It’s a total joy and a deep honor to inspire you to take your wellness into your own hands, right in your own kitchen...deliciously! I’m Courtney Coleman, and I’d love to teach you to prepare the foundation of a whole foods diet, from which you can creatively change and add to according to your needs and tastes. I've studied and practiced Macrobiotics and Ayurvedic cooking since 1999, and have experienced that cooking with the the whole foods that are best for one's unique body type will prevent disease, increase energy, and bring one's mind, body, and spirit back to balance.
Many of the people I’ve helped since 2006 feel victorious after finally getting off packaged/processed foods. They’re surprised by the amazingly tasty, satisfying dishes they learn to create, and by the strategies I teach them for reducing the time and money they thought it would take to prepare their own whole foods meals. They'd heard about the health benefits of soaking & sprouting whole grains, of cooking with dark leafy greens and sea vegetables for trace minerals, of making cultured vegetables for probiotics, and using only unrefined oils, sweeteners and salts, but they didn't actually know how to incorporate these practices into their routine, until I walked them through it!
I'd love to talk with you anytime about your questions and needs.
PRIVATE COOKWELL SESSIONS
Since starting CookWell in 2006, I’ve developed a comprehensive, fun, and engaging way of teaching you (OR your small group, OR your kids!) in your own kitchen to cook with whole food in various two-hour sessions (see The Course page or Kid's Classes page). During the sessions, I’ll give you several informational handouts for reference, and we'll discuss several whole food nutrition topics. Then, we'll cook together, and lastly, we'll feast together! You'll learn cooking techniques for dark leafy green stir-steams, for baked dishes with sprouted whole grains, for savory pots of beans, for healthy snacks to go, and much, much more!
YOUR UNIQUE BODY TYPE
From my experience, I’ve learned that everyone needs different types of foods and lifestyle practices to maintain personal balance. Some people need more warming foods like simmered winter grains or grass fed meats, and some people need more cooling, cleansing foods like raw vegetables. Each person’s body chemistry, constitution, metabolism and blood type are different, so I can help you pinpoint which types of foods, which ratios of carbohydrates to proteins to fats, and which diet & lifestyle philosophies are most harmonizing for your particular body type.
YOUR SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS
I can also teach you to make meals that meet your varying nutritional needs and dietary limitations with a fabulous variety of flavors! Each of the sessions I offer are adaptable to any dietary limitations including wheat/gluten-free, dairy-free, and low glycemic/candida diets.
I LOVE teaching kid's, so check out the details of what they can learn and what we can cook together on my Kid's Classes page.
GROUP CLASSES IN SLO
Since 2009, I've been teaching group classes on Sunday afternoons at New Frontiers, SLO, and I'm now teaching one Monday evening per month at Central Coast Culinary in SLO. These classes are a ton of fun, and you'll love the d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s meal we eat together. Just visit my "SLO CLASSES" page for all class dates, details and registration info (RSVP required).
FREE RECIPES TO GET YOU STARTED
At the bottom of each page on this site, I've listed a few of my favorite recipes to get you started. Enjoy!
DON'S KNIFE-MAKING WEBSITE!
I'm so proud of my sweetie Don, for sticking with the challenge of mastering the ancient skills of hand-forging chef knives and camp knives: www.californiacustomknives.com
I'M NOW OFFERING...
~ Diet & Lifestyle Coaching because practicing new eating habits and cooking skills as a routine, is easiest with loving guidance and extended support. I'd love to be that support for you, in an extended series of one-on-one coaching sessions designed to identify your body type's needs, practice lots of hands-on cooking, develop a personalized meal plan and grocery lists, engage in group support with CookWell webinar sessions and CookWell meetup potlucks in SLO County, develop awareness about your changing food choices and emotions, cultivate mindfulness, joy and gratitude in the kitchen, get follow up support via phone or email, and much more!
~ A Monthly CookWell E-Newsletter with tips, recipes and schedule of group classes at New Frontiers....please email me a request to be added to the list: firstname.lastname@example.org.
~ On-Site Cooking for your party/event OR meals for you to store & re-heat
~ Phone Consultations
~ Private Classes taught alongside my sweetheart Don Andrade! Don is a fantastic chef, knifemaker and Zen kitchen enthusiast. He brings joy and mindfulness into helping people gently transition to a whole foods diet & lifestyle. He not only offers sustenance training, but life path counseling and meditation coaching as well. We'd love to talk with you anytime about your needs.
~ The CookWell Blog cookwellforlife.blogspot.com
for the newsletter archive, cooking videos, the best natural health articles, and more fantastic recipes!
Thanks So Much For Your Interest...
I'd love to talk to you on the phone to answer any questions you may have, and to find out how I can best serve you and your family’s needs.
I guarantee you’ll love the food AND feel increased vitality after three weeks of consistently eating the whole foods diet that’s right for you, or I’ll refund your money.
Big Thanks & Be Well,
A Recipe For You!
Steamed Dark Leafy Greens
to alkalize the body and balance heavy meals
In a deep, medium sized stainless steel pan, place a fitting steamer basket and 2 cups water in the bottom. Stuff 1-2 bunches (as much as will fit) chopped kale or collard greens, (or you can use mustard greens, turnip or radish tops, bok choy tops, watercress, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kholrabi or Brussel’s sprout greens!).
Cover, bring water to boil over medium heat, and steam greens for 1 minute. Uncover to make sure all greens are slightly wilted and wet-looking. Steam another minute if not.
Remove lid and add a big pile to each plate, drizzling lemon juice and a spoonful of high-quality extra virgin olive oil to each serving.
Thanks for visiting my website!
CookWell’s services are designed to give each client information to learn from to attain better health; they are not diagnostic or prescriptive. I encourage each client to listen to their body and compliment the information given with the advice of qualified health professionals.