HOLISTIC CHEF. AUTOIMMUNE WARRIOR. BACKYARD FARMER.
About Chef Laura
Laura Rodriguez is a chef, backyard farmer and autoimmune warrior.
She manages her rheumatoid arthritis through diet and lifestyle and has reversed a handful of other conditions over the past decade. All by using food as medicine.
She learned to cook when she lived in Italy. She has traveled to dozens of countries exploring their native cuisines and mastered replicating her favorites at home. She started as a dish washer in a cooking school then went on to work in restaurants in Chicago before her entrepreneurial spirit drove her to start a catering company (Crème Catering) in 2012.
She and her family moved to Tennessee in 2014 to start an organic farm where she developed a love for gardening, preserving, and natural living.
She has taught hundreds of healthy cooking classes for Whole Foods, The Nashville Farmers' Market, Nashville Community Education Commission, Gilda's Club, and The Kitchen Nashville and has written hundreds of anti-inflammatory healing recipes for The Heimerdinger Foundation, Edible Nashville, Meaningfull Living, and other publications.
Laura has served thousands of nutritious anti-inflammatory meals to busy Nashville families, celebrities and professional athletes. From 2019-2021, she worked full-time as personal chef to a country music star and his family/staff.
Now, she's on a mission to help you eat anti-inflammatory comfort food that won't cause autoimmune flare-ups!
When Laura's not cooking, she's either in the garden, at the farmers' market, or enjoying the simple things in life with her family and pets at her 1930's farmhouse in Portland, TN.
Apple Cranberry Crisp, Meaningfull Living
Carrot Latkes, Edible Nashville
Chef Laura's Organic Immune Boosting Spice Blend, Edible Nashville
Dairy-Free Green Goddess Dressing, Meaningfull Living
Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing, Meaningfull Living
Easiest Oat Bites, Meaningfull Living
Greek Chicken Over Kale, Edible Nashville
Grilled Zucchini with Basil Oil and Pine Nuts, Edible Nashville
Honey Mustard Salmon with Sweet Potato Wedges, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Laura Rodriguez's Pickled Cucumbers, Edible Nashville
Mulberry Vodka Sour, Couture & Construction Podcast
Organic Chicken "Parmesan", Channel 4 News
Raspberry Chia Pudding, Meaningfull Living
Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, Taste Quest
Stuffed Dates, Meaningfull Living
Vegetarian Tom Kha, Edible Nashville
Walnut Crusted Chicken Tenders with "Honey Mustard" Dipping Sauce, Meaningfull Living
In the News
A New Spin on Holistic Cooking, Gallatin Lifestyle
City of Angels, Edible Nashville
Getting Schooled by Laura Rodriguez, Nashville Farmers' Market
Kids Interview a Chef!, Taste Quest
Kitchens We Love, Edible Nashville
Meet Laura Rodriguez, CanvasRebel Magazine
Meet Me At The Humble Table, Edible Nashville
Rising Stars: Meet Laura Rodriguez, Nashville Voyager