Don't diet. Cook!

Food is what you count, track, deny, make.


This course uncomplicates healthy food and its preparationso you can eat well, often, and with joy.

Oh, really?

Eat food that doesn't need counting or tracking.


"Real food, I've found, is actually better than dieting." 

Angelina Jolie

Real food cooking without recipes.
Lose weight by eating real food.

Cooking is the only meaningful health hack.


"We've been so disconnected from food. We spend more time on dieting than on cooking."

Alice Waters

Thinking and shopping in systems is how it's done.

"Simple ingredients prepared in a simple way - that's the best way to take your everyday cooking to a higher level."

Jose Andres

Make yummy salads without a recipe.

FOOD IS SELF-CARE (when it's done like this)

Would you like more energy, good sleep, clear thinking, great skin, a stable mood, and simple weight control?

 Then get in the kitchen.


What can I expect?

Eat In Tune With Your Body

Problem: modern food processing is a disaster for health, weight, mood, and sugar sensitivity.

Solution: make real food at home every day.

Problem: using recipes to make meals every day isn't practical.

Solution: learn how to think, shop, and cook in systems.

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No more recipe scrolling, unused gadgets, expensive meal plans, or hours of prep. We make it easy to just cook.

What are people saying?
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Problem: meal prep is tedious and takes up hours of free time.

Solution: set up your kitchen to make delicious meals on the fly.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question after reading this FAQ, please contact me before signing up.

Our members are saying...

"Tonight, I cooked a really healthy, easy, yummy meal for my husband and me.
I used simple ideas I learned
from Rebecca! I made olive oil, lemon, and miso sauce for our bowl without any
recipe or instructions.
I tasted it as I went and played around. So fun, so freeing,
and so WORTH IT!"

"Cooking this way isn’t better because it’s easy. It’s easy because it’s better."

"I acquired more usable knowledge from watching two of these sessions than from years of watching PBS cooking shows."

"I'm cooking beans using your method right now… not quite done but can already taste they are going to be delicious/game-changing 🙌🏻"

"You've legit changed my view and experience cooking."

Make it easy to do the healthful thing.

You can expect to:

  • Learn a modular and endlessly adaptable approach to cooking. 
  • Embrace real foods to help you feel your best.
  • Know what to keep on hand to make delicious meals on the fly.
  • Ditch gadgets and learn what tools you actually need.
  • Make meal planning a breeze by shopping in ingredient groups.
  • Love what you eat and feel great about what it's doing for you.
Gimme All Of This

"The course has changed the way that I think about cooking.

Your systems-based approach is SO sensible, SO flexible, and SO effective. Wish I’d learned it years ago."

-Michael H.


"Recipes Are For Weekends is magnificent!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for developing this course."

-Kathleen G.


Recipes Are For WEEKENDS

🍏 397 USD


  • One Fee = Lifetime Access (no endless subscription fees)
  • Easily make real food meals by learning to cook in systems
  • Save money on eating out
  • LOVE your meals
  • FREE bonus course -Food Processing 101 Masterclass

Nourish yourself with ease.



You can't make meals day after day by scrolling recipes.

Prepared food is expensive and unhealthy.  

Here's your solution.

You can leave anytime.


I'm Rebecca Thomas

founder, not another diet

In one way or another, my work has centered around food. I was a career restaurateur before founding not another diet, and all the while, a lifelong home cook.

My interest in food is deep and wide. Food is pleasure. Food is culture. Food is health.

In many ways, I created my weight loss program because I couldn't bear how food was treated in diet culture. Tracking? Dreadful. Restricting? No thanks. I wanted to feed myself anytime I was hungry. That means eating real food every day.

Cooking is essential to feeling and looking great, but I'll be honest. I don't have time or patience for rigorous planning, meal prepping, or searching for a recipe I can execute.

I developed a system for preparing whole, unprocessed foods that can be used every day with every meal. It's exactly how I feed myself, fourteen years and counting.

If you want to eat well, save money, know you're doing something great for your body, and feel confident in the kitchen, I can help you. I’m an absolute pro at this, and my approach is unique.

This course will show you that you don't have to choose between food you like and food that nourishes you. 

I know I haven't.