Frying up organic eggplant and blending it with organic garden fresh herbs: parsley, chives, and garlic chives, raw tahini, and ume vinegar makes a quick and easy, delicious, vegan dip. Flavorful, farm to table, sweet carrots, local fermented pickles, and noodles create a gluten-free, beautiful, yummy meal. The noodles stand in for pita bread, a twist on the classic way to serve baba ganoush. And since black goes with everything, I chose Forbidden rice ramen. Plus, using alkalizing umeboshi vinegar and plenty of parsley balances calcium draining eggplant for an eating your strong bones meal. Continue reading
Versatile and neutral flavored whole grains pair well with most herbs and spices. Above is my Mediterranean Sorghum Salad, a popular warm weather salad. With a satisfying chew similar to barley, gluten-free sorghum can be stir fried with African spices, or boldly dressed with a ginger miso dressing. Fresh mint, oregano, and chives also make a tasty dressing for this high fiber luscious marinated grain salad. Serve on a bed of lettuce, topped with goat or sheep feta for an Continue reading
Fresh herbs add flavor and jazz up fresh organic garden salads. For a delicious vegan main course salad, I garnished and added hemp seeds for a complete protein. Walnuts, too. Both are tasty and great sources of anti-inflammatory omega-3 essential fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, healthy fats. The chives and chive blossoms, olives, and a light dressing of an organic flavored organic clementine virgin olive oil and one of my own organic flavored vinegar’s, a blueberry vanilla fig balsamic vinegar, make a delicious salad. Great for lunch or dinner, and fun to Continue reading
Leslie Cerier, “The Organic Gourmet” Chef and Cooking Teacher, taught us how to make our own vegan salad with fresh herbs you can find locally May 23, 2018 on Mass Appeal TV (NBC affiliate WWLP Channel 22) Chicopee, MA.
Harvested fresh from her organic kitchen garden: Leslie brought in sprigs of marjoram, thyme, chives, anise hyssop, sage, garlic chives, and mint. These perennial herbs grow easily in the Continue reading
Spring greens grown in a local green house: spinach, kale, lettuce, arugala, mustard makes an easy salad garnished with chive blossoms, hemp seeds and walnuts. Have a wonderful day full of local feasting! Continue reading