Welcome!

I'm Lia Huber

(and I'm so glad you're here :-))

Because I really want to help you succeed at making the shift to real food.

That's my daughter and me there planning our meals for the week with Cook the Seasons. But it's not just my family that loves eating this way ... you can trust the hundreds of other families who are wild about Cook the Seasons, and you can trust you'll love my recipes because you already do. I've been writing for magazines that are probably on your coffee table now--like Cooking Light, Eating Well, Better Homes & Gardens and Health--for nearly 20 years and have got a book coming out in October (Nourished: A Memoir of Food, Faith and Enduring Love - with Recipes) that is, quite literally, my life story.

So it's like we already know each other.

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READ WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT COOK THE SEASONS

You did it with Cook the Seasons! I planned my menu in about 30 minutes. Used the automated shopping list. The grocery store was a breeze. You are our superstar, Lia! I have not felt this together with seasonal, whole-food cooking for my family EVER.

Casey M.

This program really is the best thing out there for busy people. It’s better quality food than freezer cooking, it’s fresher and more environmentally friendly than shipped pre-made meals or meal kits, and it’s less stressful than trying to cook on weeknights. The recipes are delicious and healthy and can be tailored to any dietary restriction. You won’t regret this!

Mel O.

I signed up because Cook the Seasons seemed similar to our summer cooking when we hit the farmers market weekly. But it has changed the way we eat! All four of us like veggies, but they were never front and center in our meals. Now, we eat much less meat, and our six year old wants to be a vegetarian. Our grocery bill is half of what it was and so is our trash! And the adults in the house have both lost weight without dieting. I cannot say enough good things about the program.

Aileen W.

This week has been so much fun! By doing 1 large meal on Monday and making some Core sides, I've been able to mix and match and throw meals together quickly. And my kids have surprised me by trying everything, and liking a lot of it! I'm so excited for next week! We've already got some hits and I can't wait to try more!

Laura G.

Oh my goodness! I just made my first meal with Cook the Seasons and I am sooo hooked! I went pescatarian and my shopping bill was very reasonable, even with shopping at my local co-op and getting everything I could organic. I did some prep work over the weekend and tonight was a breeze. My 3 and 5 year old even gobbled it all up! Thank you for all the hard work put into making things so easy for us!

Nalynn N.

We are buying groceries more carefully and using all of what we buy - less waste. We are eating a wider variety of vegetables and trying new ways of preparing the old standbys - vegetables dishes are more interesting. Being involved in this group has made me approach food buying and cooking differently so even when I don't follow the program exactly, my week still ends up more nutritiously than it did a year ago.

Mickey B.

A week in, my husband, who wasn't sure about spending the money, LOVES this. He's liked everything we've made and is impressed that we are using everything we buy. He even said that there are fewer dishes (his job) and less trash. Thanks, Lia!

Aileen W.

Loving all the learning that comes with this program. I am realizing that I was intimidated by a lot of fresh veggies because I had no idea how to cook with them. Now I'm buying Swiss chard, looking for purple and white asparagus, cooking radishes (who knew they were more than a salad garnish?). Huge shout-out to Lia and the team. So happy I signed up for this program!

Kathy

This is way too much fun -- I was a fool to only enlist for a season. I have been so impressed at the speed I am able to put together a meal, and veggies I'd turned my nose up at in the past I now know how to cook so I love them!

Pamela

Now, we eat much less meat, and our six year old wants to be a vegetarian. Our grocery bill is half of what it was and so is our trash! And the adults in the house have both lost weight without dieting. I cannot say enough good things about the program.

Aileen W.

Orecchiette with broccoli, kale, and sausage made with leftovers from the last two dinners. This was SOOOOOOOO good! And, since everything was already cooked, it only took about 15 minutes to pull together.

Amber

OMG! I like KALE! If you had asked me a month ago, before CTS, if I liked veggies I would have said, 'not really'. Now I've done a complete 180. Thank you Lia and team!

Joanna

First day using the program and it's already saving me from having to throw stuff out. AND the recipes were delicious. It's a winner!!

Joan

All the Facebook posts are so encouraging with great tips. The camaraderie is worth the price of admission itself.

