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Cooking With Purpose

How Chef Laura Lea Helps Her Clients Heal From The Inside Out

Article by Cortney Wilbanks

Photography by Anna Haas Creative

Originally published in Brentwood Lifestyle

Rooted in holistic belief, Chef Laura Lea has built a strong business by teaching her clients how to heal their bodies and minds from the inside out. Known for her effortless approach; Laura Lea pours her past of heartache, stress, and feeling out of balance in her own body into every recipe she creates. Teaching women how to break the noise of societal standards, Laura Lea wants her clients to understand the power of truly knowing their bodies and what it means to nourish them. Laura Lea's journey began when she decided to take a step outside of the corporate work box. "I remember working in NYC and feeling so anxious all of the time. It was not until I tuned inward that I began to understand my triggers and was able to eliminate them one by one by using food. I want to give women the power of knowing their bodies well enough that no emotional stress can wear them down" says Laura Lea. With diet culture telling women that only eating chicken and rice will leave them satisfied, Chef Laura Lea breaks that narrative by offering hormone and food counseling, both in person and online. "What a lot of people do not understand is that your hormones actually play a huge role in your digestion. Not everyone can digest food the same way. It is so important to me that I teach my clients the difference so that they can start making choices that make them feel their best selves." Taking heartache and combining it with her love for cooking, Laura Lea is a great example of how even the bad can be used for good. With a newly anticipated cookbook, "Recipes for an Aching Heart" coming soon, we asked her for a sneak peek recipe. Easy, delicious, and sure to be loved by your pickiest eater; we would expect nothing less from Laura Lea. So grab your best friend and head to the kitchen. We can't wait to hear how much you love this one. Enjoy!

Single-Serving Blueberry Crumble

DF option, GF option, vegan option, Q&E

Yield: 1 serving


1. 1 cup frozen blueberries
2. 3 teaspoons/1 tablespoon granulated sweetener, divided (monkfruit sweetener, white sugar, coconut sugar. Add an extra teaspoon to crumble if using coconut sugar)
3. ½ teaspoon cornstarch or arrowroot starch
4. 1/8th teaspoon almond extract (sub vanilla)
5. 3 tablespoons blanched almond flour
6. 3 tablespoons  rolled or instant oats 
7. Pinch salt
8. 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened (sub-refined coconut oil)

Optional garnish: ice cream, vanilla custard, whipped cream, frozen whipped toppings


1. Grab a microwave-safe bowl. Add blueberries and toss with 1 teaspoon sugar, starch and extract.

2. In another bowl, combine the remaining tablespoon of sugar, almond flour, oats, salt and butter. Stir into a crumble consistency. 

3. Add crumble topping to blueberries and microwave on high for 4 minutes.

*NOTE: for a more traditional crumble consistency, you can also make this in an oven-safe dish at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.

4. Top with any optional garnish, if using.

5. Cool for 2-3 minutes before enjoying!

  • Laura Lea in her home enjoying coffee
  • Chef Laura Lea smiling and giving thanks to her loyal subscribers
  • Single serving blueberry crumble
  • Cortney Wilbanks

A Mississippi native that has lived a life full of travel and experience, Cortney Wilbanks found her way to content creation by diving into Marketing for a former company.