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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Hope Wood August 31, 2010 at 9:42 am

I would love to win this course for so many reasons! 1) We began making changes in our kitchen 2 yrs ago and it is a slow process, I think this class could really give me the jump start I need!

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Hope Wood August 31, 2010 at 9:43 am

Now I’m an email subscriber!

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Hope Wood August 31, 2010 at 9:44 am

I’m a facebook fan who would love to win this cooking course!

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Hope Wood August 31, 2010 at 9:44 am

I have recommended Divine Health to 5 FB friends! :o)

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Lisa August 31, 2010 at 10:24 am

I liked you on facebook – would love to try this course.

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Lisa August 31, 2010 at 10:25 am

I would love to win so I can pick up some new tricks to add to my NT cooking skills…it’s a never ending project :)

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Lisa August 31, 2010 at 10:26 am

I am recommending you to 5 fb friends

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Meg Lewis August 31, 2010 at 11:28 am

I wold love to win this class. I have 4 boys, one with autism and am always looking to find great ideas for making delicious real food more practical and fun.

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Meg Lewis August 31, 2010 at 11:30 am

I like you on FB.

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Meg Lewis August 31, 2010 at 11:43 am

I am now an email subscriber.

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Janelle Hoxie August 31, 2010 at 5:33 pm

I would love to win this course because I am a HUGE fan of Kelly the Kitchen Cop, I am still transitioning to REAL food and need some good lessons, and because if I can learn more then I can spread the word even more than I already do! I love helping people on their journey to Real food and hope to have a blog someday just like you!

I have also already liked you on facebook, and I have subscribed to your blog.

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Janelle Hoxie August 31, 2010 at 5:39 pm

I have also recommended you to five facebook friends!

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Dianne M. August 31, 2010 at 7:51 pm

I would love to win this course because I’m truly a rookie! Family illness made us investigate our food quality and I stumbled on NT and real foods. I admit, it’s a little overwhelming at times, but I’m really anxious to get some good lessons that will help me change the health of my whole family!

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Joan August 31, 2010 at 8:15 pm

I am taking this class because I like to have someone “show me the ropes” so to speak instead of figuring it all out on my own.

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lydia August 31, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Joan, did you already sign up then? Let me know and I can give you a coupon code for $20 off.

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Stephanie O. August 31, 2010 at 9:13 pm

I would really love to win this course. I started a few years ago with Sally Fallons’ “Nourishing Traditions” cookbook and noticed immediate health benefits, but since having children (especially after the twins) I’ve found it harder to find the time to keep it up and have gotten in a bit of a rut. My son has been very high strung lately and I think a change of diet would help him. Living in a small town in Canada I am having trouble finding a lot of the ingredients as well. Also, I took the time to do all the other things on the list…subscribed by email to divine living, liked you on facebook, subscribed to your Youtube, and suggested you to 5 friends on Facebook. (at least I will be subscribing to your youtube as soon as my membership email makes it to my hotmail account!!).

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Joan August 31, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Lydia, That is just me with my positive thinking!!!! I am entering the contest to win! Sorry about that!!
I just liked you on facebook!

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Joan August 31, 2010 at 9:24 pm

I recommended you to 7 friends on facebook! (and I “shared” your link on my wall)

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Joan August 31, 2010 at 9:26 pm

I have subcribed to your youtube channel.

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Joan August 31, 2010 at 9:33 pm

I now subscribe via e-mail. Thanks for the contest. I am liking your blog too!

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Meg September 1, 2010 at 5:25 pm

I would love to win this class with Kelly the Kitchen Kop! I look forward to her daily e-mails and insight on healthy eating. I am a COMPLETE rookie at this. My lifestyle now doesn’t allow for much cooking. However, what this class offers seems like knowledge I could really use! From learning what foods to avoid, to healthy oils, choosing the right produce and dairy, how to read the ingredients labels, etc, this class looks awesome, and I would truly be so blessed to get in free. :)

Ps. I completed steps #1-5 for your Ebook giveaway, do I complete #5 again?

