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Treating Noodles like a Slab of Bread

Treating noodles like a slab of bread, topped with pesto and served with a garden fresh salad for a delicious lunch. Some pesto’s are thin; some are oily and others like a sauce. My pesto is thick, more like a spread, a dip and of course yummy on pasta. Today, I made a Vegan Pesto from organic garden fresh kale and wild fresh nettles that was plentiful in my garden. I also added some fresh organic basil, hemp seeds, walnuts, garlic scapes, virgin olive oil and ume vinegar. I love nuts and seeds, and have made pesto with almonds, sunflower seeds and even hazelnuts. Hemp seeds and walnuts pack a wallop of omega 3’s healthy fats. Hemp seeds are a complete protein, high in fiber, vitamins and minerals, a super food. The garden fresh salad with nasturtiums and some local goat feta creates a delicious gluten free, vegetarian rainbow lunch.

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Last Night’s Organic Locavore Dinner

Tempeh with Marinated Dried Tomatoes and Kale, Kasha with burdock, and shiitakes, and Kuri squash

Last night’s dinner was a quick and easy seasonal feast celebrating organic local produce. Kale, Continue reading

Cooking Tips for Organic Kale

Sitting next to beautiful kale plants at her CSA, organic farm in Amherst MA on a sunny day in Autumn, Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet offers cooking tips and delicious vegetarian, gluten free, and vegan recipes for organic kale.

Bottom line: if a good for food doesn’t taste good, why bother!

Leslie offers cooking classes and personal chef services with tasty kale dishes

Harvesting Tips for Fresh Dill and All Herbs

Here’s some harvesting tips for fresh herbs with Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet. See Leslie sitting in the organic garden harvesting fresh dill and offering ways to regenerate the plant and keep getting more and more throughout the growing season.

Cooking with Edamame

Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet talks about how to prepare and cook edamame. Simmer, its quick, easy, simple, vegetarian and vegan protein. Great side dish, or enjoy in a salad.