Tag Archives: Food as Medicine

Farm to Fork Radio Interview

Fresh basil in the organic garden

Please have a listen to my interview on Farm to Fork Radio about being a farm to table organic vegetarian chef, when and how I got started; how I create my recipes for companies and private clients, food as medicine, hands on cooking classes and lots more information on creative vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free cooking for health, vitality and pleasure. Continue reading

Diet and Breast Health: What’s the Connection?

A Conversation with Leslie Cerier, “The Organic Gourmet”

(Leslie is featured in The Breast Archives documentary) This interview is also posted on June 26, 2017     http://www.thebreastarchives.org/blog/

Thousands of years ago in ancient Greece, Hippocrates wrote, “Let food be thy medicine.” Those words are as true today as they were then. The choices that we make at the grocery store and the farmer’s market have a clear effect on the health of our breasts. Read on to learn more my recent interview with Leslie Cerier, one of the nine women who bravely bared her body and soul in The Breast Archives. Leslie is an internationally recognized, organic farm to table vegetarian chef, educator, cookbook author, recipe developer, consultant, and award-winning nature photographer. Every day, she cooks gourmet, seasonal, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free meals for health and pleasure as a way to inspire others to discover and embody delicious living. Continue reading

Change from the Inside Out

Love, art from Esalen bridge

This morning, as I looked around my newly painted kitchen, I felt so grateful. While color is a part of it, the process of letting go, paring down, and looking at what I need was transforming. I realized this is the first time, I am looking at letting go of the “just in case” and trusting that I always have what I need… Continue reading

Collecting the Treasures, A Day of Self Care

Lotus LIllies, A Day of Self Care

With Leslie Cerier, Nini Melvin & Dr Rebecca Shwartz

 Focusing on what is important. Letting go of what is not.

  • Learn vegetarian gluten free cooking to keep you healthy and happy this autumn.
  • Align, simplify and clarify through meditative movements, qigong and self- shiatsu.
  • Discover how to use seasonal food as medicine for common Autumn ailments.
  • Live more fully in alignment with your values by gaining an understanding of the metal element in Chinese Medicine.

November 17, 10:30 – 4:30 Shutesbury, MA. Continue reading

Living From the Heart

 Living from the Heart

  A Day of Self Care


Leslie Cerier, Nini Melvin and Rebecca Shwartz

An experiential workshop of the Fire Element in Chinese medicine

Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet



Nini Melvin, 5 Element Shiatsu Practitioner


Rebecca Shwartz ND and Acupuncturist







Explore warmth and radiance from the outside in and the inside out…..

  • Enliven your Summer cooking repertoire with a hands on vegetarian and gluten free cooking class.
  • Move, stretch and give self shiatsu to the fire meridians and their potent points.
  • Discover the healing properties of foods, and how to use food as medicine in the Summer .

 Sunday, June 23rd, 10:30 – 4:30
Shutesbury, MA. Call 413-259-1695 for more information.
Cost is $110 by June 13th and $125 after that.  Includes a gourmet lunch!

To register: please send your check made out Leslie Cerier and mail to

Leslie Cerier
58 Schoolhouse Road, Amherst, MA 01002

Please include your name, phone # and email with your check

Or register securely online through PayPal

Leslie Cerier, “The Organic Gourmet” is an internationally recognized chef, educator, author, health coach and New    England based farm to table caterer specializing in local, seasonal, and organic, vegetarian and gluten-free cooking for  health, vitality and pleasure. www.lesliecerier.com


  Nini Melvin teaches shiatsu and five element, meridian movement. She has a private practice here in Massachusetts. www.PresenTouch.com


 Rebecca Shwartz is a naturopathic physician and five element acupuncturist.  She has private practices in Northampton, Massachusetts and Brattleboro, VT.  www.DrRebeccaShwartz.com