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lydia September 1, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Only if you want to Meg Megs!! ;)

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Molly September 1, 2010 at 11:57 pm

I’m a mom of 3 kids under 3 and have been trying to change my habits to better my family and create good food habits for my kids. I also have ADD and don’t take meds for it, but need to eat better to improve that – if even a little bit. I’m overwhelmed with all that I read, but am absorbing new things all the time. Implementing new habits seems to be the hardest part for me. This class would be a lifesaver!

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Molly September 1, 2010 at 11:57 pm

I’m also a fan on Facebook

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Molly September 1, 2010 at 11:58 pm

I’ve subscribed to your Youtube service

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Molly September 1, 2010 at 11:59 pm

I’m subscribed to your email newsletter

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Molly September 2, 2010 at 12:00 am

I’ve recommended you to at least 5 friends on Facebook.

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Alexis September 2, 2010 at 2:23 pm

I would love to win this giveaway for the class b/c I want to learn how to use my crockpot for the easy crockpot meals. Also I need to learn how to do better meal planning for my family!

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Alexis September 2, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Subscribe by email!

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Alexis September 2, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Already “like” you on FB

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Alexis September 2, 2010 at 2:32 pm

I emailed the Link to Divine Health to 5 of my friends & told them they NEED to check out your website :)

(Wasnt sure but since we get 5 entries for recommending Divine Health to 5 friends do we need to post this comment five times? Not sure if we do that or not?)

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lydia September 2, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Hi Alexis!! No you do not have to put 5 comments up – one comment with all your entries is fine too! ;)

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Nina September 3, 2010 at 6:20 pm

I want to win this giveaway because I enjoy Kelly the Kitchen Kop and I love, love, love Sally Fallon! As well as real food!!! I would like more ideas on helping my son to continue to want to eat healthy!! I didn’t win the surf and turf one, so I’d love to win this one!

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Nina September 3, 2010 at 6:21 pm

I am a fan already on facebook.

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Nina September 3, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Sent to five friends via e-mail…..

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Sherry September 3, 2010 at 9:02 pm

I am a single mom with Fibromyalgia and I know that the better I eat, the better I feel. I purchased Nourishing Traditions a few years ago and literally read it cover to cover. We drink raw milk and try to shop at local farmer’s markets. I am always seeking ways to feed my son and myself better. Any new knowledge I can garner would just put us another step closer to being truly healthy… and perhaps make my fibromyalgia less of a hinderance, giving me more time with my son.

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Sherry September 3, 2010 at 9:03 pm

I have been a fan on FB for a few weeks now :D

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Sherry September 3, 2010 at 9:16 pm

I have subscribed to your site via e-mail

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Sherry September 3, 2010 at 9:17 pm

I have subscribed to your youtube channel

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Sherry September 3, 2010 at 9:26 pm

And I just sent five FB messages to friends through the “Share” button on your FB page :D

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jennifer September 3, 2010 at 9:30 pm

I am now an email subscriber! Would love to win the real food for rookies class we just discovered nourishing traditions this spring and are slowly converting our kitchen our food and our preparation methods. We know no one that already eats this way. It can be a little lonely. Thanks.

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jennifer September 3, 2010 at 9:33 pm

I lke you on Facebook. That is how I found out about this give away!

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Meg September 3, 2010 at 10:19 pm

I vote for Sherry. : )

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Melissa W. September 3, 2010 at 10:52 pm

I’d love to win this course to get more ideas about “HEALTHY LUNCHES, SNACKS AND ON-THE-GO FOODS.”

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Melissa W. September 3, 2010 at 10:53 pm

Subscribe to Divine Living by email

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Melissa W. September 3, 2010 at 10:54 pm

LIKE Divine Health on facebook

http://www.facebook.com/matt4melis

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Melissa W. September 3, 2010 at 10:55 pm

Subscribe to your YouTube channel (matt4melis)

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lydia September 4, 2010 at 9:29 am

Thank you all for entering the giveaway!! If you are interested in taking the course, please contact me for the coupon code!! Have a fabulous weekend!!

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Meg September 4, 2010 at 10:58 am

Coupon code please! ;-)

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lydia September 4, 2010 at 11:12 am

Sent you an email Megs!! ;)

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