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Calendula Flowers Add Sunshine and Beauty

07 Hazelnut Brownies with Chocolate Chips is Gluten-Free

Calendula flowers are edible. Light and filled with sunshine, they make everything pretty from brownies, pies, salads, sandwiches, appetizers, marinated dried tomatoes. I love turning folks on in cooking classes to using edible flowers as garnishes for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals. And they are easy to grow organic. Flowering again and again all through the summer and fall in New England, where I live, garden, host an organic B&B and teach private and group hands on cooking classes. I also like to add calendula petals to marinated dried tomatoes, and other Continue reading

Baba Ganoush YUM

vegan, vegetarian, baba ganoush, dairyfree gluten-freeI do a lot of coaching and teaching about eating your way to strong bones. Yet, it is summer and organic tomatoes and eggplant are in season. Here is how I create/cook up balance. When I blend the cooked eggplant, I add garlic, plenty of parsley, some raw, calcium rich and alkalzing tahini, and also season the dip with alkalizing umeboshi vinegar. Lemon and sea salt would also be fine. Also, as you can see from the photo, serving the baba ganoush with greens also add to our calcium, and yellow tomatoes tend to be lower in acid the the red ones.  The red tomatoes posed for the photo. And the nasturtium flowers adds to the YUM! Continue reading

Organic Personal Chef

Super Sweet Roasted VegetablesThis Fall, I am happy to be home cooking with my local organic harvest for vegetarian dinner parties, cooking up fresh organic vegan feasts for private clients, yoga teacher training and  consulting with clients on eating their way to strong bones. I am accepting new clients. Please contact me by phone: 413-259-1695 or email me to book your party, your private wellness consultation or create a menu that I can cook for you:  leslie@lesliecerier.com Continue reading

7 Ways to Make Balanced Meals in a Busy Life

gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, organic lemony-quinoa-saladMy daughter Michelle became the catalyst for some recent change. She is well onto building her own life and getting ready to live a dream abroad. She came home to visit before leaving. One night we started looking through closets and the basement. “Out with the old!” I am now in the process of letting go of old furniture and useless stuff. Boy does it feel lighter! I too am looking to create a new chapter. Continue reading