What am I cooking today? Since my life, like that of many others, has been completely turned upside down, I am concerned with this question more often than I admit I would like. Now that regular cooking is suddenly part of my everyday life again and shopping alone is becoming a test of patience, it demands a lot of creativity from me to cook variedly every day.
Because I can’t exactly claim to be a Tim Mälzer in the kitchen – neither in terms of execution nor in terms of the wealth of ideas – I am very grateful that Julia Meyer Gebert and Birgit Schweyer made the decision about what to put on the table comes, at least for tonight lose weight. There are wild garlic feta sticks with strawberry spring salad on the menu!
The two qualified oecotrophologists also offer healthy live cooking sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, sometimes in a duo and sometimes solo, via Holmes Place as a supplement to the live online courses. Today the two nutritionists share the stream: Julia Meyer Gebert cooks and Birgit Schweyer moderates.
Necessity makes you inventive: especially in times when more is happening online than offline, there is no reason that could speak against a live online cooking course. As with a sports course, I get a link for the live broadcast 15 minutes before the start of the session. However, because I had mentally attuned to my undertaking two days in advance, I organized the recipe and the shopping list from Instagram.
If you can do sports online, can you cook online too? “It’s not just about cooking online, but also being able to put what you cook in a nutritional context with regard to the selection of recipes and foods and their effects,” says the passionate cook and nutritionist Birgit Schweyer, describing the idea behind Live Cooking courses.
And then it starts: Even while meditatively pulling apart and washing the salad, I immediately question my exuberant motivation to want to cook something healthy for myself. I subconsciously flirt with the idea of putting a frozen pizza in the oven. It’s faster, it also makes you full and happy!
But Birgit brings me back to reality: “Especially in times when we are exposed to great emotional stress, food should taste good, be in a good mood and, above all, be fun. It should not be forgotten that a healthy diet also strengthens our immune system. Our health is a combination of sufficient exercise, restful sleep, relaxation and a balanced diet. ”
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All right! I am cooperative when washing May turnips and rubbing them finely, washing, drying and quartering strawberries and washing and drying wild garlic. At the latest after Birgit explains in her commentary booth that wild garlic is the better garlic – so similar in taste, but less penetrating in smell – I feel better prepared for my life away from my own four walls through live cooking. And not just in terms of my eating habits!
With regard to my sports routine, the cooking course also provides many valuable tips and recipe ideas on how I can positively influence my athletic performance through a balanced and healthy diet.
Even if it’s not about setting new world records, I am once again aware of how much my body could do if it were optimally supplied with nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
Now that I have finished rubbing, cutting and grinding the remaining ingredients and have survived the risk of a household accident without any injuries, all that remains is to turn the feta sticks in egg, then in wild garlic and walnut crumbs bread it and then put it in the pan. Just looking at how I sear the feta sticks from all sides makes my mouth water.
I’m briefly distracted by my own rumbling stomach. How long should the feta finally sizzle in the pan? I’m getting hot. I’m not sure if I’m nervous about doing something wrong or because of the stove. Luckily for me, the live cooking sessions are interactive, so I guiltily come out and ask again in the comment function. Julia promptly answered my question at ON with a smile on her face.
After the strawberry spring salad is served with the feta sticks, I definitely don’t want my food to get cold. The other participants in the live cooking seem to feel the same way.
“Together with the Urban Sports Club members, we count between 30 and 50 people in total who take part in the live cooking courses. A small community has even formed that cooks with us on a regular basis. The response to the cooking courses is simply consistently positive. Everyone seems to like it! ”Is how Birgit describes the feedback from the live cooking courses.
We all say goodbye with a quick bon appetit and see you next time!
My conclusion: I have to admit that I felt like Tim Mälzer for 45 minutes after all. With the right guidance and valuable background information, healthy cooking is neither difficult nor time-consuming. Cooking shouldn’t be a chore and shouldn’t be just a way of filling yourself up. You are what you eat: A healthy diet helps your body, and thus yourself, to do something good. With Julia and Birgit, cooking is garnished with a pinch of fun and humor!