Tag Archives: Food as Medicine

Harvesting & Cooking with Organic Garlic

organic garlic harvest

I just harvested 80 garlic bulbs from my organic garden. Imagining all the vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, delicious soups, pesto, sauces, dressings, chili, and more that I will cook up this year for personal chef clients and those that come for my organic farm to table classes and organic B&B: tomato sauce, greens in garlic tahini sauce, garlic bread, kale, basil and cilantro pesto,  garlic flavored oils, sweet putanesca sauce, olive tapenade, zesty parsley garlic dressing, chili, minestrone, and more. Mixing and matching the local organic harvest with beans, grains, nuts, seeds, pasta, healthy fats, herbs and spices for tasty immune enhancing meals all year round. Delicious food as medicine. Meals for celebrations, too. First, I will hang it in my shed to dry and cure for winter storage. Continue reading

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