Healthy Online Cooking Course

Marinara Pizza
From boring pasta to healthy pizza!

I want to show you how to cook simple, healthy meals that replenish, fuel and cleanse your body.

That sounds pretty good, right? And the great thing is, once you understand what goes on behind the cooking process and how foods work together, it's so much easier than following recipes!

12 years ago when I was in University, I mostly just ate pasta with plain tomato sauce. It was all I knew how to make. I remember when I first started trying to learn how to cook, I burned garlic and I broke down and cried because I don't know anyone who would burn garlic.

In 2009, I enrolled in the main course at the School Of Natural Cookery and learned about intuitive cooking - making food without recipes. It was a total revelation, and made cooking so much more fun for me. And then becoming a Registered Holistic Nutritionist brought the nutrition side of things into how I cook.

I wanted to combine these two sides of cooking for you. After taking the classes, you'll be able to simply pull a bunch of ingredients and herbs/spices out of the pantry and fridge, and whip up something delicious and nutritious without needing a recipe. Then you'll freestyle, diagnose and correct as you go. No more disasters!

How Do The Online Cooking Classes Work?

Healthy Granola Recipe
Healthy Granola

The classes were done live, and I recorded them from different angles so that I could edit them into a course for you to watch on your own time. There are 24 classes of 45-60 minutes each.

Now, once you've made these meals once, you'll easily be able to do all the prep work in less than 30 minutes - the classes are longer because I discuss nutrition and demonstrate cooking techniques while I go.

When you sign up now, you get access to a private members-only website where you can:

  • Watch the cooking class videos online any time you want (day or night)
  • Go through the dozens of photo lessons to learn specific techniques
  • Download all of the videos and recipes
  • Upload photos of some of your meals
  • Ask me questions about any of the recipes

We won't be making boring pasta (although we do make a nice homemade tomato sauce in one class). I'll be passing on to you the most important tips I learned in cooking school.

The real benefit here is that you will learn how to use fresh ingredients and herbs/spices that still taste great without all the "bad stuff."

The recipes are generally:

  • Low fat
  • Low sugar
  • Low salt
  • Gluten free
  • Plant-based

And it's more than just a cooking course - I get into nutrition and health information while we're cooking, and people have been really excited to discover how to get proper minerals, vitamins and protein into their meals.

Click on the tabs below to read about the benefits my students have found:

  • Gain Confidence
  • Make Yummy Food
  • Master New Skills
  • Get Healthy
  • Have Fun

Thank you so much for offering the classes! I was sad to see them end because I've enjoyed them so much! It was a real treat to be taught a "mindset". I wanted to share a success story with you- One day, I decided to make the black bean burgers we made in class, but when I went to my grocery store, I discovered that they didn't sell any canned beans without salt (and I couldn't find some other stuff I needed), and I didn't have enough time left in the day to make my own from dried beans...I almost despaired, but then remembered the pizza night we'd had the previous week, and after quickly thinking through what I had in my pantry at home, I decided, on the spot, to instead make a mexican-style pizza that would be based on ingredients I already had on hand...I felt like an artist picking his paints as I looked at the various vegetables in the store that could top my pizza creation :) it not only ended up being absolutely delicious, but was satisfying on a whole new level because I was eating something that I created using your methods, as opposed to being enslaved to a recipe. It was empowering and I don't view cooking the same way any more. Creating in the kitchen makes me happier than following recipes :)
-Dan, Texas

I have been a vegetarian for two years but still learned new things and techniques last night so thank you! I had prepped some of the food so I finished last night after the class up to the point of baking and we will have them tonight for dinner! My husband and I tried them and they are delicious!!! The best veggie burger I have had and especially the best I have made!! It is not dry!!!! I can’t wait for tonight’s dinner nor till Thursday’s and all of our upcoming classes. And I must say the ice cream was soooo delicious!!!!! Even better than the chemical ladder store bought stuff. Even my husband liked it and he is an ice cream fanatic! Thank you so much!

I thought you had organized the presentation well because you made it all work in the allotted time, and that is not so easy to do. I appreciate your attention to details and especially to your instincts for being able to anticipate questions people might have before they have them! Thanks for doing the section on sprouting last night. It was nice to see a sprouting container that works so well, so I will order one when I can get the seeds. Thanks so much for all your hard work putting together the videos, recipes, and classes. I am getting so many good ideas from you. Thanks much

I am really enjoying the classes. I've navigated all around and you have everything so nicely organized. I like how informed you are and how you share that information with us. It's not just "you should eat this because it's good for you and what they do to animals is bad." That's all true but I like how you gear your site towards complete health and you know a lot about what different types of foods can do for you. It definitely helps when talking to family and close friends who are skeptical about a vegan diet. You do so much for free too which is so kind of you...your site is sweet and honest. Thanks Heather!

