Hello everyone!! My name is Lauren and I write a lifestyle blog based in Chicago called Lake Shore Lady. My goal is to inspire a balanced and happy life that you can feel good about - from personal style, to wellness tips, to step by step recipes and cooking videos! Most of my recipes focus on eating REAL food, with an added healthy twist if I can!
(The Macaroni Balls for the Superbowl you'll see a few videos down were hard to make healthy - baked instead of fried is something though, right?!)
I've been helping in the kitchen since before I can remember. I credit my Mom and Nana for teaching me how to cook and inviting me to help with our family's Italian dishes from a very young age. Since then, I've loved pushing my limits, exploring new cuisines, and trying to recreate restaurant favorites at home in a more mindful healthy way.
I firmly believe that EVERYONE can cook. Food doesn't need to be complicated - in fact, some of my favorite dishes ever are incredibly simple. I started Lake Shore Lady with the hopes that even the "worst" cooks could open up my web page and try it out along with me.
I was a musical theatre major in college, so being in front of the camera is so fun for me! I currently work with LearnToCook.com and Escoffier Online as a host for their cooking videos, and I never say no to an appearance on the local news (Good Day, Chicago)! I've also had the chance to work on recipes with some amazing brands like Moulinex, Castello Cheese, Hornitos Tequila, Kerrygold Irish Cream, NOW Foods and more!
I would LOVE to opportunity to showcase a recipe on the Today Show! I believe that cooking can be attainable for everyone, healthy food can and should be delicious food, and balance is key. Everything in moderation... including moderation, right?!