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    About the course

    This is not a diet, it’s a way of living.
    Heal your body through plant-based eating with simple, fresh ingredients from your local supermarket and without depriving yourself of full flavor!
    Did you know that 95% of all dieters will regain the weight they lose within one year? And that people who follow a plant-based diet are found to have lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels and a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, cancers, type-2 diabetes and inflammation?
    And if you think healthy wholefood cooking is boring and bland, think again!
    In this course Chef Cynthia Louise is here to help you change your relationship with food for good. This is not a quick fix or a 2 week crash diet, this is a lifestyle change. She shows you step-by-step on video how to create healthy whole food meals with smack you in the face flavor and accessible ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.
    From quick 10-minute meals to wholefood feasts, you’ll learn how to make a mixture of old classics turned healthy and new exotic dishes all guilt free, nourishing and absolutely mouth-watering. You’ll be able to taste and feel the difference in your body after just one meal


    “Chef Cynthia! You have changed my life. I love how my meals are now filled with even more colours and plant based goodness that feeds the mind, body and soul – all inspired by you!” - ASHER BOEKEMAN

    “Being a mum who wants to feed my family nourishing and healthy but tasty food has always been a struggle for me. Fast forward to Chefs Online Cooking Classes and there is now a race to get to the table, my 14th month rubs her tummy nodding her head saying yum..... another FECKIN AWESOME MEAL!! Thanks Chef” - MICHELLE HUNT

    Chef Cynthia Louise ignites the cooking flame...creating delicious, soul filled and nourishing food that comes straight from Mother Nature onto the plate. She puts so much love and energy into her creations, its hard not to smile when eating her meals! I love her food, her passion and her message of keeping it real with nature! - HAYLEY WEATHERBURN

    What you will learn

    From this course you’ll learn how to heal and nourish your body from the inside out by creating meals with big flavors with simply fresh ingredients that you can get from your local supermarket. Chef Cynthia brings you 30+ step-by-step whole food recipes that are easy to follow and don’t require much time at all to prepare. This course is more than just learning recipes. It’s a course to teach you how to take control of YOUR health and wellbeing with everyday wholefood meals. She is a professional, qualified plant-based whole food chef that has been working in the health and wellness industry for over 15 years. She supports every-day people and strives to help them gain their health and vitality back without diets, food fads or trends.
    During this course you’ll learn how to:
    • prepare over 30 delicious whole food recipes that your family + friends will love
    • use fresh ingredients that you can find at your local supermarket (no running to multiple health food stores or ordering an exotic item online)
    • make simple ingredient substitutions to cater to dietary requirements
    • make creamy rich sauces without dairy
    • master 5-minute recipes to whole food feasts
    • ditch refined sugar and how to use natural sweeteners like maple syrup, honey and fruit save time with simple kitchen tips and tricks
    • understand how each meal is nourishing you
    • cook consciously and bring more energy to your meals
    • store leftovers to keep it for longer
    • use new flavor combinations from around the world
    • heal your health with a simple and delicious whole food lifestyle


    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.


    Course Breakdown

    Module 01: Introduction And Course Overview
      Module 02: Breakfast Bruschetta
        Module 03: Indian Hash Browns
          Module 04: Mini Spinach Patties
            Module 05: Vanilla Coconut Yogurt
              Module 06: Buckwheat Pancakes
                Module 07: The Green Breakfast Bowl
                  Module 08: Corn Fritters And Avocado
                    Module 09: Spaghetti And Not Meatballs
                      Module 10: Gluten Free Rice Wraps
                        Module 11: Soba Noodle Warm Fruity Salad
                          Module 12: Falafel Patty
                            Module 13: Red Rice Salad
                              Module 14: Savory Quinoa
                                Module 15: Asparagus Frittata
                                  Module 16: Veggie Burger
                                    Module 17: Deconstructed Moussaka
                                      Module 18: Nasi Goreng
                                        Module 19: Dairy Free Pasta Carbonara
                                          Module 20: Satay Veggies
                                            Module 21: Spicy Eggplant
                                              Module 22: Red Lentil Stew
                                                Module 23: Tempeh Rendang
                                                  Module 24: Potato Bake
                                                    Module 25: Khichri
                                                      Module 26: Broccoli Pasta
                                                        Module 27: Chewy Bar
                                                          Module 28: Nachos
                                                            Module 29: Sweet Corn And Pumpkin Soup
                                                              Module 30: Broccoli And Pea Soup
                                                                Module 31: Vegan Banana Bread
                                                                  Module 32: Chocolate Ganache Berries Gluten Free Cake
                                                                    Module 33: Banana Smoothie
                                                                      Module 34: Coconut Shake


