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Is Food Love?

Organic CabbageI experienced so much joy this Thanksgiving preparing many meals and just getting in touch with the sheer happiness of my family being together. The beautiful bounty from my garden and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) inspired a plethora of culinary delights. In particular, I got to use this giant cabbage that was almost the size of a turkey! It turned into a luscious stew simmered with lentils and African spices. It literally melted in our mouths. And that was only one dish. And why was this stew so good? How does that happen? The day before, I felt burnt out from all the difficulties Continue reading

4 Vegetarian Chanukak Recipes

Falafel Patties are great for lunch or dinner served with a saladWith Chanukah around the corner, here’s some easy to prepare delicious vegetarian recipes to cook up for you and your friends and family this Chanukah. Besides the classic potato latkes, I will also be making other fried foods using organic healthy fats like extra virgin coconut oil and ghee (clarified butter. Sweet potato fries! YUM!  Egg rolls with health enhancing goji berries; gluten-free amaranth corn flat breads, the ones that disappear as soon as they come off the skillet and felafel also add to the YUM! Continue reading

Spice It Up!

Spices from South of France marketThis is a photo from that I took at an open air farmers market in the south of France this summer. Can you smell these spices? Cayenne, Turmeric, Cumin, Coriander and more! Colorful and tasty, spices flavor our dishes and also help us digest foods as well as strengthen our immunity. I will be teaching Spice It Up! Creative Cooking with Herbs and Spices in the Berkshires, MA January 16-18, 2015 and hope you can join me and spread the good word. CECs credits are available for dietitians, too. http://www.lesliecerier.com/classes/ Continue reading