Quick & Easy Plant-Based Meals
Learn to cook nutritious, delicious food with confidence.
Quick & Easy Plant-Based Meals with chefs Dave and Steve Flynn (a.k.a. The Happy Pear) is an in-depth course that will teach you the skills and science behind plant-based cooking. Learn to elevate the flavor and nutritional value of what you eat — without making life complicated! Because when you eat real food, you feel real good.
What the Course Covers
Kitchen Basics // Learn knife skills, equipment know-how, oil-free cooking techniques, best practices for storing food, and how to pick out the freshest produce.
Seasoning // From salt and acid to umami, learn how to bring dishes to life through smart flavoring techniques.
Quick Dinners // Basic ingredient & topping combinations for simple weeknight meals that are filling and nutritious.
Pastas & Pizza // Better understand the basics of how to make unforgettable sauces, lasagnes, cannelloni’s to toppings, and cheese alternatives.
Soups & Salads // Learn the important basics of how to layer in flavor when making soups, as well as what goes into preparing a satisfying salad — including the perfect ratios for hearty grain and bean bowls.
Burgers & Sandwiches // Discover how to prepare novelty burgers and sandwiches that please any crowd.
Dips & Condiments // Learn what to lather on your burgers, sandwiches, and crackers and carrots, including hummus, mayo, ketchup, and guacamole.
One Pot Dishes // From hearty stews to spiced-just-right curries, discover the convenience and the flavor of classic one-pot dishes, including a low FODMAP curry.
Quick & Easy Dinners // These tasty dinners that take less than 20 minutes to make, do not involve too many ingredients, and are easy to clean up. Learn the fundamentals and then invent your own!
BONUS SECTION: Introduction to Fermentation // Learn how the professionals make sourdough bread, while you also discover how easy, fun, and deliciously beneficial it can be to ferment your own yogurt.
About Your Teachers
The Happy Pear started out back in 2004 with Steve, Dave, a tiny shop and a dream of helping people to eat more vegetables!
Fast forward 15 years, The Happy Pear now consists of a cafe and shop in Greystones, Ireland, 60 products, 5 cookbooks, a farm, a roastery, and a community of over 1 million people living healthier!
What Students Are Saying
I just loved the course. The content is applicable to all levels whether you are a chef wanting to upskill or looking to learn the basics. I now have the confidence to create my own dishes, I don't need to follow a recipe! Highly recommend, absolutely great investment for your health.
The course is so easy to follow. I used to hate cooking! The recipes are just so delicious, now the kitchen is my favourite room in the house!
This course is truly amazing! It's so unique, there is no other method or books of learning to cook like this out there. The lads are so enthusiastic, the content is phenomenal you can see how much work has gone into this course.
What you give yourself by taking this course:
- The confidence to cook for yourself (and loved ones) every day
- Techniques that save time without sacrificing nutrition or flavor
- A better understanding of plant-based nutrition and cooking
- Food combining frameworks for creating delicious meals without recipes
- A comprehensive guide to cooking quick-and-easy breakfasts, lunches, dinners … and every bite in between
- Nourishment for your mind, body and spirit!