Tag Archives: Quick and Easy

Sweet Dessert Pie Crust with Dried Mangoes and Dates

Sweet teff Dessert Pie Crust with Dried Mangoes and Dates

Dates and dried mangoes, cinnamon and nutmeg naturally sweeten this quick and easy vegan and gluten-free no bake pie crust. Continue reading

Fresh Coriander Pesto

Cilantro Hemp Seed Pesto

My cilantro is flowering and some is becoming cilantro seed also known as coriander. Today I made vegan cilantro pesto with cilantro flowers, some fresh cilantro and fresh coriander.  I highly recommend it. The fresh coriander seed has a light and sweeter flavor than cilantro.

Here are 2 links for a delicious organic, vegan, raw, gluten-free, easy to make cilantro pesto, made Continue reading

Fruit Smoothies, YUM!

In hot weather, I love making fruit smoothies for breakfast. Using chia seeds, hemp seeds and cashews for a vegan smoothie gives me great energy and stamina for hours. Great Vegan protein, too! Chia seeds and Hemp seeds are both a complete proteins and offer lots of Omega fatty acids, fiber and anti-oxidants 

Sometimes , I like to make my smoothies with grass raised organic yogurt. Goat, sheep and cow yogurts are my preference. Continue reading

Cilantro Pesto in Sushi

Cilantro Pesto from Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet's cookbook

Cilantro Pesto is great on pasta and super inside vegetarian sushi. Today, I ventured beyond just adding hemp seeds and black sesame seeds to my exotic organic Jade Pearl Rice and salad greens. In fact, the whole combo was new: fresh lettuce, thai basil and mustard greens from my organic garden and cilantro pesto made yesterday with garlic scapes. I made a quick and easy variation of the recipe I created for Nutiva using garlic scapes instead of garlic cloves. Continue reading

Vegetarian Express, Luscious Meals in Minutes

At Esalen, Leslie Stirs chopped fresh herbs into a salad

June 25, 10:30-2PM Hands on Cooking Class; Shutesbury, MA Vegetarian Express, Luscious Meals with Whole Real Foods

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 by mixing and matching fresh, organic, and seasonal vegetables, fruits, herbs with quick-cooking organic vegetarian proteins: legumes, whole grains, nuts, seeds, local organic grass raised eggs, local grass raised organic goat and cow cheeses. Continue reading