on grains and fibre, especially the importance of fibre, and how to increase your intake so you can feel healthier.

The cooking and skills component in the third module is hummus. Hummus is one of my all-time favourite recipes to make because it’s great with vegetables (another way to include more veggies in your diet), and delicious in a sandwich.


Taking a little bit of time each week to get organized is the best thing you can do to reboot your cooking habits. In this session you’ll get a suggested pantry list and cooking equipment/utensils list, and you’ll learn how to plan your weekly meals so you can save money, save time, eat better, eat less takeout, enjoy cooking more, and feel less stressed.

The cooking and skills component focuses on dairy, meat, eggs, and the world of herbs and spices. If you’re a vegetarian, or you want to try more vegetarian meals then you’ll love this module and discover some secrets to help you add more ZING to your meals.


This course is for the busy, everyday cook who wants to eat better and ignite some excitement, confidence, and organization into their daily cooking routine. It is not a cooking course. It’s not a course to blame or shame anyone about how they’re currently eating.  It’s a course to transform you!  You’re in the right place if you:
  • Are sick and tired of the ever looming what am I going to have for breakfast/lunch/dinner? question.
  • Feel guilty that you’re not taking the best care of yourself and your family.
  • Spend waaaay too much money on take-out.
  • Are a new Mom or Dad freaking out because you never learned how to cook!
  • Dream of being your healthiest self – which means less salt and sugar, and more real whole foods.
  • Want to make the kitchen a bigger part of your home where food, family and friendships are celebrated.
  • Wish there was a way cooking didn’t have to be so boring, and you could actually get excited about cooking with and eating fresh, whole foods. 


We don’t like rules. The program is 4 sessions and takes place over a 28 day period. It would be great to have you join us for the full 28 days and participate in the weekly forums, 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 a new module. Each of the 4 modules 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 cooking.  There’s also a forum with each module so you can share your experiences, both your successes and struggles, with other participants.
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 beginning of 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 – the creator of Cooking Reboot, the Principal of Recipes To The Rescue and the writer of the Recipes to the Rescue newsletter. Outside of the online world I’m a food educator and facilitator who runs healthy eating and cooking classes to empower and motivate everyday cooks in Vancouver, Canada.
It’s no secret that I love food. My family and friends will tell you that I love to talk about food and cooking – it has always ignited a passion and excitement in me, and I love igniting and passing that same passion onto other people. I’ve been hooked on real, whole food since my late 20s when I decided to improve my diet, but it wasn’t until I became a mom that cooking took on a whole new meaning. I found it frustrating and boring cooking 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 and one thing lead to another. I started writing about food and cooking,  offering personalized menu plans to busy moms (before the internet!), and delivering healthy eating and cooking programs. That all started close to 20 years ago!
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 Cooking Reboot – a month long, online program to ignite the home cook’s love for real food and healthy eating. Ready to get started?


“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”
“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.


commitment: 4 weeks, 35 minutes/week PLUS home cooking
next session: November 2nd, 2016


4 x Weekly Sessions Which Include:
Educational & Skills-Based Videos
Weekly Challenges & Support
 Group Discussions
Weekly Workbooks
Simple, Tasty Recipes for the Everyday Cook