Tag Archives: cacao

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

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

Mouth Watering Sweet Pleasure, Make the Best Cacao Truffle Ever

Cacao Maca Truffles

 Hands on Cooking Class with Leslie Cerier, Near Amherst, MA

February 5th, 2017; 11AM-2PM

Chocolate with benefits- now that’s the way to live. Easy to make and deliciously fun to eat, Leslie Cerier’s maple sweetened truffles are full of mineral rich super foods to power you through your day. The rich combination of organic ingredients such as cacao butter, virgin coconut oil, and maca enhances your stamina and well being. Come create your own irresistible variations with cacao nibs, shredded coconut, hemp seeds, goji berries, nuts, spices and much more. This is one of Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet’s signature recipes that she teaches in workshops worldwide. Continue reading

Cooking with Love

Growing food with love, cooking with love and eating with love

“Gather Ingredients grown with love: cook and serve with love.” Leslie Cerier

February 19-26, 2016, I taught 2 hands on organic, vegetarian, farm to table cooking workshops at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA For the first time ever, no one left the room when the workshop was over. We were in the big love bubble of what we created all week. Tad Torzecki, participant in Improvisational Cooking for Health and Vitality (2/21-26/16) gave me the drawing above as a Thank-you. Continue reading

Easy Hot Chocolate

Organic Dark Chocolate Coconut Mousse

Here’s a recipe I created for a client in a private lesson, a great springboard for luscious variations of organic hot cocoa, or shall I say hot cacao. We used (raw) cacao powder, instead of (roasted) cocoa. Feel free to add spices like a dash of cinnamon, cayenne, and/or 1 teaspoon of super foods like maca and lucuma for a boost of energy and more YUM! Continue reading