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Spice It Up! Creative Cooking with Herbs and Spices

organic spices

Saturday, November 11; 10:30 AM-2PM; Sunday, November 12; 10:30 AM-2PM; Amherst, MA; Hands on Organic Farm to Table Cooking Classes

Take one or both classes. Different menu each class

A pinch of this, a sprinkle of that—the right herbs and spices enhance the flavor of any dish. These fun and informative hands-on vegetarian cooking classes are designed for both novice and seasoned cooks. Gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier shows you how to use herbs and spices to make delicious, healthy, globally inspired dishes, from appetizers to desserts. You learn how to Continue reading

10 Best Cooking Classes in Massachusetts

At Esalen, Leslie Stirs chopped fresh herbs into a salad

By Kimberly Ripley; July 20, 2017 ;”Best Things Massachusetts”

Sometimes we all need a bit of help in the kitchen. Not everyone learned the basics of cooking as a child. Even those who did often want to increase their skills, learn to cook healthier, or add ethnic dishes to their cooking repertoire. That’s where cooking lessons come into play. They’re fun. They’re educational. And they result in new, amazing dishes to enjoy!

Leslie Cerier is best known as “the Organic Gourmet, Amherst, MA ” and her vegetarian cooking classes are second to none. The internationally recognized vegetarian chef, author and recipe developer teaches private classes and workshops, too. All of her lessons are vegetarian based and concentrate on local, fresh foods for truly healthful eating. Continue reading

Cooking Class for Energy and Stamina

Organic, dairy-free Cilantro Mint Dressing

You can use anyone of a variety or organic healthy fats like organic hemp oil, extra virgin olive oil, fair trade organic red palm oil, among others to make fabulous dressings with herbs to spice up any green salad. Join me April 20 for Hands on vegetarian cooking class cooking with healthy fats for energy and stamina in Amherst MA. From vegetarian main course to pastries, I will show Continue reading

Vegetarian Sushi for Everyone. Let’s Roll It!

Nori Rice Rolls with Ginger Tofu

 Hands on Cooking Class with Leslie Cerier, Near Amherst, MA January 15th, 2017; 11AM-2PM

AKA, Nori rice rolls are the perfect party appetizer; amazing on-the-go-lunch or snack. Using a rainbow of veggies such as; carrots, beets, red cabbage, and baby greens offer more than a wide range of nutrients; they also create a beautiful mosaic pattern when sliced. Best of all, they are fun to eat all year round. Spend 3 hours with The Organic Gourmet Chef, Leslie Cerier learning the art of mix and match, and rolling your own nutritionally balanced pleasure! Leslie will also introduce you to some exotic, quick cooking, organic rices. She will show you how to Continue reading

The Contemplative Feast

Organic Gluten-Free Vegetarian Sweet potato chili

Saturday November 5th; 10:15-1:00PM; Near Amherst, MA

Are you craving nourishment? A space to slow down your busy life and get in touch with yourself? Do you hear about the benefits of meditation but need support in practicing it? Are you feeling detached from your body? Are you looking for a space to join in community and celebrate the local harvest?

CONTEMPLATIVE FEAST with mother-daughter team Leslie Cerier & Michelle Huber Half-day workshop: $40 early registration by Oct. 28th, $50 after that date Continue reading