Life-Changing Cooking & Coaching
Get a healthy, energetic body in your 50s, 60s or 70s.
Are you TIRED of losing the same 20 pounds (or more) over and over again?
Would you HAPPILY live the rest of your days on earth if you NEVER had to count another carb, point or calorie again?
Do you already know WHAT to eat and you do it too (well, most of the time...)
Do you ever feel like you're doing all the RIGHT things and still gaining weight?
Do you NEED to do something urgently about your weight & your eating to get your blood sugars, pressure or cholesterol down?
Maybe you've had some wins losing weight over the years...
But you always seem to gain it back.
You know that somewhere in the mix of your eating and dieting something ISN'T working... but you're just NOT SURE how to end the cycles of weight loss followed by weight gain?
Are you ready to get a healthy body and say goodbye to dieting for life in your 50s, 60s or 70s?
Developed by Stanford Founders, Doctors, Nutritionists & Chefs
We've developed the #3 Pillars to a Healthy, Energetic Body™ by working with over 85,000 Ladies just like you in our Workshops and leading organizations like Stanford Hospitals, Da Vita and Google.
You'll discover a new way of cooking & eating so you can lose weight, reverse high blood numbers and have more energy to keep up with your grandkids!
A NEW WAY OF COOKING & EATING
Life-Changing Cooking & Coaching
#1 PILLAR: A NEW WAY TO COOK
You'll learn a new way to COOK quick, easy & healthy meals, because cooking is the only way to really control what goes into your body.
If you've been cooking for most of your life, you'll learn simple tweaks to what you're already doing so you can get results with your health and weight loss goals.
If you don't know how to cook, you're cooking for one (or you HATE cooking! 🙄) you'll learn simple tips and hacks so you can put together restaurant-quality meals in 15 mins or less, without cooking every day.
learn the #3 Pillars to a Healthy, Energetic Body
#2 PILLAR: EAT THE RIGHT FOODS
You'll learn the exact foods to EAT to reset your body's hunger hormones, reduce sugar cravings and bring your blood numbers down.
Learn how to easily prepare delicious, whole foods, plant-based meals (with some meat and dairy if you like) and how to use readily available, inexpensive superfoods, with our library of over +120 custom made Nourishing & Satisfying™ Recipes.
Our Program is different because you're allowed to eat whatever you want, and as much as you want - so no foods are off limits and there's no counting carbs or calories. Instead, you'll get results by enjoying MORE of the good stuff! 😊👍
#3 PILLAR: LISTEN TO YOUR BODY
You'll learn to LISTEN to your body so you can change your relationship with food and eliminate binge eating, stress eating and emotional eating.
Unless you change your relationship with food, any changes you make to your eating will be temporary - as anyone who's ever tried dieting knows!
Our MINDSET program teaches you a new way of eating for "Nourishment & Satisfaction™" so you can say goodbye to guilt and discover food freedom forever - it's many of our Members' favorite part of our Program! 💖
“I came to Homemade because I wanted to eat at home more and cook myself instead of eat out. Homemade helped that happen. As a result I eat healthier, and I lost weight (and a dress size) without feeling deprived or hungry!” -Nancy H.
“With Homemade I don't feel as stressed about what I'm eating. I cook it, I enjoy it and I move on. No calorie counting, journals, confessions, or guilt. My husband and I lost a combined 52 lbs." -Wendy F, Chief Nursing Officer
“Homemade isn't a quick weight loss program -- it's a change in your way of life and about developing a healthy attitude towards food. I have lost (and maintained) over 40 pounds and I feel so much better”. -Stacie S
WHAT YOU GET when you JOIN
Learn one new cooking skill or meal each week. Our Program is designed so the skills you learn are cumulative. By the end, you will know how to cook all of your meals, snacks & desserts, no matter how busy your schedule.
New Cooking Skills
Receive around a dozen custom-made, easy & tasty, seasonal recipes every week, which practice the Cooking Skill you just learnt. All recipes are created for your optimum Nourishment & Satisfaction™ and designed so you can put a healthy meal on the table fast.
You won't find this anywhere else. Receive a unique weekly Mindset piece to learn to eat using the Homemade Principles, COOK, EAT, LISTEN™, so you can transform your relationship with your food for lasting results.