Anne

Tonight is garbage night and I don't have anything to throw out! Everything I bought this past weekend I have cooked and eaten!

Linda

Halibut, sautéed green beans, marinated tomatoes, and peach salsa. Oh my. My husband has ogled over every single meal that I have made since starting. Delicious and healthy.

Michelle

Cook the Seasons recipes work, every single time. My whole family loves them, even my four and six year olds. I love being introduced to new foods, learning how to cook seasonal foods, and learning how to plan my weeks so I'm efficient in the kitchen. I love Cook the Seasons, and we get the benefits of super tasty, heathy meals. And through the process I'm becoming a much better and more inspired cook!

Kate

But here's why you really want me in your kitchen.

My new program, Cook the Seasons, is a fresh approach to meal planning for busy people who want a healthier, simpler and downright tastier way to eat.

HERE'S THE CONCEPT BEHIND IT ALL

(WE CALL IT THE NOURISH 1-2-3 APPROACH)

I call these re-purposed dishes “Reinvention Recipes" because while they may use what you’ve already got in the fridge, they’re a far cry from uninspiring leftovers.

  • Rather than default to “meat first” planning, we lead you through a process that flips your mindset so you start thinking “veggie first.”
  • Rather than have you search thousands of random recipes, we’ve carefully curated a set of simple, nourishing “Core Recipes” that mix and match with one another, and developed and tested each one ourselves.
  • Rather than have you start from scratch each night, we’ve created “Reinvention Recipes” for every one of our “Core Recipes” for easy meals throughout the week and no waste come the weekend.

SO THIS IS HOW YOUR WEEK WILL LOOK:

(CLICK TO WATCH THE ANNOTATED ANIMATION)

 

DO YOU SEE HOW POWERFUL THIS IS?

With Cook the Seasons, you'll:

  • Develop an entirely new habit for meal planning that’ll solve the age-old “what’s for dinner?” panic for good
  • Broaden your repertoire of veg-based recipes (you’ll never get bored with squash again
I promise!)
  • Learn to strategically plan so you only buy what's needed
  • Be one of those people who can literally get a fresh, tasty, wholesome meal on the table in 20 minutes flat
  • Feel great about knowing that everything you're putting on your plate (and on your kids' plates) is nourishing, unprocessed, real ... and DELICIOUS

I’ve put, literally, hundreds of hours into thinking all of this through so that you don’t have to.

COOK THE SEASONS IS FLEXIBLE TOO.

Unlike other menu planning services, Cook the Seasons doesn’t present you with an all-or-nothing proposition (What if you don’t like shrimp? What if you’re going out on Thursday night? What if your spouse is lactose-intolerant?). Nor does it pile unrelated recipe upon unrelated recipe, which just leads to exhaustion, burnout, and a fridge full of spoiled leftovers.

You choose. Build the week around your schedule, and build your meals around your tastes – each recipe has icons to indicate whether it’s gluten free, vegan, paleo-friendly or dairy free. I’ve even marked the ones that’ll freeze well or make great leftovers for lunch.

ENTER 'EARLYBIRD' (ALL CAPS) AT CHECKOUT FOR
$10 OFF FOR THE NEXT 3 DAYS ONLY

FEAST YOUR EYES ON THIS.

How awesome would it be to sit down to a Pinterest-like screen full of drool-worthy food photos ... but rather than being overwhelmed by what to choose, or worrying whether it was healthy, to know that everything on the screen was nourishing? And that everything on each screen went together, like a mix-and-match outfit?

CLICK FOR A 3-MINUTE WALK-THROUGH OF COOK THE SEASONS
 
READ WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT COOK THE SEASONS

You did it with Cook the Seasons! I planned my menu in about 30 minutes. Used the automated shopping list. The grocery store was a breeze. You are our superstar, Lia! I have not felt this together with seasonal, whole-food cooking for my family EVER.

Casey M.

This program really is the best thing out there for busy people. It’s better quality food than freezer cooking, it’s fresher and more environmentally friendly than shipped pre-made meals or meal kits, and it’s less stressful than trying to cook on weeknights. The recipes are delicious and healthy and can be tailored to any dietary restriction. You won’t regret this!

