Jul 12, 2019 CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal TV, NBC affiliate) Leslie Cerier , The Organic Gourmet Chef and Cooking Teacher shows us how to make these colorful, healthy spring rolls. Have fun making these all year round swapping seasonal vegetables for infinite variationsContinue reading
Spring rolls make a beautiful appetizer with colorful seasonal vegetables and garden fresh herbs. As the seasons change you can substitute ingredients and create colorful mosaic patterns with numerous combinations of salad greens, grated, marinated, pickled, seasonal vegetables, edible flowers, herbs and more. Plus, with climate change, this “yoga in the kitchen” flexible approach to mixing and matching local ingredients may be the key to lessening our carbon footprint and eating well throughout the year. Below are some photos from my presentation/cooking demonstration on How to Make Delicious Spring Rolls Fristat the Slow Living Summit in Brattleboro, Vermont June 6, 2019Continue reading
In honor of my 65th birthday and party, my daughters Emily and Michelle visited. We played, went swimming, cooked together and ate lots of yummy meals. They helped me celebrate and make the party feast. Here is Michelle, rolling spring rolls on my sunny deck. First, she picked fresh cilantro and mint from my organic herb garden next to the deck. Grated carrots. With organic, tasty, quick cooking, gluten-free rice ramen, she rolled 20 beautiful, vegan, spring rolls. Emily made a yummy organic coconut cacao mousse. Proud and grateful mama! Passing on the tradition. Continue reading
Versatile and neutral flavored whole grains pair well with most herbs and spices. Above is my Mediterranean Sorghum Salad, a popular warm weather salad. With a satisfying chew similar to barley, gluten-free sorghum can be stir fried with African spices, or boldly dressed with a ginger miso dressing. Fresh mint, oregano, and chives also make a tasty dressing for this high fiber luscious marinated grain salad. Serve on a bed of lettuce, topped with goat or sheep feta for an Continue reading
Leslie Cerier, “The Organic Gourmet” Chef and Cooking Teacher, taught us how to make our own vegan salad with fresh herbs you can find locally May 23, 2018 on Mass Appeal TV (NBC affiliate WWLP Channel 22) Chicopee, MA.
Harvested fresh from her organic kitchen garden: Leslie brought in sprigs of marjoram, thyme, chives, anise hyssop, sage, garlic chives, and mint. These perennial herbs grow easily in the Continue reading