Just a couple of foodies...
...trying to inspire the world.
We love food.
As a chef and a nutritionist, that should be fairly obvious. But we're not perfect either. We love all food. Sweet, salty, crunchy, soft, it's all welcome at our table.
We have only one rule.
Eat real food.
But we found that that's not as easy as it sounds.
Our appetites have led us around the world, chowing down on handmade pastas in Florence, street food in Chiang Mai, dumplings in Xian, shawarma in Tel Aviv, blood sausage in Black Forest, and whole fish in Dubrovnik. And every time we come home, we crave the pure, wholesome tastes the rest of the world has to offer.
Unfortunately, what we're given is chemical flavor enhancers, shelf life lengtheners, and marketing ploys.
Somehow the "authenticity" of a dish gets overshadowed by the stomach pangs, headaches, and lethargy that comes from eating food-like products.
So, we set out to learn what we were actually eating and how it really affects our bodies. With that information, we've been able to make more sensible choices for ourselves.
We don't eat according to some specific fad diet, or turn food into a vehicle for pure sustenance either. Where's the fun in that?
Eating is about connection, joy, and indulgence, as much as it is fuel, wellness, and simplicity.
But how do we merge those two philosophies? By teaching how to think like a chef and eat like a nutritionist.
You get the training to create delicious meals from whole ingredients, while keeping in mind the best foods fit for your body.
Each body is unique. Its needs and tastes are vastly different. Learning how to feed that uniqueness with an array of fresh foods is the best way to feel, look, and live better.
We promote eating well-rounded meals made from the highest quality ingredients necessary. We don't count calories, do weigh ins or measurements, we just eat real food. Care to join us?
The Cooking Blueprint is a place to learn about food:
- How food affects our bodies
- What kinds of foods are best for our uniqueness
- How to shop & care for those foods
- How to make those foods flavorful, delicious, & healthful
We hope to inspire a new generation of cooks to take their lives from pre-packaged to from-scratch, to make informed choices based in nutrition science, and to no longer be beholden to a losing battle against corporate food pushing.
Here's to a brighter, healthier, tastier future!
LIZ OWENS | Co-Founder, Certified Nutritionist
JUSTIN JOHNSON | Co-Founder, Professional Chef