What If You Could Cook More Meals At Home…

eat healthier, & and take better care of your family?

Healthy Eating Made Simple & Meal Prep Ideas – 4 Week Online Course


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

Welcome to the Cooking Reboot online course!

Do you wish to create a healthy lifestyle for your family?  Do you want to cook more at home but just can’t seem to get organized or find the time?  Could you use some healthy meal prep ideas?

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 and sluggish.

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.

Let’s face it…it’s tough out there for the everyday home cook today.

But what if there were an easier way to eat healthy, to get organized and to cook more with someone guiding you through each step of the process?

Welcome to Cooking Reboot!

I wanted to develop a course that was enjoyable and relatable to you, the everyday cook. To teach you healthy eating, meal prep and cooking habits that are easy to implement.  To give you the confidence to prepare simple, tasty meals for your family and friends…and to have some fun in the kitchen.

nutrition Education

At The End Of The Course:

  • You will cook more at home.

  • You and your family will be eating foods that truly nourish your bodies.

  • 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.

Next Guided Course Starts June 26th – Sign Up Now!


A guided healthy eating course that you can digest, with loads of healthy meal prep ideas.

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.


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 onions and garlic and how to chop them.


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 which you learn to make, and in your salads. 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 everyday person 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:
  • Want to improve your health, have more energy, and be more productive.

  • Hate that looming question, what am I going to cook for dinner? 

  • Wish you could find the time to cook more at home.

  • Are a parent and want to learn how to feed your family healthy meals!

  • Wish to be more organized with your menu planning 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!
Sign Up and Join Us!


“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”

“Not loud and flashy, but 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!”


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 wish 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 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 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 time, encouragement, inspiration, knowledge, and confidence to make it happen. This is why I created the Cooking Reboot course –  to ignite your love for real food, home cooking and healthy eating.   To turn healthy eating into a habit, to have you cook more at home 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.


GUIDED COURSE – Starts June 26th, 2017 – Sign up today! 

SELF DIRECTED COURSE – Sign up today, start anytime and go at your own pace

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 (Guided Course Only)
 Over 25 Simple Tasty Recipes
Menu Planning and Shopping List Template
Recipe Booklet (Guided Course Only)
Subscription to the Recipes To The Rescue Newsletter
On-line Forum (Guided Course Only)