Tag Archives: Cooking Classes

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

Swapping Ingredients; Fixing Seasonings

Leslie Cerier's Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

Today, I had fun making this Sweet Potato Pie, swapping ingredients and procedures and having it come out fine. First, I decided to swap hazelnut oil for virgin coconut oil. Got to admit, I do like the flavor of coconut better in pastries, but this vegan pie is still delicious. Then in my Continue reading

Gratitude Feast

Cooking Tips Collage

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I am very thankful for all of you.

Thanks to the farmers, who worked hard to grow and harvest an abundance of organic produce for us to thrive. Thanks to my family, neighbors, friends, my supportive and loving community for their light, love and opportunities to grow. Thanks to all those that came out to my cooking workshops to discover and taste something new. Thank you to all who came out for an overnight stay in my home. It is such a joy to feed you! Continue reading

4 Ways to Transform Your Menus

Leslie Cerier shops at Farmers MarketsRecently, a Mom with her 3 daughters came to me for a private cooking lesson. The mom and her 2 daughters were flying in from Chicago to visit her eldest daughter who was a first year student at Amherst College. She needed a nourishing place for her and her 2 daughters to stay, as well as a fun bonding activity: a hands on vegetarian cooking class. Continue reading