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Cacao Cashew Truffles

cacao cashew truffles

Today, I made Organic Cacao Cashew Truffles, easy to make, high energy, nutritious snack, gluten-free and vegan. I have made them before, but this time swapped out the cacao butter and used virgin coconut oil and cashew butter for a rich, delicious pick me up treat. Maca added more super food goodness to the raw cacao. Then I rolled them in high anti-oxidant goji berries, Continue reading

Fruit Smoothies, YUM!

In hot weather, I love making fruit smoothies for breakfast. Using chia seeds, hemp seeds and cashews for a vegan smoothie gives me great energy and stamina for hours. Great Vegan protein, too! Chia seeds and Hemp seeds are both a complete proteins and offer lots of Omega fatty acids, fiber and anti-oxidants 

Sometimes , I like to make my smoothies with grass raised organic yogurt. Goat, sheep and cow yogurts are my preference. Continue reading

Cilantro Pesto in Sushi

Cilantro Pesto from Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet's cookbook

Cilantro Pesto is great on pasta and super inside vegetarian sushi. Today, I ventured beyond just adding hemp seeds and black sesame seeds to my exotic organic Jade Pearl Rice and salad greens. In fact, the whole combo was new: fresh lettuce, thai basil and mustard greens from my organic garden and cilantro pesto made yesterday with garlic scapes. I made a quick and easy variation of the recipe I created for Nutiva using garlic scapes instead of garlic cloves. Continue reading

Vegetarian Eating for Extreme Fitness

Shoveling to the shed took about an hourLiving in New England, the produce I eat changes with the seasons and so does my fitness routines in nature. I like to joke that my front yard is my own gym. Splitting wood and hiking on the trails out my back door in the fall and spring. Organic gardening in spring, summer and fall, while nibbling on fresh greens, berries and edible flowers. Winter can mean snow shoveling, cross country skiing, snow shoeing or hiking. Long simmering stews, roasted vegetables from my local organic farm. Summer always means long distance swimming in nearby clean water ponds, and eating my way to my secret spot , snacking on hand fulls of wild raspberries and blackberries adds to the fun. Continue reading

Mouth Watering Sweet Pleasure, Make the Best Cacao Truffle Ever

Cacao Maca Truffles

 Hands on Cooking Class with Leslie Cerier, Near Amherst, MA

February 5th, 2017; 11AM-2PM

Chocolate with benefits- now that’s the way to live. Easy to make and deliciously fun to eat, Leslie Cerier’s maple sweetened truffles are full of mineral rich super foods to power you through your day. The rich combination of organic ingredients such as cacao butter, virgin coconut oil, and maca enhances your stamina and well being. Come create your own irresistible variations with cacao nibs, shredded coconut, hemp seeds, goji berries, nuts, spices and much more. This is one of Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet’s signature recipes that she teaches in workshops worldwide. Continue reading