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Organic Cacao Truffles, my Super Foods

organic cacao truffles, Leslie Cerier's super food

Organic Cacao Truffles, these are my daily treats and super foods. With magnesium rich cacao for my energy, stamina, healthy skin and strong bones, just to name a few of the many benefits, I love eating them. I have fun mixing and matching a variety of organic nut butters and virgin coconut oil for luscious variations. Antioxidants, iron, magnesium, calcium, and mood-boosting neurotransmitters are some of the reasons to eat lots of cacao. Continue reading

Cranberry Goji Berry Sauce

Cranberry Orange Sauce is easy to make and love

My original recipe for Cranberry Orange sauce is wonderful and you can find it in my cookbook, Going Wild in the Kitchen and another tasty variation in my cookbook, Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook with dried cherries.Today, I created a variation that I like even better. This one is with dates, goji berries, and maple syrup. It is sweet and tart and every now and than you find a sweet bite of dates. Delish. Continue reading

Fresh Coriander Pesto

Cilantro Hemp Seed Pesto

My cilantro is flowering and some is becoming cilantro seed also known as coriander. Today I made vegan cilantro pesto with cilantro flowers, some fresh cilantro and fresh coriander.  I highly recommend it. The fresh coriander seed has a light and sweeter flavor than cilantro.

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Savoring Life, Luscious Cooking for Health and Pleasure

July 15, 11AM-3PM Savoring Life, Luscious Cooking for Health and Pleasure; Hands On Cooking Class with Leslie Cerier; Shutesbury, MASavory Life, Luscious Cooking for Health and Pleasure July 15

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Cacao vs Cocoa Benefits and Flavor

The difference between cacao and cocoa is that cacao is raw; cocoa is roasted. Cocoa is darker than the raw cacao. Some folks think that raw foods have more minerals than cooked cocoa. Cacao and Cocoa are both full of antioxidants and nutrients that positively affect our cardiovascular health and brain power. Undoubtedly, cocoa and cacao are mood enhancing Continue reading