Discover How To Cook Delicious, Healthy Vegan Meals, So You Can Live A Healthier, Happier Life!

Learn the fundamentals and secrets of vegan cooking and healthy living, utilising everything we’ve learned over the past 14 years as bestselling authors and vegan chefs. This course will change your life.

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Why Join  The Ultimate Vegan Cooking Course?

This comprehensive course will teach you everything you need to know in order to consistently create delicious, healthy, vegan meals that will supercharge your energy and have you feeling amazing everyday!

De-Mystify Vegan Cooking

Discover the fundamentals of vegan cooking with us, The Happy Pear twins, and live a healthier, happier life!

Private Community

Join our private foodie community where we can answer your questions, see what you are cooking. You will get support, guidance and motivation throughout the 4 weeks course.

Live Q&A's With Dave & Steve

Enjoy live Q&A’s, cook alongs, demonstrations and more to ensure you’ve got the support you need!

We promise you’ll love the course, but if you don’t within the first 15 days, contact us for your money back.

Why Join  The Ultimate Vegan Cooking Course?

This comprehensive course will teach you everything you need to know in order to consistently create delicious, healthy, vegan meals that will supercharge your energy and have you feeling amazing everyday!

De-Mystify Vegan Cooking

Discover the fundamentals of vegan cooking with us, The Happy Pear twins, and live a healthier, happier life!

Private Community

Join our private foodie community where we can answer your questions, see what you are cooking. You will get support, guidance and motivation throughout the 4 weeks course.

Live Q&A's With Dave & Steve

Enjoy live Q&A’s, cook alongs, demonstrations and more to ensure you’ve got the support you need!

We promise you’ll love the course, but if you don’t within the first 15 days, contact us for your money back.

Who Are We?

In 2004, we ( Dave & Steve ) started The Happy Pear in Ireland, to create a happier, healthier community, and make vegan food and living accessible to anybody interested.

Today we are fortunate enough to be 3x No. 1 bestselling cookbook authors, have 3 cafes and a range of 33 vegan products in more than 1000 stores across the UK & Ireland. Not to forget, nearly 1 million followers on social media and over 20 million views on our recipe videos on YouTube.

Over 20 MIllion Views Of Our Recipe Videos On Youtube

Over 1 Million Followers Throughout Our Social Media Channels!

What’s Included In The Course?

Understand the fundamentals of vegan cooking and create your own delicious inventions by utilising everything we’ve learned over the past 14 years as bestselling vegan authors and chefs.

Week One

Kitchen basics:

  • Knife skills
  • Equipment & measurements
  • Seasoning – 5 flavours and achieving harmony
  • Textures in cooking
  • Oil free cooking basics
  • Spices and herbs and how to use them
  • Quick tips for being organised

Produce & Store Cupboard staples:

  • Picking good produce
  • Store cupboard staples
  • Specialist ingredients – nutritional yeast, tamari, tofu, tempeh
    alternatives – non dairy milks, cheeses, butter
  • Label reading -what to avoid and what not.. the difference between US & EU labels
  • Organic vs non organic – the clean 15 & the dirty dozen
  • Seasonality of produce

Quick easy dinners:

  • Intro & basics – scallions & fast cooking veg
  • Sauce ingredients
  • Beans & proteins
  • Seasoning quickly
  • Easy to put together dinners – Bowl eating with starch, fat, fermented food, protein
  • How to take a good dish to a great dish

Plant based nutrition basics:

  • Wholefood versus vegan – eating the rainbow..antioxidants, how much to eat
  • Protein, calcium, iron, B12
  • Some nutrients to keep in mind- B12, vitamin D, omega 3
  • Whole fats VS refined fats
  • The law of diminishing returns – progress vs perfection

Breakfast broken down:

  • Pancakes & waffles in more depth
  • Granola & Muesli & overnight oats
  • Non dairy milks – oat, rice milk
  • Smoothies & juices
  • Fried breakfast basics – bacon, sausages, scrambled eggs, beans & greens
  • Omelette/ frittata
  • Chia puddings & toasties

Week Two

Pasta:

  • Pasta basics – intro the different types & buckwheat/brown rice etc..
  • Quick pasta dinners
  • Lasagna, cannelloni and baked pasta dishes
  • Sauces – creamy sauces, tomato sauces, bechamel, pesto,
  • Pizza broken down
  • How to make your dough – yeasted dough vs sourdough
  • Different flours
  • Making your tomato sauce
  • Pizza topping, cheese options
  • Cooking methods

Soups basics & framework:

