"Healthy Cooking 101" online masterclass starts this coming Tuesday.... (free for students) more info below.
you're just one healthy, home-cooked meal away from hearing...
"This is the best EVER!"
Eat what you want to eat... like bread and butter, meat and potatoes, cinnamon rolls and cookies... because our Bible-based cooking program will show you how to easily make your favorite foods healthy by God's design!
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"I’m enjoying all your information. You’re amazingly organized and have a terrific program. What I love the most is your love for God and living a life pleasing to Him." -Beverley S.
"May I say... since I’ve been making the recipes from this program, my gourmet hubby is no longer a picky eater! He loves traditional food! Thank you Wardee and crew! I’m amazed and so grateful!" -Joan K.
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 11,833 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).
11,833 families served since 2010!
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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!
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"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.
11,833 families served since 2010!
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In Our Bible-Based Cooking Program, You Get...
#1 — Tons of Exclusive, Original "Ready for Real Life" Recipes...
...specially prepared for our members of our Bible-based cooking program. Including many "makeovers" for all your favorites, yet made healthy! Like... cinnamon rolls, cookies, pizza, pot pie, hamburgers, mac-n-cheese, tuna casserole, lasagna, spaghetti, hot cocoa, ice cream, and many, many more!
In our recipes and inside our Bible-based cooking program, we use a simple process that helps us 1) select the healthiest versions of ingredients such as meats, fats, grains, sweeteners, veggies, etc.; 2) improve (very simply!) the cooking methods to make sure the ingredients are more digestible and nutritious, and 3) we avoid the pitfalls of the Standard American Diet like trans fats, white sugar, highly processed veggies oils, etc. And by the way, everything you make and learn will be the healthiest AND taste great ...no sacrificing flavor here!
Not only will we give you gobs of recipes that follow this process, you will learn how to do it yourself so you can create delicious meals on the fly or "makeover" your own family favorites!
#2 — Immediate 24/7 Access To...
...to all our 300+ hands-on simple, healthy cooking video demonstrations and printable tutorials, organized in 14+ clear, simple eCourses... including the New Member Orientation eCourse (complete this and get 3 free gifts!).
After going through New Member Orientation, we recommend jumping into the Fundamentals eCourse where you'll learn all the basics of Traditional Cooking. The rest will be waiting for you when you're ready!)
Have a look at our current courses. You get access to ALL of them!
Fundamentals of Traditional Cooking — The skills in this course were carefully selected to give you a sturdy jumping-off place into the world of Traditional Cooking and a behind-the-scenes peek into how real moms create delicious, healthy, nourishing meals that honor God and family!
Batch Cooking — Want to spend less time in the kitchen while still making plenty of healthy food for you and your family? Batch cooking with Traditional Foods is the answer ...and I'll show you how in this course starting May 20, 2021 and releasing new lessons weekly through August 2021. Whether you're feeding 1 or 2... or a family of 10... batch cooking will help you save time and still eat healthy!
Healthy Diets — With all the healthy diets out there, which one is right for you? Keto, Paleo, GAPS, Trim Healthy Mama, AIP, Whole30... ??? We give you the whole scoop so you know which way to go for deeper healing!
Sourdough A to Z — Learn the secrets for creating healthy, delicious breads that thrill the pickiest eater, satisfy the biggest eater, and support the healthiest eater, all while honoring a frugal budget, fitting into a busy lifestyle and bringing your family closer together!
Einkorn Baking — Einkorn is the ancient wheat that families used long before hybridization, GMOs, and chemical processing. It’s as close as you can get to baking exactly like people did in ancient times. I’m delighted to bring you a whole class on Einkorn Baking and share my recipes, tips and tricks with you!
Lacto-Fermentation — Long before the grocery store sold pickles in glass jars, moms knew that serving homemade pickles at dinner time was a great way to top off a meal and stop tummy aches before they started. In this course you'll learn how to “pickle” foods to make them more nutritious, stay fresh longer, and taste even better by letting the food develop its own complex flavors and pleasing textures.
Cultured Dairy & Basic Cheese — In this course you will learn how to make cheeses, drinks, spreads and sauces that unlock the power of milk’s fat-soluble vitamins, probiotics, and healthy fats. The beneficial organisms that you add during the culturing process cause an explosion of life-affirming vitamins, minerals and enzymes that you can’t get from any other food or cooking process. It’s truly a cornerstone to healthy living!
