Improv Cooking

The Secret to Cooking During the Week | taught by Kelly Brown

Course description

Learn to cook real food in a way that fits with your busy schedule

In this course you'll learn:

  • What to buy so you can always make a quick, healthy dinner
  • The secret to cooking without a recipe
  • Five Master Meals that always work
  • How to change things up so you don't get bored
  • How to re-use ingredients so you stop wasting food
  • How to make everything taste good so people want to eat your food
  • How to modify for picky eaters and those with dietary restrictions

You'll get:

  • Access to a two-hour web course that you can listen to and view from any mobile device or computer whenever you want as many times as you'd like
  • The only shopping list you'll ever need
  • Supporting resources for beginners
  • Email support so you're not alone

Who is this course for?

Improv cooking is best for those who have spent some time in the kitchen. You don't have to be a pro by any means, but if you know how to boil pasta, saute vegetables, and scramble eggs you'll enjoy Improv Cooking.

Improv cooking is for the go-getter, do-it-yourself type. If you enjoy doing things your way and knowing what you're eating, you will enjoy this course.

Who is this course not for?

If you like to follow recipes very closely, this course is probably not for you. If you've never cooked anything in your life, email me at to be notified when my next course comes out which will be better for first-timers.


If you purchase the course and then decide not to take it or if you complete the course and don't feel like it was worth your time, email and I'll send you a refund.


  1. How does a web course work? Once you sign-up you'll be able to login from a phone, tablet or computer whenever you want as long as you have internet access. Your progress will be saved and you can repeat any lessons as often as you'd like.
  2. My family is picky and I have specific dietary requirements. All meal ideas are customizable and work for a variety of diets including vegetarians and those following a gluten-free diet. For anything not covered, you can email me for customization tips.
  3. I’m a terrible cook. Cooking shows and food companies make us think we need to be the next Iron Chef in order to preheat the oven. Not true, you can absolutely learn to cook with some tips and a little practice.
  4. Healthy food is expensive.  Improv Cooking focuses on using basic seasonal ingredients and reusing leftovers so you don't waste anything which ultimately helps save money. Plus, consider all you'll save in takeout!
  5. But I like following recipes. Then by all means, continue to do so! Consider Improv Cooking another tool in your toolbox, or card in your recipe box in this case. However, if you love to follow recipes verbatim and don't enjoy deviating, Improv Cooking is probably not the course for you.
  6. I don’t like grocery shopping.  There are services that will shop for you and I'll share some of my favorites. I'll also provide shopping guides that make shopping so much easier!
  7. Healthy food is boring.  It used to be, back when we thought we had to eat plain salads and grilled chicken to be healthy. That’s not the case anymore, there are lots of ways to eat well and enjoy it, I'll share ways to add flavor to any dish.
  8. I hate doing dishes.  Me too. Improv Meals are simple enough that they can be done using only one pot or pan plus a cutting board in most cases.

Kelly Brown
Kelly Brown
Integrative Health Coach, Founder of Real Food House

My name is Kelly Brown, I share practical ways to cook and eat more real food.

I believe knowing how to get dinner on the table is more important than knowing how to make a soufflé. I also believe that healthy doesn't have to be hard and food should taste good.

After many years in the corporate world both at Duke Corporate Education and at Google, I took a leap of faith and returned to school to follow my passion for nutrition. After graduating from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I started Real Food House to share practical ways to eat real food and cook more often while still maintaining the pace of a full life.

I live in the San Francisco Bay area with my husband, our two children and our dog. We can be found outside year round, visiting farmer's markets, and deciding what to cook next.

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