Tag Archives: seasonal

Gratitude Feast

Cooking Tips Collage

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I am very thankful for all of you.

Thanks to the farmers, who worked hard to grow and harvest an abundance of organic produce for us to thrive. Thanks to my family, neighbors, friends, my supportive and loving community for their light, love and opportunities to grow. Thanks to all those that came out to my cooking workshops to discover and taste something new. Thank you to all who came out for an overnight stay in my home. It is such a joy to feed you! Continue reading

Vegetarian cookbook author Leslie Cerier offers festive recipes for the holiday table

Leslie Cerier has been teaching about local, seasonal, organic, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free cooking for more than 30 years.

For the Gazette; Friday, November 11, 2016

Creating a vegetarian menu for Thanksgiving? Try this combo: Tempeh Stew, Red Quinoa with Shiitake Mushrooms and cranberry sauce. Continue reading

How to Eat Organic on a Budget

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal TV, NBC Channel 22; June 25 2014) – Feeding your family organic foods can be a little pricey, but how can you shop organic without going broke? The Organic Gourmet Leslie Cerier from LeslieCerier.com, shared tips on how to save! Along with how to make a delicious quick and easy seasonal salad. Continue reading

Find A Farmers Market

Leslie Cerier at the Amherst Farmers Market

To find a local farmers market near you: http://www.localharvest.org/

I love shopping at Farmers Markets.

Even at home in the kitchen, this happy feeling continues to emanate. Whether it is a lemony quinoa salad with sunflower seeds, chickpeas with tomatoes and ginger, or jewel-like slices of autumn vegetables in a fabulous curry-vegetable soup, the flavors express themselves precisely and clearly. Even more complicated dishes rest upon a solid foundation of organic beans and grains (whole foods), which allows their more piquant and delicate flavors to soar. Organic oils, herbs and spices add their deep, rich, lush tones. They enhance rather than overwhelm the humble vegetables. Continue reading