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Teaching How to Make Minestrone

Minestrone, teaching how to make organic, delicious minestrone in cooking classes

For my Spice it Up, Creative Cooking with Herbs and Spices hands on Vegetarian Cooking class, March 17, 2019, we created a twist on a classic minestrone. Using a little strip of tasty and mineral rich dulse sea vegetable, a pinch of organic saffron and organic bay leaves to simmer and flavor the lentils. Once the lentils began to soften, we added organic grated sweet potatoes, sliced onions and potatoes. When the vegetables were tender, we added organic diced tomatoes, water, sea salt and fresh chopped rosemary and dried herbs: oregano, basil, thyme, and fresh ground black peppercorns. Turned off the heat. Added a handful of organic quinoa macaroni to expand and cook from the residual heat. Eco- cooking tip! We went on to cook up another dish, the curried lentil and vegetable dish cooked in Leslie’s chai.

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All About Cacao and Chocolate

Organic Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

Sunday, February 10, 2019; 2PM-5PM; Amherst, MA

In this hands-on, organic, vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier offers cacao and chocolate for our health and pleasure. We will explore cacao and cocoa as aphrodisiacs, arousing body, mind and spirit as we prepare a variety of easy to make and outrageous to eat and drink: hot beverages, hot fudge, truffles,  and/or cacao chocolate chip cake or chevre cheesecake… Leslie will also offer healthy and delicious snacks to keep us grounded and nourished Continue reading

Good Food Fast

Corn Grits with Sautéed Kale and Goat Cheddar Cheese vegetarian, gluten-free

Cerier’s recipe for corn grits with sauteed kale and goat cheddar cheese is a healthy, crowd pleasing entrée that satisfies comfort-food cravings.


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Organic Edible flowers on Salads

Falafel, Salad and Soup YUM

Beautiful organic edible flowers make a meal gorgeous. One of the things I love about teaching cooking is inspiring folks to engage their senses, cook from their hearts, be mindful, creative, sensual, have fun and pleasure cooking and eating healthy food. Continue reading

Improvisational Cooking for Health and Pleasure November 25

Coconut Curry Lentil and Teff Vegetable Stew

A Hands on Vegetarian Class with Leslie Cerier

November 25, 2017 – 4:30pm7:00pm

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