Category Archives: Cooking Tips

Diet and Breast Health: What’s the Connection?

A Conversation with Leslie Cerier, “The Organic Gourmet”

(Leslie is featured in The Breast Archives documentary) This interview is also posted on June 26, 2017     http://www.thebreastarchives.org/blog/

Thousands of years ago in ancient Greece, Hippocrates wrote, “Let food be thy medicine.” Those words are as true today as they were then. The choices that we make at the grocery store and the farmer’s market have a clear effect on the health of our breasts. Read on to learn more my recent interview with Leslie Cerier, one of the nine women who bravely bared her body and soul in The Breast Archives. Leslie is an internationally recognized, organic farm to table vegetarian chef, educator, cookbook author, recipe developer, consultant, and award-winning nature photographer. Every day, she cooks gourmet, seasonal, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free meals for health and pleasure as a way to inspire others to discover and embody delicious living. Continue reading

Fruit Smoothies, YUM!

In hot weather, I love making fruit smoothies for breakfast. Using chia seeds, hemp seeds and cashews for a vegan smoothie gives me great energy and stamina for hours. Great Vegan protein, too! Chia seeds and Hemp seeds are both a complete proteins and offer lots of Omega fatty acids, fiber and anti-oxidants 

Sometimes , I like to make my smoothies with grass raised organic yogurt. Goat, sheep and cow yogurts are my preference. Continue reading

Cilantro Pesto in Sushi

Cilantro Pesto from Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet's cookbook

Cilantro Pesto is great on pasta and super inside vegetarian sushi. Today, I ventured beyond just adding hemp seeds and black sesame seeds to my exotic organic Jade Pearl Rice and salad greens. In fact, the whole combo was new: fresh lettuce, thai basil and mustard greens from my organic garden and cilantro pesto made yesterday with garlic scapes. I made a quick and easy variation of the recipe I created for Nutiva using garlic scapes instead of garlic cloves. Continue reading

Cooking With Presence

Leslie loving basil and picking it for a dish

Whether you are cooking for your family, friends, yourself or just because; the tastiest ingredient to add to the dish is your presence. The practice of cooking with presence is about using seasonal ingredients, what is here right now. Let me tell you about the joyful gathering I did this past weekend to create a seasonal feast for my B&B guests. Continue reading

Best Organic Brownies

07 Hazelnut Brownies with Chocolate Chips is Gluten-Free

Come on over to http://www.lesliecerier.com/recipes/hazelnut-brownies-with-chocolate-chips-2/ for the best brownie recipe I know of-gluten free or otherwise. Enjoy them warm out of the oven. Or, in the unlikely event that you have leftovers, rest assured that they get better every day. Great for breakfast, too. I like to use a combo of organic hazelnut, brown rice and Continue reading