We don't believe in weigh ins. What we DO believe in is empowering you to start preparing your own tasty meals right away! Receive & complete a Weekly Cooking Challenge designed to help you build new healthy habits you can sustain when the program is over.
Receive inspiration & support from real people - just like you - going through the program with you, in our private online community. Hear their stories, see their progress, ask questions & share tips.
Our Members achieve such amazing results because our Homemade experts guide and support them every step of the way. With this Program you receive Expert Coaching online throughout your Program.
“Our results with Homemade: Simon lost 50 pounds, rarely has back pain, needs no medications for cholesterol, and stopped snoring completely. Our son, John lost 15 pounds, and I lost 15 pounds”. -Nina H
“My a1c blood sugars test dropped to where I am slowly getting to the 6 or below goal. My cholesterol numbers have dropped in the past 6 months because I have continued eating similarly to the class. My blood pressure is also down and I've dropped 11 lbs." -Jason M
WHAT YOU'll learn to COOK
Module 7: Fresh Herbs & Spices
Fresh herbs & spices have potent health properties and this week you will learn how to create flavors from around the world at home using fresh herbs and spices. We've included a bunch of recipes from around the world for you to try...You will probably find a couple of old or new favorites! In Mindset this week, you will learn what are the 5 most significant lifestyle factors that impact your eating habits, weight & health. And you will be empowered with easy, practical strategies to manage them… without radically transforming your current lifestyle.
Module 8: Mindful Snacking
To snack or not to snack?! This week you are going to learn how to snack mindfully for optimum nourishment, satisfaction & health. You will also learn our favorite recipes for healthy, fast & easy snacks which won't leave you feeling guilty because they provide Nourishment & Satisfaction™. Finally, you will learn how to plate your food so it's a feast for your eyes too!
Module 10: Shopping in Season & Staying on Track
Preparation is the key to success when it comes to healthy eating. Learn how to prepare for grocery shopping, navigate the store, & select your produce. If you are one of those people who dreads grocery shopping... then this week is for you! We've included a Personalized Grocery Shopping & Pantry Stock Checklist to get you started. In Mindset, you'll be empowered with our 5 key strategies to get you back on track fast when setbacks arise.
Module 6: Great Grains
Bread. Rice. Pasta. Many people these days feel guilty eating grains. Yet whole grains are actually a nutritional powerhouse. This week, you will learn the health facts about grains and how to cook perfect, light, fluffy grains every time. In Mindset, you will learn why dieting, restrictions & guilt are so damaging and 5 simple steps to overcome them for good.
Module 1: Superfood Smoothies
Learn to prepare the quickest, easiest meal with the most dramatic health benefits: Superfood Smoothies! But only if you make them the 'Homemade way'...we'll show you how! You will also learn the Homemade Mindset of eating for Nourishment & Satisfaction™ (HINT: your secret weapon for long term success in adopting healthy eating habits).
Module 9: Decadent Desserts
Renowned Journalist & Author, Michael Pollan, once said: “You can eat anything you want, just cook it yourself”. This week you are going to learn our top 10 cooking tips and hacks for delicious, healthier Homemade desserts. You are also going to learn how to use fruits, dried fruits and alternative nutritious sweeteners (such as honey & coconut sugar) in your cooking & baking. In Mindset, we are relevantly talking all about SUGAR. Is sugar as addictive as COCAINE? You will learn how to kick your sugar habit & beat cravings in 5 steps based on the latest science...without giving up your favorite dessert!
Module 3: Roasting & Oven Cooking
You will learn how to confidently & conveniently cook using your oven...in ways which leave you free to go and do something else while you roast your meals and sides for an entire week. (Hint: That's the beauty of the oven!) In Mindset this week, you will discover why learning how to cook your own food is the single biggest thing you can do to improve your health and lose weight.
Module 4: Creating Flavors & Sensational Salads
You may be surprised to learn that there is a science behind why salted caramel ice cream tastes soo good... You will learn the art & science of Flavor Combining so you can make healthy Homemade meals that taste amazing every time. Even salads...which is this week's cooking theme. You will learn how to make a selection of salads & dressings you can get excited about because they actually taste good! In Mindset, we answer the question: 'So what should I eat?' You will be empowered with an easy and liberating way you can eat for life.