Pressure Cooking I and II — Pressure cooking is so fast and efficient, and produces amazingly tender and moist foods. In this course, I'm showing you how to use traditional methods (like soaking) and whole food ingredients in your pressure cooking... so it's also healthy! To follow along with this course, you can use a "smart" pressure cooker like the Instant Pot or your trusty stovetop pressure cooker.
Allergy-Free Cooking — This course shows you how to cook around your family’s food allergies and sensitivities while serving nutritious and delicious meals that give your child every possible advantage for healing from food sensitivities — all on a shoe-string budget!
Women's Health — Christian women need health information, tips, and recipes that support all the stages of a woman's life! We traveled far and wide to bring you guest experts — like Penny Lane, CNM, DNP — to answer your questions about Women's Health from a God-glorifying, healthy perspective. To help you implement all the foundational, natural health info, we also get in the kitchen to share gobs of recipes and DIY tips! So you can "look good, feel good, and do good"!
Healthy Baby — Babies don’t stay babies forever! Eventually, we all must transition from milk to “meat”. Is there a way to introduce solid foods that maintains breast milk’s protective effects and where children learn to LOVE all kinds of real, nourishing foods? The answer is a resounding yes! And we'll show you how and what to serve in this course!
Real Food Kids — Would you like to have confidence that your children will be able to cook their own healthy meals now and when they grow up? This course will help you create your own Family Kitchen that churns out amazing food, laughter, silly songs, and life-long healthy cooking skills. This course is based on one simple idea: “Everyone eats, everyone cooks.” :)
Dehydrating — Do you want to give your family peak-season freshness, flavor and nutrition even during the bleak winter months? Then this course is for you! You will learn how to dehydrate every food group — fruits, veggies, broth, meats, beans, grains, eggs, dairy, herbs, and mother cultures — and then bring them back to full richness, flavor and vitality whenever you want a quick, nutritious meal.
Cooking Outside — Want to do more cooking outside, beat the heat and make life more fun and interesting? Even simple meals taste better when cooked outdoors! The fresh air and the invigorating feeling of being outdoors really work up an appetite! From cooking over an open fire, to charcoal, to a gas grill, and even to canning, we'll cover it all!
#3 — Complete Weekly Done-For-You Menu Plans...
Every Friday, you receive a complete menu plan for 3 dinners, 1 breakfast, 1 dessert, and 1 fermented food. Each menu plan comes complete with simple preparation steps, a printable shopping list, a weekly schedule (to help you decide what to make and when to serve it), and a heart-warming family devotional.
The menu plans help take the guesswork out of what to fix when, so you can concentrate on your busy life and your cooking lessons!
#4 — Accountability Challenges and Live Masterclasses...
We host these frequently and while sometimes we allow our wider audience to join for $49 to $99, members get to partake for FREE!
In our two-week to month-long Accountability Challenges, you get bite-size daily videos, tasks, and worksheets; the opportunity to earn points for the Challenge-end prize drawings; access to a private group hopping with Challenge activity; plus the daily accountability that will help you gain confidence in cooking and joy in knowing you're serving God and your family at the highest level!
In our more in-depth Masterclasses, the entire membership will go through one of our existing full Traditional Cooking courses together (such as Fundamentals, Sourdough, or Fermenting... more info on courses is below on this page)... with daily/weekly assignments, on-going support in our private group, weekly coaching calls for Q&A, and "graduation" parties to celebrate those who completed a course!
Psst... join our next Masterclass this coming Tuesday... the "Healthy Cooking 101" 12-Week 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!
#5 — Mobile App...
...so you can access your courses, lessons, private group, Challenges, and more ...in the kitchen or on the go!
(Available for download in the Apple or Android app stores. Use your exclusive login to unlock all private content.)
#6 — Private Group...
Need help with any of the techniques or recipes? The private group is a supportive learning network of other traditional cooks just like you. It is a fun place to fellowship, visit and connect with other Traditional Cooking School members world-wide.
By the way, this private group is on our own site, not on social media! We do this because it's best for everyone's privacy and also to keep your learning experience distraction-free!
#7 — Weekly Office Hours...
You're learning a new Traditional Cooking method and you want to get clarification... so come to our weekly "Office Hours" so we can help you out! We take questions about anything you're learning at Traditional Cooking School or living a healthy lifestyle.
#8 — Monthly Roundtable Meeting...
At our monthly Roundtable Meeting, we do drawings for free tools, ingredients, and cooking services that elevate your Traditional Cooking skills! As as feature several members for...
#9 — Traditional Cooking Lifestyle Makeover...
