Tag Archives: seasonal cooking

Dinner Party

Shiitake Mushroom Risotto with Saffron and Butternut Squash

I love to cook, and as an Organic Farm to Table Vegetarian Personal Chef, for over 30 years, I enjoy going into people’s home and cooking up a feast for special occasions.

Here is the Organic Vegetarian Menu I created for and with my client for her upcoming 50th Birthday Dinner: Continue reading

Organic Vegetarian Farm to Table Demo Dinner

Friday, July 7th; 6PM-9:30PM, Shutesbury, MALeslie's gourmet getaway weekend

 In this fun and informative cooking demonstration, gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier shows you how to use herbs and spices to make delicious, globally-inspired dishes. Relax comfortably with an organic glass of wine or refreshing water infused with fresh  herbs from Leslie’s organic garden, as you watch Leslie cook up a vegetarian feast for your dinner. Feel free to ask questions, as you observe Leslie’s time-saving strategies, Continue reading

Swapping Ingredients; Fixing Seasonings

Leslie Cerier's Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

Today, I had fun making this Sweet Potato Pie, swapping ingredients and procedures and having it come out fine. First, I decided to swap hazelnut oil for virgin coconut oil. Got to admit, I do like the flavor of coconut better in pastries, but this vegan pie is still delicious. Then in my Continue reading

Eating Your Way to Strong Bones

Quick and Easy Greens in Tahini Sauce, Non Dairy

November 10: Eating Your Way to Strong Bones 6-9 PM
Cut through calcium confusion. Discover and prepare delicious vegetarian, seasonal dishes to nourish your bones. Find out all the fabulous whole foods to eat to strengthen your bones and foods to avoid that weaken the bones. We will feast on what we make for our dinner. Continue reading

4 Ways to Transform Your Menus

Leslie Cerier shops at Farmers MarketsRecently, a Mom with her 3 daughters came to me for a private cooking lesson. The mom and her 2 daughters were flying in from Chicago to visit her eldest daughter who was a first year student at Amherst College. She needed a nourishing place for her and her 2 daughters to stay, as well as a fun bonding activity: a hands on vegetarian cooking class. Continue reading