Attention: Christian families who know they should eat healthy but don't know where to start...
Hi, I'm Wardee. I'm a wife, mom, grandma, and traditional cook in the Boise area of Idaho... and I'm the owner and lead teacher of Traditional Cooking School's Bible-based cooking program.
I have a quick question for you:
Did you know you can still "eat what you want to eat" ...yet make your food healthy *and* it still tastes good?
Do you want me to show you how... within the next week... you can be serving a healthy home-cooked meal that your kids and hubby declare is "the best EVER, Mom!" and also where you...
- are NOT confused any more about what to try or where to start because it all makes sense and lines up with God's word ...and you don't need a science degree to make sense of it
- feel like supermom :) ...instead of like you're letting God and your family down by serving yet another frozen pizza :(
- regularly dish up your family's favorite foods like mac-n-cheese, bread and butter, meat and potatoes, cinnamon rolls and cookies ...yet now made healthy according to God's design!
- get your hubby and kids BEGGING for seconds ...and they have no idea it's healthy for them!
- spend LESS time in the kitchen ...so you have more family time, 'Date Night' with your husband, and your own down time, too!
- are starting to lose weight AND get your energy back ...from eating healthier yourself!
If you said yes, then keep reading... :)
Before I tell you more about this opportunity to work with me in our Bible-based cooking program... in case you've never heard of Traditional Cooking School before, here's a quick introduction.
About Traditional Cooking School
I'm the lead teacher and owner of Traditional Cooking School.
I help Christian moms who know they should cook healthy for their family but don't know what to try or where to start... who don't want to spend hours in the kitchen and want their food to still taste great... like I was.
When I was a young mom with three children, we all had issues like food sensitivities and seasonal allergies, but it was especially bad with our third child, our son. He broke out in itchy red rashes all over his body within hours of birth.
The pediatrician gave us a steroid cream but I didn't want to use that because of the side effects. I got rid of all the grocery store cleaners, soaps, and lotions and replaced them with natural ones. That helped a little but still his rashes got worse and he itched so much the rashes bled. I felt like I was letting him and my family down... what was I doing wrong?
Then I learned about some old-fashioned cooking techniques (same ones the Bible mentions). They took less time and weren't as hard as I thought they might be.
We still ate the family favorites we loved, like bread and butter, meat and potatoes, cinnamon rolls and cookies... just healthier!
The best part... within a few months, our son's rashes completely went away.
It's been nearly 20 years now and my seasonal allergies are all cleared up, too, and the kids never got another ear or sinus infection. We rarely get colds or other illnesses. We have plenty of energy and our weight is stable, too.
I've since devoted my life full-time to helping other Christian moms cook healthy for their families through our Bible-based cooking program... without needing to spend hours in the kitchen or being afraid the scale will creep higher from all the good food!
Today our home is filled with so much joy. My husband and I both work from home. Over the years, we homeschooled all 3 kids, then our oldest daughter got married, and... today we have two grandsons visiting regularly, too. I couldn't be happier. <3
So... if you're a mom or dad who loves good food and it's also very important to you to glorify God in your entire life, even down to what foods you and your family choose to eat (not because of any rules but because you really love Him and want to glorify Him)...
...then I'm pretty sure you'll be interested in what I'm going to share on this page.
It's the process our students follow to make and eat yummy, hearty meals that are actually healthy ...
- without spending hours in the kitchen
- without overwhelm or confusion
- where what they're eating lines right up with God's word
- and no crazy unsustainable diets
…because you can still eat bread and butter, steak and potatoes, cinnamon rolls, and cookies!
And by the end of this page, you'll understand exactly how our Bible-based cooking program can help you do this, too.
Now you probably already know this... food heals, right? It's common sense.
I think most people would agree that diet changes are our first and best defense against sickness and disease.
