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Amaranth and Corn Croquettes Recipe

Amaranth Corn Croquettes, scrumptious, gluten-free, vegetarian, Eat to Thrive RecipeAmaranth is a tiny, nutty-flavored grain, one of the few that is a complete protein with more fiber and iron than most grains. It’s delicious cooked in combination with other grains, in pilafs, puddings, and porridge. Here, I have used amaranth flour in combination with corn flour and vegetables for a scrumptious, healthy, gluten-free croquette. When I teach this recipe in my cooking classes, the croquettes get eaten before we set the table! Continue reading

Make Your Own Marinated Dried Tomatoes

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal TV September 17, 2015) Homemade marinated dried tomatoes make for a great gift or for a delicious  added pop of flavor to your dishes! Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet shows you how easy it is to make your own tasty  marinated dried tomatoes with fresh herbs, edible flowers, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and garlic. A great way to preserve summer in a bottle. Continue reading

7 Ways to Make Balanced Meals in a Busy Life

gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, organic lemony-quinoa-saladMy daughter Michelle became the catalyst for some recent change. She is well onto building her own life and getting ready to live a dream abroad. She came home to visit before leaving. One night we started looking through closets and the basement. “Out with the old!” I am now in the process of letting go of old furniture and useless stuff. Boy does it feel lighter! I too am looking to create a new chapter. Continue reading

Infused Oils and Vinegars

CHICOPEE, Mass. (August 6, 2015, Mass Appeal TV, NBC affiliate)  Infusing your oils and vinegars with fresh herbs will add an extra layer of flavor to your dishes! Leslie Cerier, shares information from one of her cookbooks, ‘Going Wild in the Kitchen’  to show us how easy they are to make. Continue reading