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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

Vegetarian Express, Quick Meals with Real Whole Foods

Corn Grits with Sautéed Kale and Goat Cheddar Cheese vegetarian, gluten-freeVegetarian Express, Quick Meals with Real Whole Foods

Sunday January 28, 2PM-5:30PM; Amherst, MA

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 Continue reading

Quick and Easy Cilantro Mint Dressing

Organic, dairy-free Cilantro Mint Dressing

With fresh herbs and spices: cilantro, mint, and garlic you can make this creamy dressing. You can use organic extra virgin olive oil or organic, fair trade, red palm oil. Also made with super food hemp seeds; you can find the recipe on my website: http://www.lesliecerier.com/recipes/cilantro-mint-dressing/ Enjoy this delicious, quick and easy to prepare Continue reading

Vegetarian Eating for Extreme Fitness

Shoveling to the shed took about an hourLiving in New England, the produce I eat changes with the seasons and so does my fitness routines in nature. I like to joke that my front yard is my own gym. Splitting wood and hiking on the trails out my back door in the fall and spring. Organic gardening in spring, summer and fall, while nibbling on fresh greens, berries and edible flowers. Winter can mean snow shoveling, cross country skiing, snow shoeing or hiking. Long simmering stews, roasted vegetables from my local organic farm. Summer always means long distance swimming in nearby clean water ponds, and eating my way to my secret spot , snacking on hand fulls of wild raspberries and blackberries adds to the fun. Continue reading

Good and Bad Fats

Sunflower seeds make great oilWe need a certain amount of healthy fats in our diets for energy, to help our bodies absorb Vitamins A, D, E and K,  keep us well lubricated and enhance our immune system. Some fats are saturated; some unsaturated, some from animals and some from nuts and seeds. Here’s my list of what fats and oils to stock for health and vitality. Continue reading