In Laura Lea Goldberg's new 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.
|Publisher:||Spring House Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Laura Lea Goldberg is a certified Holistic Chef, consultant, and 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 consults with individuals, corporations, and restaurants on all aspects of healthy eating and nutrition while contributing articles and recipes for, among others, Nashville Lifestyles , Southern Living , Shape , and Greatist.com. Laura Lea also has a regular local cooking segment on WSMV Channel 4, where she demonstrates how to make some of her most popular dishes.
Alice Randall is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels, The Wind Done Gone , Pushkin and the Queen of Spades , Rebel Yell , and Ada's Rules and the only person to ever study with Julia Child for credit at Harvard. An acknowledged authority on African-American cookbooks, Randall teaches the course "Soul Food, in Text, as Text" at Vanderbilt University. She also writes country music, including Trisha Yearwood's now classic "XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl)." Randall has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a Health Champion and is Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Nashville Ambassador.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The LL Balanced Approach to Food
Chapter 2: Snack-itizers
Chapter 3: Beverages & Smoothies
Chapter 4: Breakfast: Sweet & Savory
Chapter 5: Bakery
Chapter 6: Lunch & Dinner Entrees: Red Meat, Poultry, Seafood & Veggie
Chapter 7: Sides
Chapter 8: Salads & Soups
Chapter 9: Desserts
Chapter 10: Condiments & Sauces
Appendix: Menus, Shopping Lists, and More