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Cooking Class for Energy and Stamina

Organic, dairy-free Cilantro Mint Dressing

You can use anyone of a variety or organic healthy fats like organic hemp oil, extra virgin olive oil, fair trade organic red palm oil, among others to make fabulous dressings with herbs to spice up any green salad. Join me April 20 for Hands on vegetarian cooking class cooking with healthy fats for energy and stamina in Amherst MA. From vegetarian main course to pastries, I will show 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

Make Your Own Marinated Dried Tomatoes

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal TV September 17, 2015) Homemade marinated dried tomatoes make for a great gift or for a delicious  added pop of flavor to your dishes! Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet shows you how easy it is to make your own tasty  marinated dried tomatoes with fresh herbs, edible flowers, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and garlic. A great way to preserve summer in a bottle. Continue reading

Healthy Fats vs Bad Fats

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal TV; Sept 19, 2013) – We all need a certain amount of healthy fats in our diets for energy and to help our bodies absorb important vitamins, but which fats should you choose?

Leslie Cerier, “The Organic Gourmet” shared more about healthy fats vs bad fats 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