Mastering the Art of
Cooking on a Budget
healthy food for everyone
I have a degree in Food Science and am the author of 5 ingredients 10 minutes.
Recently, I completed the $25 challenge where I fed myself for a week (5 days) on just $25. And managed to have food left at the end of the week.
This class is designed to show you how you can cook delicious healthy food on a budget too.
I believe that with the right instruction, anyone and everyone can create healthy food that tastes delicious no matter how small your budget. Which is why I’m offering this class as a ‘pay what you can afford’ deal.
Even if you can’t afford to spend anything extra on cooking classes, I do hope you’ll join us…
Ashley from the US
The recipes are quick, easy and always tasty. The best part is the “magic” of how just 5 ingredients (give or take) are used to create a really flavorful, seemingly complicated dish. I also appreciate how the classes are organized and presented in weekly installments.
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Please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
you will learn
you will learn:
- how to feed yourself on $5 a day or less.
- Over 20 inexpensive recipes that are delicious and healthy.
- The secret to mastering the most important technique that will make your cooking tastes amazing
- How to stop wasting vaulable food $$ by learning the best way to store your fresh produce.
- Most recipes contain only 5 ingredients, which means they’re super simple to shop for AND cook.
- Never struggle with different dietary requirements again. Each recipe contains AT LEAST 4 suggestions for variations – over 80 ideas in total.
J from the US.
I would, and have, recommended The Stonesoup Virtual Cookery School to others. Yours is the first site I’ve found that does “simple and healthy” food that really IS quick and fantastically tasty. And, finally, as an U.S. member, I love to experience the culinary perspective of another country!
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benefits of learning online:
- You only pay a fraction of the price of a face to face class.
- Learn from the comfort of homewith your own ingredients & equipment.
- Saveon transport / parking / babysitting hassles.
- Learn in your own time and pace.
- Share your learning experiencewith your partner / family.
- Meet people from all around the world in our discussion group.
- Recipes are customisedfor your dietary requirements / preferences.
- No getting lumped in to cook with a group of strangers.
- Learn from anywhere – even if you need to travel.
how the class works
- The class is designed to be completed in your own time.
- All the material is pre-recorded and uploaded to the password protected site.
- There are 20+ recipes.
- All recipes include a short instructional video, detailed problem solving guide and variations to suit different dietary requirements.
- Suggestions for substitutions / additions for your dietary requirements are included for each recipe.
Nathalie from Europe
What I like most is how Jules tries to make the recipes easy to understand for everybody and the beautiful pictures which make your mouth water. Also it’s nice to be able to take in the lessons at whichever rhythm you’re comfortable with, be it quicker of slower.
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Q. How does ‘pay what you can afford’ work?
A. You can edit the price in the shopping cart. The suggested price is $47 for a standard masterclass like this, but if you can only afford $10 or even $2 that’s fine too. Anyone who pays something, even $1 will get a copy of the video ebook to download at the end of the class.
Q. What’s included in the price?
A. You get access to the Mastering the Art of Cooking on a Budget masterclass for 8 weeks. People who pay $1 or more will also receive a video ebook at the end of the class.
Lieve from Europe.
I like Jules no nonsense style … She doesn’t use fancy equipment and she uses a lot of veggies … It is easy and tastes fantastic! I can do the classes whenever I want… Right now I lie in my bed… It is 01:35 … My husband is snoring…
Q. How exactly does a virtual cookery class work?
A. The course material is uploaded to the password protected website. The material includes a detailed video and written transcript discussing the topic. It also includes written recipes each with a short instructional video. Each recipe also has a written, detailed problem solving guide and potential substitutions for different dietary requirements and for fun.
You can review the course material in your own time. It will be up to you how many and which of these recipes you choose to prepare. It will also be up to you whether you complete the homework assignment or not. There is a private discussion group where you can ask questions, interact with the other students, if you wish.
Sara from the US.
So many healthy variations given free me from despair of what to cook for supper. Biggest benefits: Saving people from unhealthy, over fatty foods and the tyranny of cookbooks.
Q. Will I be able to ask questions?
A. Absolutely! You can ask questions on the the discussion forum, which is also a place to interact and get to know the other students. Or leave a comment or question on each recipe page. You can also email Jules directly.
Q. Will I need to have a computer in my kitchen?
A. Definitely not, unless that’s what you’d like. It’s up to you whether you choose to print your recipes or download them onto your iphone or ipad or just find a safe space for your computer in the corner.
Q. Can I learn in my own time?
A. Of course. That’s one of the beautiful things about learning online.
Q. Do you cater for special dietary requirements?
A. Absolutely. Given the growing incidence of allergies, it’s important to be able to adapt recipes. My Dad is allergic to dairy, wheat and eggs so I have a bit of experience in the area. I also really respect the choices of vegetarians and vegans, and spent a month last year eating vegetarian.
Each recipe contains at least 4 alternatives to suit different dietary requirements and sometime just for fun!
Jana from Australia
I love the extra bits that come with the recipes such as how to adapt recipes to carnivore or vegetarian etc, other ingredients that work well (improving my basic & recipe creation skills) and as someone cooking for myself how long things will keep and if they freeze well is really important to know for me and I’m not always sure..
Q. Who is the course designed for?
A. Anyone interested in improving all the things you don’t learn in recipes – like planning menus, presentation, knife skills, how to season. From beginner cooks to those more confident in the kitchen. There’s always more we can learn to improve our mastery of the kitchen arts.
Q. Why is the cooking school called Stonesoup?
A. It’s named after my blog called Stonesoup that has been going since 2005. The blog name was inspired by the wonderful children’s story of the same name.
Q. How long is the class?
A. There is 1 modules which is designed to be completed over a 2-3 week period, although you are free to take more or less time as you like.
Q. What do I need to bring?
A. The most important thing is a willingness to learn. Most people learn best by doing, so access to a basic kitchen would be a benefit.
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Alison from the US
I love the minimal ingredients. Too often cookery books and TV shows depend on using “fancy” ingredients to impress. I love Stonesoup Virtual Cookery School for the simplicity and taste. It surely doesn’t hurt that Jules is a good teacher too!
This program is ‘Pay What You Can Afford’
The suggested price is $47, but if you can only afford $10 or even $2 that’s fine too.
Anyone who pays something, even $1 will get a copy of the video ebook to download at the end of the class.
$US | | | $AU
B Jonas from the US
I like that it’s at my own pace and I can watch the videos multiple times. Cooking classes around here can be $60-150 for one hour to learn 1 or 2 recipes. This is so much more cost effective!
I want you to be completely happy with your purchase. If, in 30 days you don’t find something to LOVE about your learning experience, I’ll promptly refund 100% of your money, no questions asked.