Tag Archives: Local Harvest

Loving Kindness in the Kitchen, From the Seed to the Table

At Esalen, Leslie Stirs chopped fresh herbs into a salad

Loving Kindness in the Kitchen, From the Seed to the Table; Sunday, November 10, 11AM-2:30PM; Amherst, MA

Through excited curiosity, our culinary adventure begins. In this hands-on, vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier guides us in the playful art of mix and match with the bounty from our local organic vegetarian harvest. We select ingredients, accommodating everyone’s dietary needs, moods and desires. Then we will cook and eat our lunch.

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From Seed to Table, Vegetarian Cooking from the Heart

Organic, Vegan. deliciousCoconut Curried Red Lentil Soup with Spinach

Sunday, October 6, 1-3PM; Yoga Center Amherst; 17 Kellogg Avenue, 2nd floor, Amherst, MA

How can we use more fresh local produce year round to create healthy and delicious meals?

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Organic, Wild Blueberries

organic blueberries

Feeling the blessing of Mother Nature. She gave me wild blueberries and it is such a joy to go out each morning and graze with the birds on native ripe blueberries. With 20 bushes and many low bushes multiplying and thriving in the woods near my home, there is plenty to nibble. And Continue reading

Sweet Spot

Sweet Spot with Leslie Cerier and Stephen Katz

The Sweet Spot
Improvised food and music event

with vegetarian chef Leslie Cerier
and cellist/composer Stephen Katz

May 27, 2018
2 – 4 PM
Amherst, Massachusetts

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Dinner Party

Shiitake Mushroom Risotto with Saffron and Butternut Squash

I love to cook, and as an Organic Farm to Table Vegetarian Personal Chef, for over 30 years, I enjoy going into people’s home and cooking up a feast for special occasions.

Here is the Organic Vegetarian Menu I created for and with my client for her upcoming 50th Birthday Dinner: Continue reading