Module 5: The Perfect Sear
This week, you will learn the tricks of the trade to perfectly searing meat, poultry, fish & vegetables for great results every time. You will discover how to tell when to flip, when to leave alone, how to develop a crust and how to identify when your protein is done. In Mindset this week, you will learn how to listen to your body & practice intuitive eating. Mastering this skill will connect you with your internal compass to guide you in maintaining optimum health and weight for life.
Module 2: Breakfasts of Champions & Knife Skills
People who skip breakfast are 450% more likely to be obese. And 80% of people who lose weight and keep it off eat breakfast daily. You will learn how to make a healthy, homemade breakfast part of your morning routine. We've included breakfast recipes designed for busy people, including 5 minute & batch cooking options. You will also master basic knife skills to become a faster and better cook. In Mindset, we introduce the 3 Homemade Principles™ to eat for optimum health & weight.
“I have diabetes and to watch my blood sugars trend when eating what I learned to cook with Homemade is amazing! I mean my insulin requirements significantly drop for the day.”
“During my Homemade program, my cholesterol went from 123 to 107 and I am expecting it to continue to drop. My blood pressure went from 180/120 to 160/100, and my weight went from 228 to 215lbs." -Andrew P
*Results taken from surveys of 586 Homemade Class members in 2015 & 2016
1 in 4 members
high blood pressure
1 in 4 members
high blood sugars
1 in 5 members
high blood cholesterol
7 in 10 members
lost weight -
Members lost on average 1 pound per week -
up to 80 pounds in 6 mths
Members tripled the amount they cooked
Our Members' Results in 10 Weeks:
YOUR RESULTS GUARANTEED
If you don't get results by completing our Program, we'll give you 100% of your money back.
HOW IT WORKS: If you put in the work, and do the Program, then we guarantee you'll be satisfied and on track to achieving your health & weight loss goals by the end of your Program, or you get a 100% refund.
“My husband and I are literally saving over $1,500 per month on eating out! This isn't something that you pay for and then you're done in 12 Weeks. It's worth every penny because the payoff is a lifetime. It's been life-changing. Definitely life-changing”. Natalie J.
“Homemade Cooking is changing the way my whole family eats. Before taking this program I felt like I did not have the time or the ability to create tasty, nutritious meals for my family. I now have skills that make it possible.” -Julie C
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“Homemade is enabling people to make healthier choices. What Homemade has created is inspiring.” Professor Gardner, Stanford School of Medicine & Preventative Health.
“We are promoting this program to our patients in Stanford Primary Care.” Dr. Chang, Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs.
Meet our Stanford Founders
Homemade Method was founded by Stanford Graduates, Dr Chloe Chien & Anna Rakoczy.
Our Program was developed with input from 12+ Nutritionists & Holistic Chefs on our Team
Dr Chloe has a combined MD / MBA from Stanford University, with a Scholarly Concentration on Community Health. In 2009, Chloe was President of the Stanford Medical Students Association. Her speaking engagements have included National Kidney Foundation, Hewlett Packard, City of Menlo Park, BeWell & HIP at Stanford University, Washington Hospital, Food Summit 2013, Davita & many others. Chloe is a Member of the American College of Preventative Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, Public Health, Nutrition & Diabetes Associations.
Anna has Masters Degrees from Stanford & UC Berkeley. Anna is a Fulbright Scholar, was the Australian Young Lawyer of the Year in 2008 and competed in National Ice Skating Championships for 4 years. Anna is a health coach, an author and a cooking instructor. She Founded the Homemade Method™, and has led workshops for Google Employees, Stanford Hospital & University Employees. Anna presented at the Food Summit in 2013, the [email protected] Conference in 2014 and the Berkeley Food Innovation Lab.
"There is no way not to be engaged in this Program! It's so non judgmental, so empowering, it's a breath of fresh air. The cost is so unbelievably reasonable. The support, the videos, the recipes, the philosophy, are so worth it. I used to be a major recipe follower. Now I can cook using ingredients I have at home - I mean I'm really cooking!! My husband is the HAPPIEST guy in the world with the food - he's been literally clapping!" -Jen W.
"The effort & time is really minimal. It doesn't get easier than this. The price was very reasonable for 12 weeks. And the long term benefits are just amazing! It's completely worth it!" -Dan Z.
