Cooking Courses

Learn how to prepare and create healthy, quick and easy recipes.

Jane has been cooking all her life; she learned from her mother and has passed those skills onto her own children and many others through her cooking courses. Each course is tailor made to the group: first time cooks, students, preganant mothers, families, couples or people looking to learn new, healthy recipes, many of which are wheat, dairy and sugar free. Six is the maximum number of people for each group so you'll receive plenty of one on one attention. Every recipe taught is local and seasonal, quick and easy, good value and good for you.

What will be covered?

Each course is slightly different and tailored to those in the group but a typical programme includes:

Muesli, nuts and seeds

Bananaberry “Ice cream” and smoothies

Quick soups, home made stock, chopping onions and vegetables

Cullen Skink soup with spelt bread

Harissa, roast cumin, coriander, turmeric and dal spices

Tamari roast seeds, pesto and herb cubes

Salads with homemade dressings and sprouts

Three version of hummus

Smoked mackerel or sardine and chicken liver pates
Beef stew

Sprouted and fermented foods: yoghurt, kefir, sauerkraut and kombucha

Chickpea flour pastry and quiches

Fruit crumbles

Undyed smoked haddock parcels with courgettes/leeks and crème fraiche/coconut yoghurt

Chickpea and sesame burgers with spicy spinach and tomato sauce with quinoa

Chocolate mousse (including separating, beating and folding eggs)


To find out about upcoming courses, check the homepage. Previous courses include:


Hands on cooking for kids

Preparing for pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding

Cooking for nine to fivers: taking food to work

How to be really fit and supple in 12 minutes a day

Food as medicine: for allergies, IBS, PMS, arthritis, diabetes, beautiful skin, healthy hearts, mood and memory


How much will it cost?


£85 per day (includes a £5 voucher from Ardross, £20 worth of organic and/or local ingredients: lunch, supper for two, your store cupboard starter bag, plus a folder full of recipes and tips). 6 people maximum.

Do I need to bring anything?

Not a thing, but if you like working with your favourite knives, peeler, spatula, apron etc.  or have a particularly good gadget you’d like to share, please bring them along.

How will we make so many recipes in just one day?

All the best chefs will tell you "find the best ingredients and do as little as possible to them."  Jane's recipes are simple and speedy and several skills covered double up across many recipes, especially chopping.

Can you adapt the recipes to allergies or intolerances?

Yes, when you book, let Jane know and she will look forward to showing you great alternatives and learning how to adapt recipes.  If you have any health issues such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, eczema or asthma, again, simply let her know.

Which equipment will you use?

Jane believes in minimum gadgets. For her, there are very few essentials - a good, sharp knife is top of the list. She will also use a food processor and liquidiser, although virtually all the recipes can be completed without these.

I’ve not done much cooking before. Will I be able to keep up?

Yes, you are exactly the type of person Jane loves to teach. But if you would like to either arrive an hour in advance, she would be delighted to give you a head start (£10 extra).

I’ve been cooking all my life. How much I will learn that is new?


Many people who have been taught by Jane are amazed by how much they learn, especially the information and mis-information on health, as well as the time and money saving tips.

To book an upcoming course, contact Jane or give her a call on 01333340247 or 07730481418.