Category: Cooking Tips

31 Mar

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The Rouxbe Cooking School Partners with The American College of Lifestyle Medicine

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Vancouver, B.C.

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) offers Culinary Rx as a benefit of ACLM membership in an effort to provide accessible online educational support that drives long-term lifestyle and behavior change.

Rouxbe Cooking School announced today that Culinary Rx, an online instructional cooking and nutrition course that healthcare professionals prescribe to their patients for prevention, treatment, and lifestyle health, is being offered as a showcased benefit to members of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM). Culinary Rx was developed in 2015 in collaboration with The Plantrician Project and leading physicians who subscribe to a food-first approach to healthcare. Now, all members of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine will have direct access to this important educational resource at deeply discounted member-only pricing.
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Since its inaugural launch in July of 2015, over 1,500 people from around the world have engaged in the Culinary Rx online nutrition education and plant-based cooking course as part of their transition to adopting a more healthful dietary lifestyle. Participants have shown strong engagement and exceptional course compliance, supporting long-term behavior change. Increased cooking confidence and enjoyment of cooking are two primary course objectives.

“This is an informative and eye-opening course. It very clearly illustrates how easy, fun and delicious adopting a plant-based diet can be, and of course how much healthier it is for you! I have already recommended it to family and friends,” said student Paula Finnerty.

Physicians and healthcare providers are now able to prescribe Culinary Rx to their patients or clients through the Culinary Rx website or through an iOS application called the “Prescriber.” This enables a medical and wellness professional to personalize the Culinary Rx invitation and keep track of each patient’s progress.

“Those dedicated to lifestyle medicine acknowledge that food trumps all,” said Susan Benigas, ACLM Executive Director. “The question physicians often ask is, ‘How do I educate patients about an optimal dietary lifestyle and provide the cooking instruction and nutrition literacy required to guide them on their journey?’  Culinary Rx is a scalable eLearning platform that is designed to support sustained behavior change over time. Where optimal dietary lifestyle is concerned, I’ve found no better educational tool than Culinary Rx.”

Early survey data is demonstrating that the course is working*:

  • 99% would recommend the course to others
  • 92% gained confidence in their cooking ability
  • 88% are now motivated to adopt better overall healthier habits
  • 42% are reducing meat consumption, increasing plant-based foods
  • 28% are making the shift to 100% plant-based diet

“This is the kind of data we were hoping for,” says Joe Girard, Rouxbe CEO. “Our goal with the course was to help people make the challenging shift to a healthier diet and to do so in a manner that drove long-term behavioral change. People can learn what to eat to support their health, but if they can’t cook it and make it taste delicious, the change won’t last. We need to teach people how to cook and to begin to enjoy the process and that’s exactly what happens with Culinary Rx participants.”

* Data from completion surveys from 180 Culinary Rx participants during the beta offering.

About Rouxbe’s Wellness Programs

Rouxbe provides wellness and health programming for individuals, health care providers and organizations. Rouxbe’s revolutionary online platform delivers cutting edge e-learning solutions that drive and measure learning outcomes and engagement while providing effective, lower-cost alternatives for teaching people the fundamentals of cooking as part of larger lifestyle and preventative health efforts. For more information on culinary wellness or to learn more about Rouxbe, please contact Joe Girard, CEO & Co-Founder at jgirard@rouxbe.com.

25 Mar

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Rouxbe Powered Forks Over Knives Cooking Course Celebrates the Success of Over 3,000 Students

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Forks Over Knives and the Rouxbe Cooking School celebrate the success of their students and the positive response after release of their online cooking course.

Since it’s launch in August 2015, over 3,000 students from around the world have learned to cook the Forks Over Knives way, thanks to their partnership with the Rouxbe Cooking School. The course is designed to help people overcome the challenges inherent in transitioning to a plant-based diet by giving them a better understanding of cooking fundaments. The end result—a new level of confidence that is transforming the lives of those that participate.

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The experience has been fantastic! I am now motivated to create my own recipes and have confidence in being able to cook delicious and healthy meals,” said Sandra C., a graduate of the course.

The course is the first of its kind to be available online. In this self-guided, 90-day course, students dive into cooking fundamentals and learn the basics of plant-based nutrition. The course showcases rich instructional video, live web events, instructor-graded activities, and adaptive learning exercises – all embedded in Rouxbe’s proprietary learning management system.

Richard V. said, “I went from a complete novice in the kitchen to someone who is confident and competent. Thank you!”

The techniques and approaches taught in the course all focus on cooking fundamentals specific to the Forks Over Knives plan, including topics like knife skills, how to cook grains and beans, a variety of moist and dry heat cooking techniques, preparing foods, sauces and dressings without added oils.

“It’s amazing to hear about the life-changing experiences people are having with the Forks Over Knives online cooking course. Every week, I read the posts and am overwhelmed to see how so many people have found great joy in cooking. But the best part are the testimonials about how these important skills are helping our students and their families lead healthy and vibrant lives, says Brian Wendel, President and Founder of Forks Over Knives.

The next course offering is May 3, 2016 and is filling fast. To read more about it, please visit Forks Over Knives Online Cooking Course.

About Rouxbe’s Wellness Programs

Rouxbe provides wellness and health programming for individuals, health care providers and organizations. Rouxbe’s revolutionary online platform delivers cutting edge e-learning solutions that drive and measure learning outcomes and engagement while providing effective, lower-cost alternatives for teaching people the fundamentals of cooking as part of larger lifestyle and preventative health efforts. For more information on culinary wellness or to learn more about Rouxbe, please contact Joe Girard, CEO & Co-Founder at jgirard@rouxbe.com.

