Video – Cookfulness Autumn Season (2) – Session 1

Cookfulness Autumn Season (2) Session 1 – cooking with chronic pain & disability and making it easy!


In this second series of six sessions specially created for people with pain, you’ll learn amazing and very simple ways to adapt cooking, adapt ingredients and adapt dishes, so you can cook them and celebrate them no matter how bad a day you are having!

This is Season 2 Session 1, first shown on Friday 11th November 2021.

Check out the videos of Season one in the Past Events of the Street Kitchen tent, or in the Street Kitchen Playlist

Ian Taverner is a chronic pain and mental health survivor. He has a young family and, through these illnesses, regrettably missed a lot of family life, missed being a husband, being a dad.

Now on an upward path out of adversity, Ian has dedicated his life to helping other fellow sufferers and their loved ones improve their quality of life through the therapeutic power of cooking, just as it has done for him.

Ian will start with some basic recipes and build slowly up over six sessions, doing at least two dishes a session! As Ian says: “Cooking has given me a role, given me pride – both in myself and of others in me – it’s given me hope and given me some passion!”

The Cookfulness concept

Ian Taverner is the creator of a brand new type of cookbook – Cookfulness – which strip away many of the barriers associated with cooking, replacing them with positive stepping stones to help you achieve, no matter what type of day you are having. The ‘Cookfulness’ concept takes much of the mystery and pressure out of cookery, turning it into a joyful and rewarding activity for all.

Check out the Cookfulness book here:

Twitter @cookfulness

Instagram Here.

Recipes In Session One

Roasted chickpeas

1 can chickpeas
Sprinkle Garam masala
Sprinkle Paprika and pepper spice mix
Sprinkle Italian seasoning mix
Olive oil


1 can chickpeas
60g peanut butter
60g oats
85g coconut sugar or brown
60ml maple syrup
1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Chickpeas balls

1 can chickpeas
50g parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
2 teaspoons dried oregano
6 fresh Basil leaves
2 pieces white bread
1 egg beaten
Active Hands Discount Code!

Ian says:

“You will know I’m an avid user and supporter of a company called Active Hands, who provide equipment for people with reduced hand function. Their kitchen aids are brilliant!

I’m delighted to announce that my Cookfulness followers can now get a 10% discount from their on-line shop using the exclusive discount code:


I am not paid for this offer!”



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