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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.

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10 Best Cooking Classes in Massachusetts

At Esalen, Leslie Stirs chopped fresh herbs into a salad

By Kimberly Ripley; July 20, 2017 ;”Best Things Massachusetts”

Sometimes we all need a bit of help in the kitchen. Not everyone learned the basics of cooking as a child. Even those who did often want to increase their skills, learn to cook healthier, or add ethnic dishes to their cooking repertoire. That’s where cooking lessons come into play. They’re fun. They’re educational. And they result in new, amazing dishes to enjoy!

Leslie Cerier is best known as “the Organic Gourmet, Amherst, MA ” and her vegetarian cooking classes are second to none. The internationally recognized vegetarian chef, author and recipe developer teaches private classes and workshops, too. All of her lessons are vegetarian based and concentrate on local, fresh foods for truly healthful eating. Continue reading

Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes

Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes

I love developing recipes and teaching hands on cooking classes. Last night at Cooking for Energy and Stamina, my vegetarian cooking class, we made a delicious variation of my Lemon Poppy Seed cupcakes. First time I created this recipe, over 25 years ago, it was a vegan cake. I used teff grain instead of eggs. You might have seen that recipe on the Teff Company website as well as in my 1996 cookbook, The Quick and Easy Organic Gourmet.  Then I made a gluten-free version with eggs and published it in my Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cookbook. I have also made a delicious recipe variation for Nutiva with hazelnut flour. YUM!  Continue reading

Creative Vegetarian Cooking

4 luscious vegetarian dishes, Leslie created for Nutiva

I’ve always been crazy about the great taste and wholesome goodness of organically grown foods. To me, there is nothing more appealing and delicious than fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruits. And with Mother Nature as my ever-present guide, it’s easy to go wild in the kitchen, adapting to the bounty of the season while conjuring up new and exciting dishes, as Continue reading

Sweet and Savory Roasted Vegetables

Super Sweet Roasted Vegetables

 

Sweet potatoes taste great roasted in combination with other root vegetables like beets, onions and parsnips. With savory spices like garlic and rosemary, it is a fine vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free side dish. And with sweet spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of coconut sugar and maple syrup, you’ve got a festive roasted sweet potatoes dish.  Serve these 2 Continue reading