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Treating Noodles like a Slab of Bread

Treating noodles like a slab of bread, topped with pesto and served with a garden fresh salad for a delicious lunch. Some pesto’s are thin; some are oily and others like a sauce. My pesto is thick, more like a spread, a dip and of course yummy on pasta. Today, I made a Vegan Pesto from organic garden fresh kale and wild fresh nettles that was plentiful in my garden. I also added some fresh organic basil, hemp seeds, walnuts, garlic scapes, virgin olive oil and ume vinegar. I love nuts and seeds, and have made pesto with almonds, sunflower seeds and even hazelnuts. Hemp seeds and walnuts pack a wallop of omega 3’s healthy fats. Hemp seeds are a complete protein, high in fiber, vitamins and minerals, a super food. The garden fresh salad with nasturtiums and some local goat feta creates a delicious gluten free, vegetarian rainbow lunch.

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Corn Grits with Sautéed Kale and Goat Cheddar Cheese vegetarian, gluten-free

Cerier’s recipe for corn grits with sauteed kale and goat cheddar cheese is a healthy, crowd pleasing entrée that satisfies comfort-food cravings.


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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

Garlic Scapes Makes Great Kale Pesto

Organic Garlic Scapes

This week, I snapped off 80 curly garlic scapes., the mildly flavored flowering tops of the bulbs of garlic growing in my organic garden. This encourages the garlic bulbs to grow bigger. As I wait a few weeks to harvest the garlic bulbs, happily, I can eat and cook the tender, garlic scapes to make vegetarian and vegan pesto, hummus, vegetable stir fries, dressings, garlic infused oils, and Continue reading

Garden Fresh Herbs on Salads

Salad with Chives, Olives, Hemp Seeds

Fresh herbs add flavor and jazz up fresh organic garden salads. For a delicious vegan main course salad, I garnished and added hemp seeds for a complete protein. Walnuts, too. Both are tasty and great sources of anti-inflammatory omega-3 essential fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, healthy fats. The chives and chive blossoms, olives, and a light dressing of an organic flavored organic clementine virgin olive oil and one of my own organic flavored vinegar’s, a blueberry vanilla fig balsamic vinegar, make a delicious salad. Great for lunch or dinner, and fun to Continue reading