Tag Archives: Fair Trade

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

Mocha Cake

Mocha Cake for Deans Beans

Imagine eating this delicious mocha cake warm out of the oven. YUM!

The UFOs, as Deans Beans’ calls their organic fair trade chocolate discs, on top and inside the cake, are slightly gooey. To add to the fun, I used Deans Beans’ organic, fair trade cocoa, and coffee, too, cause this is a recipe I created for Deans Beans. We will make a video of it soon and give you the recipe. Sneak peak, Continue reading

Make your Own Horseradish and Charoset

Happy Passover and Happy Spring Everyone! Once you see how quick and easy it is to make your own grated horseradish and charoset, the nut and dried fruit dish that is part of the seder plate, I hope you will make your own.  Continue reading

Vegan Risotto

Shiitake Mushroom Risotto with Saffron and Butternut Squash

Cooked together butternut squash and shiitake mushrooms make a sweet and savory dairy-free risotto. Comforting and totally satisfying!

This time, I used my last organic butternut squash, local organic shiitake mushrooms cooked with the rice and organic red wine. To make the stock extra rich and immune enhancing, I used Continue reading

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