Tag Archives: mix and match

Cooking Tips for Fresh Herbs

Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet sitting in the organic herb garden offering cooking tips and recipes for fresh dill, cilantro, rosemary, and parsley. Salad dressings, cilantro peanut sauce, and how to mix and match the local harvest with fresh herbs for delicious dishes

Organic Vegetarian Comfort Food

Organic lentil vegetable soup with rice

Cloudy, chilly, days call for comfort food like this coconut curry vegetable lentil soup and brown basmati rice. By frying up spices like turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, cayenne, coriander in ghee or coconut oil, you can make this flavorful, satisfying, rich soup. Feel free to mix and match organic seasonal veggies all year long for infinite delicious variations. Simple. Easy. Yummy. Vegetarian. Gluten free. Continue reading

Harvesting & Cooking with Organic Garlic

organic garlic harvest

I just harvested 80 garlic bulbs from my organic garden. Imagining all the vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, delicious soups, pesto, sauces, dressings, chili, and more that I will cook up this year for personal chef clients and those that come for my organic farm to table classes and organic B&B: tomato sauce, greens in garlic tahini sauce, garlic bread, kale, basil and cilantro pesto,  garlic flavored oils, sweet putanesca sauce, olive tapenade, zesty parsley garlic dressing, chili, minestrone, and more. Mixing and matching the local organic harvest with beans, grains, nuts, seeds, pasta, healthy fats, herbs and spices for tasty immune enhancing meals all year round. Delicious food as medicine. Meals for celebrations, too. First, I will hang it in my shed to dry and cure for winter storage. 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

Do you want to dive deeper into improvisational creativity in the kitchen? 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