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Leslie’s Espresso Cookies


Easy to prepare, these delicious cookies are great for snacking and dessert. Vegan and gluten-free. Dean teamed up with local Organic Gourmet Leslie Cerier to bake up some amazing Espresso Cookies using Deans Beans organic fair trade coffee and cocoa.

Makes 1 dozen Continue reading

Organic Vegetarian Soups

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili with Tomatillos

Organic Farm to Table Vegetarian Soups for All Seasons using Local, Seasonal, Organic Ingredients

As a Personal Chef, I partner with many local organic farms to insure that my dishes are made with only the freshest and tastiest ingredients available. I specialize in organic vegetarian farm to table cuisine. Many options are also vegan, and gluten-free. Delicious Food as Medicine also available. Continue reading

Soups for All Seasons

Organic , Vegam. deliciousCoconut Curried Red Lentil Soup with Spinach

As the seasons change to cooler temperatures here in New England, I am making hearty, organic, vegetarian and vegan soups for myself as well as my personal chef clients.

Here is a  partial list of main course and first course soups, I am making these days with the local, organic harvest of vegetables, herbs, and spices. All for health and pleasure! Continue reading

Goat Cheese and Vegetable Quiche

Goat Cheese and Vegetable Quiche

Sauteed kale seasoned with scallions and basil makes a full flavored quiche with a easy to make whole teff grain crust.

Serves: 6 Continue reading

10 Best Cooking Classes in Massachusetts

At Esalen, Leslie Stirs chopped fresh herbs into a salad

By Kimberly Ripley; July 20, 2017 ;”Best Things Massachusetts”

Sometimes we all need a bit of help in the kitchen. Not everyone learned the basics of cooking as a child. Even those who did often want to increase their skills, learn to cook healthier, or add ethnic dishes to their cooking repertoire. That’s where cooking lessons come into play. They’re fun. They’re educational. And they result in new, amazing dishes to enjoy!

Leslie Cerier is best known as “the Organic Gourmet, Amherst, MA ” and her vegetarian cooking classes are second to none. The internationally recognized vegetarian chef, author and recipe developer teaches private classes and workshops, too. All of her lessons are vegetarian based and concentrate on local, fresh foods for truly healthful eating. Continue reading