Helping You to Feel in Control of Cooking
"I don't remember the last time I threw food away"
- Becky Norburn, Freezer Geek Alumni
🍏 Would you like to easily reduce the amount of food that you waste, but hate meal planning?
👩🍳 Want to know how you can cook from scratch more, without spending endless hours in the kitchen?
🥦 Do you want to be able to cook healthier meals,
or have better control of your portion sizes?
👨👩👦👦 Want to get your family more involved in cooking
so that it's not always down to you?
❤️ Would it feel good to know for sure what is safe to eat and what is not, and what home cooking mistakes you need to avoid to keep your family safe and well?
😫 Are you tired of wasting food simply because you didn't eat it in time,
or you cooked too much?
🥱 Do you have the good intentions to cook but regularly find you're too tired
or can't be bothered?
😳 Do you ever close your fridge door,
hoping that the food will have magically become fresh when you open it again?
😠 Do you try to cook new meals,
but get frustrated by not having all of the ingredients you need?
😖 Would you like to enjoy more variety but struggle with inspiration and
never know what to do with 'leftover' ingredients?
Welcome to A Whole New Approach to Freezer Cooking...
The Full Freezer™ Method helps you to waste less food, cook from scratch more easily, and enjoy more variety.
It brings together the various challenges of cooking (whether it be for a family, or for one!), and gives you the skills and knowledge to adapt your cooking style as your life and circumstances change.
How Do I Know It Works?
Because I developed it to overcome these problems in my own home, and since starting to teach it to others, I have received countless messages expressing how much time, money, and energy those using it have saved!
A Few Year Ago, I Hit A Wall
I have always loved to feel in control, and so for a long time (over 10 years!), I was a batch cooker.
I learned the skill from my mum, and I made good use of it through my single years, then when I met and married my other half, and particularly when we had our daughter.
But when our son arrived, suddenly everything felt too difficult. I would buy food with the good intention of cooking, but it would regularly go to waste. Either the kids would be kicking off, we wouldn't fancy what I'd planned, or I would simply be too exhausted to cook.
I knew I needed to find a way to get more scratch cooking back into our lives without putting the pressure on myself to batch cook. And so, I started to geek-out on all things freezer.
I learnt what I could freeze, and how. I studied food hygiene and safety. I researched storage options and came up with my own methods to keep organised without needing spreadsheets or notebooks...
And So, The Full Freezer™ Method Was Born!
I found that with the right knowledge and understanding, I could substantially increase the amount that we cook from scratch, as well as cut our edible food waste to almost zero!
And of course by reducing our food waste, we have been able to slash our food bill and cut down on trips to the shops.
My other half is also more helpful in the kitchen these days, and my kids are already taking a great interest in cooking; a skill that I am very keen for them to have!
Most of all, I just love knowing that there is always something in the house to eat, and that we have complete flexibility depending on how we feel and what we want to eat. I rarely plan more than a couple of hours ahead, which works perfectly for us!
When I Wanted To Find A Solution...
...and feel in control in the kitchen again, I couldn't find anything that gave me what I needed to know all in one place.
Too often, the challenge of cooking is reduced down to "having the right recipe". But the reality is that feeding a family is so much more complex, and too often it falls to one person in the home.
I wanted to create an approach that would help me to de-stress daily cooking, rather than put more pressure on myself. Without a doubt The Full Freezer™ Method has given me the pause button that I needed!
So now I have put together a group coaching programme so that you can stop wasting food and start enjoying using your freezer more, without the guess work!
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?
What Will Be Covered?
Each module will be delivered weekly by video with bonus PDF downloads provided where appropriate.
The video content is separated into short videos so that you can easily refer back to the content that you need.
Each module is also provided in a single audio file so that you can listen to it whilst doing other things if preferred.
There will be a Private Facebook group (with 12 months of support!) and a weekly Zoom drop-in for 6 weeks so that you can ask any questions and get the answers you need to move forward.
It is my mission to remove the blocks that are stopping you from using your freezer at the moment, whether it be time, safety concerns, or simply habit!
If you hit a wall, need a nudge, or have a freezer fail,
I'll be there to help you push through and find what works for you.
WEEK 1: Freezer Fundamentals
That Will Give You Back Control of
There are a lot of false beliefs and misconceptions when it comes to using our freezers. In this first session I'll run through the foundations that will help you to ensure your freezer is used to its greatest potential.
WEEK 3: Can I Eat This? Food Safety Stuff You Need to Know
This section of the course is absolutely invaluable. By knowing and understanding food safety rules we can have greater confidence
about what is safe to eat (so we bin less), and we can avoid unintentionally making our families ill.
WEEK 5: Freezing Tricks & Techniques That Will Transform Your Dinnertimes
Here I will run through my ultimate tricks and techniques for home freezing, including some of the mistakes you do not want to be making.
WEEK 2: Organisation Hacks to Save You Time
If your freezer isn't organised in some way, you'll never use it to its full capability.
So in week 2 I'll run you through my top organisation tips, talk through how I keep on top of things and offer some different options so that you can find what works best for you!
WEEK 4: The Truth About Freezing; How to Know What You CAN & CANNOT Freeze
This is one of the most common questions I am asked, so in this module we'll take a tour through what you can and cannot freeze, and what to do when you're not sure.
WEEK 6: Freezer Stash Cooking - The Secret to Varied & Waste Free Mealtimes
Of course there is no point in freezing foods if they aren't going to get used up. I talk you through how I use my stash, different cooking techniques and remind you of the safety stuff you need to know when cooking with frozen foods.
shift in attitude which helps me prep food we won't use, pop it in the freezer and know I have easy ingredients ready for a quick dinner, it is slowly revolutionising our dinners.I've really appreciated the
The academy has helped me become more organised so I waste less food, always have something nutritious to eat in the freezer and also have learnt to keep my family safe knowing the food safety guidance.
After owning a freezer for forty years, I have new confidence in using my freezer effectively along with cooking or reheating food safely as a result of joining the academy.
Kate Hall is the Founder of The Full Freezer™ and author of the e-book ‘The Full Freezer (Save Food, Save Time, Save Money)’.
Kate helps households to reduce their food waste and cook from scratch more easily by using their home freezers more effectively. Unlike batch cooking, The Full Freezer Method is completely flexible and allows families to easily enjoy a wide variety of meals without any waste.
Kate has been featured by BBC Food, Steph's Packed Lunch, Prima Magazine, and The Telegraph and has collaborated with more than 50 creators within health & well-being, parenting, and sustainability. With over 30,000 followers on Instagram and Facebook, from around the world, The Full Freezer™ is transforming attitudes towards food waste and empowering parents to cut down on convenience foods and embrace home cooking.
Kate lives in Greater London with her husband and two young children.