And, you probably also know that even though most would agree with that... it's still really hard for most people to make meaningful and lasting changes in their diets. :(
Here are the common reasons people fail at eating healthy:
- there's so much conflicting information out there that we become paralyzed and find ourselves unable to take any real steps forward because we don't know what's "right" or even where to start... so we don't do anything!
- some diets seem so crazy and unsustainable... lots of weird, expensive ingredients and then the food tastes so horrible it's hard to last even a day ... much less the long haul!
- some diets don't make any sense with the Bible ...for instance, many years ago, my family tried the no animal food vegan diet but we gave it up because we felt it was contradictory to the Bible's command to eat meat ...not to mention that we didn't feel that great due to the nutritional deficiencies the vegan diet created in us that only animal foods could solve
- meal times turn into a fight... it's the mark of a happy family if everyone is smiling and asking for seconds, right? Yet if everyone's choking down the food, whining, or flat out refusing to take another bite... I don't know about you, but this mom (me) will turn to hearty meat and potatoes every time... because dinner is supposed to be joyful and peaceful and the food we eat goes a long way toward getting that!
The irony is that in our Bible-based cooking program, meat and potatoes are a staple healthy meal (as long as you prepare the right meat and potatoes).
And our program gives you a shortcut around all the difficulties I just mentioned, from making cooking simpler and wholesome, to dinnertime being joyous again, while lining everything up with the Bible and God's plan for healthy cooking.
Step-by-Step Efficient Plan
Our Bible-based cooking program is a step-by-step efficient plan we've created to help Christian families get healthier while still eating what they want to eat...
...without wasting time, energy, or money on any of the crazy diets that most people end up quitting in just a few days!
I'm going to share the exact details and what makes our program so different other healthy cooking plans in just a minute, but first I want to share why our Bible-based cooking program works so well.
See, rather than you spending time sorting through recipes, books, and websites to figure out which approach you should take...
...and the info conflicts anyway....
...or wasting money on specialty ingredients you'll probably never use again...
...our Bible-based program protects your time, money, and energy and gives you simple methods to make the dishes you love healthier (and they still taste great).
And not only do the methods and meals line up with the Bible, many of our students lose weight and get off or reduce their medications, too. (However, we can't give medical advice so you'll definitely want to work with your doctor on that.)
So if all this sounds good to you... then keep reading, because I'm going to show you how to use our methods in your kitchen.
The GNOWFGLINS Way
So to start out, let me explain that we eat and prepare foods according to the GNOWFGLINS way.
So many of our students get an 'aha' moment from learning and embracing GNOWFGLINS (g-NOWF-glinz) in their homes.
And by the way, even though it's a mouthful, no worries if your children end up saying "glow-muffins" or something like that... true story, one of our student's daughters called it that!
GNOWFGLINS is an acronym (created by my husband) that describes our process for delicious, healthy eating...
It's given our family so much joy and healing... from food sensitivities, debilitating seasonal allergies, eczema, tummy troubles, and low energy.
And since we started eating this way (when our children were young), we hardly ever get sick... and our kids have never gotten a single ear infection or other infection since!
GNOWFGLINS combines ALL the keywords that you might find here or there in various books or resources: God's Natural, Organic, Whole Foods, Grown Locally, In Season
...and teaches you how to prepare those foods for the most nutrition and digestion.
GNOWFGLINS are what we eat, and we teach GNOWFGLINS and their preparation to others through our Bible-based cooking program at Traditional Cooking School!
To our knowledge, we are the first to put everything that's important about food together, starting with GOD, into a simple, step-by-step, week-by-week, healthy cooking program where you can still eat the dishes you love... only they're healthier...
...and you'll feel the joy of knowing you're honoring God and His design with every bite!
So if that's something you want... I'm going to walk you through the exact steps right now.
Step 1: Look Up
Step one in GNOWFGLINS is what we call "LOOK UP". It's the G in the acronym.
You see... everything we do, including what we cook and eat, needs to be anchored in truth and align with God's design.
We know that food is medicine, it's our nourishment, and that's by God's design.
