About Me

Hi, my name is Laura and I love to cook. I’ve had a food blog in some form or another for nearly a decade and I have been cooking for most of my adult life.

The cooking lessons I offer were born after so many friends asked me to make all this beautiful food for them. “Hey I saw you meal-prepping this weekend, can you come do it for me?” My answer was no, but I’d be happy to help you learn. Give a man a fish, or teach him to fish, ya know?

People often ask how I got so good in the kitchen and my answer is always the same: “I’m Italian.” It’s in my blood. I was blessed with two Italian grandmothers known for their noodles and meatballs.

But you won’t find any meatballs in my kitchen, unless they’re made of lentils and mushrooms or something else weird. I do occasionally eat meat, but I’m a mostly plant-based cook. Those are the kinds of recipes I make and the skills I teach — because making crumbled tofu taste good or cooking a batch of dried beans might seem daunting. Don’t worry, I’ve got you, we’re in this together.

What You Will Learn

How to easily bake tofu, make a week’s worth of nutritious salads in one hour, cook dry beans, turn bananas into ice cream and more!

What You Won’t Learn

Searing a steak or chopping onions with your eyes closed — I didn’t go to culinary school (although I think they tell you to keep your eyes open).

Why Mostly Plants

I believe a mostly plant-based diet is better for my body and the planet. And the challenge of cooking without animal products excites me and invigorates my recipes.