Tag Archives: healthy food

Cooking Tips for Organic Kale

Sitting next to beautiful kale plants at her CSA, organic farm in Amherst MA on a sunny day in Autumn, Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet offers cooking tips and delicious vegetarian, gluten free, and vegan recipes for organic kale.

Bottom line: if a good for food doesn’t taste good, why bother!

Leslie offers cooking classes and personal chef services with tasty kale dishes

Eating Your Way to Strong Bones

Quick and Easy Greens in Tahini Sauce, Non Dairy

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

Making Organic Beet Burgers

Making my first bunch of organic Beet Burgers. This is going to be yummy! And Lucky for me my daughter Emily was here to capture it on video. Summer fresh, organic beets, carrots, zucchini, garlic scapes held together with ground organic chia seeds, flax seeds, black sesame seeds, and sunflower seeds. Seasoned with fresh picked herbs: thai basil, oregano and marjoram from Leslie’s organic garden. A little sea salt and black pepper and we are ready to make pretty patties/burgers. Continue reading

Foraging for Wild Mushrooms

 

Jade and I finding mystery wild mushroom

Today, I had a sweet time hiking with my friend and community herbalist, Jade Alicandro Mace. As we entered the woods in Wendell MA, we soon found a beautiful lion’s mane mushroom on log on the forest floor. With delight, I photographed it and Jade took out her knife and made a clean cut. Pleased we walked on and soon came to the tree above, which had several Hericium coralloides! Close relative of Lions Mane and also edible!! Also called comb tooth. We harvested Continue reading

Organic Flavored Oils w/Fresh Herbs & Spices

organic herbs and spices make a delicious flavored oil

When I first learned how to make my own organic flavored oils with fresh herbs, spices, edible flowers, and wild foods, about 30 years ago, I was so in love with them I just about stopped using my usual organic sesame and extra virgin olive oils. The first flavored oil I made was basil oil, which I drizzled on salads, soups, and steamed vegetables. Then I began cooking with it, using it to sauté and roast vegetables and even to fry eggs. I added it to sauces and used it as a dip for bread, as well as a marinade for sun-dried tomatoes and grilled eggplant. Continue reading