Learning to Cook the WFPB Way

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

I’m not a bad cook. I’ve had my share of wins and losses in the kitchen and my family still looks forward to coming over for a holiday feast, so I’ll take that as a good sign.

I did learn to cook during the industrial revolution though, which means convenience foods were a regular part, if not a staple in our daily meals. Instant rice, canned sauces and processed foods designed for long shelf life. Fast forward XX years and it’s not surprising our generation has so many health problems.

WFPB = Whole Foods, Plant-Based

I realized when I started to cook WFPB, that I lacked skills to make this transition work the way I wanted. I really wanted to make as much from scratch as I could. I tried numerous times to make hummus from my home cooked chickpeas, but the texture just wasnt as nice as the store bought product. So many recipes fell short of my expectations, and it was not due to the recipe. I just had no experience cooking this way.

I found the SWICH site quite by accident. When I read it was a project created by ROUXBE, I knew it had to be good. Rouxbe is an online educational platform, training professional chefs and associates all over the world. Some of the biggest names in hospitality depend on Roube for training.

Swich is FREE to all and was created to develop cooking skills and can be customized to assist health goals, skill level, and food preferences. While it is a 100% plant-based, you don’t have to be plant-based to use it. You just have to be interested to learn and experiment with plant-based cuisine. While I follow a plant-based diet, my hubby does not. We can both enjoy what I prepare, he just adds a ‘meat’ side to his meal.

I have learned so many great tips such as the addition of a bit of baking soda when you cook your chickpeas. It helps soften the outer skins, resulting in a silky smooth hummus!! That was just one out of dozens and dozens of helpful tricks shared.

You’ll have a wide range of flavors and cuisine types to inspire you. This cookie recipe is a solid favorite with us!

Rouxbe started Swich to inspire a global health movement, and teach the world how to cook with confidence, and it’s their goal to teach 100 million people by 2023. 

If you are interested in learning too … here is the invitation link: