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Teaching the Art of the Stir Fry

Teaching How to Make Stir Fry Tempeh and Vegetables in a cooking class

Demonstrating how to make an Asian stir fry tempeh with vegetables in one of my hands on vegetarian cooking classes. First, melt virgin coconut oil, Next add your spices: grated ginger and chopped garlic. Add and stir in a tablespoon of tamari and mirin (sweet rice cooking wine) or maple syrup along with slices of tempeh. Once the pan dries, add some water for a juicy, flavorful dish. Next add colorful vegetables like carrots, green cabbage, and celery. In my cooking classes, I teach that you can change the combination of seasonal vegetables all year long for infinite varieties of tasty Asian vegetable stir fry dishes. I also offer cooking tips for you to invent your own recipe variations. Once you understand which ingredients go in first, second and third, you can design your own stir fries based on your local harvest. Eat well and have fun.

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Espresso Cookies, YUM!

Dean and Leslie with espresso cookies

I love my job. I have the privilege of developing recipes with Deans Beans organic and fair trade cocoa and coffee. Here I am with Dean Cycon in my gourmet country kitchen in Western Mass after shooting the recipe video for these rich, fudge-like Espresso cookies. Continue reading

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

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.