Mel O.

I signed up because Cook the Seasons seemed similar to our summer cooking when we hit the farmers market weekly. But it has changed the way we eat! All four of us like veggies, but they were never front and center in our meals. Now, we eat much less meat, and our six year old wants to be a vegetarian. Our grocery bill is half of what it was and so is our trash! And the adults in the house have both lost weight without dieting. I cannot say enough good things about the program.

Aileen W.

This week has been so much fun! By doing 1 large meal on Monday and making some Core sides, I've been able to mix and match and throw meals together quickly. And my kids have surprised me by trying everything, and liking a lot of it! I'm so excited for next week! We've already got some hits and I can't wait to try more!

Laura G.

Oh my goodness! I just made my first meal with Cook the Seasons and I am sooo hooked! I went pescatarian and my shopping bill was very reasonable, even with shopping at my local co-op and getting everything I could organic. I did some prep work over the weekend and tonight was a breeze. My 3 and 5 year old even gobbled it all up! Thank you for all the hard work put into making things so easy for us!

Nalynn N.

We are buying groceries more carefully and using all of what we buy - less waste. We are eating a wider variety of vegetables and trying new ways of preparing the old standbys - vegetables dishes are more interesting. Being involved in this group has made me approach food buying and cooking differently so even when I don't follow the program exactly, my week still ends up more nutritiously than it did a year ago.

Mickey B.

A week in, my husband, who wasn't sure about spending the money, LOVES this. He's liked everything we've made and is impressed that we are using everything we buy. He even said that there are fewer dishes (his job) and less trash. Thanks, Lia!

Aileen W.

Loving all the learning that comes with this program. I am realizing that I was intimidated by a lot of fresh veggies because I had no idea how to cook with them. Now I'm buying Swiss chard, looking for purple and white asparagus, cooking radishes (who knew they were more than a salad garnish?). Huge shout-out to Lia and the team. So happy I signed up for this program!

Kathy

This is way too much fun -- I was a fool to only enlist for a season. I have been so impressed at the speed I am able to put together a meal, and veggies I'd turned my nose up at in the past I now know how to cook so I love them!

Pamela

Now, we eat much less meat, and our six year old wants to be a vegetarian. Our grocery bill is half of what it was and so is our trash! And the adults in the house have both lost weight without dieting. I cannot say enough good things about the program.

Aileen W.

Orecchiette with broccoli, kale, and sausage made with leftovers from the last two dinners. This was SOOOOOOOO good! And, since everything was already cooked, it only took about 15 minutes to pull together.

Amber

OMG! I like KALE! If you had asked me a month ago, before CTS, if I liked veggies I would have said, 'not really'. Now I've done a complete 180. Thank you Lia and team!

Joanna

First day using the program and it's already saving me from having to throw stuff out. AND the recipes were delicious. It's a winner!!

Joan

All the Facebook posts are so encouraging with great tips. The camaraderie is worth the price of admission itself.

Anne

Tonight is garbage night and I don't have anything to throw out! Everything I bought this past weekend I have cooked and eaten!

Linda

Halibut, sautéed green beans, marinated tomatoes, and peach salsa. Oh my. My husband has ogled over every single meal that I have made since starting. Delicious and healthy.

Michelle

Cook the Seasons recipes work, every single time. My whole family loves them, even my four and six year olds. I love being introduced to new foods, learning how to cook seasonal foods, and learning how to plan my weeks so I'm efficient in the kitchen. I love Cook the Seasons, and we get the benefits of super tasty, heathy meals. And through the process I'm becoming a much better and more inspired cook!

Kate

Here's what you'll get with Cook the Seasons

  • 1

    ACCESS TO THE COOK THE SEASONS MEMBER SITE

This is where all the fun happens! A gorgeous, Pinterest-like interface where you can browse all 400+ recipes on your computer, tablet or phone. Add any recipe to your weekly Meal Mapper with one click.


  • 2

    DYNAMIC SIDEBARS THAT MAKE PLANNING EASY

Once you choose a Core Recipe, the dynamic sidebar will show you what other recipes goes well with it, and what Reinvention recipes you can make with leftovers.


