The last thing I published on this blog – way back in March 2020 – was an ebook of family breakfast recipes. We were a week or so into the first UK lockdown, the world felt strange and disconcerting and my hope was to put something out there that might offer some help, inspiration, or simply distraction from the madness and uncertainty with which we found ourselves surrounded. Hundreds of you downloaded it, which blew me away. So thank you. Seeing your pictures and hearing your feedback during those months made the world seem a closer, less isolated place.
Nearly a year later and we’re somehow back in the same situation. This time with a (fingers crossed) end in sight, although depending on exact dates, that may coincide with the arrival of the fifth member of our family . . . Ah well, exciting times beckon … 🙂
During the first lockdown there was a lot of talk about self-improvement – learning a new language, taking up yoga, making your own sourdough – and although I’m sure the intentions of those advocates were positive, as a parent juggling work, homeschooling, small children, fitness and more, simply staying afloat was the most the majority of us could hope to do.
Regardless of how you’re surviving, there is one thing we all have to do, every day, more than once, and that is to eat. And – if we don’t want to survive only on ready meals, takeaways and toast – cook. I’m not talking about the aforementioned sourdough, fancy plated meals or anything complicated – just the process of putting tasty, uncomplicated food on the table for you and your loved ones.
Which is where The Body Confident Cooking Club comes in.
The Body Confident Cooking Club is a brand new project I’ve been working on – something a whole lot bigger in scale than the ebook, one I’m super excited to share and the current baby in my life (before the real one pops out and derails every best laid plan . . . ).
Talking to friends, family, my husband’s clients and lots of you lovely internet people over the last year or so, a common theme kept occurring. People have anxieties around food. They want to feed their families well, to nourish themselves and those around them and to eat delicious things. But they’re also short of time, lacking in inspiration or – conversely – overwhelmed by the wealth of free content on websites and apps, curating a perfect Pinterest board of recipes only to come home and cook the same chicken curry time and again. Some people are scared of getting it wrong, nervous about specific ingredients or phobic about entire food groups, convinced they can’t cook – anyone can cook, I promise! – or unable to plan ahead.
It’s a minefield.
But one that I’d love to help you navigate.
The Body Confident Cooking Club was created to give busy people the confidence to create delicious, real food that will make them look good and feel even better. No strict meal plans, no fancy techniques and no forbidden foods.
The first four week plan launches on 29th January and includes brand new weekly recipes, printable shopping lists, a meal planning guide and store cupboard staples plus a FREE breakfast ebook (8 brand new recipes, not related to my previous publication).
Cooking brings people together. I’d love you to come into my kitchen, share delicious recipes and learn tips and tricks that will make your time spent with food easier and more enjoyable. There will be a private Facebook members group so you can chat to me and each other, share ideas and successes and ask questions. There will be an Instagram account with inspiring photos of the food, but also advice, Q&A opportunities, live videos and more.
Let’s get something positive out of the current situation and emerge more confident, more connected, better fed.
Sign up now. Tell a friend. I’m so excited to share this with you.