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Whats Stops You From Home Cooking?

Guided online course that turns parents into healthy home cooks.

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


So many of us would love to be organized in the kitchen and cook more often at home.

Prepare meals that truly nourish our families and scrap all the take-out, 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 to cook.  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 cook more meals at home?

What if you could get organized with healthy meal prep ideas with someone guiding you through each step of the process? 

Would you do it?

Gaining the knowledge and skills to create awesome meals for your family will turn you into a 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 eat healthy and cook more at home so they can improve their health and have more energy
  • to understand better what’s in their food
  • to gain healthy meal prep ideas
  • to save money by dialing down on the take-out
  • to get more organized with meal planning 
  • and to feel inspired and motivated again 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 meals for your family and friends…and to have some fun in the kitchen.

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This course is for parents who want to build cooking skills, feed their families 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:
  • Don’t have time to cook, but wish you did.

  • Have a desire to cook with more real foods and less processed foods.

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

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

  • Are not organized, so you don’t cook.

  • Never meal plan and end up throwing out food you buy.

  • Eat way too much take-out because you can’t get motivated to cook.

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

  • Are a new cook and could use some guidance in the kitchen!
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“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!”


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

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.

At the end of 4 weeks you will be well on your way to calling yourself a home cook and turning home cooking into a habit.


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.


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.  


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. 


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.


  • You’ll be cooking up tasty meals that your family love.
  • 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 easy, delicious meals that you prepare. 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’ll enjoy grocery shopping and even save money on your grocery bills.  Plus stop eating so much take-out.
  • You’ll be a healthy, happy home cook.


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.


4 week guided on-line course that turns parents into healthy home cooks

  $79.00 CDN

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