What I like & noticed at first glance was the clarity and ease of use. The site is clean without a lot of decorative background. This makes it very easy to quickly find what I'm looking for. I especially appreciate the Photo Lessons section. Besides the photos being amazing, it is great to actually see the things you are writing about, rather than just a printed list of items. Last, but not least, the actual video classes themselves. FUN! I feel like I'm in a friend's kitchen while she cooks & chats about a bunch of stuff she's learned. I can almost see myself sitting at the counter with a glass of iced tea...or maybe some wine
Linda, Carson City NV

Topics And Recipes

Click on each topic listed below to see the recipes I go through to read more details:

  • Salads & Dressings
  • Soups
  • Sauces & Dips
  • Pizza
  • Veggie Burgers
  • Raw Food
  • Grains & Breakfast
  • Healthy Desserts

We'll look at how to make a salad - which most people think of as a boring side dish - into a filling and energizing meal, and how to make tasty dressing bases that can be used with all kinds of different flavors.


Quinoa Salad with Avocado-Dill Dressing

Black Bean Salad with Lime-Sunflower Dressing

Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Black Bean Dressing

A good soup is based on a few important ingredients, spices and steps. You'll learn how to improvise based on what's in your fridge and come out with a delicious comforting meal, plus some time-saving tips.


Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili

Creamy Squash Soup

Curried Chickpea Soup

Discover how to make your own sauces from scratch - instead of from a jar - with healthy whole plant foods, and how to make them thick, rich and full of flavor.


Fresh Basil Pesto

Homemade Tomato Sauce

Mushroom Gravy

Pizza is a great way to enjoy a big mound of veggies, and there are some easy tricks to making a super delicious cheese-less pizza. We'll cover cooking methods for vegetables and nutrition effects of those different methods.


Pesto Pizza

Mediterranean Hummus Pizza

Marinara Pizza

We'll look at how to cook dried beans, canned versus dried beans, and how to make an awesome veggie burger with lots of flavor and the right texture for putting on a bun with all the fixings.


Baked Falafel Burgers

Spiced Lentil Burgers

Spicy Black Bean Burgers

We'll look at nutrition in raw foods, how to grow sprouts, and how to make raw food more interesting. Cause let's be honest - there's only so many times in a row I can eat plain raw veggies.


Jicama With Avocado-Mint Sauce

Raspberry Ice Cream

Asian Peanut Sauce on Massaged Kale

We'll go through how to cook whole grains (including quinoa), some tips on how to make that process faster and more efficient, and how to put together a good breakfast that gives you lasting energy.


Apple Pie Oatmeal

Quinoa Gingerbread Pudding

Banana Bread Rice Pudding

We'll talk about how to make healthy treats with minimal amounts of oil and sugar, figure out how to use whole grain flours, and discuss which sweeteners are best for you.


Banana Walnut Muffins

Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Apple Cranberry Crumble

Date Squares

Bonus Guidebooks

I want to make this resource incredibly useful for you, to really give you everything you need in order to learn about healthy cooking. So I'm including 3 bonus guidebooks to make sure all the bases are covered and give you as much value as I can:

  • Healthy Kitchen Tips
  • Healthy Meal Planning
  • Nutrition Guide

Healthy Kitchen Tips: How To Set Up, Save Time And Save Money

I'm going to show you how to save time and money, being more efficient so that you can enjoy cooking and also being out of the kitchen!

Healthy Kitchen Tips

Here's what's inside:

  • Saving time in the kitchen
  • Saving money on food
  • Preparing foods ahead
  • Grocery shopping, Reading labels & Equipping your kitchen
  • Recognizing strange ingredients & Making healthy and vegan substitutions
  • Cooking for a mixed house or for one
Read More

Healthy Meal Planning: Plant-Based Balance

Planning healthy plant-based meals isn't nearly as hard as it’s often made out to be. Once you get the basics down, you can easily and quickly make balanced meals on a regular basis.

Healthy Meal Planning

Here's what's inside:

  • Planning balanced meals
  • Breakfast ideas
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack and dessert ideas
  • Using leftovers
  • Taking food to-go
  • Calories and portion sizes
Read More

Nutrition Guide: For Plant-Based Eaters

Plant foods can give us all the nutrients we need to be perfectly healthy. It does take some awareness and knowledge, but once you have the basics down you can easily keep yourself healthy and happy.

