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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 Gourmet Getaway Weekends, and for bringing friends and family to private cooking classes. Continue reading

Pizza with Chevre, Tomatoes and Greens

Pizza with Chevre, Tomatoes and Greens

Pizza lovers know all about all the different kinds of cheeses and toppings you can put on pizza for infinite variety from savory to sweet. Hot out of the oven, this gluten-free pizza crust topped with a combination of homemade tomato sauce, fresh sliced tomatoes, chevre, sauteed garlic and greens is a work of art. Feel free to swap other favorite seasonal organic vegetables and pastured raised organic cheeses such as sauteed eggplant and extra sharp cheddar cheese. Best of all, this is the most delicious pizza crust I have ever made. The combination of teff and millet flour gives it a subtle sweetness. Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy a hearty, gourmet meal of vegetarian pizza with chevre and greens. Continue reading

Goat Cheese and Vegetable Quiche

Goat Cheese and Vegetable Quiche

Sauteed kale seasoned with scallions and basil makes a full flavored quiche with a easy to make whole teff grain crust.

Serves: 6 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 B&B guests. Continue reading