Nutrition Kitchen: Basics of Cooking for Busy People
What you'll learn
- Select the right cooking equipment
- Stock up on basic ingredients useful for any recipe
- Cut meats and vegetables safely and efficiently
- Cook meats, vegetables, and grains using various techniques
- Select the right spices for various flavor profiles
- Meal plan and streamline your life
- Eat delicious, nutritious food without spending too much time or effort
- Have a desire to eat healthier and save time and money by cooking more at home!
“Hey babe, what should we do for dinner tonight?”
“Oh, uh, we could go to that restaurant down the street…”
“We just ate there the other day and spent $60.”
“Yeah...maybe we should just go to Subway.”
“Again? I’m sick of Subway. Should we just eat cereal?”
“I think we have some eggs…”
“Whatever -- let’s just go to that restaurant.”
If this sounds like you, this course is for you. A lot of people don’t know what they’re going to eat for lunch or dinner, and then end up eating fast food or going out where they spend a lot more money than they would like. By learning a few simple cooking techniques, you can eat healthy, delicious food without spending a lot of time or money.
This is not a traditional cooking class in that the focus is on specific cooking techniques rather than recipes (although, you will also find many simple recipes). You’ll learn how to prepare food; how to cook meats, vegetables, and grains in several ways; how to bring a lot of flavor to your meals by putting together flavor profiles composed of certain spices; and how to safely clean your cooking area. Throughout the course, you’ll also learn about basic nutrition (e.g., carbs aren’t the enemy).
About Your Instructor
Your instructor, Brad Kunkel, has been a personal chef for the last eight years and founded 1505 Kitchen in San Jose, California. He is passionate about helping people eat well, eat healthy, be well, and be healthy.
This course will help you develop a healthy eating lifestyle, and integrate it into your day-to-day.
Who this course is for:
- Busy people who think they don't have enough time to cook or think it's too complicated
Hi! I love creating online courses and instructional materials on topics I love. So far, I've written a statistics textbook (Street-Smart Stats: A Friendly Introduction to Statistical Research Methods) and created an introductory chess course, a penmanship course, and an algebra course that focuses on topics that are essential in understanding calculus.
To actually pay the bills, I run an instructional design consulting firm, TURN THE WHEEL, that helps organizations create digital learning experiences for their clients, customers, and workforce. These courses have much larger budgets than the ones I make by myself. For one thing, we do professional video shoots rather than filming on my iPhone, as I've done for my own personal courses.
I love both creating my own courses--my side hobby--and working with big organizations. I love having the creative control to design curricula on topics I'm passionate about, and I love working with people to design courses that meet their needs (and learning a lot from the subject-matter experts with whom I collaborate).
Another side project is creating a mobile learning platform that anyone can use to both create and take courses directly from their phone. I'm hoping this will empower people all over the world who don't have computers to create learning materials that will benefit their local communities and beyond.
I'm really passionate about online learning, and am especially excited to see how VR and AR revolutionize the way we learn.
Thanks for reading!
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