Welcome to VeganCoach.com. So happy you're here. :-)
I'd be willing to guess that before you decided to change to a plant-based diet you popped into your kitchen, pulled out a few items, and got your meal on the table in a relatively short time.
But then you went veg, and all hell broke loose, right?
"What should I cook?"
"Which recipes are good?"
"What are all these strange ingredients?"
"Will my family/friends like what I make?"
"And perhaps most important: Why am I talking to myself?" :-)
Hello, I'm your hostess with the mostest Patty Knutson, but my friends call me Sassy. :)
Hubby Jeff and I went vegan back in 1994. Yes, that was a long freaking time ago! So I understand EXACTLY what you are looking whether you are just starting out, have been around the block for a while, or are more "well seasoned".
We're here to help make the learning curve a little easier for you.
What you'll learn here is how to once again have the know-how (and the courage!) to go into your kitchen, pull a few things out of the fridge and cupboards, and in record time have a meal on the table.
Only this time, all the ingredients are 100% vegetarian, natural, and based on whole foods.
Sure we have some vegan recipes to share. But the main emphasis on our website is not to teach you how to follow a recipe -- there are plenty of terrific websites and cookbooks out there with delicious and fun recipes.
Instead, we're here to show you how to create that recipe from scratch.
What if I told you it's actually EASIER and FASTER to cook this way?
Well, it's true. I pinky swear!
How else do you think you'll get in and out of the kitchen in record time?
Don't worry, we'll be right here by your side holding your hand the entire time. :)
All the vegan meals you make will be based on your favorite flavors so nothing goes in the dish you don't like. No more buying expensive ingredients you spend a ton of money on to use just once!
Plus, we have plenty of nutrition tips too. Because if the food you're eating isn't good for you, what's the point?
By the way, absolutely everything you read about or learn here at this website comes from personal (or professional) experience.
So if I don't know something, I won't talk about it or recommend it. Period. Exclamation point!
The perfect place to start? Sign up for my FREE no-strings-attached vegan cooking course that will help you get started with recipe-free cooking. Plus, you'll get more out of our helpful website.
I promise you will LOVE what you learn in the course, just as these students have...
"Absolutely great course. It's like Sassy and Jeff take you right by the hand and teach you how to do the basics. I was my mom had taught me all of this years ago!"
-- Esther Nicolay, Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
"This course is a perfect intro for new vegans or anyone who would just like to cook a bit healthier and doesn't know where to start. I really enjoyed it. I have always loved cooking, but have found it to be a bit overwhelming when cooking for a family, trying to ensure that they get the healthiest food possible but still making it taste good. This course has renewed my love and sparked my creativity again."
-- Erika Weissenfluh, Reading, Pennsylvania
"This was a wonderful resource to have in my first month of going vegan. It saved me from a lot of confusion."
-- Laura Minor, Las Vegas, Nevada
"This Course is a must for all new Vegans as cooking is so very new and interesting it makes food taste so good."
-- Audrey McQuade, Manchester, England, United Kingdom
"The course had a lot of great info! It was very well thought out. Sassy did a great job planning this course. I would highly recommend it!"
-- Kelly Johnston, Canton, Michigan
Now, let's go have some fun and let your creativity fly!
"Today is my one year Veganversary. I have to thank you for providing so much helpful information on your website about how to actually choose, store, prep, and cook all of the beans, grains, and vegetables. You also taught me what I needed to have in my pantry so that I could prepare many basic vegan meals.
"It is because of the knowledge I gained from you, that for the last year, I've been cooking all of my meals from scratch and eating vegetables, grains, and beans that I never tried in forty years. I was able to make an immediate switch to veganism instead of a gradual change because of your website.
"Thank you for providing such a wonderful gift to us all!"
-- Jessica Rempuszewski Conwell, Sarver, Pennsylvania
"I hope you know how extremely helpful your site is. It's different than other sites....easy to read, understand, etc. Being vegan for 5 years, you get comfortable thinking you know most of it, but then a website like yours comes along and now I'm learning even more! Thanks again for all your wonderful info!"
-- Lynne S., Rockwall, Texas
"I just wanted to let you know that I have been trying my hardest to follow a vegan diet for 6 months and plan to continue that diet. I recently discovered your website, and it is just the thing I need to put everything in perspective. I was really getting frustrated with searching the endless sea of nutrition facts, recipes and just helpful information overall, but your site has really filled-in all the gaps.
"I just wanted to personally thank you for your the time and effort you have put into this website. It is simply a masterpiece."
-- Adam King, Florence, Alabama
"What I like best about your website and newsletters has always been your down-to-earth, never-preachy, always-patient presentation. You never take it for granted that your readers do or do not know something - you present information in a friendly, non-presumptious, non-condescending way, just as though you were talking to a best friend."
-- Susan Covington, Richardson, Texas
"Thank you for this site. I have been a vegetarian for over a year and am sick of hunting down cookbooks only to hope that the food comes out like it should. I like your approach of not using recipes as this is exactly what I have been trying to do lately. Just wanted to drop you a line to say that your hard work is appreciated!"
-- Flix K., Texas