...for you and your family! If you wish, I'll tackle your or your family's unique issues and share my advice and resources when I feature you at our monthly coaching call. (I can also deliver my suggestions privately, if you wish.)
#10 — Monthly Accelerator eBooklet...
…a collection of recipes and articles to help you master traditional cooking faster and make your meals even tastier.
#11 — 1-on-1 Consult...
…to share more about your situation so we can give specific recommendations for you to get the most out of our program… whether for gut healing, losing weight, picky eaters, time management, kitchen organization, menu planning, or anything else!
Plus, There's More...
If you decide to join as a yearly* student of our Bible-based cooking program, you'll not only get 25% off when compared to monthly... I'll also throw in this extra bonus worth $879!
Extra Bonus! — 9 Years' Worth of Weekly Menu Plans
Our weekly menus help you put into practice what you're learning in the classes by giving you plans that you can simply carry out... instead of worrying every day "what's for dinner?"
Because you're busy enough with the courses and lessons inside Traditional Cooking School's Bible-based cooking program... we want to help you out by removing that extra burden of figuring out what to fix!
Each weekly plan includes: 3 dinners, 1 breakfast, 1 dessert, 1 lacto-ferment, supplemental recipes, shopping list, prep steps, and weekly devotional.
There are 9 years' worth of menu plans in this bonus package and the total value is $879!
However, you can get them (more than 400 of them!) completely FREE when you choose the yearly commitment to our Bible-based cooking program. Value $879
*Even though we offer a monthly membership plan, the bonus package containing the free menu plan archives... is only for new YEARLY subscribers.
Why? Because it's a commitment.
We don't learn everything in one day, we have to chip away at it. A new technique or recipe learned each week is the pace we recommend. So, we love to see people hanging on for a year and commit to this change — because to be honest, that's the kind of time involved in making lasting changes in your diet and lifestyle. If it's important, it's worth doing well and making that commitment!
11,833 families served since 2010!
when paid annually
If not for Traditional Cooking School, I would still be over 200 pounds...
"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
My son saw we're not just pulling the wool over his eyes LOL
"I was able to prepare a soup for our son that returned home from technical school & was not feeling so well. It is a better version of a bone broth soup than I had been preparing. After eating it, he saw me catching up on some TCS classes and realized that the video I was watching (Fundamentals II) had much of the info about healthy soups. He realized I wasn't just pulling the wool over his eyes. LOL I used Bone broth as the base, added parsley, ginger, garlic, onions, leeks, carrots, celery, turmeric, oregano, and a couple of small potatoes, letting it all simmer. Next, strained all of that, put in the Vitamix and back into the soup with a can of coconut milk. Tasted like healing! We classify your videos as "legitimate" videos!" ~Sheila B.
"The Sourdough lessons have been just amazing. I had enjoyed baking with sourdough for over a year, but now I feel a new inspiration and love finding all the wonderful things that I can do." ~Millie C.
Food that heals and nourishes...
"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.
More TRUE answers!
"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!" ~Melinda D.
Up a few notches...
"You’ve shown me that what I thought was a healthy way of eating could be stepped up a notch. OK, a few notches!" ~Wendy N.
I love the resource you are...
"I love the resource you are to cooking traditionally!" ~Lori P.
From the bottom of our hearts...
"I am learning things that I know will help my children. We can teach them how to use food the way God intended. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! This course is extremely timely, and, to be frank, an answer to prayer." ~Mary K.
Enjoying our food greatly...
"Our family is experiencing greater health and nutrition and enjoying our food greatly. My family is much less resistant to the changes in our diet since using your course. This is money well spent and I will continue to subscribe." ~Robin M.
You made the transition easier...
"You’ve helped make this transition easier... as trying to go through it on my own was very confusing. Having your classes gives me the focus and the guidance I need." ~Billie Y.
Seeing other moms got me over the hump...
"My family had fun together watching kid videos and making those recipes. But the biggest benefit for our family was me seeing all the other moms on video that really nourish their families. It got me over the hump from doing it 60% to more like 97%. Which is a big deal as my son had really bad teeth… I just had it in my head before that no one could really be that ‘perfect’ in their cooking. Now we have a better diet and I also have more energy mostly because I now make all baked goods, which I love, sourdough." ~Marly H., Hudson Valley NY
I'm literally in tears!
"I’m literally in tears watching Lessons 7, 8, and 10 of the Women’s Health eCourse. I was diagnosed with PCOS years ago after years of declining health, and yet treating it with progesterone did not alleviate my symptoms. I have cysts on my thyroid and ovaries, and despite various symptoms of adrenal fatigue, hypoglycemia, insulin resistance, inflammation, and a host of other ailments, I was not treated for any of these issues.
