I've been vegan for 10 years, so I thought I knew a lot about plant-based cooking. Until I met Lauren. She is so passionate and knowledgeable about healthy plant-based eating and has taught me so much! I was always eating the same thing, day in and day out, and it was boring. Chef Lauren showed me so many ways to spice up dishes I was already cooking, as well as new healthy recipes and foods. She made cooking fun, and food delicious again, and I am so thankful I met her - I wish I had sooner!
- Brett MacLean, Vegan Personal Trainer
Chef Lauren was a wonderful, warm, friendly and informative teacher! The small class size made it very conducive to get to know each other as well as obtain ideas and share knowledge. The food was absolutely fabulous and easy to prepare. I look forward to additional classes with her again. I highly recommend the experience!!
-Robin R, NE Summer Classics Class
I have found that the older I get, the less red meat agrees with me. I also did not like the heaviness I felt after an animal-based meal. So I decided to introduce more plant-based foods/meals into my diet. I must admit, it was trail and error at first, but once I did some research and worked with Chef Lauren, it became easier. I also follow a low sodium diet (Meniere’s disease) so a plant-based lifestyle also helps me to control my sodium intake. I can use a small amount of Chef Lauren’s doTERRA essential oil seasonings to add flavor without a heavy dose of salt.
-Karen, Secrets of Plant-Based Living
I have suffered from varying degrees of arthritis in both hands. As it intensified, my hands would ache nonstop, especially during the summer months. That’s when I decided to give doTERRA copaiba a try - and am I so glad I did! In less than a week I noticed a difference. While not cured, copaiba essential oil has certainly helped me manage the discomfort. And it has made my golf game a little easier and more enjoyable!
-Marie, Essential Oil User
As someone who has been vegan for a few years now, and consider myself pretty health conscious, it was really great to hear more about the importance of buying veggies and fruits from local farms that are in season, and how we rely so much on sugars and salts to make our foods taste good, but it is important to get back to eating things naturally and enjoying their natural tastes.
-Jennifer, Secrets of Plant-Based Living
I loved Lauren's scones with essential oils, a recipe from her new cookbook. All I could think was man this would be the best thing to make in a sheet pan and cut for breakfast!! I can't wait to host a party where she teaches us how to cook a breakfast, lunch and a dinner! That tastes like it’s really bad for you but isn’t.
-Saira, Women's Business Circle
Everyone LOVED the food Lauren prepared for our holiday party! My committed carnivorous cousins couldn't believe the eggplant parmesan and noodle kugel were vegan :) they were begging for the leftovers. Both dishes were really delicious, thank you so much!
-Sherry, Catering Client
I was nervous about going to a weekend retreat where the food was completely vegan. From the first dinner, the difference between what I'd envisioned and what Lauren created was dramatic. I was so busy enjoying what was served that I didn't miss any of the ingredients I commonly use. I'm leaving inspired to integrate more vegan meals into my life!
-Angela, Retreat Guest
As a vegan doubter I was so pleased and surprised by each meal. If I wasn't told it was vegan, I would have never known. Especially the lasagna and the frittata. Thank you so much for introducing me to flavorful and yummy plant-based food!
-Emma, Retreat Guest
Lauren has opened my mind, and my palette, to a whole new world of vegan food! I mostly have had "experiments" in vegan eating that were interesting but not satisfying. Lauren is a masterful chef who creates culinary masterpieces that are also vegan. Her knowledge and willingness to share information and techniques demystifies plant-based cooking. She is outstanding!
-Jen, Retreat Guest
Lauren's food is truly amazing; creative, beautiful, incredibly delicious. Vegan gourmet. It is so good, I wound up wondering why I would ever want to or need to eat meat, gluten, or dairy products again. Her food reminds me of a spectacular, now closed, vegan restaurant in New York City called Angelica's Kitchen where I enjoyed many dinners and brunches. The tastes are layered and nuanced, truly a wonderful culinary experience.
-Karen, Retreat Guest
I am so grateful to have hired Lauren for a recent women's retreat that I hosted in Vermont. She was a fantastic partner to work with. Her menu was innovative, flavorful, prepared with love and passion and she certainly embodies the title "Intuitive Chef". She was so organized and responsive prior to the retreat and delivered an exceptional dining experience throughout. I adore her passion for her craft.
-Shae, Retreat Host