Tag Archives: nutritious

Vegetarian Cooking From the Heart, From the Seed to the Table

Moroccan Yams and Carrots with French Lentils vegetarian and gluten-free

Sunday, October 27, 11AM-2:30PM; Amherst, MA

In this hands-on, vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier presents the playful art of mix and match with the bounty from our local harvest. In the process of cooking and eating our lunch, discover whole foods that are pleasurable, delicious, health-enhancing, and nutritious.

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Good Food Fast

Corn Grits with Sautéed Kale and Goat Cheddar Cheese vegetarian, gluten-free

Cerier’s recipe for corn grits with sauteed kale and goat cheddar cheese is a healthy, crowd pleasing entrée that satisfies comfort-food cravings.


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Organic Cacao Truffles, my Super Foods

organic cacao truffles, Leslie Cerier's super food

Organic Cacao Truffles, these are my daily treats and super foods. With magnesium rich cacao for my energy, stamina, healthy skin and strong bones, just to name a few of the many benefits, I love eating them. I have fun mixing and matching a variety of organic nut butters and virgin coconut oil for luscious variations. Antioxidants, iron, magnesium, calcium, and mood-boosting neurotransmitters are some of the reasons to eat lots of cacao. Continue reading

Organic Fresh Basil

Picking Organic Basil at the Brookfield Farm

Every Summer, I love to pick lots of fresh organic basil to make pesto, flavored oils, dressings, among other delicious farm to table vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes for personal chef clients, private and group cooking classes and for myself, family and friends. I also freeze lots of pesto to eat during the winter months and give away as YUMMY gifts. YUM! Above you see me at my organic CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) the Brookfield Farm, the biodynamic farm, I am have been a member of for 30 years. Though, I have my own organic garden, joining a CSA is my food land security. Part of living the super luscious life; locavore, eating with the seasons, stocking up, healthy, organic lifestyle, Continue reading

Organic, Wild Blackberries

Organic Wild Blackberries

I love my summer ritual. After waking up, stroll out to my edible forest garden; snack on handfuls of wild, organic berries. Earlier in the summer, there were plenty of ripe ,organic, wild, blueberries. Plenty for the birds, my family, Luscious Organic Lifestyle Retreat guests, cooking class participants, Luscious Life coaching clients, and friends. Now lots of organic raspberries and wild, organic blackberries grace my garden and make a great first Continue reading