Vegetarian Cooking for Health and Pleasure

Sunday, May 19, 2019; 11:30-2:30PM; Amherst, MA; Hands on Organic Farm to Table Cooking Class

Quick and Easy Greens in Tahini Sauce, Non Dairy

In this Hands on Vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier presents whole foods that are not just good for you, but also pleasurable and delicious. Come cook and feast on exciting vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free dishes as you learn to expand your cooking repertoire and knife skills; use herbs and spices to enhance your health and add flavor. Come engage your senses, and discover cooking as a means of self expression and self care.

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Spice It UP!

I started looking for some activities for my husband’s birthday that is on March 18th, and I searched for two months for some activities to do on that weekend. We’re both vegan and we always wanted to go to a vegan cooking class, so I thought that would be a nice way to celebrate. We live in Boston and there are several cooking classes close by, but none of them were in that specific weekend. I kept looking online until I came across Leslie’s cooking class and it sounded like a really good option to me. It was a little far but we enjoyed the scenic ride with some music, stories and laughter. When we got there I immediately knew I had made the perfect choice, Leslie’s class was not only an amazing cooking class, but also a whole lifestyle experience that inspired us to continue on this journey towards health and wellness. Her house is just in perfect equilibrium with the environment, she has a garden right outside the house and she wholeheartedly shared invaluable life experiences that were extremely enriching. Thank you Leslie for opening you home to us. – Natalie Lopez, Boston MA

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Delicious and Easy Meals for Health and Longevity

Sunday, April 7, 2019; 11:30AM-2:30PM; Amherst, MA; Hands on Organic Farm to Table Cooking Classes

Lentil Stew, vegan, and gluten-free

In this hands-on vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef/teacher and cookbook author Leslie Cerier, presents whole foods that pleasurable, delicious, health-enhancing, easy and fun to prepare. Come learn, cook and feast on exciting vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free dishes that will enhance your immune system, give you energy, rejuvenate your senses, keep your bones strong, calm your nervous system, and help you maintain an active lifestyle.

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Teaching How to Make Minestrone

Minestrone, teaching how to make organic, delicious minestrone in cooking classes

For my Spice it Up, Creative Cooking with Herbs and Spices hands on Vegetarian Cooking class, March 17, 2019, we created a twist on a classic minestrone. Using a little strip of tasty and mineral rich dulse sea vegetable, a pinch of organic saffron and organic bay leaves to simmer and flavor the lentils. Once the lentils began to soften, we added organic grated sweet potatoes, sliced onions and potatoes. When the vegetables were tender, we added organic diced tomatoes, water, sea salt and fresh chopped rosemary and dried herbs: oregano, basil, thyme, and fresh ground black peppercorns. Turned off the heat. Added a handful of organic quinoa macaroni to expand and cook from the residual heat. Eco- cooking tip! We went on to cook up another dish, the curried lentil and vegetable dish cooked in Leslie’s chai.

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Orange Poppy Seed Cake

Orange Poppy Seed Cake is Gluten Free and Delicious

This Orange Poppy Seed Cake can be eaten for breakfast and is fabulous served as a dessert too. Use organic oranges to make your own fresh squeezed orange juice and grated orange zest for a naturally sweet and bold flavor. I like to use 3 different flours – teff, brown rice and coconut – to create a very satisfying gluten-free cake. By the way, don’t worry that the cake batter is unusually thick. You are in for a healthy treat.Ingredients

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