Giveaway: Real Food for Rookies Ecourse

by lydia on August 31, 2010

It’s time for me to give to one lucky winner a free spot in the upcoming Real Food for Rookies Class! Before we get to the giveaway, let me just recap for everyone exactly what this class is all about. Kelly the Kitchen Cop has been at this for years, having transitioned her family to real foods long ago and developing a passion to help others better their health through a nourishing diet, she now brings her experience to the table in this 12 week class. For a list of just what the classes entail, go here. Let Kelly help you put the cuffs on the fake food that’s lurking in your cabinets. I can’t wait to take this class and see what else I can learn on my real food journey!

Kelly was kind enough to do a brief interview with me for those of you who may not be familiar with Kelly or her journey, let’s take a look at what thoughts she has in response to some questions I asked her recently.

Lydia: Kelly, in a nutshell, since not everyone is familiar with you and your journey, how specifically have you and your family benefited from eating real food?

Kelly: That’s a great question that no one has asked yet, surprisingly.  At the very top of the list is that we just don’t get sick.  Now, I know this could change in the blink of an eye and there are no guarantees in life, but for the past few years we’ll go through each winter (all year actually) with nary a sniffle!

Lydia:   Have you seen specific health issues get resolved in you or your kids?

Kelly: Thankfully none of us had health problems, but there is a very noticeable difference in our youngest (who has always eaten real food), compared to the other kids who didn’t get much real food at all when they were real young.  Our oldest struggled with reading and with school in general.  Our next oldest went through a VERY rough stage when he was a toddler – he would have 3 tantrums each day on average and we had SUCH trouble getting him to go to sleep at night – all that changed when we got the junk out of his food!  Our daughter was 2 when we made the switch, so she’s been easier, but our youngest, who has always had real food is SO happy and calm, and learning comes very easy to him.
Lydia: How difficult was the transition for you and your family to real food? What was the hardest part of your transition? And what was the easiest?
Kelly: The easiest was eating all the delicious healthy fats again like butter, tallow, bacon grease for frying, etc.!!

There were a couple difficulties.  First it was tough adapting our favorite recipes to using real food ingredients.  I had a lot of bombs.  I’ll show you everything I’ve learned in the class, because these days I pretty much have it down, except for the occasional food flops that still happen!

The other tricky part was getting our oldest on board, because he really liked his sugar bomb breakfast cereals, eating out a LOT, etc.  He’s 18 now and still complains sometimes!  (Did you see the video with him & I at the grocery store?)

Lydia: Why you think eating real food is so important?

Kelly: Real Food is more powerful than most of us realize.  It can heal us, give us more energy, improve our mood, calm our kids down and help them be able to learn, help us to conceive, I could go on and on and I have stories from my readers of all these things happening!

Lydia: What is your favorite real food cookbook?

Kelly: You know, these days I just don’t use a cookbook that much.  I’ve got all my favorite recipes on the site, so I’ll go on there for something we’ve had before because it has all my notes as far as what was good and how it came out.  I get new recipes online now and then (mostly from real foodie bloggers) and enjoy trying new things.  I did get a Julia Child cookbook a while back and love those recipes because they always come out delicious, and she uses real food!

Lydia: What advice would you give to someone interested in eating more real food?

Kelly: Take my class so you don’t have to be as overwhelmed as I was and mess up so many recipes (and waste $) in the beginning!  If you don’t take the class, then I always tell people to start with what your family eats the most of and begin the transition there.

Classes start Thursday, September 16th. Enrollment ends September 5th!

What You’ll Get:

  • 12 weeks of online classes with videos, downloadable audios, and written materials.
  • LIFETIME access! Read/listen/watch at your leisure: on your break at work, while the kids are sleeping, in your pajamas, whatever! If you have a busy week, no big deal, just pick it back up on your own schedule.
  • Exclusive expert interviews with Sally Fallon Morell (President of the Weston Price Foundation), Dr. Kaayla Daniel (author of The Whole Soy Story), Jane Hersey (Director of the Feingold Association), Tom Naughton (Fathead filmmaker), and now one more:  Jimmy Moore from the Livin LaVida Low-Carb blog!
  • BONUS: Thanks to my amazing sponsors, the price of this class will include so many generous members-only coupons and discounts that you’ll be able to recoup over half of the enrollment fee! Discounts on Green Pastures cod liver oil, U.S. Wellness Meats, Biokult probiotics, natural skin care products & cleaning supplies, stainless steel pans, fermented food starters & supplies, and organic ghee.
  • BONUS: Free copy of the Kitchen Kop Real Food Ingredient Guide.
  • Members-only discussion forum (chat about Real Food all you want and no one will think you’re a weirdo!)

Okay, are you convinced yet that you must take this class? Here is your chance to win it for free. Also for those who do not win, Kelly is offering a coupon for a discount on the class. You can email me after the giveaway for the coupon code before you sign up for the class. Enrollment ends this Sunday, September 5th. The Giveaway will run until midnight on Friday September 3rd, and I will announce the winner Saturday morning. Good luck!!!

So here’s what you do, to enter this giveaway;

  1. Write me a comment on why you’d like to win this ecourse. (1 entry)
  2. Subscribe to Divine Living by email by clicking the ‘By Email’ button at the top right of the sites main page and tell me in the comments that you did, or if you are already a subscriber. (1 entry)
  3. Head on over to Facebook and LIKE Divine Health. Tell me that you did in a comment on this post only, not on facebook. If have already ‘liked’ Divine Health on facebook let me know also in your comment.  (1 entry)
  4. Subscribe to my YouTube channel and let me know in the comments that you have. (1 entry)
  5. Send an email to 5 friends inviting them to check out Divine Health, or recommend Divine Health on Facebook to 5 friends and tell me that you did in the comments. (5 entries)

In all there are 9 opportunities to have your name entered in the giveway. Please note that only comments on this actual post will count as entries. I will not count comments on facebook as entries.

As an affiliate, promoting this fabulous class, I will receive a small percentage for each class that is purchased through my site, with no additional cost to the buyer. If you are interested in becoming an affiliate be sure to go here for more details!

Already know you want to take the class and don’t want to wait, sign up here!! You can additionally check out this giveaway over at Cheeslave!! 


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