Does plant-based cooking intimidate you?

Craving more flavor in your food?

Frustrated by time spent on food prep?

Wish meal prep could be quick and easy?

Disappointed by family fussing about your cooking?

Tired of relying on recipes or missing neccessary ingredients?

What if you could set your kitchen up for success?

What if eating plants was easy and delicious?

Imagine how you'd feel in your body!

Hello! I'm Chef Katie Mae.

Born and raised in Michigan, I grew up on a very processed diet, and by 18 years old I was an ice cream addict! Six years later, as I was getting my Masters in Nutrition from Bastyr University, the science led me to adopt a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle. I quickly fell in love with the flavor, beauty and healing power of plants!

So much so that I made it my life's work to teach others how to make the plant-based life easy and delicious! Now it's been almost a decade of teaching at TrueNorth Health Center and Dr. McDougll's Program. 

One of my greatest joys is live cooking classes, but the lessons are so vital that I couldn't wait to create an online course to help even more people get back to real food and the joy of cooking!

Plant-based Cooking 101 is that course! If you want more confidence and ease in the kitchen, join us today!






40 Video Lessons

30 Printable Cheatsheets

6 Core Meal Templates

30 Practice Recipes

7 Kitchen Workout 





40 Video Lessons

30 Printable Cheatsheets

6 Core Meal Templates

30 Practice Recipes

7 Kitchen Workouts 



I'm confident that after this training you'll have more ease and confidence with the plant-based cuisine.

If this course doesn't build your skill and ability in the kitchen, you can request a full refund, no questions asked, within 30 days of purchase.

Here's Our Game Plan...

WHAT: 6-Week Online Whole Food, Plant-Based Cooking Course.

WHERE: The comfort of your own home. All you need is internet access.

HOW: 6 Modules delivered weekly. Each module includes video lessons, kitchen cheatsheets, meal guides, a live Q&A call with me, and more!

WHEN: You can get started today! Work the training into your schedule each week, and go at your pace. You have lifetime access.

The Ingredients We Use:

We start with fresh whole foods.

We skip all extracted oils and refined sweeteners.

We're happily gluten-free and flour-free.

Our food is nutrient-dense and totally scrumptious!

Make Food You Love & That Loves You Back!


A Kitchen Kickstart with
Knife Skills & the Buddha Bowl

Make your food prep easier by revamping your kitchen, befriending your knives, and making a meal loved by almost every plant-based eater ever.

Tasty Simplicity with Grains, Legumes, and the Instant Pot

Learn how to best prepare and flavor whole grains and legumes while leaning on the time-saving Instant Pot to help build routine.

Building Endurance with Flavor & Flow

Maximize the quality of your produce with proper storing, create flavor that you rave about, and prepare salads so good you look forward to them.

Creating Joy with Roasted Veggies and Yummy Sauces

Bring excitement to your food via the glorious world of herbs and spices, the most flavorful cooking methods, and smile-inducing sauces.

Cultivating Variety & Building Strength with Plant Protein

Explore the world of tofu and tempeh, learn to grill without oil, and practice veganizing some of your favorite dishes from around the world.

Finding Creamy Richness With and Without Plant Fats

Make healthy taste decadent by harnessing the various flavor profiles of nuts and seeds, learning how to culture nut cheeses, and learning which low-fat plants make delicious creamers.

What Others Are Saying...

Frequently Asked Questions

No, this course is self-paced. When you register, you’ll get access to Module 1. One week later you’ll receive Module 2, and so on for 6 modules. Once you have a module, you can sign in at any time, and from anywhere, so you can complete the training at your convenience.

You should spend 3-6 hours per module on average, but it depends on how much kitchen practice you want to get. Consider that a lot of the training will involve food prep for meals that you would’ve already been allocating time to make.

All of the food in this training is whole food, plant-based and free of all refined sugar, oil, and salt. This course is also gluten-free and flour-free. Aside from a few recipes that use potatoes and others that make plant-based ice cream, this training is low-glycemic. We’re making the healthiest foods taste absolutely delicious. This is the only cooking course specifically tailored to meet the food recommendations of TrueNorth Health, iThrive, Dr. Fuhrman and Bright Line Eating. Our training materials are one of a kind as well—each and every piece is designed to help make your time in the kitchen easier and more enjoyable.

Chef Katie Mae is empowering people to build their fitness and well-being through delicious plant foods! Katie Mae is the founder of where she publishes delicious recipes to make plant-based cooking easy and delicious.

Katie Mae holds a Master of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University and she is also a core instructor at TrueNorth Health Center and the McDougall residential health programs. With almost a decade of teaching experience, she's taught over 500 cooking classes to more than 15,000 students!

You have unlimited access to the Plant-based Cooking 101 and it will not expire. As long as is active you will have complete access to the training. The modules are delivered once per week, but you can go through them at your own pace, on your own schedule. Even if you are busy or traveling, you won’t miss anything! If you find you want to spend longer on a module, or you want to go back and review content, that’s no problem — you’ll have ongoing access to this course.

The course offers the most value to people who are fairly new to the whole food, plant-based cuisine.  Those who've been plant-based for a couple years, but with minimal skill or creativity in the kitchen may also benefit. This training will develop your culinary techniques and strategies to make the plant-based diet easier, and also empower you to make flavorful dishes without recipes. Several students who had been plant-based for years have expressed surprise at having gotten a lot out of the course. There’s always something new to learn!

That depends on your reasons for becoming vegan. If they’re ethical/environmental reasons and health isn’t a priority for you (you’re fine with alternatives to animal products that still may be processed and full of additives), this isn’t for you. At The Culinary Gym, it’s not just about changing our diet; it’s about preparing food that nourishes our bodies. Most meat, egg, and dairy substitutes are riddled with sugar, oil, and salt, so we provide ideas for delicious meals that are healthy and energizing.

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