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Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Brownie

07 Hazelnut Brownies with Chocolate Chips is Gluten-Free

Smiling at the memory of teaching my hands on farm to table cooking class at Esalen Institute and showing how to make these delicious, absolutely scrumptious Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Brownies, which happen to be gluten free. You can make these brownies with a variety of nut flours like hazelnut and almond flours. Teff flour, coconut flour and brown rice flour work well, too. And sometimes, I use fair trade organic cocoa and other times fair trade organic cacao powder. Always fair trade organic dark chocolate chips. Grass raised organic butter or virgin coconut oil and maple syrup adds richness and sweetness. Here at home, my edible calendula flowers are in bloom and grateful to Tracey Eller for taking this photo and styling it with as Kate Kilday of Woodland Essence taught me long ago that calendula flowers are like eating sunshine. Thanks Kate! You are right.

Happy Sunny Summer Day!

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Summer Gourmet Getaway

Dreamy south facing deck of my home, early morning in July. This is one of my favorite times of the year. Well, I am biased, it is my birthday month. I love the summer heat. Abundant, Organic flowers, some for vases, some for eating, plenty to see in the lush gardens; seasonal veggies, loads of blueberries and raspberries to pick for snacking, adding beauty and nourishment. And by the way, these lilies are edible and gorgeous as a garnish for summer fresh salads.

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Everything is Coming Up Roses

Lush, sweet scented, organic rosesLush, sweet scented, organic roses, berry bushes, just a short walk from my kitchen herb garden. To the right of the roses is a very large organic vegetable, herb and flower garden. Continue reading

It’s All About the YUM! Cook It Up at an Organic Spa Retreat

by Zoe Helene; Huffington Post Green October 18, 2012

 

For 25 years, Leslie Cerier, aka The Organic Gourmet, has been teaching the art of healthy cooking at some of the finest eco-lifestyle centers and spas in the world. There’s a reason her classes are so popular. Continue reading

Seed-to-Table Bounty: Wisdom From the Organic Gourmet

Seed-to-Table Bounty: Wisdom From the Organic Gourmet by Zoe Helene

Featured in Huffington Post Green 10/17/12

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For 25 years, Leslie Cerier, aka The Organic Gourmet, has been teaching the art of healthy and delicious cooking at some of the finest eco lifestyle centers and spas in the world. There’s a reason her classes are so popular. Continue reading