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About Leslie Cerier

Leslie Cerier

Leslie Cerier, a.k.a. The Organic Gourmet is an internationally recognized farm to table chef and cooking teacher with over 30 years experience specializing in vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals for health and pleasure.

Leslie celebrates the earth’s bounty by adapting meals to what is freshly picked and plentiful. For Leslie, it’s all about the yum! Through six cookbooks, including Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook and Going Wild in the Kitchen; sold out classes, and Chef trainings across the globe, developing recipes for organic and natural food companies, and wellness coaching with expertise in creating recipes for individuals with dietary sensitivities.

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Chef Training and Private Cooking Lesson

Ginger Tempeh Vegetable Stir Fry

A few weeks ago, I got an email from Sherry, a professional chef cooking for a Women’s Lunch program in Boston. She was starting to feed more women that were vegan, gluten-free and needed hands on cooking lessons and recipes for dishes with tempeh, seitan and gluten-free whole grains. Here is the menu I created and taught Sherry how to cook: Continue reading

Culinary Adventures in Chile

Emilano and Leslie cooking Quinoa for lunch in ChileI went to Chile January 2014, invited by Alberto Villoido and Marcela Lobos to train their chefs in farm to table organic gluten-free, vegetarian cooking for their Detox Program, “Grow a New Body”. Becoming the head chef involved me menu planning, cooking lunch and dinner, developing recipes for healing vegetable broths with sea vegetables, and smoothies with local berries, chia seeds and maca. Continue reading