  • 3

    WEEKLY PLANNING WITH OUR MEAL MAPPER

When you're ready to plan your week, open the Meal Mapper and click on a day to find the Core and Reinvention recipes you've chosen for that week. Then decide which day you want to make or prep each recipe.


  • 4

    AUTOMATED SHOPPING LIST AND RECIPE SET CREATION

When you're ready to head to the market and cook, simply click a button for your shopping list and recipes. The shopping list is divided into sections for easy gathering, and recipes are automatically scaled based on what you have in your Meal Mapper.


  • 5

    FRESH RECIPES EVERY OTHER WEEK + FRIDAY BONUS RECIPE

We add five NEW seasonal recipes every other week to Cook the Seasons. Plus, each Friday I'll send you an additional bonus recipe and my own personal Meal Mapper, so you’ll always have a head start – even on weeks when you're behind the 8-ball.


  • 6

    ACCESS TO OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP

Ask questions, share your meals and connect with the passionate (and hungry!) Cook the Seasons community. Our members are an amazing, supportive, creative bunch.

PLUS THESE AWESOME BONUS VIDEOS AND CHECKLISTS

  • +

    INSTANT ACCESS TO MY ESSENTIAL PANTRY LISTS & VIDEO TUTORIALS FOR EACH SEASON

Get stocked up for success. Think of your pantry as the backbone of seasonal meals. I’ll tell you just what you need for each season and how to use it (for example, do you know which olive oil to use when?).

  • +

    INSTANT ACCESS TO MY ESSENTIAL TOOL LISTS & VIDEO TUTORIALS FOR EACH SEASON

Make sure you have everything you need to make your prep as painless as possible. Each season requires its own set of tools, and these are the essential ones you'll use again and again 
 you'll be surprised by how simple most of them are!

ENROLL NOW AND GET THESE EARLYBIRD BONUSES TOO!

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    $10 OFF COOK THE SEASONS

Talk about an earlybird reward! Enter the code EARLYBIRD (all caps) at checkout within the next 3 days and get $10 off the full price of Cook the Seasons, on either an annual or seasonal membership.

  • +

    KIDS CLUB VIDEO ($25 VALUE)

All you need to get your kids (and other skeptics) excited about digging in. I've taught thousands of parents how to get their kids psyched about nourishing meals through my classes and on TV. In this video, I share my best tips.

  • +

    HOW TO GET MORE PLANT-BASED PROTEIN WEBINAR ($25 VALUE)

If you're vegetarian or vegan, you're going to want to be on this webinar. I'll share tips for getting more vegetarian protein into your diet, the best ways to do it, the low down on soy, and more.

  • +

    HOW I PLAN MY WEEK WEBINAR ($25 VALUE)

One of the questions I get most often is, "how do you think through your week, Lia?" Well after spending hundreds of hours crafting each Cook the Seasons season, I have a thing or two to share ;-). I tell all and lead a group Meal Mapping session in this webinar.

Join now ... the earlybird bonuses fly away in:

Cook the Seasons is perfect for you if ...

  • You want to eat healthy, wholesome, unprocessed foods

  • You’re looking for an ingenious way to cut down the amount of time and energy you spend in the kitchen

  • You’re stuck in a bit of a food rut – Tuesday, tacos. Wednesday, pasta. Always.

  • You’re disturbed by the fact the pizza delivery boy now knows you by name

  • You lead a super-busy life and need a viable shortcut to eating healthfully that doesn’t involve convenience foods or the weekly expense of a meal delivery service

  • You’re tired of feeling like you’re walking in the door to another job at 5:00

  • You’re feeling pretty guilty about the amount of food you throw out every week

  • You’re committed to spending 90-minutes at the start of each week to set you and your refrigerator up for success (trust me, this is key)

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING ...

My family are picky eaters ... I'm afraid they won't like it.

I get it … we’re trained to think that kids won’t like food that’s inherently healthy. But read the dozens of testimonials here (and dozens more that couldn’t fit!) from families who were floored that their kids (and picky spouses) gobbled up Cook the Seasons meals … and then gobbled up all the leftovers designated for Reinvention Recipes. The biggest “problem” families have with Cook the Seasons, in fact, isn’t that their kids won’t eat the meals … it’s that they eat all the leftovers!