My health has continued to decline and just within the past two weeks I have had some very serious issues that landed me at the doctor’s office and then the ER this past Sunday.
After following TCS for many months, I finally decided to join when I saw that this course was being offered. Everything that is being addressed are the very things that I need to do for my health. I am so overjoyed that many of the things I prayed about and had been seeking answers to for YEARS, are being discussed in this course.
I have felt so alone for so long and even though I made very dramatic changes to my diet (like quitting sugar over 2 years ago), and have been preparing many traditional and healing foods for years now, I had not found complete healing and have gotten worse.
I wanted to say thank you to you all for allowing the Lord to use you to bring this knowledge to so many. I feel that this course was designed specifically for me. In all my years of research, I have yet to find a resource like TCS that covers every area of health and healing that I have been looking for all in one place.
Thank you Wardee, Haniya, Megan, and Lindsey for sharing your wisdom and creating this class. You have touched me and renewed my hope. May God’s blessings be upon you." ~Ajene G.
Thank you! She tackled the complicated issues!
"I am so impressed by the in-depth discussion with Dr. Lane in Lesson 4 of the Women's Health eCourse! Thank you giving her the time to fully discuss all the complicated issues she addressed. She did a good job with the spiritual side as well as the practical side of these important life decisions." ~Lee B.
Great nourishing recipes!
"I absolutely love your course! You have done such a great job referencing different resources and sharing great nourishing recipes! My boy already has a bottle recommended by you as well as the ice cream molds (can not wait for the recipe!!) Your hard work is much appreciated!" ~Olga B.
Best experience I've had with any type of support...
"This has, by far, been the best experience that I've had with any type of support. How wonderful you all are. May God Bless each and everyone of you." ~Dot R.
“We’re Ready To Show You A Whole New Love Of Food!”
I (Wardee) remember what it was like when I first started exploring traditional cooking.
I armed myself with the best book I could find and bravely marched into the kitchen — for a while, all I managed to make were uber-dense loaves of bread and a couple of mini kitchen explosions. It’s funny now, but it sure wasn’t funny then!
That’s why I’ve gathered together an all-star cast of the kindest, most nurturing and supportive teachers ever — to teach you traditional cooking.
I am the Lead Teacher for Traditional Cooking School, but you already know my story, so…
Here's a short introduction to the other teachers you'll meet inside our classroom:
- Erin Vander Lugt teaches Sourdough, Fermentation, Cheese making and other classes for TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
- Katie Kimball runs a popular blog called KitchenStewardship.com. She teaches in our Sourdough, Cultured Dairy, and Real Food Snacks classes.
- Melissa Norris lives back to basics and loves all things from scratch, so she's perfect for teaching Cooking Outside. She blogs at MelissaKNorris.com.
- Jami Delgado teaches Real Food Kids, Dehydrating, and Allergy-Free Cooking.
- Megan Stevens teaches Allergy-Free Cooking and blogs all things gut-healing at EatBeautiful.net.
- Haniya Cherry is my (Wardee's) daughter — she does a ton of editing and cooking behind the scenes and is a teacher in Einkorn Baking, Pressure Cooking, Women's Health, Healthy Baby, and more!
- Plus, Christina, Sara Kay, another Jami, Paula, Chris, Tammy, Lindsey, and other special guest teachers!
Watch The Video, Make The Recipe, Check It Off The List. It's That Easy!
The Traditional Cooking School Classroom is just like a real classroom but without the stress of finals or term papers. Everyone succeeds here.
When you enter the private member Classroom, you’ll see all 14+ Courses. You can take 1, 2, or all of them at once. Take them in order or skip around. It’s up to you.
As you move along, you can track your progress and celebrate your achievements. Here’s how it works.
Browse the modules (courses), and click “Take this Course” to get started on your favorites.
Look at the sidebar to see all the Courses that you have registered in — remember, you can register for as many as you like, or for just 1 at a time.
Click on any lesson in your registered Courses — you’ll see all the videos, recipes, lessons, printable tutorials, bonus articles, audios, and links to your private members-only group, as well as links to helpful community resources.
When you’re done with a lesson, click “Mark Complete”.
The eCourse Progress Meter will show you how far you’ve come. You can come back any time and pick up right where you left off!
You’ll know you’ve completed the course when the eCourse Progress Meter turns a solid green.
And, when you’re done with a course, you can take the quiz. You’ll get a printable Traditional Cooking School certificate on the spot with a passing score!