Tag Archives: pleasure

All About Cacao and Chocolate

Organic Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

Sunday, February 10, 2019; 2PM-5PM; Amherst, MA

In this hands-on, organic, vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier offers cacao and chocolate for our health and pleasure. We will explore cacao and cocoa as aphrodisiacs, arousing body, mind and spirit as we prepare a variety of easy to make and outrageous to eat and drink: hot beverages, hot fudge, truffles,  and/or cacao chocolate chip cake or chevre cheesecake… Leslie will also offer healthy and delicious snacks to keep us grounded and nourished Continue reading

Savoring Life, Luscious Cooking for Health

Shiitake Mushroom Risotto with Saffron and Butternut Squash

Sunday, January 6, 2019; 11AM-2PM; Amherst, MA

In this hands-on, organic farm to table, vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier presents whole foods that are pleasurable, delicious, health-enhancing, and nutritious.

We will prepare dishes for our lunch by mixing and matching fresh, organic, seasonal vegetables, herbs, spices, and sea vegetables with 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

Organic B&B Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom Organic B&B

Master Bedroom in my Organic B&B, Amherst, MA features bamboo and organic bedding, lamp shades made by local artist and Leslie Impressionistic Nature Photography for your pleasure and inspiration. Attached to private bathroom, this eco-friendly, green, meditative, healthy, peaceful room is ideal for a 1-2 people. Nestled in the woods in the passive solar home of The Organic Gourmet Chef, Leslie Cerier. Room also has 4 of Leslie’s impressionistic Nature Photographs for your inspiration. House stays cool during summer. Organic Farm to Table Breakfast offered. Additional gourmet farm to table organic vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free seasonal meals and Private and group cooking classes offered for extra fees. Continue reading

Cooking Tips for Organic Kale

Sitting next to beautiful kale plants at her CSA, organic farm in Amherst MA on a sunny day in Autumn, Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet offers cooking tips and delicious vegetarian, gluten free, and vegan recipes for organic kale.

Bottom line: if a good for food doesn’t taste good, why bother!

Leslie offers cooking classes and personal chef services with tasty kale dishes

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