Tag Archives: Gourmet

Spice It Up! Creative Cooking with Herbs and Spices

organic spices

Saturday, November 11; 10:30 AM-2PM; Sunday, November 12; 10:30 AM-2PM; Amherst, MA; Hands on Organic Farm to Table Cooking Classes

Take one or both classes. Different menu each class

A pinch of this, a sprinkle of that—the right herbs and spices enhance the flavor of any dish. These fun and informative hands-on vegetarian cooking classes are designed for both novice and seasoned cooks. Gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier shows you how to use herbs and spices to make delicious, healthy, globally inspired dishes, from appetizers to desserts. You learn how to Continue reading

Leslie’s Espresso Cookies


Easy to prepare, these delicious cookies are great for snacking and dessert. Vegan and gluten-free. Dean teamed up with local Organic Gourmet Leslie Cerier to bake up some amazing Espresso Cookies using Deans Beans organic fair trade coffee and cocoa.

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Spice It Up! Creative Cooking Class with Herbs and Spices

Organic , Vegam. deliciousCoconut Curried Red Lentil Soup with Spinach

Saturday July 8th; 10:30AM-2PM Shutesbury, MA Hands on Cooking Class

A pinch of this, a sprinkle of that-the right herbs and spices can enhance the flavor of any dish. In this fun and informative hands-on garden to table vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier shows you how to use herbs and spices to make delicious, globally-inspired dishes for our lunch. Continue reading

Organic Vegetarian Farm to Table Demo Dinner

Friday, July 7th; 6PM-9:30PM, Shutesbury, MALeslie's gourmet getaway weekend

 In this fun and informative cooking demonstration, gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier shows you how to use herbs and spices to make delicious, globally-inspired dishes. Relax comfortably with an organic glass of wine or refreshing water infused with fresh  herbs from Leslie’s organic garden, as you watch Leslie cook up a vegetarian feast for your dinner. Feel free to ask questions, as you observe Leslie’s time-saving strategies, Continue reading

Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes

Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes

I love developing recipes and teaching hands on cooking classes. Last night at Cooking for Energy and Stamina, my vegetarian cooking class, we made a delicious variation of my Lemon Poppy Seed cupcakes. First time I created this recipe, over 25 years ago, it was a vegan cake. I used teff grain instead of eggs. You might have seen that recipe on the Teff Company website as well as in my 1996 cookbook, The Quick and Easy Organic Gourmet.  Then I made a gluten-free version with eggs and published it in my Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cookbook. I have also made a delicious recipe variation for Nutiva with hazelnut flour. YUM!  Continue reading