"It's no pills, it's real life. It's easy recipes and about appreciating good food. I've lost about 80 lbs over 8 years, and I feel good, have more energy and feel better. My husband just had his blood sugars done and they are down dramatically, his blood pressure is good, and he's down about 14 pounds" -Malinda K
"I used to cook virtually zero of my meals - maybe once a month. Now I'm cooking 11 out of 14 meals per week. I think I lost about 40 pounds. I used to be hungry all the time. Now I feel a lot more satisfied and I'm not always focused on food. I feel like I'm setting up habits that are easy to maintain for a lifetime" -Courtlyn S
"I joined because it was time to take control back. I've had a lot less pain than I'm used to, taken a lot less medications, and my blood pressure had dropped pretty significantly - to very normal ranges. I'm doing really great now, so I was thrilled with the results I got." -Cyndee W
"At the time I joined Homemade I was heavily overweight and often fatigued. After 6 months I lost almost 60 pounds combining Homemade principles and good gym exercise. I feel great and my blood tests have never been more perfect." -Angelo D
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can you really teach me how to cook easy, healthy meals without a recipe?
Yes! Healthy cooking is made up of basic foundational principles, and once you learn those, you can more or less cook anything, without using a recipe. Plus we have a special emphasis on fast & easy meals- see next question!
I don’t have much time so will this work for me?
Our program is specifically designed for busy people who want to put healthy meals on the table fast. We’ve included 5 minute meals, batch cooking recipes & lots of useful tips for busy professionals & Moms looking to bring fresh & tasty meals and snacks to work or school.
How much time will I need to set aside to complete your program?
The actual program materials and weekly challenges are about 30 mins reading per week. We all need to eat - so the time you spend completing the rest of the course will come off the time you already spend eating out, buying groceries & preparing meals - about 1-2 hours per week. You may actually end up saving time (and eating a lot better).
What dates does your Program run?
You get instant access when you join! The Program start date is on your registration, and we will email you the relevant information.
What cooking skills will I be learning? And what will I learn to cook?
You will learn basic knife skills, roasting & using your oven, searing & using your stove, how to combine flavors and how to use herbs & spices. You will learn how to make all of your meals, snacks & desserts. Including superfood smoothies, fast & healthy breakfasts including eggs any style, meat & fish, seasonal salads & homemade dressings, healthy whole grains, homemade snacks & decadent desserts. See our Module descriptions above for more details.
When will I start preparing my own meals?
Right away in Module 1, after you complete Preparing for Success. And you will build on your repertoire week by week.
What cooking levels is your program suitable for?
Our program is suitable for absolute beginners to intermediate cooks looking for fresh inspiration and healthy cooking ideas.
What type of foods will I be eating? (I’m a picky eater)
Our menu uses fresh, seasonal, whole food ingredients and inludes meat, fish, poultry & dairy, and is primarily plant-based. You have total control over which meals you cook and we teach you how to modify recipes and substitute ingredients to suit your tastes.
Will I receive any recipes?
Yes you receive over 100+ custom Homemade recipes that you can use throughout the program. These recipes are specially designed to take you through the program week by week and build cooking confidence.
Will I need special cooking equipment?
As long as you have the basics (knife, chopping block, pots / pans, baking tray, utensils & a blender), you will be fine. You receive a Kitchen Equipment checklist in week 1 so you can make sure you have everything you need on hand.
Will you help me with grocery shopping?
Yes, you receive a Personalized Grocery Shopping & Pantry Stock Checklist. We also teach you how to shop seasonally & how to select produce as part of the course.
Will my family like your meals?
Our Members, Husbands and Children RAVE about our meals! We have received a ton of positive feedback from surprised and delighted members saying their husbands & children loved our meals!
I have tried so many diets before, why will this one be any different?
The Homemade Cooking program is not a diet. It is a change in your way of eating & relationship with food, based on the Homemade Principles Cook, Eat, Listen™ and eating for Nourishment & Satisfaction™.
How long will I have access for?
You will have access to the Course platform for 4 months as long as you are a Member. You may also download, save or print the materials so you can use them for life!
Is there any support after I finish my program?
Yes! We created an inexpensive Support program ONLY for our Graduate Members. It's totally optional, but if you want to continue with us, you can join on a monthly or annual basis. It's designed to keep you on track with your new healthy habits!