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.Continue reading
For my Spice it Up, Creative Cooking with Herbs and Spices hands on Vegetarian Cooking class, March 17, 2019, we created a twist on a classic minestrone. Using a little strip of tasty and mineral rich dulse sea vegetable, a pinch of organic saffron and organic bay leaves to simmer and flavor the lentils. Once the lentils began to soften, we added organic grated sweet potatoes, sliced onions and potatoes. When the vegetables were tender, we added organic diced tomatoes, water, sea salt and fresh chopped rosemary and dried herbs: oregano, basil, thyme, and fresh ground black peppercorns. Turned off the heat. Added a handful of organic quinoa macaroni to expand and cook from the residual heat. Eco- cooking tip! We went on to cook up another dish, the curried lentil and vegetable dish cooked in Leslie’s chai.Continue reading
My today’s guest is Leslie Cerier. I have chatted with Leslie previously on this podcast about her love for vegetarian cooking and spices.
Leslie is an international renown gourmet farm to table personal chef, educator, cookbook author and recipe developer. She specializes in vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free whole foods and organic cuisine.Continue reading
Gathering organic, cheerful, fresh, bright, orange, Mexican Sunflowers at my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) organic farm in Amherst, MA. These flowers are pretty in a vase. With the flowers that have dropped their petals, I will leave them on the stalk for the bees, the pollinators love them. Harvesting gifts of beauty, pleasure, sweetness and fun on the farm.
Saturday November 10; 11AM-2PM: Eating Your Way to Strong Bones; Amherst, MA
Cut through calcium confusion. Discover and prepare delicious vegetarian, seasonal dishes to nourish your bones. Find out all the fabulous whole foods to eat to strengthen your bones and foods to avoid that weaken the bones. We will feast on what we make for our lunch. Continue reading