It's always free!
I receive revenue from the ads on the videos posted to YouTube. Video likes & comments also help the revenue I receive from YouTube. Also, if you purchase items through any Amazon links I provide, a charity for children with cancer benefits (The For a Day Foundation).
The current cycle begins August 25th, 2015 & ends October 6th, 2015 - 6 weeks. We'll take a week break & begin the next cycle, which will also be announced on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, & here. Maybe an airplane banner, too. You can sign up even after the cycle begins.
Yes. No matter your dietary preferences, we all need more vegetables in our lives.
Vegetables + herbs & spices + healthy fats = flavor & nutrient party! You'll feel fantastic, satisfied, & happy (a la happy food dance). Unless you are abstaining from all fats, these recipes can support any dietary regimen. I don't subscribe to any of them, really, so it's up to you to decide. Unless you're vegan or Paleo. If you're vegan & something uses dairy or eggs, I'll suggest an alternative. If you are Paleo, ::shrug:: I don't know what to tell ya. Frankly, we all know "diets" aren't for long-term & this approach eases you into an actual lifestyle that doesn't require buzz-killing food restrictions or buying monthly products to maintain a "status." Also, if eating vegetables & fresh herbs is new to you, give yourself time to adjust to the natural flavor of vegetables & pure ingredients.
Yes! I am choosing easy recipes to keep it simple. I want you to enjoy more vegetables, so I'm working to reduce your overwhelm. Eventually, more advanced cycles will be created for seasoned cooks (ha - see what I did there?!) as separate experiences.
I hope you'll like the recipes enough to find the entire book useful. The VCC is not intended to replace or circumvent the need for the actual book. I researched dozens of books & decided on the featured books because of their immense value and the volume of solid recipes. I am confident you will get a lifetime of use from the recommended cookbooks.
I'll try to keep the choices to foods you're most likely to come across, or those just outside the normal choice. I aim to extend your palate ever so slightly - just enough to educate your palate & entice your curiosity. Examples of potential recipes are:
Leeks in Mustard Vinaigrette, Cool Rice & Cucumber Salad, Braised Escarole with Onion, Cold Tomato Soup, Green Goddess Dressing
I have no way of controlling that, but I hope you participate fully (short of known allergies or life emergencies) & schedule (horror!) the time to try them all.
You may need to take a hard look at life. No time for sustenance is a dangerous sign. Please find a way to prioritize yourself & your health. Also, none of the recipes (at the basic level) are time-consuming. Cooking once a week should be realistic for anyone.
Other than my world falling apart [sarcasm], nothing! You can realistically do them whenever you want! I recommend doing each recipe together as a group because of the accountability & community aspects, but do whatever floats your boat, as long as you eat more vegetables.
I'll probably ask for feedback on the videos, recipes, & format. And I'll invite you to register for the next cycle of the club. If you don't re-register, you'll only hear from me about new cycles or special invites to my cooking video courses.
I am a food-lover who wants people to share my utmost respect for food & the influence it has on our lives. I believe food affects everything. I've experiences years of dieting obligations & the subsequent disappointments. My life is too full to be tethered to a diet or diet products. So, I use my elite training as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach to examine & alleviate common hinderances to healthful food.
I'm not here to tell you why you should eat healthier; I'm showing you HOW.
I've authored a video course, Cooking Essentials, focusing on the basic kitchen & cooking equipment needed for cooks of all levels, including how to stock a pantry. I call myself a cooking companion because I want to teach you how to be functional & comfortable in the kitchen, providing flavorful, healthful food - while enjoying the process.
I also rescue cocker spaniels, smoke cigars, & watch ghost TV shows. I'm planning a wedding to a Frenchman & I founded/manage a charity for kids with cancer - The For a Day Foundation. I frequently allow Francois to cook for me & we spend time in his hometown in the South of France each summer. Born & raised in Mississippi, I'm a graduate of University of Miami & Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Email me at Jenna @ JennaGEdwards.com (remove spaces) for other questions - or tweet me! I'll probably respond faster to that.