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The next "Mindful Mediterranean" live sessions begin on Monday, January 2nd at 4 pm CT. All program materials and recordings are available now!

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Monthly all-access

all-access cooking club membership
$89/3 Months - then $29 monthly
  • the full live Mindful Mediterranean program (January 2nd - thru January 29th, 2023) - plus full live access to all new sessions running in April, July, and October of 2023. This includes Bi-weekly (2 per month) "tune-up" sessions.
  • access to a library with hundreds of video lessons and materials
  • immediate access to new lessons, videos, and no-fail recipes with beautiful images (many with demo videos) as soon as they are uploaded
  • weekly member-only newsletter with updates, tips, and resources
  • a personal Zoom introduction call with Chef Bonicelli to create a personal journey with the cooking club classes
  • a searchable, categorized "Recipe Library" with hundreds of original recipes that are exclusive to cooking club members
  • a personal private recipe box where you can build collections, menus, scale recipes, and create shopping lists using all of the recipes within the site
  • weekly live-cooking webinars with Chef Bonicelli
  • weekly office hours with Chef Bonicelli
  • free access to all public events and special club content
  • cancel renewal anytime

Recipes-only

recipes-only membership
$5/monthly membership
  • access to a vast and growing searchable "Recipe Library" of hundreds (and hundreds) of original, no-fail recipes that are exclusive to cooking club members. Includes all Mindful Mediterranean recipes.
  • a personal private recipe box  where you can build collections, menus, scale recipes, and create shopping lists using all of the recipes within the site
  • the ability to add your own ingredients to the shopping list to use for all of your cooking and household shopping
  • weekly member-only newsletter with updates, tips, and resources

 

NOW AVAILABLE

Private coaching and the Ready to Cook Package

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NOW AVAILABLE

Private coaching and the Ready to Cook Package

Are you ready to look, feel, and eat better? 

Every day, almost everyone is exposed to a litany of information about how and what we should eat to be healthy and at a healthy weight. We’re told to take quizzes on Instagram, buy apps, be vegan, eat keto, sign up for meal plans, count points, use a special bike, eat more fruit, don’t eat fruit. It’s confusing and aggravating. When we hit those times in life where we just want to take control of our bodies and be healthy, we have a lot of choices, but everything seems like an unsustainable solution. 

And here’s the worse thing, you can spend a lot of time, effort, and money and still wind up in exactly the same place or worse? Shouldn’t eating for your health be easier? Shouldn’t it be a celebration of food? Shouldn’t how you eat easily support your health and your healthy weight? 

Of course, all of those things should be, and you should be the master of your body. Now you can be. The “Mindful Mediterranean” program is here for you!

Do you find yourself doing any of these things?

  • Slowly gaining weight over time
  • Bouncing from “diet” to “diet”
  • Wanting to eat better, but not knowing where to begin
  • Blaming how you feel on age 
  • Getting rid of clothes you love because they don’t fit
  • Feeling out of balance
  • Wondering if you’re getting proper nutrition

Then this program is for you! 

It’s time to break free and discover a new way of cooking and eating based on the undisputed best way of eating – the Mediterranean way!  “Mindful Mediterranean” is here to help!

 

Introducing “Mindful Mediterranean”

The “Mindful Mediterranean” program spans four weeks beginning on January 2nd, 2023.  The program is a mix of Video and bi-weekly live Zoom sessions with Chef Laura Bonicelli. Included are customizable menus and recipes all housed within the Bonicelli Cooking Club’s “recipe box”.

“Mindful Mediterranean” is designed to instruct, guide, and inspire you towards a joyful and sustainable healthy lifestyle. 

No points, no reoccurring monthly fees, no calorie counting, you won’t be tied to your phone or computer.

Here are the details:

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Based on the much-lauded Mediterranean philosophy of eating

We are all familiar with the “Mediterranean diet.” Medical professionals overwhelmingly view this way of eating as the healthiest on the planet. The “Mindful Mediterranean” program is based on that philosophy and delivers a simple “how-to” method that includes all cuisines and can adjust for all food preferences.

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Exciting adjustable menus and recipes

Everybody has food preferences, and some of us even have food intolerances and allergies. We also have outside obligations that can make a “one-size-fits-all” menu unworkable. The menus written specifically for the program are completely customizable in the “recipe box”. You can pick from hundreds of options and even add in your own ingredients and recipes. The program also allows you to scale recipes and create shopping lists. 

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All foods and recipes are divided into two simple categories

“Mindful Mediterranean” is all about knowing what to eat, and I promise you, you will eat well. We came up with a set of rules and two categories (Green and Blue) to put foods and recipes into to help you make your decisions. The whole plan fits on an 81/2 x 11” sheet of paper. It doesn’t get easier than that. From there, we make it even simpler by giving you menus and guidelines, so you’ll have a plan for each week and be able to make instant decisions about what you eat in any situation.

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Evaluation and tracking tools

Our past experiences, changes in our bodies, events in our lives, even the passage of time has an effect on our attitudes towards and state of our health. We have created a workbook to help you to think about, write about, and talk about those significant influences, and chef Laura will guide you through it. This process will help you define goals that you can monitor and achieve using our program and tools.

