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Pumpkin Pie Recipes

Pumpkin/Sweet Potato Pie Pecan Pie

MMMMM Pumpkin Pie! You can be creative making pumpkin pie. Make different pie crusts and change the filling. I like pumpkin pie with a pecan cookie crust. And instead of pumpkin, feel free to use sweet potatoes, yams or butternut squash or a combination. Here are 2 recipes for pumpkin pie: one is gluten-free and the other with delicious nutty spelt flour. Continue reading

Cooking with Sea Vegetables

If you are trying to eat vegan – or just healthier – we have Leslie Cerier, the Organic Gourmet Chef, with some ideas for cooking with sea veggies. January 19, 2018 on Mass Appeal TV (NBC affiliate WWLP Channel 22) Chicopee, MA

Designing the Green Kitchen

Natural, local stone for kitchen countersAs a Green Chef, cooking with local, seasonal ,organic produce, it made sense to lessen my carbon footprint and pick out local stone from the local quarry for my kitchen counter. Luckily, I live about an hour away from Ashfield Stone. Picking out my stone required several visits. Which stone slab would look and feel right next to my brick oven? More stone in my passive solar home would also keep my home naturally cool in the summer. The “Pond Ice” Schist stone with ribbons of translucent cream and white, resembles cloud reflections in ponds. Friends said it had the same feel of my Impressionistic Nature Photographs. Continue reading

Creative Cooking with Sea Vegetables New Class time starts 2PM

Nori Rice Rolls with Ginger Tofu

Sunday, January 21; 2:00PM-5:30PM; Amherst, MA

Hands on Organic Farm to Table Cooking Class

Versatile, tasty, available all year round, sea vegetables are a rich source of minerals, vitamins and fiber. Their health benefits are legendary: regular consumption has been linked to reduced rates of some illnesses and, in sufficient quantity, some sea vegetables are purported to help fight the effects of radiation, plus they’re great for the hair and skin. Alaria, arame, dulse, kelp, nori… learn which are best to flavor soups and which cradle sushi, which complement bean dishes and which sparkle in salads. Join Leslie Cerier, co-author of Sea Vegetable Celebration, for this upbeat and up-close look at vegetables from the sea.  We will eat what we cook for our dinner. Continue reading

Vegetarian Express, Quick Meals with Real Whole Foods, new class time

Greens Stir Fry with Goji Berries and Cashews

Sunday January 28, 2PM-5:30PM; Amherst, MA

Hands on Organic Farm to Table Cooking Class

In this hands-on, vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier presents delicious whole foods that are quick, easy to prepare, health enhancing, and nutritious. We will prepare dishes for our lunch by mixing and matching fresh, organic, and seasonal vegetables, herbs with quick-cooking organic vegetarian proteins such as legumes, whole grains, nuts, seeds, local organic grass raised eggs, local grass raised organic goat and cow cheeses. Continue reading