I'm gluten free and my daughter/son/spouse is paleo/vegan/dairy free ... I'm afraid I won't find anything that will work for us.

You’re not alone. Which is why we’ve marked each recipe with an icon indicating whether they’re Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free or Paleo Friendly. So you can choose what works for you. What’s more, Cook the Seasons is based on seasonal vegetables, which are naturally “all of the above,” and we work hard to build flavor in healthier ways (like simple pestos and rubs) rather than leaning on “easy outs” like cheese or carbs.

I just cook for myself ... I'm afraid this won't work for me.

We have LOTS of solo cooks in Cook the Seasons, and they love how easy it is to scale the week according to what works for them. They also love the incredibly engaged, supportive community through our Facebook group!

I've never really liked vegetables ... I'm afraid I'd be biting off more than I can (or want to) chew.

Oh my goodness, I hear you. I used to HATE vegetables. That’s one of the things that makes Cook the Seasons so different … these aren’t just “steamed broccoli and salad” veggies, these are veggie dishes that have been crafted to taste so amazing you can’t wait to eat them again. But don’t take my word for it … read what Cook the Seasons members say! Many start Cook the Seasons thinking it’ll help them eat the way they should … but they quickly realize the food is so good that they’re eating the way they want to.

I don't have time to cook ... I'm afraid Cook the Seasons will be a waste of time for me.

On the contrary, my friend. Cook the Seasons will actually save you time (and, quite frankly, money). By creating a simple plan at the beginning of the week and prepping many of the dishes during your free time, you’ll find you’re spending MUCH less time in the kitchen–and on frantic, last-minute runs to the supermarket–than before.

I'm already pretty comfortable in the kitchen ... I'm afraid Cook the Seasons will be too basic for me.

While many of our members are still getting comfortable in the kitchen, we have plenty of members who are quite confident cooks, and we’ve designed Cook the Seasons to work for the whole range. If you’re a more seasoned cook (har har), dip into our Flavor Builders to ratchet up the complexity of any of the dishes, or choose the ones (like our Homemade Gravlax or Pickled Radishes) that push the envelope.

I'm not much of a cook ... I'm afraid I'll be overwhelmed with Cook the Seasons.

So … have I told you that it is my mission in life to help people like you make a shift from processed food to real food in real life? Really, it is. So if you’re wanting to make a shift to eating more seasonal veggies and whole foods you (quite literally) could not be in a better place. Not only did we design Cook the Seasons for you, we’ve got a Facebook Group full of people (myself included) who are thrilled to have the opportunity to walk beside you on your NOURISH Evolution! Yes, it’s a learning curve, and like all learning curves it takes time to master. But we won’t let you get overwhelmed!

This is more than I want to spend ... I'm afraid it's not going to be worth it.

If you’re just looking for a software tool to gather random recipes off the internet, then don’t buy Cook the Seasons. Really, don’t. Cook the Seasons is a carefully curated and developed set of recipes that are designed to work together as simple mix-and-match meals, whose leftovers are strategically repurposed for easy meals during the week. The result is a subtle shifting of the way you plan, the way you cook, the way you eat. Plus, you end up saving money because there’s no wasted food. But don’t take my word for it … read what others have experienced — and give it a try! We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, so there’s no risk at all.

HAVING A HARD TIME BELIEVING COOK THE SEASONS IS WORTH THE INVESTMENT?

Just take a moment and think about the food you’ve thrown away this week. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, an average family of 4 in the U.S. throws out 30% of the groceries they buy every single week and spends an average of $223 per week.  So by using Cook the Seasons you could easily recoup your investment in one (absolutely delicious) week.

30%

Average amount of food wasted each week by an American family

$223

Average amount a family of 4 spends on food per week

$277

Average amount of money thrown away on wasted food per month

$831

Amount wasted in 3 months

ONE

Number of weeks it would take to recoup your Cook the Seasons investment based on food savings alone

Are you ready to indulge in scrumptious seasonal meals, save time and money, and feel better about what you’re eating than you ever have before?

SIGN UP FOR COOK THE SEASONS NOW!