                                                                        Who is this course for

                                                                        This course is anyone who:
                                                                        • suffers with digestion, constipation and gut issues
                                                                        • needs to include more nutrient rich foods in their diet
                                                                        • wants to lose weight and keep it off without a trendy diet or food fast
                                                                        • wants clear and glowing skin
                                                                        • constantly feels tired and fatigued
                                                                        • wants to avoid getting sick
                                                                        • doesn’t want to cut out sweets, but wants to learn alternatives to using refined sugars
                                                                        • is interested in transitioning to a plant-based, vegan or vegetarian diet
                                                                        • wants to learn about what foods might be affecting them in a negative way
                                                                        • is bored of all their go-to meals
                                                                        • doesn’t have time to cook
                                                                        • doesn’t want to spend a ton of money at a whole food or specialty grocery store
                                                                        • wants to feel amazing and nourished IMMEDIATELY
                                                                        • wants to learn healthy alternatives to their favorite recipes

                                                                        How will it help me

                                                                        This course takes the stress out of planning and cooking healthy meals. From understanding which foods are best for you to shopping for simple and affordable ingredients to mixing it all together and waiting for your meal to cook, there are a lot of factors that go into cooking. Chef Cynthia Louise takes you step-by-step through each recipe and shows you how each meal is nourishing you, giving you more energy and what it takes to make healthy wholefood recipes that taste delicious!
                                                                        These are some of the benefits to wholefood cooking:
                                                                        • simple and easy ingredients (all the ingredients can be found at your local supermarket or are ones you already have in your kitchen)
                                                                        • increased satisfaction (you’ll be getting all the nutrients you need to feel more satisfied)
                                                                        • sleep better at night and more energy throughout the day
                                                                        • reduction in food cravings
                                                                        • better digestion
                                                                        • feel more emotionally, mentally and physically balanced
                                                                        • no more artificial anything (just pure food that way nature intended it to be)
                                                                        • no fad diet or food fast (eating doesn’t have to be stressful or complicated, people have been eating this way for thousands of years)
                                                                        • good fats! (wholefood cooking contains healthy fats that are good for your overall health)
                                                                        • dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free and nut-free options (no more missing out - there are substitutions for everything!)
                                                                        • stay healthy (whole food diets have been shown to reduce the risk of many diseases + cancers)
                                                                        • feel more connected (to the earth, farmers, your friends and family and yourself!)


                                                                        Certification details

                                                                        To receive certification, you must:

                                                                        1. Complete every page of the course
                                                                        2. Score at least 55% on the exam at the end of the course
                                                                        3. That's it!

                                                                        After successfully completing the course, you will immediately receive your PDF course certificate so you can instantly add it to your CV and display your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate to be sent to your postal address for a small printing and posting fee.

                                                                        All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards - www.icoes.org (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE). Check for the CPD logo on the course page.

                                                                        CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.

                                                                        International Open Academy is also an officially approved TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) center, with the TQUK Center Number: C001157

                                                                        TQUK is a national awarding body recognized by the UK Government and regulated by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).

                                                                        For further details, please visit https://internationalopenacademy.com/accreditation