Teaching How to Make Minestrone

Minestrone, teaching how to make organic, delicious minestrone in cooking classes

For my Spice it Up, Creative Cooking with Herbs and Spices hands on Vegetarian Cooking class, March 17, 2019, we created a twist on a classic minestrone. Using a little strip of tasty and mineral rich dulse sea vegetable, a pinch of organic saffron and organic bay leaves to simmer and flavor the lentils. Once the lentils began to soften, we added organic grated sweet potatoes, sliced onions and potatoes. When the vegetables were tender, we added organic diced tomatoes, water, sea salt and fresh chopped rosemary and dried herbs: oregano, basil, thyme, and fresh ground black peppercorns. Turned off the heat. Added a handful of organic quinoa macaroni to expand and cook from the residual heat. Eco- cooking tip! We went on to cook up another dish, the curried lentil and vegetable dish cooked in Leslie’s chai.

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Delicious and Easy Meals for Health and Longevity

Sunday, April 7, 2019; 11:30AM-2:30PM; Amherst, MA; Hands on Organic Farm to Table Cooking Classes

Lentil Stew, vegan, and gluten-free

In this hands-on vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef/teacher and cookbook author Leslie Cerier, presents whole foods that pleasurable, delicious, health-enhancing, easy and fun to prepare. Come learn, cook and feast on exciting vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free dishes that will enhance your immune system, give you energy, rejuvenate your senses, keep your bones strong, calm your nervous system, and help you maintain an active lifestyle.

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Orange Poppy Seed Cake

Orange Poppy Seed Cake is Gluten Free and Delicious

This Orange Poppy Seed Cake can be eaten for breakfast and is fabulous served as a dessert too. Use organic oranges to make your own fresh squeezed orange juice and grated orange zest for a naturally sweet and bold flavor. I like to use 3 different flours – teff, brown rice and coconut – to create a very satisfying gluten-free cake. By the way, don’t worry that the cake batter is unusually thick. You are in for a healthy treat.Ingredients

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Cooking with Cannabis with Leslie Cerier

My today’s guest ​is Leslie Cerier.  I have chatted with Leslie previously on this podcast about her love for vegetarian cooking and spices.

Leslie is an international renown gourmet farm to table personal chef, educator, cookbook author and recipe developer. She specializes in vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free whole foods and organic cuisine.

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Marvelous Meatless Menus

Marvelous Meatless Menus, Speaker Events with Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gouremt

Come learn to prepare and think about food in a new way. Vegetarian and professional chef, Leslie Cerier, will show us how to easily create delicious meatless food that will satisfy your palate and your body. This is a no-guilt program and you should attend whether you want to dabble with a few recipes or change your relationship with food altogether. There will be tasty samples for you to try and lots of recipes and ideas to take home. Families and all ages are welcome.

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