Sure, there are diets out there that claim to be "healthy". But when we look closely, we can tell they're not consistent with God's Word.
For instance, take the vegan diet: a person eats no animal foods whatsoever.
Personally, we don't believe this is Biblical. And there's even scientific proof to back this up, such as nutritional deficiencies that can only be solved through animal foods.
So in this step #1 of our Bible-based cooking program (it's the "why" behind the "how"), we check in with the Bible to make sure the food itself or the method of preparing it lines up and makes sense with God's word, His plan, and His character.
Because, otherwise... what's the point?
"You’ve shown me how to transform our food from something we eat into something that heals and nourishes our bodies. I love being able to prepare healthy foods with my family… Praise the Lord for His beautiful ways!" -Michelle P.
If you want to live for God and yet are eating apart from His design, there's this feeling deep down inside that we're not being true to Him.
I know for me, before we started eating how I teach, I had a niggling feeling of guilt when I wasn't true to this step. Like I was letting my husband and kids down.
I really, really dislike feeling this way. I want to do my best and I always know deep down whether or not God is happy with my choices and actions.
In this part of the GNOWFGLINS process ("look up"), you'll:
- select the healthiest ingredients for your dishes (meats, fats, grains, sweeteners, veggies, etc.)...
...i.e. foods that are raised and grown according to God's design...
- avoid the pitfalls of the Standard American Diet ...non-nutritious "foods" that didn't exist prior to modern times when people were healthier ... like trans fats, white sugar, highly processed veggie oils, etc. ...
...because God didn't make these foods and eliminating them is essential for managing (or even healing) diabetes, weight gain, heart disease, inflammation, hormone imbalances, skin rashes, allergies, and more!
A quick example of what you might experience when you follow a plan like this that's grounded in truth and God's design... Lisa got off all meds and is down 4 sizes!
"Traditional Cooking School's Bible-based cooking program has been a wonderful blessing! Having a plan, a group to share with and teaching by Wardee and all the ladies who give so much time. I am learning how to prioritize my time by putting my family's health before "stuff". Positive wonderful things can also be a time robber. Now I plan ahead so I actually have more time. I am off all meds and am down four sizes. My husband feels better he is more productive and is off most meds. It's getting easier to plan, shop and cook." -Lisa L.
If you want us to personally help YOU finally stick with healthy cooking (that lines up with God's word), please keep reading, because I'm going to explain more about how you can work with me in our Bible-based cooking program so it can help you and your family, too.
Step 2: Step Out (Simple!)
The next part of GNOWFGLINS is what we call "STEP OUT"... or take action.
This step is by necessity simple. Not only is this how I cook myself, I know that most people need simple or it's just not going to be doable day after day.
So in our Bible-based cooking program, we go through the fundamental skills (both how and why) of healthy cooking and I show you how to use simple Traditional Cooking methods to make the meals you love most as healthy as possible... so what you're eating doesn't cause tummy aches, reactions, nutritional deficiencies, or cause weight gain.
"I used to not think too much about what I ate except in terms of "good" vs "bad." TCS has helped me understand that there is more to that. I have more information now as to why something is better for me or why a certain prep method is better than another." —Rebecca J.
By the way, many of these methods are mentioned in the Bible!
And once you learn our simple traditional preparation methods, you can apply them to your favorite meals and dishes to make them more healthy, too!
Plus, I also share tons of recipes from my own home, like cinnamon rolls, fried chicken, and more.
I guide you through it all one week at a time. The simple skills build on each other... you'll discover and practice one skill, get comfortable with that one, then add the next.
Within the very first week, you will learn things to help you put healthy, home-cooked meals on the table that your family will LOVE to eat!
"I ate a very clean diet by the time I actually joined TCS but now I have been able to expand my diet to include foods I couldn't eat before (beans, grains, corn, etc) because now they are traditionally prepared. We have more variety in food on a daily basis and nearly every snack and condiment has been replaced with a traditionally homemade version!" -Carla B.
