Author Archives: Leslie Cerier

Fresh Coriander Pesto

Cilantro Hemp Seed Pesto

My cilantro is flowering and some is becoming cilantro seed also known as coriander. Today I made vegan cilantro pesto with cilantro flowers, some fresh cilantro and fresh coriander.  I highly recommend it. The fresh coriander seed has a light and sweeter flavor than cilantro.

Here are 2 links for a delicious organic, vegan, raw, gluten-free, easy to make cilantro pesto, made Continue reading

Cacao Cashew Truffles

cacao cashew truffles

Today, I made Organic Cacao Cashew Truffles, easy to make, high energy, nutritious snack, gluten-free and vegan. I have made them before, but this time swapped out the cacao butter and used virgin coconut oil and cashew butter for a rich, delicious pick me up treat. Maca added more super food goodness to the raw cacao. Then I rolled them in high anti-oxidant goji berries, Continue reading

African Spiced Teff and Vegetable Loaf

African Spiced Teff and Vegetable Loaf

  

Serves: 6 to 8

Teff revisits its Ethiopian roots cooked with African spices. Beyond being delicious, slices of this meaty looking loaf are beautiful with a colorful mosaic pattern. A great vegan side dish that is easy to prepare. Leslie developed this recipe for The Teff Company Continue reading

Goat Cheese and Vegetable Quiche

Goat Cheese and Vegetable Quiche

Sauteed kale seasoned with scallions and basil makes a full flavored quiche with a easy to make whole teff grain crust.

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10 Best Cooking Classes in Massachusetts

At Esalen, Leslie Stirs chopped fresh herbs into a salad

By Kimberly Ripley; July 20, 2017 ;”Best Things Massachusetts”

Sometimes we all need a bit of help in the kitchen. Not everyone learned the basics of cooking as a child. Even those who did often want to increase their skills, learn to cook healthier, or add ethnic dishes to their cooking repertoire. That’s where cooking lessons come into play. They’re fun. They’re educational. And they result in new, amazing dishes to enjoy!

Leslie Cerier is best known as “the Organic Gourmet, Amherst, MA ” and her vegetarian cooking classes are second to none. The internationally recognized vegetarian chef, author and recipe developer teaches private classes and workshops, too. All of her lessons are vegetarian based and concentrate on local, fresh foods for truly healthful eating. Continue reading