I've published 3 books to support you with your cooking efforts. Check them out below!



Healthy & Easy Meals to Help You Heal from Grief, Loss, or the Stress of Everyday Life

Have you ever been in a period of life where normal, everyday responsibilities feel overwhelming? Where even getting out of bed in the morning is a feat, let alone making a meal for yourself and your family? If so, this book is for you.

This might be a time of break-up, loss, when you’re caring for a sick loved one, or simply when a confluence of life factors that make you feel like you’re paddling to stay above water. For Chef Laura Lea, this debilitating season showed up unwelcomely after going through divorce in 2018.

Five years into her business as a holistic chef, she was under daily pressure to display healthy routines and keep up appearances. But reality left her with no appetite and lacking the motivation to even step into the kitchen.

In attempt to cope she found herself relying on fast-food, junky snacks, and lots of wine. Ultimately these choices hindered the process of healing from divorce. Instead, they contributed to her overall feelings of sadness, self-loathing, and exhaustion. She needed a way out.

Drawing upon her decade in the wellness industry and exploration into the science of grief, Laura Lea began cooking her way through the fog. In Recipes for an Aching Heart, Laura Lea presents the recipes she created, as well as the lifestyle and fitness choices that aided her on her journey out of heartache. By following Laura Lea's story, simple recipes, and advice, you can navigate your own way out of heartache and into a healthier place than ever before.


Balanced Recipes for Everyday Living

Featuring recipes drawn from familiar classic dishes and new favorites, Laura Lea’s new book, Simply Laura Lea, offers delicious home-cooked food without sacrificing healthy eating.

In Simply Laura Lea the author of The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook and creator of LLBalanced.com 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, Laura Lea 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 listen 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 Lea likes to say: "No diet, no dogma, just great healthy food."



120+ Everyday Recipes for the Healthy Home Cook


In Laura Lea Bryant's cookbook, The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook, the rubber of old-fashioned home-cooking meets the road of new healthy-food. With over 120 approachable, comforting, make-ahead recipes, this first cookbook from the creator of the popular "LLBalanced" website reaffirms that balance is possible: you can find the joy, relaxation, and healing of cooking for yourself, family, and friends during these frenetic times.

All of the recipes in are simple, familiar, and no-fuss. The majority of the recipes come together in thirty minutes or less and all are appealing to kids and adults alike, can be modified for picky eaters or can be proudly served at a dinner party. The food isn't dogmatic: a little of everything is used and flexibility is the key. With a focus on quality and moderation, the healthy aspects don't hit you over the head. They just make you feel good.

With helpful shopping lists and easy-to-follow menu plans, The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook will help any home cook create a foundation in the pantry and kitchen that will make the prospect of healthy cooking accessible and exciting, not stressful. It doesn't overthink things and focuses on consistency instead of perfection. In the end, The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook will have you discovering the balance of cooking delicious, healthy meals at home while re-connecting with yourself, family, and friends.

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