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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

Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes

Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes

I love developing recipes and teaching hands on cooking classes. Last night at Cooking for Energy and Stamina, my vegetarian cooking class, we made a delicious variation of my Lemon Poppy Seed cupcakes. First time I created this recipe, over 25 years ago, it was a vegan cake. I used teff grain instead of eggs. You might have seen that recipe on the Teff Company website as well as in my 1996 cookbook, The Quick and Easy Organic Gourmet.  Then I made a gluten-free version with eggs and published it in my Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cookbook. I have also made a delicious recipe variation for Nutiva with hazelnut flour. YUM!  Continue reading

Blueberry Acai Buckwheat Pancakes

Strawberry Pancakes made with teff flour

YUM! Quick and easy, delicious, organic, pancakes to start your day. Gluten-free buckwheat flour combined with super foods lucuma, acai, blueberries sweetened with maple sugar is a treat and one of my favorite meals to start my day.  Continue reading

Hearty Buckwheat Pancakes

Buckwheat pancakes, gluten-free, quick and easy to makeI love coconut oil on my Buckwheat Pancakes. Love it so much that it melted into the shape of a heart. These gluten-free pancakes are super easy to make. Lucuma adds a naturally sweet maple flavor, and is packed with anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins: carotenes and Vitamin B 3. If you do not have it, go ahead and make these pancakes. Delicious and hearty for breakfast, feel free to double of triple the recipe, if you like.

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