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Fruit Crisp with Teff

Fruit Crisp with Teff Flour

Take your pick of seasonal organic fruits: blueberries, peaches, apples, cranberries, and mix and match with a some dried organic fruits  like dates or mangoes, for extra sweetness and variety. Enjoy a fruit crisp topped with yogurt for a nourishing start of your day, or whipped cream or ice cream for a delicious dessert. Teff Flour makes a great fruit crisp topping. Sweetened with maple syrup and vanilla, a little cinnamon. YUM!  Continue reading

Creative Vegetarian Cooking with Herbs and Healthy Fats

Madagascar Pink rice with cumin seeds and cashews

You can go wild in your kitchen mixing and matching a variety of spices, nuts, healthy fats and  varieties of rice to make this quick and easy vegetarian Madagascar Pink Rice with Cashews recipe. When I developed this recipe, I researched spices and nuts that come from Madagascar to create an authentic, delicious, quick and easy vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian recipe. I enjoy cooking and eating organic Madagascar pink rice, which has an enticing color and an unusual, almost tropical flavor. And for a whole grain rice, only takes 15-20 minutes to cook. 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

Healthy sweet potato fries and Asian Cole Slaw

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Take the guilt out of fries and make some healthy ones! Leslie Cerier, “The Organic Gourmet, shares 2 delicious recipes: healthy sweet potato fries and Asian Cole Slaw on WWLP TV 9/19/13. Continue reading

Good and Bad Fats

Sunflower seeds make great oilWe need a certain amount of healthy fats in our diets for energy, to help our bodies absorb Vitamins A, D, E and K,  keep us well lubricated and enhance our immune system. Some fats are saturated; some unsaturated, some from animals and some from nuts and seeds. Here’s my list of what fats and oils to stock for health and vitality. Continue reading