Chef Training and Private Cooking Lesson

Ginger Tempeh Vegetable Stir Fry

A few weeks ago, I got an email from Sherry, a professional chef cooking for a Women’s Lunch program in Boston. She was starting to feed more women that were vegan, gluten-free and needed hands on cooking lessons and recipes for dishes with tempeh, seitan and gluten-free whole grains. Here is the menu I created and taught Sherry how to cook: Continue reading

Cast Iron, The Original Non Stick Cookware

Greens Stir Fry with Goji Berries and CashewsFrom pancakes, pilafs, quick and easy stir fries, fresh baked pastries, simmered sauces, roasted veggies and even fried eggs, I love using cast iron cookware. It is the ideal surface for cooking any food with a variety of healthy fats. Griddles, skillets, woks, loaf pans, dutch ovens, cast iron cookware comes in big and small sizes. They are the original non stick cookware. Forget about the synthetic non stick pans. In fact, when my private coaching clients and workshop participants ask Continue reading

Buckwheat Flour Makes Great Pancakes

Organic Gourmet Breakfast pancakes and fruit salad

My friend Linda came to Esalen Institute when I taught 2 hands organic farm to table vegetarian cooking classes. She had a revelation after eating my buckwheat pancakes. The quick and easy gluten-free buckwheat pancakes I taught in my breakfast class were deliciously light unlike the heavy ones from her childhood memories. Continue reading

Private Hands-On Organic Farm to Table Vegetarian Cooking Classes

Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet One on One Wellness Coaching and ConsultingIn this customized private hands-on vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef/teacher and cookbook author Leslie Cerier, presents whole foods that are not just good for you, but also pleasurable and delicious. Come cook and feast on exciting vegetarian dishes that will enhance your immune system, give you energy, rejuvenate your senses, keep your bones strong, and help you maintain an active lifestyle. Continue reading