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The Organic Gourmet’s Conscious Cooking Gift List

The Organic Gourmet’s Conscious Cooking Gift List

Published December 3, 2013 Consciouslivingtv.com

Story by Zoe Helene Photos by Tracey Eller

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

5 Tips for Going Gluten-Free

Posted on June 24th, 2013 by in Nutrition, 

Shannon Sexton, guest blogger

Thinking about going gluten-free? The prospect can be daunting at first. It can be a challenge to find gluten-free dishes in restaurants, and cooking at home requires some creativity. But everyone can benefit from ditching gluten grains like wheat, barley, and rye and incorporating more nutritious grains like quinoa, millet, and teff into their diet, says Kripalu presenter Leslie Cerier (also known as “The Organic Gourmet”), and it’s a lot more fun (and delicious) that you may think.

Why Going Gluten-Free Is Good for You

According to Cerier, who is a national authority on gluten-free cooking and author of six cookbooks, including Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook, gluten-free cooking provides “superior nutrition.” For starters, “There are so many minerals and vitamins in gluten-free grains, and they’re often higher fiber.” Gluten-free cooking gives foodies more flavors to work with, she says, and decreases the likelihood of consuming genetically modified strands of grains (with the exception of corn, which Cerier recommends buying organic.) Continue reading

Going Wild in the Kitchen, The Fresh and Sassy Tastes of Vegetarian Cooking

Going Wild in the Kitchen

As vegetarianism continues to gain momentum, organic foods are making their way to the forefront of a health-conscious nation. Author and expert chef Leslie Cerier is crazy about the great taste and goodness of organically grown foods. In her latest cookbook, Going Wild in the Kitchen, Ms. Cerier shares scores of her favorite recipes that spotlight these fresh, wholesome foods.

Going Wild in the Kitchen is the first comprehensive global vegetarian cookbook to go beyond the standard organic beans, grains, and vegetables. In addition to providing helpful cooking tips and techniques, the book contains over 150 kitchen-tested recipes for healthful, taste-tempting dishes–creative masterpieces that contain such unique ingredients as edible flowers; sea vegetables; wild mushrooms, berries, and herbs; and goat and sheep cheeses. It encourages the creative side of novice and seasoned cooks alike, prompting them to follow their instincts and “go wild” in the kitchen by adding, changing, or substituting ingredients in existing recipes. To help, a wealth of suggestions is found throughout. A helpful resource list for finding organic foods completes this user-friendly cookbook.

Going Wild in the Kitchen is both a unique cookbook and a recipe for inspiration. So let yourself go! Excite your palate with this treasure-trove of unique, healthy, and taste-tempting recipe creations.

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