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Live Recipe Demonstration

Laura Lea

Warwick’s & Mission Viejo Library present
Laura Lea

Live Recipe Demonstration

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 6:30pm PDT

On Wednesday, October 7th at 6:30pm Warwick's and Mission Viejo Library will host Laura Lea for a live virtual recipe demonstration and discussion of her new cookbook, Simply Laura Lea: Balanced Recipes for Everyday Living. Laura Lea Laura Lea is a certified holistic chef, consultant, and the founder/writer/photographer of the popular food website LLBalanced. After graduating from the University of Virginia, she discovered her passion for healthful cooking and nutrition while living a fast-paced corporate life in New York. She handed it all over to enroll at the Natural Gourmet Institute and headed back to her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, to launch LLBalanced where she provides readers with affordable, comforting, and make-ahead family-friendly meals that are packed with nutrients and flavor. Her dishes are often remakes of Southern-influenced comfort food, with the intention that we can have the best of both worlds. She currently teaches cooking classes and consults with individuals, corporations, and restaurants on all aspects of healthy eating and nutrition while contributing articles and recipes for, among others, Mind Body Green, Nashville Lifestyles, Southern Living, Shape, and Greatist.com.

Laura Lea's new book, Simply Laura Lea, offers delicious home-cooked food without sacrificing healthy eating. Lea offers a collection of over 130 delicious, balanced, and healthy recipes based on the food she eats every day. Unlike diets that prescribe food restrictions that are neither attainable nor desirable on a long-terms basis, she promotes an attainable approach to cooking and eating healthy for life. All of the recipes collected here follow the LL Balanced Approach to Food:

  • Focus on whole, fresh foods that make you feel great.
  • Ditch any preconceived idea of what you should eat, and list to your body; it is your best wellness guru.
  • Indulge in moderation, and occasionally, not in moderation!
  • Have fun and don't take yourself, or your food, too seriously. Enjoy food in a relaxed atmosphere and in the company of dear ones.
  • Above all, practice self-love and patience in the kitchen. It will translate to the rest of your life.

In Simply Laura Lea, you'll find familiar dishes that can be cooked in 30 minutes or less. And with ingredient lists comprised of a limited number of easy-to-find items, recipes are approachable and easy-to-follow for new or seasoned home cooks. As Laura likes to say: "No diet, no dogma, just great healthy food."

Simply Laura Lea: Balanced Recipes for Everyday Living Cover Image
By Laura Lea, Sean Brock (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781951217228
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-5 Days
Published: Blue Hills Press - April 7th, 2020