What If You Could Cook More At Home

and stop eating so much take out?

Eat well and thrive

Barb Kemp – food educator, self taught cook, writer, and founder of Recipes to the Rescue

Welcome to Cooking Reboot.  I’m Barb Kemp, a food educator and self taught home cook.  I’m passionate about food and cooking and my intention is for you to become a passionate home cook as well.

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

What with juggling work, family, social events and everyday chores, there’s little time to get organized to cook in the kitchen.  Plus take-out is just a phone call away.

It’s tough for the everyday home cook today.  Food has gotten confusing and it’s hard to decipher what it all means.

I have been delivering healthy eating and cooking courses for over 12 years now.  What I have found over the years is that everyday home cooks all want the same simple things; to eat healthy so they can improve their health and have more energy; to understand what’s in their food; to cook more meals at home; to gain healthy meal prep ideas; to save money by dialing down on the take-out; to get organized with their meal planning; and to feel inspired and motivated again in the kitchen.  This is why I created the online Cooking Reboot course.

Cooking Reboot is a 4-week online course for the home cook that will teach you how to prepare nourishing meals for your family.  It will re-ignite your love for real food, inspire you to cook simple, tasty, healthy meals and teach how to get organized and meal plan.  

Gaining the confidence to create nourishing meals for your family will turn you into a life-long home cook.  

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.  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 to share your experiences, both successes and struggles, with other home cooks.

After the course:

  • You’ll understand food labels.
  • You and your family will eat more fresh whole foods, more veggies, become healthier and have more energy.
  • Your friends and family will enjoy the simple, tasty meals that you prepare with love. You will have the confidence to call yourself a home cook.
  • You will find the time to cook dinner more often and know how to prepare healthy meals.
  • You’ll be organized in your kitchen, menu plan 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 find cooking fun and enjoyable.


An online basic nutrition course with loads of meal prep ideas


The program kicks off by setting you up for success.  We take a hard look at why we should all eat well and, after a self-reflection exercise, you’ll discover what gets in the way.  Then you’ll set a healthy eating goal to work towards over the month.  We’ll also look at the main reasons we don’t seem to have time to cook at home (hint: social media) and what other barriers there might be to everyday cooking. 

At the end of session one you will be inspired to eat more fresh whole foods.  You’ll look forward to cooking in your kitchen more often and you’ll discover that cooking can be fun.  Your family will love the Pesto and Tomato Sauces  and also you’ll learn a whole lot more about the influential onion and the sassy garlic. 


In the second session we’re going to focus on how to eat more fruits and veggies.  It’s really not hard once you start!  We’re also going to cover mindful eating and how to really pay attention to the food we eat – the colour, smell, taste, texture of our food.  Enjoying food and the meals that you prepare with your family and friends is why we cook – it’s a win-win situation.

By the end of this session you will be eating veggies aplenty.  They’ll be in your smoothies and in your salads and you’ll feel great because you’ll be eating better and your whole family will be healthier.  


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 and reduce food waste.  We tackle whole grains and how to increase daily fibre, a much misunderstood subject.  Finally you’ll discover new ways to save money  at the grocery store. 

At the end of the session you’ll be full of energy, eating whole grains and loving it.  You’ll save money on your grocery bill and cooking up meals full of beneficial fibre such as Hummus, Lentil Curry Soup and Pasta Primavera.  


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 get a menu planning template, a suggested pantry list and a cooking equipment/utensils list. You’ll learn how to plan your weekly meals and we’ll also take a peek at protein, which means meat or meatless.  Yes, you don’t have to eat meat to get protein, we’ll show you how.  

At the end of the session you will have saved money and time.  You’ll be eating better, consume less takeout, enjoy cooking more and feel less stressed with menu planning.  You’ll be preparing more vegetarian meals or perhaps trying a vegetarian meal for the first time.  And you’ll be experimenting with spices to add more ZING to your meals and cooking up delicious Veggie Chili, Quiche or Easy Curry Chicken.  You’ll be on the road towards establishing a healthy, happy kitchen.


This course is for the busy, everyday cook who wants to eat better, take control of their health and ignite some excitement, confidence, and organization into their daily cooking routine. It’s not a course to blame or shame anyone about how they’re currently eating.  It’s a course to transform you into a healthy, happy organized everyday cook!  You’re in the right place if you:
  • Are bored with that looming question, what am I going to cook for dinner? 

  • Feel guilty that you’re not cooking the best foods for yourself and your family.

  • Spend much too much money on take-out and wish you were more organized with your menu planning.

  • Are a parent trying to learn how to cook and feed the kids foods they will eat!

  • 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. 
Check The Course Outline Here


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 the creator of the Cooking Reboot course and the Principal of Recipes To The Rescue.  Outside of the online world I’m a food educator and facilitator who runs healthy eating and cooking classes to teach everyday cooks on how to  prepare healthy meals for themselves and their families in Vancouver, Canada.
I’m 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 food since my late 20s when I decided to improve my diet for health reasons. I realized if I ate more veggie, 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 (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 healthy and cook more at home but lack the encouragement, inspiration, knowledge, and confidence to make it happen. This is why I created the Cooking Reboot course –  to ignite the love for real food, home cooking and healthy eating.   To share what I know and support you along the way.


“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.



4 x Weekly Sessions  
Commitment:  35 minutes per week plus home cooking in-between sessions
27 Educational & Skills-Based Videos
Weekly Challenges
Weekly Workbooks 
Bi-Weekly Email Support
 Over 25 Simple Tasty Recipes
Menu Planning and Shopping List Template
Completed 5 Day Menu Plan with Recipes
Subscription to the Recipes To The Rescue Newsletter
Discount on the 7 Day Menu Planning Challenge
On-line Forum