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I signed up for ONLINE Cooking Lessons !

Friday, November 15, 2013




Some of the best money I ever spent when I was a single parent of young children, working 12 hours shifts, and trying to juggle preparing healthy meals was to spend it on leaning how to cook. It's not that I didn't know how to cook, I was stuck in a rut. I wanted new, fresh, taste proven meals the kids would eat. I didn't have lots of time for experimenting.




One day at the health food store I saw an ad for a raw food cooking class. It didn't fit my schedule so I called up the instructor. She took me under her wing and showed me in a couple of hours in her tiny kitchen how I could prepare quickly several days worth of incredibly tasty meals.






My schedule was so hectic and I was so worn out working 12 hour shifts she even did the grocery shopping for me. When I left her tiny apartment I had new found knowledge, groceries which I paid for, and lots of meals prepared for the week. Her fee was minimal an hour but I walked away with confidence that I could make better food choices. It was a bargain as I ended up knowing all her favorite meals and I realized how easily and quickly they could be made.






Lifestyle changes call for well, developing new habits. As part of my food choices I am trying to incorporate as much fresh fruits and vegetables into my diet. I have been doing well on my own, but I decided it was time to expand my knowledge and take some classes once again.






I wanted to take some classes along the coast which involved time away from home and were expensive. Things never worked out in my favor to take the classes, so I signed up for a online classes. The classes are by Russell James at http://www.therawchef.com/





He had a special where when you signed up I was able to get an extensive video library to watch online or to download on to the computer, burn a DVD or watch. His classes include every single meal, snacks, seasonal eating plans and more. He includes the recipes with each video.







He has demonstrations how to make raw cheeses out of nuts and so many great ideas. He introduces me to new foods I haven't used before. Watching how he prepares the meals is very helpful.







To top things off he has a video series on making fancy chocolates and desserts. Yum. emoticon I am so impressed with the knowledge that is shared on making the different types of chocolates, the whole process, tempering it and so much more !





The course is so extensive I can see myself taking months to go through and make the recipes and try them out. Yet they are not so hard that one would be intimidated away from making them. He also has sent me all of his recipe books which I think have different recipes from the videos. If your wanting something different, desire something new, I would encourage to find some online classes that fit your dietary plans. It's well worth pursuing.





It's time to break out of eating the same old meals. emoticon



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CLPURNELL 11/19/2013 11:30PM

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JANIEWWJD 11/18/2013 12:33AM

    Yummy!!!! emoticon

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2ABBYNORMAL 11/17/2013 5:51PM

    The pie, sandwich and chocolates look awesome.
Thank you for the web sites.
I wish I could afford even the cheapest cooking class, but I can't, so information shared is greatly appreciated.
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FITWITHIN 11/17/2013 12:15PM

    emoticon Yum!

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MAMISHELI53 11/16/2013 8:00PM

    Wow, how kind that person was to help you out like that! May she receive blessings a hundredfold!
I was blessed to have a Mom who let me cook, a grandma who sent me cookbooks for birthdays - Mexican, French, Italian....and now my DD is a superb cook, learning some from me, and some soul food from her BF!

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WALLAHALLA 11/16/2013 7:02PM

    I could definitely use some cooking lessons, and I don't think my family would argue that a bit.

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BIGPAWSUP 11/16/2013 6:59PM

    That is so cool. I would love to learn some day!

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CATLADY52 11/16/2013 3:05PM

    Interesting. I think I'll look into it and give it a try. emoticon

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4KWALK 11/16/2013 12:11PM

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge, ideas and images through this blog. I am in such a rut that I hate to prepare a meal so maybe this is my answer.
I do appreciate the ideas and information given here.

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/16/2013 10:57AM

    Your blog is making me hungry!! "Yummy"
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GRANDMA125212 11/16/2013 9:59AM

    Very encouraging blog for me right now because I feel stuck in a rut.

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L*I*T*A* 11/16/2013 9:57AM

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WINE4GIRL 11/16/2013 8:55AM

    Awesome information! I need to look him up as I'm always game to learn something new about food!
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RAWCOOKIE 11/16/2013 8:27AM

    Congratulations! I just love Russell James' recipes - his demos are so clear, aren't they :D I have strayed from the raw path due to finances, but am still enjoying knowing how to incorporate raw dishes into my plan.
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KNYAGENYA 11/16/2013 7:49AM

    Thanks! Sounds great.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/16/2013 7:46AM

    Thanks for writing about it. I just bought a new cookbook at Costco a couple days ago. All the recipes are healthy gluten free and egg free. I immediately thought of you when I started reading it because it goes into a lot of detail about how to bake using different gluten free flours and starches.

I can't remember if I told you I made the ganache you blogged about. My husband absolutely loves it. It has a wonderful rich taste!

I don't have a lot of energy right now while I'm on chemo, so easy recipes are the best....or ones my husband can make. I will certainly check out the on-line class.

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LOTALAFFS 11/16/2013 5:21AM

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! I am the worlds worst cook but maybe I can learn visually if I see it done step by step.

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IMREITE 11/16/2013 2:22AM

    I do enjoy the cooking options that are set up more as methods rather then strictly following a recipie. sometimes my taste buds or access to ingredients can make it hard to follow it exactly. i have made a couple raw things. they are pretty good.

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KMVBBAM 11/16/2013 1:36AM

    You are such a motivator...need to find me a cooking instructor. The food looks soooo yummy!

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COCK-ROBIN 11/16/2013 1:08AM

    Oh, this is SO good! I'm hungry now.

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TOKIEMOON 11/16/2013 12:16AM

    The raw foods cook you met years ago was a Godsend! No wonder you are such an adventurous cook, now that I know how you've continued to pursue further training. Your time and money are well spent!

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AJDOVER1 11/16/2013 12:03AM

    I've taken other online classes, but I never thought of taking a cooking class that way. It's not right for me right now, but thanks for planting the seed!
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GENRE009 11/15/2013 11:26PM

    These look amazing, Yummy! eva.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 11/15/2013 11:08PM

    How exciting for you.

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NANCYPAT1 11/15/2013 11:07PM

    What a wonderful idea and really good way to help STAY on track.

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4RASCALS 11/15/2013 10:22PM

    Looks and sounds exciting. Keep us posted please.

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ELSCO55 11/15/2013 10:11PM

    Looking forward to seeing your progress

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JACKIE542 11/15/2013 9:27PM

    Great idea, would be fun!! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 11/15/2013 9:25PM

  The food looks so appetizing! HUGS and have a good weekend.

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    emoticon emoticon Visualize partaking of sunshine! Love your blog~ emoticon BB~ emoticon

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  lovely so interesting

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    very interesting

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