SHUT UP AND COOK!
A no-bs guide to getting back to basics:
to quit ya whingin’ in the kitchen.
So you love to have a whinge about cooking yourself food….
boring. get over it! Stop whinging and continue to order the damn takeaway, salty jars of crappy sauce and never look back or…..
shut up and cook!
You don’t get to have both. Choose one and move onto other more exciting things. No-one cares that you can’t get your shit together to work a full time job and feed yourself (PS: this is adulting) and PPS: they will care if they want to whinge too, in which case, I hope you realise just how boring they sound.
This is a no-bs, no fluff course to remind you of what matters.
You’re a human and you’ve got tastebuds. You probably love eating food and I reckon you’re really annoying when dining out because you judge all the meals you eat. You love to be a pretend Masterchef judge. Too salty – you scoff as you eat crispy polenta chips with blue cheese sauce.
BUT when you enter your own kitchen and whip up a bland as f*ck soup, the thought of adding salt never crosses your mind or you simply buckle under the pressure.
You’re spending too much time focussing on the wrong lame-ass priorities in your day.
You’ve probably got to eat/cook another 65,000 meals or so – how would you like those to go?
… because whinging isn’t doing you any favours.
This is your guide to getting back into the swing of things in the kitchen. Or finding the swing in the first place.
I’m here to help YOU revolutionise your kitchen habits. I want you to know, you’ve got to eat but IT DOESN’T NEED TO BE SUCH A DRAMA!
You’ll learn to stock your pantry and fridge and get to know those ingredients that bring flavour fast. Along with a kick-arse meal plan that will be a joy to cook and step-by-step video’s of each meal.
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN SHUT UP + COOK!
You’ll get instant access to this course and the online Member Pantry where the full course experience lives. You can whizz through the content at your own pace, take a year to do it or experience the natural delivery of the course. Plus lifetime access to revisit whenever you need and any new updates.
BOOBYTRAP YOUR PANTRY + FRIDGE: I’ll show you what to stock in your pantry and fridge, so you can keep it working for you. Meaning, when you walk in the door at 6.30pm, you’ll know you have ingredients to make a meal that’s faster to serve up than ordering UberEats.
DITCHING THE PACKET FOODS: You’ll learn how to read the back of a packet so you can determine whether it’s fit for your temple (body). You’ll learn the good, better, best of buying packet food AND you’ll learn how to cook the wholefood from scratch version of the 10 most commonly purchased packet foods, that are easier and cheaper for you to make yourself.
FOOD SAFETY: ‘If in doubt, throw it out’ – not anymore, there’ll be no doubt. You’ll have the knowledge to know what’s what in your fridge, when to freeze, how to safely defrost, how to use your senses to determine what’s going on in that container and when its necessary to chuck. This knowledge alone can save you over $2500 a year on your grocery bill.
TIME SAVER KITCHEN HACKS: You’ll learn hacks for speeding up how you cook your meals and general ‘holy sh*t I never even thought of that’ moments that you won’t be able to help yourself but fall in love with cooking (even though you don’t really want to…. or do you..).
KITCHEN CONFIDENCE: None of the above matters if you don’t have the confidence. I teach you how to think in the kitchen, what to do when you don’t feel like it, what to do when you think you’ve stuffed it up, what to do when you want to throw in the towel and hire a private chef.
DISCOVER YOUR KITCHEN MOJO: You’ll learn that all along, you had a creative voice in your head (your intuition) when it comes to food and accessing your creative side was easier than it was in 9th grade Art class.
✓ 5 DAY MEAL PLAN: THIS IS YOUR NEW GO-TO PLAN, FOR WHEN SHIT HITS THE FAN. WE’LL MAKE BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, SNACKS AND SOMETHING SWEET. THIS IS AUTO-PILOT MODE FOR AN EASY WEEK.
✓ STEP BY STEP VIDEO CLASSES: YOU’LL GET ME ON YOUR SCREEN SHOWING YOU EXACTLY HOW TO COOK UP THE BASIC BUILDING BLOCK RECIPES EVERY HOME COOK NEEDS TO KNOW. THESE RECIPES ARE THE LAUNCH POINT FOR SO MANY MEALS, YOU’LL LAUGH AT HOW SIMPLE COOKING CAN BE, ONCE YOU KNOW WHAT IS ACTUALLY GOING ON INSIDE THAT POT.
✓ RECIPE EBOOK: 30 RECIPES, YOURS TO DOWNLOAD, PRINT, SCRIBBLE ON, SPLASH TOMATO SAUCE ALL OVER (LIKE THE PRO’S DO) AND REFERENCE OVER AND OVER AGAIN. FILLED WITH BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, SNACKS AND SWEET TREATS.
✓ IMMEDIATE ACCESS: TO THE SHUT UP + COOK! MEMBER PANTRY, WHERE ALL THE COURSE CONTENT LIVES READY FOR YOU TO DIGEST.