We all know it takes time to build habits, so in this step, we've created a path for you that doesn't go too fast or too slow. Like Goldilocks. :)
"I work 2 full time jobs and have for many years. I would eat ready-to-eat or quick-cooking meals. We were malnourished basically and constantly would get ill. Since I started changing our food, we have been getting sick less and have been getting more nutrients. There is still a lot to heal, but we're making progress." -Rebecca E.
You go fast enough so you don't lose momentum. Yet without overwhelm or confusion because everything makes sense with the Bible and God's design for our health.
And at the same time, the simple step-by-step tutorials (both video and print) are at a doable pace. We recommend learning one new task per week.
Instead of feeling overwhelmed and not being able to keep up, you will actually get there with your health goals!
For example, after starting with our program and following it week by week, Maureen started feeling better ...and she lost 100 pounds without even trying!
"I cannot tell you how "at home" I felt in Traditional Cooking School's Bible-based cooking classes. Wardee's presentations were "from the heart" and I could tell she just wanted to help others.
And guess what happened? Though I wasn't trying to lose weight during this exciting time, I lost 100 pounds without even trying. I was following what I learned from Wardee with a particular focus on a gut-healing diet. My symptoms started improving then and I am still improving to this day. I don't feel sick all the time, my brain fog is practically gone, I have my energy back, and my monthly female cycles are so much better. These classes were the turning point for me." -Maureen V.
Many people often wonder whether this kind of food actually tastes good. The answer is yes it does!
No cardboard here!
Our food tastes so good, my family doesn't feel the lack at all. And yet, we eat pretty much 99% healthy.
We have no need or desire to "break the diet"... because our food is that good.
It's no sacrifice to eat this way ...because we're not sacrificing!
(By the way, you'll get to experience even more of these recipes yourself in the weekly menu plans we give to our students.)
If you want us to help you, too, then click the "Join Now" button on this page so you can get started right away.
Step 3: Connect
And the final step of the GNOWFGLINS lifestyle is to CONNECT... and bear fruit.
Have you noticed that any time you're interested in improving your life in some way, most people you talk to are uninterested? They might clam up or even be negative about it?
There's no judgment here, we all have our own priorities and have the right to make our own choices.
Yet, it's hard to ignore how hurtful and lonely it can be to be on a journey where we can't share it with anyone.
That's why our Bible-based cooking program includes several ways for you to connect with like-minded people...
Like through a private online community where you can fellowship, ask questions, share what you're learning and even show off your successes. Which, by the way, is on our own website, not on social media because we, like so many Christians, have concerns with privacy and security.
Also, through weekly office hours and monthly Q&A calls that I host for students in our program to answer your questions and do "makeovers" for families in the program.
"Wow this was my first my first roundtable meeting and it was amazing! I've already watched it twice and I feel like I need to watch it again and take notes! So informative and helpful, truly! Thanks so much and God Bless! P.S. Absolutely loved that you prayed at the beginning :-)" -Kathy C.
"Being able to discuss issues I'm having with the courses or any of the things within TCS in a private group is priceless. Everyone is so friendly and supportive, so willing and capable of helping in a positive manner." -Tammy M.
We also created a mobile app for our students so you can post or share in the private group or watch your class videos on your phone or tablet, too.
And finally, we host Live Masterclasses and Accountability Challenges so our students will be able to go through certain modules together! We've heard time and time again that our students feel inspired and motivated by this accountability and also from the joy of working on the same tasks at the same time as countless other families across the world ... all while getting to share the experience, insights, reactions, and results in our private group!
Psst... join our next Masterclass this coming Tuesday... the 12-Week "Healthy Cooking 101" Fundamentals of Traditional Cooking Masterclass. We'll give you accountability, reminders, weekly coaching calls, and rewards as you learn Traditional Cooking easily according to our step-by-step plan!
