Tag Archives: Ginger

Homemade Organic Non Caffeinated Chai

Organic local ginger & turmeric

Organic ginger & turmeric are key ingredients in my infamous non caffeinated chai. I love to offer hot chai to participants as they arrive to my hands on vegetarian cooking classes, as well as friends dropping in for a visit , organic b&b guests & just because. It enhances your immune system & delights your palate. Continue reading

Organic Spicy Chick Pea and Cashew Vegetable Stew

Organic and Spicy Chick Pea Veggie Stew

Last night’s dinner was cooked with the organic local harvest. Seasonal veggies: eggplant, chili pepper, onions, collard greens, cilantro and dill from my CSA, the Brookfield Farm; organic tomatoes and garlic from my garden; wild hedgehog mushrooms found in the woods behind my house; organic young ginger and turmeric locally sourced from Old Friends Farms. However, that mild chili pepper was hot for me and I added some organic cashew butter to cool Continue reading

Spice Up Your Whole Grains

Organic, gluten-free, Vegetarian Sorghum Salad

Versatile and neutral flavored whole grains pair well with most herbs and spices. Above is my Mediterranean Sorghum Salad, a popular warm weather salad. With a satisfying chew similar to barley, gluten-free sorghum can be stir fried with African spices, or boldly dressed with a ginger miso dressing. Fresh mint, oregano, and chives also make a tasty dressing for this high fiber luscious marinated grain salad. Serve on a bed of lettuce, topped with goat or sheep feta for an Continue reading

Cooking with Herbs and Spices Interview

Leslie in Appollo's Organic Gardenholding tomatoes

​​​”​I’m offering people a recipe for inspiration.” ​​Leslie Cerier

​Have a listen and become much more knowledgeable about herbs and spices Leslie uses in her cooking. Continue reading

Miso Ramen Noodle Soup

If you are looking for organic, vegan options in the new year, Leslie Cerier, the Organic Gourmet Chef, showed us her recipe for miso ramen noodle soup. February 6, 2018 on Mass Appeal TV (NBC affiliate WWLP Channel 22) Chicopee, MA Continue reading