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Horseradish Yay!

Organic Horseradish Root

Joyful gardening! Here I am holding one of many garden fresh dug or shall I say, pulled up organic horseradish root. They spread like a wild perennial, and multiply. Hot, pungent and a wonderful addition to vegetarian sushi, or grated and blended into dressings, dips and anywhere you want some more heat to clear your sinuses and bring you in the present moment. Continue reading

Homemade Organic Non Caffeinated Chai

Organic local ginger & turmeric

Organic ginger & turmeric are key ingredients in my infamous non caffeinated chai. I love to offer hot chai to participants as they arrive to my hands on vegetarian cooking classes, as well as friends dropping in for a visit , organic b&b guests & just because. It enhances your immune system & delights your palate. Continue reading

Organic Tempeh with Kale and Garlic

Thick slices of organic garlic sauteed in virgin olive oil add plenty of flavor to organic tempeh with Kale. Here is a delicious gluten-free, vegan main course served on top of quinoa pasta.  For a delicious vegetarian variation, add and garnish this dish with chunks of  goat feta. More fun, more yum and more protein. Both dishes are delicious. Continue reading

Cooking Tips for Organic Kale

Sitting next to beautiful kale plants at her CSA, organic farm in Amherst MA on a sunny day in Autumn, Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet offers cooking tips and delicious vegetarian, gluten free, and vegan recipes for organic kale.

Bottom line: if a good for food doesn’t taste good, why bother!

Leslie offers cooking classes and personal chef services with tasty kale dishes

Wild Edible Puff Mushrooms Galore


Clusters of puff mushrooms are growing on the wood chips around my organic raspberry patch. Thank you very much mother nature for this free delicious food. Puff mushrooms are like tofu, taking on the flavor of whatever you sauté them with, and they are also delicious  simply sautéed in EV00 and garlic.

Vegetarian Cooking from the Heart ❤️️