Nutrition Guide

Here's what's inside:

  • Balance and plant food groups
  • Balanced nutrition for vegans
  • Supplements
  • Impact of different cooking methods
Read More

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Know someone who would love to get a healthy boost? I'd be honored if you wanted to share with them:

I'm excited to help you move past the same old, not-so-healthy meals to making simple, flavorful, nutrient-dense recipes that give you the nutrients you need to sail through your day full of energy, confidence and general pleasantness. :)

I hope you have fun with it!
Heather Nicholds, Registered Holistic Nutritionist

P.S. If everyone at the table already loves your cooking, and if you feel that you're healthy and know how to prepare meals for optimal nutrition, you probably don't need these online cooking classes other than just for the fun of them.

These classes are best if you want to gain confidence and skills in the kitchen, get more nutrition into your body, discover new cooking techniques that make your meals tasty and flavorful.

Cooking Class FAQ's

Do I have to start the classes right away?

No, you can start whenever you like. The classes are set up to flow to a new section every 4 weeks, but you can watch and learn on your own time and schedule.

How long will I have access to the cooking class site?

Your access won't expire, so you'll be able to go into the site as long as I continue to run it, which I plan to do indefinitely.

Can I download the video and audio content to watch/listen offline?

Yes – most people don't allow this in membership sites, but I give you the ability to download all of the videos and audio in the plan so that you can watch offline, transfer to your mp3 player and keep them forever.

Do the classes and recipes include dairy, eggs, meat, fish or poultry? i.e. is it vegan?

This is a 100% plant foods cooking course. It's not to discourage my meat-eating followers, but it's just the best way to teach you about all of the amazing plant foods out there while supporting my vegan and vegetarian followers. Vegans and vegetarians will find this course exactly tailored to your needs, and meat-eaters can treat it as an opportunity to learn about some new plant foods.

I'm cooking for an extremely picky eater. Do you think I/he/she will like the meals in the classes?

I put together the recipes with the goal of pleasing someone who isn't used to eating healthy plant foods. I tried to make the meals as simple – but as tasty – as possible, using ingredients and flavors that most people are familiar with. I can't guarantee that the recipes will please everyone's tastebuds, but hopefully most. If there are any ingredients that you just don't like, or can't eat, I'm happy to help you find a substitution.

Do you use any weird ingredients?

Well, 'weird' is a bit subjective, but I kept the ingredient list for the course as simple as possible, using vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, and seasonings that you should be able to find at any major supermarket. There are a few things that might be tricky to find (like coconut oil, quinoa, nutritional yeast) but the good news is that those things are now really easy to find and order online.

What kitchen equipment will I need? Will I need to buy a $400 blender?

I don't have a $400 blender and I wouldn't want to ask you to buy one. Healthy eating doesn't require any special equipment, but here are the things I use on a regular basis and have incorporated into the class: a good knife, a cutting board, pots and pans, various utensils (spoons, ladles, flippers, etc), and some kind of blender or food processor.

I don't have a lot of time to cook. Are the meals quick to prepare?

I generally try to keep meals to 30-45 minutes cooking time. I also try to keep meals to one or two pots so that dish cleaning time is minimized as well.

If you have days when you just have absolutely no time to make a meal, I share my secret shortcuts.

I've never cooked for myself before. Am I going to be able to make the meals in the course?

I create recipes with the idea of being as easy as possible for people who aren't used to cooking for themselves, or aren't used to cooking whole plant foods. I put the recipes and meals together using as few packaged foods as possible, so you will be learning how to cook things from scratch, but you can totally do it.

Even the most beginner cooks have told me they weren't overwhelmed, and actually enjoyed gaining confidence in their skills in the kitchen. You'll learn all the important things you need to know about cooking vegetables, whole grains and beans and using seasonings so that you shouldn't have any trouble with the recipes.

Do you have a question that wasn't listed here? Send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I'll get back to you.

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  1. Salads & Dressings
  2. Soups
  3. Sauces & Dips
  4. Pizza & Vegetables
  5. Veggie Burgers
  6. Raw Food & Sprouting
  7. Grains & Breakfast
  8. Healthy Desserts
  9. Bonus Guidebooks
  10. Bonus Cheat Sheets
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If you sign up and find that this just doesn't work for you - for whatever reason - I'll refund your full purchase right away.

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About Heather

As a Holistic Nutritionist, I want to share how amazing you can feel on a whole foods plant-based diet, and to how to make simple, fast, incredibly delicious, nutritionally-balanced meals that leave you and your family satisfied and full of energy.

My goal is to empower you to make healthy meals, have success with your healthy weight loss plan, find balance in your body and your life. I hope to inspire you to see healthy eating as an exciting and abundant way of life.

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