Students in our program get complimentary access to this and other Challenges we host throughout the year! Join now so you can get in on this one!
This step of connection and togetherness is sooo important to your success. We added it to our plan so you can feel confidence in the GNOWFGLINS way while you're getting supported and fellowshipping with others who are on the same journey.
Because... no one cooks alone. And no one should feel alone when making these changes!
It's all about bearing fruit and growing on this journey. We're better together. :)
The results for those who tap into our Bible-based cooking program and community are incredible... here's what Lynn shared:
"I am 5 weeks into Traditional Cooking School, and I just wanted to say I'm so happy I joined. I've made more changes in my diet and tried more new things than I did in the whole year I was trying to transition to traditional foods on my own. It's really made the connection for me between nutritional information and how that equates to what I should serve for dinner and how to properly prepare it. Thanks so much, Wardee!" -Lynn S., WI
Quick Review :-)
Really quick, I'd like to go over the GNOWFGLINS process I just shared, from step one to three.
Step #1... we LOOK UP and establish a foundation of the healthy cooking "whys" that line up with God's word. We're trying to tether every single thing we might do in the kitchen to God's plan for our nourishment. We know He designed food as medicine for our bodies and that when we're not well, our first defense is diet changes. Once we know this, then we can act accordingly.
Which takes us to step #2... we STEP OUT and take action. UNcomplicated, simple, step-by-step tutorials from me and other teachers in our Bible-based cooking program that follow God's design... so you will create delicious, wholesome meals for your family.
Not only will you spend less time in the kitchen, your husband, kids, and grandkids will be asking for seconds and might not even realize how healthy the food is because they love it so much!
As a side benefit, many of our students lose weight, get off medications, and find themselves with sustained energy and joy throughout the day... instead of dragging.
And finally, step #3... we CONNECT... because no one wants to cook alone or feel alone making these kind of changes! How sad that would be. Instead, you'll be part of our private online community (including monthly calls, accountability challenges, and masterclasses) to share what you're learning, ask your questions, and enjoy sweet fellowship.
Following this simple GNOWFGLINS process has helped 11,824 families actually succeed at preparing the healthiest (and most delicious) foods... and THIS ability often makes the difference between:
- worsening ...or managing (even healing) diabetes
- storing fat ...or losing fat
- suffering with tummy aches or rashes ...or having no reactions at all
- developing nutritional deficiencies or hormone imbalances that lead to feeling sluggish and dragging ...or being full of energy to tackle the day
- sinking further into disease ...or actually healing stubborn health conditions
I hope you can see by all the testimonials on this page, plain and simple, what we do works...
"Our complete thought of food, preparation, and consumption is so different now. We eat and feel so much better and knowing what is going into my food gives me complete comfort at meal time. I also find it easier to plan and prepare. I keep all the staples on hand for our favorites and have found that most all recipes use the same basics so it is very cost effective and simple. Thank you." -Mikki I.
"Thank you!! As I was making our monthly menu plan yesterday, I realized that a big majority of our recipes now come from Traditional Cooking School! Thank you for this service! I have a family of picky eaters, and yet some of our absolute favorite meals have come from you. Awesome!!" -Heather C.
"Before Traditional Cooking School, my family ate the Standard American Diet and we were trying to find a healthier but not boring way of food prep and eating and the reasons behind each. Now with TCS, I don’t feel the need to give up my favorites or any category of foods. Instead, I like the challenge of tweaking the recipes to embrace a new way of prep or finding a better recipe all together." -anon
"I love your videos and want more “TRUE” answers. I watch other videos with disappointing information, I only watch yours now! I’ve learned after my Cancer diagnoses that my body can actually kill the Cancer!! Then I came across Wardee and bingo, the light bulb lit! I can help myself naturally to heal with fermented food! My lungs are healing, so my oncologist agreed. Bless you Wardee and family!" -Emelinda D.
