Learn how to cook more healthy foods you love.

Good food cooking for all eaters.
No dogma. No judgment.


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Our first course, Good Food Cooking Basics, is a comprehensive 12-week video-based program that teaches essential cooking skills to all eaters who want to add more plant-based meals to their day.

Whether you’re looking to improve your health, or your know-how about cooking, we help you build the skills and confidence to cook the way you’ve always wanted to (from home).

This veg-focused course is designed to make everyone at the table happy whether you love burgers or broccoli. So, instead of talking about what you can and can’t eat, you can just eat.

This course is only available 2x per year.
Don’t wait to start cooking good food.

  • What’s in this plant-based cooking course?

    Get 32 practice recipes + 38 extra recipes to build confidence and cooking skills so you can add more veggies to your meals.

  • What’s in this plant-based cooking course?

    Learn how to shop like a pro,save money, and become a fruit and veggie expert (learn how to store and prep it all, too!)

  • What’s in this plant-based cooking course?

    Get access to our ginormous Ingredient Index for tips on how to buy, store, prepare, substitute, and cook loads of common staple ingredients with or without a recipe.

  • What’s in this plant-based cooking course?

    Learn to chop ingredients without chopping your fingers. Master basic knife skills, safety,and care for long-lasting tools. Chop, dice, julienne, mince, chiffonade, peel, and slice with confidence and creativity.

  • What’s in this plant-based cooking course?

    Save and organize your printable recipes for easy shopping and planning. Filter all course recipes by occasion, ingredients, meal type, and more with our exclusive Recipe Index.

  • What’s in this plant-based cooking course?

    100% of the recipes happen to be gluten-free, too. Which arealways great to have in your recipetoolbox (whether you’re gluten-freeor not).

  • What’s in this plant-based cooking course?

    Learn how to put your own spin on meals with ingredient substitutions + recipe variations that come with every recipe. Use them to turn the 70 course recipes into thousands of recipes.

  • What’s in this plant-based cooking course?

    Make the most of everythingyou buy with zero-food-wastetips and batch cooking suggestions with each recipe. Use our measurement converter to make it all work for you whether you’re cooking for 1 or 10.

  • What’s in this plant-based cooking course?

    Learn how to cook good food in the comfort of your home (or anywhere that you want to learn)—make the kitchen a happy place. No zoom calls, no restricted schedules, you learn when it works for you.

  • What’s in this plant-based cooking course?

    Your first product with us includes 12 months of membership. As a member, you’ll always receive special discounts on our courses + recipe bundles so you can continue to grow + customize your tools + inspiration.

How does this online cooking course work?

  • Learn at your own pace with 11 weekly training modules over the course of 12 weeks.
  • All training is online in our exclusive members-only site.
  • Each module contains easy-to-follow step-by-step recipes videos and transcripts, resources, recaps, and MP3s that you can access anytime/anywhere from your phone, tablet, or computer.
  • You’ll have access to “Office Hours” where instructors answer questions, provide support, and cheer you on during our course time together.
  • Life is busy, and there’s no pressure here. You have access tothe course as long as you choose—so, learn when it’s best for you.
  • Wanna look around? Get a free course tour—meet the instructors,check out the recipes, syllabus, start date, FAQs, and more.

Enrollment includes:

37 learn-at-your-own-pace video lessons

8+ hours of video learning

Robust + customizable Recipe Index

Comprehensive + shoppable Ingredient Index

As a member, get discounts on future courses, events, and exclusive offers

70+ total recipes

Substitutions, variations, storage and batch cooking tips, and more with every recipe


Cook Better.
Live Better.

Enrollment is open | $249USD

$2 from every enrollment will be donated to Feeding America and F.A.R.M.S.


Who should take Good Food Cooking Basics?

This online cooking course is for you if:

  • You think you “can’t cook.”
  • You’re busy with work, family, school, and life, but really want to cook more often.
  • You want to learn to cook from the comfort of home.
  • You want what you make at home to taste as good as it does at a restaurant.
  • You need to cook meals for various dietary needs and you don’t want to compromise flavor or create multiple meals.
  • You’re tired of spending so much money on delivery and eating out.
  • You wanna break out of the packaged food rut but don’t know how.
  • You want to cook more plant-based meals but you think it takes more time. (it doesn’t!) 
  • You want to have a happy relationship with cooking.
  • You want to take veggies from side dish to center stage.
  • You want to master basic knife skills, learn how to build flavor profiles, and feel good about cooking without recipes.
  • You want to spend less time watching cooking shows and more time actually cooking.

This online cooking course is NOT for you if:

  • You aren’t committed to learning how to cook or you’re already a pro in the kitchen—this course is for beginners who are passionate to learn.
  • You’re looking to study nutrition—this course is comprised of wholesome ingredients, but our focus is on cooking techniques.

Who teaches Good Food Cooking Basics?

The Good Food Cooking Basics course is led by Heather Crosby, founder of YumUniversity (Good Food Cooking School & Gluten-Free Baking Academy) and author of the books YumUniverse and YumUniverse Pantry to Plate.

Her work has been featured by Oprah.com, O, Oprah Magazine, Reader’s Digest, HGTV, NPR, and HuffPost, among others.

She’s dedicated to developing courses that change lives through cooking and baking. Whether you’re looking to improve your health or know-how about cooking, her schools help you build the skills and confidence to get cooking and baking the way you’ve always wanted to. Her focus is on sharing the possibilities for plant-based, gluten-free recipes for all eaters, whether you love burgers or broccoli.

Good Food Cooking Basics also features recipes and instruction from authors, podcast hosts, and Good Food Master Cooks: Phoebe Lapine, Jessica Murnane, Serena Wolf, and Liz Moody.

This course is a judgment-free zone. We teach you how to cook more plant-based meals, not because they’re trendy, but because they’re versatile, delicious, and they make cooking and eating more fun for all.

We don’t use labels like “vegan” or “keto” around here because we aren’t interested in being the food police. We’d rather spend our time cooking good food and sharing it.

Our recipes are 100% plant-based and gluten-free, but we’ll help you make food so good, you don’t need to “label” it.

Our healthier recipes help you make meals you love. We share tips to easily customize them to fit the diet that’s working for you today (and tomorrow).

When you’re making a meal for yourself or a pack of picky eaters, we’ll arm you with the tools, confidence, and skills to feel confident making a meal that everyone will love.

Good Food Cooking Basics is designed to change lives—let’s get cooking.

Stop Scrolling.
Start Cooking.

Enrollment is open | $249USD

$2 from every enrollment will be donated to Feeding America and F.A.R.M.S.