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Treating Noodles like a Slab of Bread

Treating noodles like a slab of bread, topped with pesto and served with a garden fresh salad for a delicious lunch. Some pesto’s are thin; some are oily and others like a sauce. My pesto is thick, more like a spread, a dip and of course yummy on pasta. Today, I made a Vegan Pesto from organic garden fresh kale and wild fresh nettles that was plentiful in my garden. I also added some fresh organic basil, hemp seeds, walnuts, garlic scapes, virgin olive oil and ume vinegar. I love nuts and seeds, and have made pesto with almonds, sunflower seeds and even hazelnuts. Hemp seeds and walnuts pack a wallop of omega 3’s healthy fats. Hemp seeds are a complete protein, high in fiber, vitamins and minerals, a super food. The garden fresh salad with nasturtiums and some local goat feta creates a delicious gluten free, vegetarian rainbow lunch.

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How to Make Vegan and Gluten Free Spring Rolls: Cooking Demonstration

Organic Ingredients Spring Rolls for Slow Living

Spring rolls make a beautiful appetizer with colorful seasonal vegetables and garden fresh herbs. As the seasons change you can substitute ingredients and create colorful mosaic patterns with numerous combinations of salad greens, grated, marinated, pickled, seasonal vegetables, edible flowers, herbs and more. Plus, with climate change, this “yoga in the kitchen” flexible approach to mixing and matching local ingredients may be the key to lessening our carbon footprint and eating well throughout the year. Below are some photos from my presentation/cooking demonstration on How to Make Delicious Spring Rolls Fristat the Slow Living Summit in Brattleboro, Vermont June 6, 2019

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Leslie Cerier, Ancient Grains and Apple Pie

Delicious Vegan Apple Crumb Pie

AmoreTerra Magazine, Matteo Lusiani, interviews Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet about ancient grains and how to make an apple pie with spelt flour. Here is the interview in English followed by the Italian translation. AmoreTerre means love and earth. Please enjoy: Continue reading

Miso Ramen Noodle Soup

If you are looking for organic, vegan options in the new year, Leslie Cerier, the Organic Gourmet Chef, showed us her recipe for miso ramen noodle soup. February 6, 2018 on Mass Appeal TV (NBC affiliate WWLP Channel 22) Chicopee, MA Continue reading

Tips for going gluten free & make sushi


CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) August 15, 2013 – Why is everyone going gluten free these days and how can you do it? Leslie Cerier, the Organic Gourmet, came onto Mass Appeal (TV ) to tell us how easy it can be to go gluten free and make gluten-free sushi

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