"I have been trying to go back to basics for a while but did not have a good plan or knowledge of how to proceed. There’s so much out on the Internet I didn’t know where to start. Thank you!" -Kimberly J.
So if you want to stop feeling confused by all the weird-tasting, unsustainable, and non-Biblical diets out there and would rather let us help you skip the confusion and difficulty...
...so you can spend LESS time in the kitchen and truly ENJOY the foods you're eating (including bread and butter)...
...and possibly lose weight and get off medications ...
...then click the "Join Now" button on this page to get started right away.
And then you can look forward to UNcomplicated doable healthy cooking that lines up with God's word and connection with other like-minded Christian families!
Here is a video that shows you what's inside (more info below, too).
11,824 families served since 2010!
God bless you and your family!
P.S. I really love working with other Christian families who love good food and want to eat according to God's design ...not only because we believe it's the healthiest way, but because we want to give Him glory for creating good food as the best medicine!
I look forward to seeing YOUR testimonial with the incredible results you've gotten from working with me and the other teachers in our Bible-based cooking program!
Click the "Join Now!" button on this page to get started right away.
Or, keep reading to find out exactly what's inside!
11,824 families served since 2010!
"So far the best course/material I have seen out there. Not just the basic stuff. Very, very useful and interesting. THANKS" -Lenka H.
"If not for Traditional Cooking School, I would be sitting in front of a television trying to get up energy to prepare foods at home. I would still be over 200 pounds and very depressed. (I have cut back on most all my medications and I’m breathing better and have better stamina.) My grandson would not be excelling in school as he is now and would not have the energy to play outdoors like he does. My son-by-love is working the farm and building our home and teaching me so much." -Debbie L., Mansfield, MO
"I was searching for how to prepare healthier food for my family. Now Traditional Cooking School is my first stop for information." -Jennifer B.
"For many years, this has become my one and only Christmas gift from my family to me. I can't do anything else knowing how bad the SAD (Standard American Diet) is. DH & my health continues to get better, and our 3 boys are extremely healthy..." -Sherri M.
"...your website is now my “go to” for almost all things. Mostly recipes, but also health related questions as well as products that you recommend. I trust you, Wardee and team! The fact that you are Believers helps with that. I know you aren’t perfect, but you want to be honest and informative to the best of your God given ability, and I value that a ton! Thank you for being real and honest about so many things!!" -Debi H.
"I read a lot about how I should be cooking and consuming more traditional foods but I was really intimidated by the process and afraid that I would make something and not know what to do with it. Now, I have actually tried so much and realize how easy it can be (thanks TCS challenges!) and I know how to work traditional foods and their cooking methods into my everyday life better than before." -anon
"I played hopscotch all over the internet and Pinterest trying to figure out how to find good recipes, methods of preparation, and encouragement. We didn’t eat certain foods because we had been led to believe that they were bad for us. Now with Traditional Cooking School, we have healthy food prepared by traditional methods. We have resumed eating bread - sourdough and einkorn grains and have a variety of healthy beverages to choose from now." -anon
"I used a lot of pre-packaged foods now I use ingredients. I am confident using different ingredients to pull together a meal that is fast and nutritious in a variety of ways." -Vicki H.
"Before TCS I was reeling from a pregnancy loss and didn't know anything about traditional cooking. Now I have an almost 4 year old, another baby on the way and a kitchen full of experiments. My cooking style has changed greatly and I am so thankful for everything I have learned." -Cevy K.
"I used to eat too much processed food and have bad digestion. I've really been trying to improve my digestion and the fermentation challenge was a HUGE help!
I love that your program is a Bible-based, traditional approach to food preparation. I never knew that these things were so important and now I'm trying to implement them as much as I can. I'm also trying to teach my kids (who are now in their 20's) about this. Two have moved out and two still live at home, but they are beginning to understand that this is important. Once I get them hooked on it, they can start doing it themselves, so when I'm gone (many years from now), they can keep it up and teach their kids." -Karen B.
11,824 families served since 2010!