Course curriculum

    1. Welcome From Christina

    2. How to Navigate the Course

    3. Cooking Foundations Course Initial Survey

    4. Food Safety Basics

    5. Knife Skills 101

    6. Reading a Recipe for The First Time

    7. Mis en Place (Everything in its Place)

    8. Timing a Recipe

    9. Suggested Places to Find Recipes

    10. Grocery Shopping Tips & Tricks

    11. Tips for Selecting Fruits and Vegetables from the Grocery Store

    12. Tips for Selecting Meat, Poultry, and Fish from the Grocery Store

    13. My Grocery List

    14. My Weekly Cooking Plan

    15. Reducing Grocery Shopping Anxiety

    16. Suggestions for Practice After Completing Module 1

    1. Organizing Your Pantry

    2. Pantry Staples List

    3. How to Organize Your Refrigerator and Freezer

    4. Stocking Your Kitchen with Tools and Appliances

    5. How to Keep Your Kitchen Clean

    6. How to Keep Your Kitchen Clean (Especially When Executive Functioning is Difficult)

    7. How to Make Doing Dishes Less Daunting

    8. Suggestions for Practice After Completing Module 2

    1. Creating the Ideal Sensory Eating Environment

    2. How Do I Decide What to Eat

    3. Low Energy, Lower Effort Meal Ideas

    4. Mindful Mealtime Check-In Booklet

    5. My Cooking Journal

    6. Suggestions for Practice After Completing Module 3

    1. Breakfast Introduction

    2. Mix and Match Breakfast Ideas

    3. How To: Cut a Bagel

    4. Tutorial: Eggs 3 Ways

    5. Tutorial: Smoothies

    6. Tutorial: Overnight Oats

    7. Tutorial: Baked Oatmeal Muffins

    8. How To Make: Avocado Toast

    9. Suggestions for Practice After Completing Module 4

    1. Lunch Introduction

    2. Mix and Match Lunch Ideas

    3. Tutorial: Marinated Baked Chicken Cutlets

    4. Tutorial: Pan Fried Chicken Cutlets

    5. Tutorial: Egg Salad

    6. Tutorial: Buffalo Chickpeas

    7. Tutorial: Onigiri/Rice Balls

    8. How to: Press Tofu

    9. Tips for Packing Lunch for Work/School

    10. Suggestions for Practice After Completing Module 5

    1. Dinner Introduction

    2. Mix and Match Dinner Ideas

    3. Meal Prep Basics

    4. Tutorial: Lemony White Bean Soup

    5. Tutorial: Sheet Pan Mahi Mahi with Roasted Kale, Carrots, and Potatoes

    6. Tutorial: Shrimp & Broccoli Stir Fry

    7. Cooking Packaged Frozen Food Tips

    8. Creating Your Own Spice Blends

    9. More Recipes We Love (From Previous Cooking Classes)

    10. Suggestions for Practice After Completing Module 6

About this course

  • $195.00
  • 68 lessons

How do you know if this course is for you?

  • You feel overwhelmed thinking about having to cook for yourself.

  • You order takeout more often than not or make something simple like cereal because you're not sure where to begin with cooking or meal prep.

  • You've never had to cook for yourself until now so it wasn't something you've ever thought much about.

  • You've watched many YouTube and TikTok videos on cooking, but they seem daunting and you still want more or that's not your preferred learning style.

  • You want to learn the basics of cooking in an environment that is neurodivergent friendly and free from diet culture.

You can learn to cook!

Seriously, this course is made for people who have struggled with cooking before or are first-timers. We know it can be hard, and we're here for you!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • How do I know if this course is for me?

    This course is for people who would consider themselves beginners and are just learning to cook. The content in this course is foundational meaning it will give you the tools to be able to tackle more advanced cooking styles, however it does not teach these advanced methods.

  • Are there live portions of this course?

    Yes! In addition to all the content you can do at your own pace, by purchasing this course you will be invited to monthly live cooking classes that take place virtually via Zoom. These classes will be recorded and available in your course dashboard. Exact class dates/times will be posted on the community page.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    You will have full access to the course for as long as we offer it, and for a minimum of 6 months after you place your order.

  • Can my teenager take this course?

    Absolutely! We just ask that an adult makes the purchase of the course per our terms and conditions and that anyone under the age of 18 has an adult present with them during the live cooking classes.

  • Can I take this course if I have an eating disorder?

    This course is designed with folks with eating disorders in mind which means that there is no talk about "good" or "bad" foods and no talk about calories. People with eating disorders are welcome to take this course if they feel comfortable being in an environment where food is the focus. Taking this course is not a substitute for engaging in eating disorder treatment and this course does not provide any individualized nutrition recommendations.

  • My life is super hectic! Do I really have time to take this online course?

    Absolutely! This course is designed for you to learn at your own pace and your own learning style. Lessons are a combination of videos, text, audio, and suggested assignments.

  • Can I share my login information with others?

    No. This course is for individual use only. I reserve the right to terminate your account and access to Course Materials if I discover that you have exceeded these terms of use by sharing your login or the materials in the Course with unregistered users. The exception is if you purchased this course to share with your teenager/minor.

  • Do you offer discounts?

    In order to make this course more accessible, there is a Compacted version of this course which is discounted. It does not include a community page or access to live classes.

  • Do you offer refunds?

    Generally, we do not offer refunds, but we want you to be satisfied with your experience. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, contact us within 30 days of your purchase and we can discuss the situation. Any refunds will be subject to a $50 administrative service fee. If you are unsure if this course will meet your needs, please enroll in the free preview to get a feel for the course prior to purchasing.

Compacted Course Version

Cooking Foundations Compacted version has much of the same great content as the original and allows you to learn to cook at your own pace. However, it does not include live classes or the community forum.

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Thank You

Your Course Instructor

Christina Frangione

Culinary Guide

Christina Frangione (she/her) is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and Registered Yoga Teacher in private practice helping folks recover their relationship with food and their bodies. Christina particularly enjoys assisting individuals in breaking down the barriers to nourishing themselves; including teaching basic cooking skills, kitchen organizing, meal planning, and supporting an ideal sensory environment.