  • Smooth vs chunky soup
  • Stock basics & mirepoix
  • 3 key elements to making soup – colour, texture, taste
  • How to make soup in bulk – Soup frameworks and models
  • Seasoning soups
  • How to decorate / garnish soups
  • Suggested recipes

Salads broken down:

  • Quick green salad fundamentals
  • Grain & bean & cooked veg salad basics
  • Root veg salad basic
  • Dressings
  • Salad bowl ideas

Eating out, invited to friends and travelling:

  • Eating out
  • Travelling
  • Being prepared
  • Falling off the wagon
  • Explaining your new diet to family and friends

Plant based nutrition & CVD:

  • Oil free cooking basics
  • Happy Heart principles & intro

Week Three

Dips & sandwich masterclass:

  • Hummus in its many forms
  • Pesto fundamentals
  • Tapenade / guacamole / pate
  • Sambo master class with lord of the sambos

Stews & Curries:

  • Stew frameworks
  • Curry basics & frameworks
  • One pot dinners

Meal planning & batch cooking:

  • Planning the week in terms of Meals

Plant based alternatives:

  • Refined meat substitutes – Seitan & TVP
  • Wholefood plant based sources
  • Vegan cheeses

Plant based nutrition – gut health and microbiome:

  • Happy gut course – FODMAP
  • Microbiome basics – fibre & digestion & bloat
  • 5 tips to a healthy gut

Burgers:

  • Framework
  • Binders
  • Sauces & dips & buns
  • Recipes frameworks

Week Four

Bakes & pies:

  • What is a bake
  • Suggestions in terms of toppings
  • Framework – Moisture content of base
  • Different pastries and their uses – how to make shortcrust pastry
  • Basic bake frameworks

Celebratory dinners for occasions:

  • Wellington in all its many forms
  • Something to carve and centerpiece
  • Stuffed cauliflower
  • Nutroast and its variations

Basic Fermentation intro:

  • How to make sourdough mother
  • How to make yogurt – soy yogurt, almond yogurt, coconut yogurt
  • How to make saurkraut & kimchi

Further resources & Celebrity vegans & athletes:

    We promise you’ll love the course, but if you don’t within the first 15 days, contact us for your money back.

    Discover How To Cook A Vast Range Of Delicious Vegan Meals

    Some of the quick, easy and absolutely gorgeous meals you’ll learn to make and adapt to suit your preferences include…

    We promise you’ll love the course, but if you don’t within the first 15 days, contact us for your money back.

    “The poster boys for a healthy way of life!” – THE SUNDAY TIMES

    “These lovely boys always create incredibly tasty food!” – JAMIE OLIVER

    “A HEALTHY EATING PHENOMENON!” – THE MAIL ON SUNDAY

    “These lovely boys always create incredibly tasty food!” – JAMIE OLIVER

    “The poster boys for a healthy way of life!” – THE SUNDAY TIMES

    “A HEALTHY EATING PHENOMENON!” – THE MAIL ON SUNDAY

    Hear From Our Members

    The Ultimate Vegan Cooking course is a brand new course, and you’ll be the very first to try it! But here’s what existing members of our other online courses are saying…

    “The course was great – it really changed my life! It’s not only about the food, it’s about a different style of life; a happier, and more enjoyable one!”
    Alessia Tabarrini
    “My entire life has changed for the better. I feel better in my skin. I’m thinking clearly. My outlook on life has changed. I no longer feel I have limitations on what I can accomplish. I feel I have the energy to do what I set my mind to. I feel awake, alive, and happy!”
    Jessica Kane
    “My relationship to food is completely different. I definitely had more consistent energy while doing the course.”
    Ruth Delahunty

    Frequently Asked Questions

    I’m not an experienced cook, will this course be able to accommodate me?

    Yes! This course is suitable for even the most novice cook. You’ll be taught the basic principles of vegan cooking, everything from knife skills to some more complex techniques. 

    I have specific dietary requirements, can I still do the course?

    We try to accommodate all restrictions and dietary needs. Our dedicated support team is available to you throughout the course to make suitable alternative suggestions for any ingredient you cannot use.

    I don’t live in Ireland/the UK, can I still do the course?

    Absolutely – the course is 100% online and accessible from anywhere in the world. All of the information will be available in all global measurement systems (metric & imperial). 

    “YOU’RE BOTH AWESOME!” – JOE WICKS – THE BODY COACH

    “Incredible men, they grow all their own food, they are vegan, fit as fiddles, they’re full of joy!” – RUSSELL BRAND

    Come & Learn How To Cook Delicious, Healthy Vegan Meals So You Can Live A Healthier, Happier Life!

    We promise you’ll love the course, but if you don’t within the first 15 days, contact us for your money back.