21 Nov

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Gardein™ Sends Customers to Cooking School at Rouxbe

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The Fastest Growing, Plant-Based Protein Brand Is Sending Customers To Cooking School

Vancouver, B.C. (November 17, 2014)

Garden Protein International, Inc.— the makers of gardein™, the delicious plant protein brand currently sold in over 22,000 stores across North America—today announced a partnership with the acclaimed Rouxbe Online Cooking School, the leading educator for culinary and wellness instruction. The goal of the gardein and Rouxbe partnership, is to teach people, of all skill levels, how to cook better and healthier.

Through the gardein website, consumers can sign up for a free, 7-day trial, with complete access to Rouxbe’s extensive collection of instructional videos and recipes. There’s something for everyone from beginners who want to learn “How-to Cut Using a Chef’s Knife,” to more advanced recipes such as “Beefless Bourguignon” and a whole syllabus dedicated to plant-based protein. At any point during the 7-day trial period, consumers can decide to sign up for a membership and gardein subsidizes the initiation fee.

 “As a trained French chef, I’m passionate about food and I know that learning to cook can have a tremendous impact on your health,” says Yves Potvin, founder and president of gardein. “We are excited to partner with Rouxbe so people can learn to make great tasting food that will transform the way they eat, cook and live.”

Today, eating better is easier than ever due to a wide variety of products on the market, such as gardein. Many people, however, lack the skills in the kitchen to cook successfully. The gardein and Rouxbe partnership delivers professional technique instruction, over the Internet, to home cooks that want to improve their cooking skills and gain more confidence in the kitchen.

Rouxbe offers a wide-range of recipes for a variety of cuisines and cooking styles. For those specifically seeking plant-based techniques and recipes using gardein, there are 26 featured gardein recipes developed by renowned vegan chef, Chad Sarno, and the Rouxbe team. These specialized recipes feature delicious, healthier versions of your favorite foods using gardein such as Chick’n Cashew, Beefless Panang, and Baja Fishless Tacos. Gardein will also be including the special cooking school offer on product packaging starting in 2015.

Preview video only: Full instructional videos with voice over available through offer. 

“I’ve been a culinary educator for many years and Rouxbe has the very best instructional content and platform to teach people how to cook better” says Chad Sarno, vice-president of Rouxbe’s plant-based education. “We are thrilled to extend this education to all gardein consumers to help them prepare delicious meals with the one of the best plant-based proteins on the market.”

If you are new to Rouxbe and would like to sign up for a free trial, sponsored by gardein, please click here.

About the Rouxbe Cooking School:

Founded in 2005, Rouxbe (“ROO-bee”) is a members-only, online cooking school delivering 21st century culinary and wellness instruction to home cooks, schools, restaurants and professional culinary academies in over 180 countries. Rouxbe’s groundbreaking  Professional Plant-Based Certification Course is the first online culinary course of its kind to offer training in foundational plant-based culinary arts and is recognized by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation as a Quality Program.

About gardein™:

Gardein (garden + protein) is a plant-based protein brand offering a variety of delicious, convenient and versatile foods.  Gardein tastes good, is good for you and good for the planet.  The fastest growing brand within the category, gardein creates mouthwatering center-of-plate foods people love that deliver real meat taste, texture and nutrition—with no cholesterol and less fat and calories than traditional proteins. Gardein’s award winning products are made from non-GMO soy and wheat, ancient grains and veggies.  Gluten-free options are also available in gardein’s broad product portfolio.  Gardein is available at over 22,000 retail locations as well as over 5,000 restaurants and 100 colleges, universities as well as other venues across North America.  For additional information and expertly crafted recipes, visit gardein.com.

16 Jun

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Rouxbe Hosts Award Winning Chef Matt Haley

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The James Beard Foundation’s 2014 Humanitarian of the Year, The National Humanitarian from the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the 2014 Cornerstone Humanitarian from the National Restaurant Association — no chef in history has ever been awarded these three high honors — especially in one year. But with Matt Haley’s focus on using food to support and nurture communities, he has garnered this trifecta of awards which has focused a spotlight on the how this incredible man gives back to his global community in immeasurable ways.

Join Chef Matt Haley and Rouxbe Cooking School for a unique and exciting live web event on Thursday, June 19th at 12 noon PST/3pm EST as Chef Haley discusses his life, and how he is working as a chef and philanthropist to enrich communities the world over.

Watch a Short Video About Chef Haley’s Achievements

A focal point in Haley’s charitable work is his commitment to furthering education through food – he sees the impact that education and training can have and he believes that access to education, real foods, and safe places to learn and grow are essential for our collective future. His personal journey from prison to a well-respected chef and business leader is beyond inspiring. Join us and listen.

 To register for this free event, click here.   Once you have registered, details will be emailed to you the day before the event on how to log on and listen.

See you in class!

Interested in Professional Culinary Certification Online? Browse our Programs here:  http://rouxbe.com/professional-culinary-courses

 

 

 

07 Apr

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The BEST Biscuits | Dairy & Egg-Free

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Shut the door on this one — the testing is over, we have a winner folks!! And the fact that these biscuits are completely vegan-friendly is TOTALLY irrelevant—these biscuits are simply delicious. They are light, flaky and even ‘buttery’. I am just going to let the images speak for themselves!
Okay, I’ll just add this one last thing— when working with biscuits the most crucial thing to remember is that you DO NOT want to over work the dough. The less you touch the dough, the lighter and more flaky the biscuits will be. If it helps, I sing this song (in my head) when I make these biscuits—it’s called “Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer. Sorry in advance, if the song sticks with you for the rest of the day :-)





Here is the full text recipe for these Delicious Biscuits!
Hope you enjoy them.
Cheers, Dawn