Tag Archives: Organic food

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, or hemp oil, just to name a few healthy choices. Thanks to Tracy Eller for the photo

Great Gifts for the Healthy Gourmet on Your List

Marinated Dried Tomatoes, easy to make, gluten-free, vegan recipe

by Zoe Helene, Huffington Post Green, October 24, 2012

 

For 25 years, Leslie Cerier, aka The Organic Gourmet, has been teaching the art of healthy cooking at some of the finest eco-lifestyle centers and spas in the world. There’s a reason her classes are so popular. Continue reading

Join a CSA

Leslie Picking Carrots

Of all my reasons for eating as much organic food as I can find, by far the most important are my vivid impressions of the beautiful scenery on organic farms and gardens. Every year, I spend as much time as I can in my own organic garden and on a sixteen-acre organic farm, the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that feeds me as well as 500 other households (from surrounding Western Massachusetts hill towns and the Boston area). Here, among the long rows of vegetables, beans, herbs, flowers and fruits, I can be found snacking. Basket in hand, I stroll and munch on juicy strawberries in June, sugar snap peas in July, cherry tomatoes in August, and sweet raspberries and green beans until autumn’s first frost. With each weekly visit, I discover and taste something new: sweet corn; green, yellow and red peppers (hot peppers too!); cooling cucumbers, succulent watermelons, star-like borage flowers, bright orange nasturtiums, garlic chives, sugar-sweet baby carrots – the list goes on and on. But the thing that I remember most is the feeling of endless bounty and wholesomeness. Continue reading