More cooking. More baking.

The mission of Good Food Cooking School really began in 2009, when founder and former veggie-phobe Heather Crosby started the website YumUniverse in an effort to share plant-based recipe discoveries that were helping her heal from myriad health issues.

After creating the YumUniverse and YumUniverse Pantry to Plate cookbooks, she was ready for a more robust platform to share recipes and resources—GFCS is the next evolution of her work.

Good Food Cooking School is a robust platform packed with exclusive recipes and comprehensive courses to help you learn how to confidently cook and bake more often. It’s designed to support and inspired you for the long-term.

Heather Crosby

Heather has a Plant-Based Nutrition Certification from eCornell and the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, and has been a recipe developer and good food enthusiast sharing her work since 2009 when she started the popular website

She has been featured by; O, Oprah Magazine; Reader’s Digest; HGTV; NPR; and HuffPost, among others, and she’s also presented at Wanderlust and Taste Talks.

Heather is dedicated to developing cooking and baking courses with recipes that change lives. Whether you’re looking to improve your health or know-how, her recipes and resources help you build the skills and confidence to get cooking and baking the way you’ve always wanted to.

Her focus is always about sharing the possibilities for plant-based, gluten-free recipes for all eaters, whether you love burgers or broccoli.

No dogma. No judgment. Just good food.


A Note from Heather


I’m so happy that you’re curious about Good Food Cooking School. Like me, you’re either sure (or you suspect) that you have food allergies or sensitivities. Or, maybe someone you cook/bake for has issues with animal products and/or gluten-containing foods. Or you simply just want more ideas, recipes, and resources to confidently cook and bake, with and without recipes, in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Well, let me tell you: you don’t have to compromise on taste, tradition, or normalcy due to dietary preferences any more.

Good Food Cooking School provides ALL of the courses and recipes you need for more inspiration and support every day.

Cooking is a basic life skill, and knowing how to open your pantry or fridge and make delicious meals of all kinds with what you have, is more important than ever. Knowing how to do this with busy schedules and mixed-diet dinner tables is also a must. Good Food Cooking School is designed to teach you, and simply help you, to cook and bake like you’ve always wanted to, from the comfort of home (or wherever you are) when and how you want.

My Courses and Recipe Bundles have been changing lives since 2016 and I’ve been sharing gluten-free, plant-based recipes online and in best-selling cookbooks since 2009.

I know what it’s like to get started. I grew up a total veggie-phobe and I know how overwhelming and exciting dietary changes can feel in the beginning, middle, and even when you think you’ve finally figured it all out. I know what it takes to make incredible gluten-free, dairy-free goodies of all kinds that all eaters will love, and I’m forever dedicated to sharing what I’ve learned (and continue to discover) with you.


I created Good Food Cooking School so everything you need to learn and feel inspired to cook and bake is in one place
. Time is a rare thing these days and I’ve build the platform that can help you every day. Reference the robust ingredient index to learn all about ingredients used, create custom shopping lists and recipe collections, learn to batch cook, and turn one recipe into many with recipe variations and ingredient substitutions with each recipe. Truly learn to cook with and without recipes. Confidently swap ingredients to make a recipe or freestyle meal work with our various tips and features. 

We meet you where you are.

Become a confident cook and a creative baker here. We provide ongoing inspiration and support for it all as long as you want it. Cancel anytime, or maintain active membership to access ongoing course and recipe additions, and other inspiration for the long-term. I’m always adding new recipes and creating new courses for GFCS members throughout the year. 

I don’t take it lightly that you chose to spend time reading about GFCS.

Good Food Cooking School is designed to change lives. Whether you’re looking for a bright spot in your day, something to do with your kids or friends, ways to get creative, or you simply want to improve your cooking and baking skills, I’d love to have you join our beautiful cooking and baking family.


Heather’s Cookbooks

100% plant-based, and gluten-free, but designed for all eaters at the table, Heather’s cookbooks bring veggies from side dish to center stage.


All-Access Membership

Get access to all Good Food Cooking School content now and enjoy new courses, exclusive recipes, and more added to membership regularly in the future.

  • 100% plant-based, gluten-free recipes
  • 5 comprehensive cooking + baking courses
  • 20+ hours of on-demand video learning you can access anywhere
  • 4 recipe bundle collections (holidays, dressings, ice cream, breads)
  • 220+ exclusive veggie-based recipes designed for all eaters to love
  • Step-by-step videos + photos with recipes so you can confidently prepare
  • Ingredient substitutions + variation ideas with each recipe (one recipe becomes
    many with our ideas and your adjustments)
  • Customizable shopping lists + recipe collections to easily prep/plan
  • Confidently + creatively learn to cook/bake more healthy foods, every day
  • Robust courses and members-only recipes added regularly

Good Food Cooking School Courses

Good Food Cooking School specializes in gluten-free, plant-based baking, and brings veggies from side dish to center stage every time.

Our recipes have been bringing burger lovers and broccoli enthusiasts to the table together since 2009. Learn more about the comprehensive courses we offer below:


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