Tag Archives: Healthy

Organic Cacao Truffles, my Super Foods

organic cacao truffles, Leslie Cerier's super food

Organic Cacao Truffles, these are my daily treats and super foods. With magnesium rich cacao for my energy, stamina, healthy skin and strong bones, just to name a few of the many benefits, I love eating them. I have fun mixing and matching a variety of organic nut butters and virgin coconut oil for luscious variations. Antioxidants, iron, magnesium, calcium, and mood-boosting neurotransmitters are some of the reasons to eat lots of cacao. Continue reading

Butterfly Eyes

Photo by Leslie Cerier in her organic flower garden

  Butterfly Eyes by Leslie Cerier; Copyright © 2004 Leslie Cerier. All Rights reserved to Leslie Cerier

I took this photo of a butterfly on bee balm in one of my organic flower gardens outside my passive solar home in the beautiful woods in Shutesbury, MA. There are many colorful butterflies flying round my organic vegetable, flower and herb gardens from spring to fall. Come enjoy a rendezvous with hummingbirds and lots of colorful flowers. Happy and Peaceful! Surrounded by Nature.  Continue reading

Organic Eggplant Dip with a Healthy Twist

Baba ganoush Salad with noodles with a twist

Frying up organic eggplant and blending it with organic garden fresh herbs: parsley, chives, and garlic chives, raw tahini, and ume vinegar makes a quick and easy, delicious, vegan dip.  Flavorful, farm to table, sweet carrots, local fermented pickles, and noodles create a gluten-free, beautiful, yummy meal. The noodles stand in for pita bread, a twist on the classic way to serve baba ganoush. And since black goes with everything, I chose Forbidden rice ramen. Plus, using alkalizing umeboshi vinegar and plenty of parsley balances  calcium draining eggplant for an eating your strong bones meal. Continue reading

Organic Fresh Basil

Picking Organic Basil at the Brookfield Farm

Every Summer, I love to pick lots of fresh organic basil to make pesto, flavored oils, dressings, among other delicious farm to table vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes for personal chef clients, private and group cooking classes and for myself, family and friends. I also freeze lots of pesto to eat during the winter months and give away as YUMMY gifts. YUM! Above you see me at my organic CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) the Brookfield Farm, the biodynamic farm, I am have been a member of for 30 years. Though, I have my own organic garden, joining a CSA is my food land security. Part of living the super luscious life; locavore, eating with the seasons, stocking up, healthy, organic lifestyle, Continue reading

Harvesting & Cooking with Organic Garlic

organic garlic harvest

I just harvested 80 garlic bulbs from my organic garden. Imagining all the vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, delicious soups, pesto, sauces, dressings, chili, and more that I will cook up this year for personal chef clients and those that come for my organic farm to table classes and organic B&B: tomato sauce, greens in garlic tahini sauce, garlic bread, kale, basil and cilantro pesto,  garlic flavored oils, sweet putanesca sauce, olive tapenade, zesty parsley garlic dressing, chili, minestrone, and more. Mixing and matching the local organic harvest with beans, grains, nuts, seeds, pasta, healthy fats, herbs and spices for tasty immune enhancing meals all year round. Delicious food as medicine. Meals for celebrations, too. First, I will hang it in my shed to dry and cure for winter storage. Continue reading