How To Become Confident In Your Kitchen Skills

Healthy Vegan Online Cooking Classes

Learn to easily pull together healthy, tasty vegan meals
that you and your family love every day!

By Heather Nicholds, Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Learning to make quick, healthy meals that taste good and satisfy everyone at the table is tough.

I know, because it took me years to figure out first how to make healthy meals, and then to make them taste good, and even longer to figure out how to do that easily on a daily basis without spending all of my precious free time in the kitchen.

I've been sharing my recipes and tips on my site and YouTube for over 3 years, and now what I want to do is take you behind the scenes and into my kitchen.

I want to give you a closer look, a better understanding of how to cook and a deeper education of what makes a healthy vegan meal - and how to make it fun and tasty.

I want to show you my secret tips, tricks and shortcuts for healthy cooking that don't show up in my public recipes and articles.

Stop struggling in your kitchen - join me in mine!

Over the past 5 years, as I've shifted to a healthy diet and then a vegan diet, I've made lots of mistakes, and have had more than my share of kitchen disasters.

I've tried out so many recipes, discovering what works and what doesn't. I've taken cooking classes, to uncover the process behind cooking techniques. I've become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, to understand how to get a nutrionally-balanced vegan diet.

I've experimented with and merged these fields - which are usually thought of as two separate worlds - together to bring you the best tips, tricks and techniques to make simple, healthy, tasty vegan meals.

This is your opportunity to become a confident cook, able to make healthy and tasty vegan meals every day of the week that you and your family love eating - and avoid kitchen disasters, disappointments and embarrassments.

Who Should Join

Healthy online cooking classes!
  • New cooks who want to learn how to make meals at home rather than buying take-out
  • Experienced cooks who want to learn healthy vegan cooking techniques
  • Health-oriented people who want to learn to cook with whole foods
  • People with dietary restrictions or who just want to reduce oil, gluten and sugar
  • Vegans and vegetarians who want to cook healthier meals
  • Meat eaters who want to incorporate more plant-based meals or cook for a vegan/vegetarian spouse, friend or loved one


Homemade Tomato Sauce With Meatballs
  • Learn to make healthy meals
  • Learn to make vegan meals
  • Learn to make tasty meals
  • Learn to make simple daily meals
  • Learn to cook with whole foods
  • Gain confidence in the kitchen

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

  • Tasty
  • Healthy
  • Easy
  • Fun
  • Gain Confidence
  • Master New Skills

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-laden store bought stuff. Even my husband liked it and he is an ice cream fanatic! Thank you so 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

I really did learn a lot from you, and I liked that you weren't "all chefy" and didn't intimidate us. I have to say that I really enjoyed seeing your humor come out, and your playful side. The fact that I have a culinary school trained husband had no impact on your class, meaning I had no thoughts what so ever that you were inferior. I was happy to see you pull out a bigger knife though....haaa! Only for your safety though. My knife skills freak my husband out! Your site has become my go-to site when I'm looking for ideas, so I'll be around! Thanks again, Heather!
-Katherine, Colorado

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 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

Cooking Class Topics And Recipes

Click on each topic listed below to see the recipes we'll 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

Online Cooking Classes

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  1. 24 Full-length cooking class videos (3 each month)
  2. Delicious and healthy vegan recipes
  3. Quick videos on cooking techniques, with new ones being added
  4. Ask me (and other students) questions in the student community
  5. Audio *mp3 downloads
  6. Class notes & course text PDF

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The amount of education, advice and nutrition information you get is huge! Most cooking classes are at least $70 per class, and you'll get 3 classes each month - so that would be $210 per month. This course is only $29/month (or $21.75 if you pay up front!), which is less than the cost of a daily cup of tea or coffee in a cafe.

Heather Nicholds

If you don't want to do the full course, I also have each module set up on its own: Healthy Cooking Classes

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 happiness.

I can't wait for you to join me!
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, and/or discover new cooking techniques that make your meals tasty and flavorful.

Online Cooking Class FAQ

Do I have to start the classes right away?

The classes are set up to start on Thursday, and 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?

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 and I'll get back to you.

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