Dec 12, 2016 By Deborah Allard, Herald News Staff Reporter
When Christmas is calling – or Hanukkah, Kwanza, or Boxing Day, for that matter – our thoughts turn to sweets and they’re a lot more racy than dreams of mere sugarplums.
Chocolate. Cheesecake. Multi-ingredient cookies. Mile-high pie. And, let’s dust it all with sugar and spice.
Our diets will suffer surely. And, heart disease, obesity and diabetes won’t take a holiday.
But, you don’t have to forgo the indulgences of the season if you make a few minor tweaks to your recipes, or try out some new ones from Leslie Cerier, the “Organic Gourmet” chef, cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking instructor, of Amherst.
Thanks to the farmers, who worked hard to grow and harvest an abundance of organic produce for us to thrive. Thanks to my family, neighbors, friends, my supportive and loving community for their light, love and opportunities to grow. Thanks to all those that came out to my cooking workshops to discover and taste something new. Thank you to all who came out for an overnight stay in my home. It is such a joy to feed you! Continue reading →
From pale yellow to deep red, organic nasturtium flowers are easy to grow. In fact, they reseeded themselves in my organic garden. Their mildly peppery taste is a great addition to garden green salads, nori rice rolls, croquettes, sandwiches, whole grain dishes, and other gluten-free, vegetarian dishes. You can also eat the Continue reading →
When I was growing up, the only whole grain my mother made was kasha, and she made it so well that I still consult her. Here’s a gluten-free variation of her kasha varnishkes, made with golden quinoa-corn elbows. Corn pasta provides great eye appeal, but you can use any type of gluten-free shaped pasta. Continue reading →
August 14, 2013, Dr Don interviewed Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet about her cookbook, Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook, benefits of eating organics, creative seasonal Vegetarian Cooking, and more. Please have a listen: