Tag Archives: Chevre

Vegetarian Cooking Class Feast

A Feast from one of my cooking workshops

A banquet feast of farm to table organic vegetarian dishes; every time I teach, right before we eat, we share our learning experience: cooking with new ingredients. In the photo are vegan, gluten free mac and cheese made with quinoa pasta and a delicious cashew cheese made with veggies, spices and nutritional yeast; teff grain garnished with edible flowers; amazing chèvre vegetable and garden fresh herbs quiche; garden fresh picked salad greens  I love to travel and teach and also love to teach at home. Please come visit, study with me, and stay at my organic b&b or bring me to you worldwide Continue reading

Leslie’s Amazing Chèvre Cheesecake

Leslie's amazing chevre cheesecake with dried pineapple and goji berries

Creating from my heart, I made this no bake Maple Chèvre Cheesecake with a raw almond date pie crust. Decorated the pie with organic dried pineapple and organic goji berries. In honor of my dear friend Tracey’s birthday party, I had fun creating something new. Continue reading

Celebrate Everyday

Emily flying mom

Happy Holidays!

Hope you had fun with your family! Here I am with one of my daughters, Emily, flying me, while my other daughter Michelle is photographing us. Soon Michelle and I will switch roles. Then we cook and eat some more.

And Wow! What a year! Thank-you for your support and enthusiasm for my group cooking classes, organic farm to table vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free personal chef services; my Impressionistic Nature Photography; create your own A La Carte Luscious Organic Lifestyle Retreat, and for bringing friends and family to private cooking classes. Continue reading

Cooking With Presence

Leslie loving basil and picking it for a dish

Whether you are cooking for your family, friends, yourself or just because; the tastiest ingredient to add to the dish is your presence. The practice of cooking with presence is about using seasonal ingredients, what is here right now. Let me tell you about the joyful gathering I did this past weekend to create a seasonal feast for my Luscious Organic Lifestyle Retreat guests. Continue reading

Fabulous Vegan and Vegetarian Frostings

Maple Coconut Frosting

Get creative and nourished with a wide variety of organic wholesome sweeteners like maple syrup or coconut sugar to make fabulous vegan, dairy free frostings with nut butters and organic dairy free shortenings. And if you are not vegan, you might try blending grass raised organic butter, cream cheese or chèvre with maple syrup, maple sugar, raw honey, or coconut sugar for a luscious frosting. Lots of great choices everyone will love. Continue reading