The initial idea was to stop eating out...

One thing that I believe is universally accepted, is that cooking or preparing your own food is healthier than eating out. 

Since I've spent the last 5 years working to attain various health goals, I've come to realize how truly important cooking is to living a long, healthy life. I always enjoyed cooking and felt great when I was cooking consistently, but I never did it long enough to feel like I made much forward progress. In an effort to attain my health goals faster, I needed a long enough period of time to make some legitimate gains. Thus, the 30-day cooking challenge was born. Cookuary.

Cookuary, like January or February. A month dedicated to cooking or preparing all of your meals. No restaurants, cafes, lunch trucks, none of that. Learn to eat whole foods, read the ingredients, and minimize the ingredients you are putting in your body on a daily basis.


Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.
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Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.
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Cooking is all about connection, I’ve learned, between us and other species, other times, other cultures (human and microbial both), but, most important, other people. Cooking is one of the more beautiful forms that human generosity takes; that much I sort of knew. But the very best cooking, I discovered, is also a form of intimacy.
— Michael Pollan

Who I am

I'm Brad Hill, SoCal native and nutrition enthusiast. Every Saturday morning, you can find me at the Irvine Farmer's Market getting my bacon from Cindy, my fish from Lowell, and my beef from Frank. If I'm not there, I may be out on a trail run or bike ride. I'm constantly trying to make the tastiest and most nutritious dishes possible, using local ingredients. 

If it wasn't for my Mom pushing me to try and make homemade guacamole when I was younger, I probably wouldn't be as interested in cooking as I am today. So thank you for that, Mom!