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Bi-weekly group coaching sessions

Research shows that accountability, consistency, and comradery increase your ability to achieve goals. In that spirit, you can choose between a morning and evening time for each of the “Menu Review Sessions” (every Sunday), and the “Accountability Check-in Sessions” (every Wednesday).

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Mini classes to address special situations and circumstances

We all have our personal living situations and can be faced with all kinds of obstacles that can require some navigation skill to keep your participation in Mindful Mediterranean in place. To help with that, we’ll be scheduling a series of mini-classes throughout the program, some with additional necessary resources. Topics include “Planning and Cooking for a Family”, How-to Transport and Reheat Food – in the office and on the road”. “Cooking for one”, “Ignoring the good opinion of others – a polite guide to naysayers and food pushers”, and “Eating in Restaurants”.

Here’s what people are saying about the M&M program

staying for the recipes

I have been gradually, but steadily, losing weight while I'm eating better than I ever have in my life. I joined for the "Mindful Mediterranean" program just to give it a try, but I upgraded to a cooking club membership to keep my access to the program and the recipes. Now I think in "green" and "blue"! 

Diane

tired of takeout

I didn't need to lose weight, but I had been eating take-out every night and just didn't feel great. I loved the idea of a plan that incorporated recipes and interaction. The weekly webinars that coincide with the plan are so fun, and the Zoom calls afterward are a great way to connect. 

Kris

in a healthy groove

“Over the years, try as I may, I just couldn’t get in a healthy groove with my diet and exercise, but one good thing leads to another. Once I got settled into the Mindful Mediterranean program and really took hold of the principles, I easily added yoga into my morning practice. I love it!” 

Cathy C.

ready for the next live sessions

‘My wife and I worked on this together. The timing was tricky because of other obligations, but the plan is so simple to follow; we did exceedingly well with it. We’re looking forward to the next live sessions because we’ll be freer, and we can build on the habits we’ve started.”

Richard L.

empowering each person

"This program for me is about developing a healthy relationship with food and empowering each person to find what works best for them when it comes to making healthy food choices. It’s a great foundation for reshaping how you think about cooking “good for you” meals-this program taught me that healthy recipes can also be delicious! As a working mom with a toddler, I also loved that the program was flexible enough that I could find what worked best for my busy schedule (and picky eater!)."

Angie N.

the program is easy

"Why would I encourage someone to join the Mindful Mediterranean program? That is easy...the program is easy. There are a few rules to follow; they are easy to memorize. There is no counting calories or recording what you ate? There is no need for that because if you follow the rules, the program works. The recipes are stellar. There are many of them and they are all good. If you don't like one thing, there are many other recipes you can use. But, if you are not a recipe-person, this program still works...just follow the rules and plan your own meals. There is flexibility in this program that other programs don't have. And, You WILL lose weight and, maybe even more importantly, you WILL alter your eating habits to support a more healthful you."

Mary G.

Monthly all-access

all-access cooking club membership
$89/3 Months - then $29 monthly
  • the full live Mindful Mediterranean program (January 2nd - thru January 29th, 2023) - plus full live access to all new sessions running in April, July, and October of 2023. This includes Bi-weekly (2 per month) "tune-up" sessions.
  • access to a library with hundreds of video lessons and materials
  • immediate access to new lessons, videos, and no-fail recipes with beautiful images (many with demo videos) as soon as they are uploaded
  • weekly member-only newsletter with updates, tips, and resources
  • a personal Zoom introduction call with Chef Bonicelli to create a personal journey with the cooking club classes
  • a searchable, categorized "Recipe Library" with hundreds of original recipes that are exclusive to cooking club members
  • a personal private recipe box where you can build collections, menus, scale recipes, and create shopping lists using all of the recipes within the site
  • weekly live-cooking webinars with Chef Bonicelli
  • weekly office hours with Chef Bonicelli
  • free access to all public events and special club content
  • cancel renewal anytime

Recipes-only

recipes-only membership
$5/monthly membership
  • access to a vast and growing searchable "Recipe Library" of hundreds (and hundreds) of original, no-fail recipes that are exclusive to cooking club members. Includes all Mindful Mediterranean recipes.
  • a personal private recipe box  where you can build collections, menus, scale recipes, and create shopping lists using all of the recipes within the site
  • the ability to add your own ingredients to the shopping list to use for all of your cooking and household shopping
  • weekly member-only newsletter with updates, tips, and resources

100% Satisfaction Guarantee for 7 Days

Spend some time with your membership. If it’s not for you, we’ll refund your money – in full – no questions asked.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the program work?

"Mindful Mediterranean" is a four-week program that runs with recorded and live sessions, once per quarter within the Bonicelli Cooking Club. The quarterly live session in 2022 will run in January, April, July, and October. "Mindful Mediterranean" access purchase will be open for three weeks prior to the program start date. This quarter’s program starts on Sunday, October 2nd, and ends on Sunday, October 30th. 

Are the live sessions recorded?
No, the live sessions are never recorded. Menus and materials will be posted in the club. 
What if I have to miss a live session?

While we highly recommend that you attend all of the sessions, we know things get in the way. You can always drop Chef Laura an email with questions, private coaching is also available. 

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