✓ LIFETIME ACCESS TO COURSE CONTENT, TO GO AT YOUR OWN PACE AND REVISIT WHENEVER YOU NEED TO. PLUS ACCESS TO COURSE REVISIONS AND NEW CONTENT UPDATES.
Hey. I’m Lou.
(and this is Lucy the Veggie Van).
We’ve been cruising Sydney for the past 6 years feeding busy corporates. I bought the concept of healthy food delivered to Sydney-siders. Why? Because if you’re not going to take care of YOU, who is? We’re human and a big part of our life is eating – using the busy excuse is doing us no favours. I’m here to turn your kitchen and eating habits upside down and infuse YOU with the confidence that cooking can be delicious + simple + quick (and that you can do it, even if you’ve got that ‘burn the house down’ potential.
I’m a self taught cook, so I know how to teach non-cooks. It’s my speciality.
LLL recipes have been featured in Vogue, Harris Farm, BuzzFeed, Gourmet Traveller, Body + Soul, 1 Million Women, TimeOut, Prevention Mag, Women’s Day and more.
Are you ready to shut up + Cook?
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How much is NOT LEARNING TO COOK costing you?
Here’s what I want you to think about:
Based on the cost of your current grocery bill, takeaway bill, random trips to the supermarket or local store, plus the cost of food waste. How many bags of produce do you simply throw out each month because your good intentions were diverted due to ‘no time’, ‘no energy’, ‘lack of knowledge’?
It could be half a bag, one bag, four bags. According to the EPA’s 2019 report, one in five shopping bags end up in the bin = $3,800 worth of groceries per household each year.
If you aimed to save this amount alone, you’re already over $3000 ahead, from simply actioning the lessons in this course. I know what I’d do with $3000 – 30 pairs of shoes, of course. Look, I’m joking, but that’s a fabulous holiday, saving for a house, repairs on a car, an aircon system or simply better higher quality food for you family.
Honing your cooking skills takes a different amount of time per person, but I know this:
Once you start the simple process of learning how to cook from scratch, it’s a downhill slope, momentum is gained and the only way it doesn’t work is if you stop, for good.
What is it costing you to NOT hone your skills?
Average takeaway bill on UberEats is $37.50, with a yearly average food delivery spend of $1590. Add that to your $3000 food waste bill.
Let’s say you buy food from the supermarket – apples all year round, as well as berries. You notice the price of cauliflower is sometimes $7 a pop. You question why these prices rise and fall, yet never follow through to find the answer. The answer is the seasons. Eating with the seasons saves you loads of money. Why? When food is in abundance, it’s cheaper. When food local to you is in abundance, there’s less mileage involved to get it to you, which means it costs less.
Honing your cooking skills and kitchen confidence means you can take one recipe, meant for a summer salad and apply the principles to a warming winter salad with wintery veggies that are in season, cheap and will give you the goodness you need for that particular season. You’ll also be able to walk into a store, see that beetroots at 90 cents/kilo and have the confidence to know what to do with them. Maybe you’ll even pickle or preserve those beets for future you.
Shall we talk about your health?
First up your energy and your mental bandwidth. Thinking, worrying and stressing about cooking – which I see prevalent in my clients before we begin our time together – is draining. It’s exhausting to go through the mental gauntlet of a daunting task day in and day out when you don’t have a full grip on the situation. How much energy is zapped from merely eye rolling daily at the thought of cooking?
Diets aside, the number one way to consume the best food for your body is to cook it yourself.
Whether you eat meat or not, eat organic or not, eat purely vegan or keto – diets do not matter here. You can take the concepts of this course and apply them to how you like.
In Module 7 we cover Dude Food – this is food like pizza or hearty food that’s great for rituals, pizza night anyone? I’m not demonising eating our with your family or friends, but, there’s a whole world of ‘takeaway food’ you can make at home for a lot less than it costs to buy it out. This kind of food is also great for getting kids involved and for feeding crowds.
The majority of restaurants and cafes cook with highly processed oils – these are terrible for our body, have a google. The majority of restaurants and cafes uses sugar and salt to make their meals taste good. Our tastebuds love sugar and salt, so does our blood sugar, this is why when you eat something sweet, its followed by a crash, then a craving for something else salty or sweet, it’s a perpetual self fulfilling cycle.
I’ll leave this here but I haven’t even mentioned the rise of obesity, type 2 diabetes which are both diet related diseases.
(Please note, these are examples only. I don’t know what your actual conversion rate will be – these are based on a 2% conversion rate which is “standard” but yours will probably be different!)
What about your kids?
You want them to eat well? You worry about whether they eat enough of the good stuff? You are concerned about their distaste for veggies but unsure what to do about it?
It starts with you. Kids don’t learn from being told, they learn from watching and they’re watching you. They’re modelling you and they will copy what you do. Now let’s apply this to your cooking habits, your stress in the kitchen and the way you talk about eating and cooking. They’re absorbing it all.