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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

Red Quinoa and Porcini Mushroom Pilaf

Red Quinoa and Porcini Mushroom Pilaf

You can use red, tan or black quinoa, if you like. I chose the red for a nice color contrast for all the earthy colored vegetables. The toasted pumpkin seeds also add a nice crunch, and some more protein to this delicious vegan main course dish. Continue reading

Shiitake Mushroom Risotto

Shiitake Mushroom Risotto with Saffron and Butternut SquashShiitake Mushroom Risotto with Saffron and Butternut Squash

Cooked together butternut squash and shiitake mushrooms make a sweet and savory dairy-free risotto. Comforting and totally satisfying! Continue reading

Roasted Sweet Potatoes/Yams with Pecans

Roasted Sweet Potatoes/Yams with Pecans with Hemp Seeds

You can make this festive dish with yams or sweet potatoes or a combination of both. Generally speaking, yams are sweeter than sweet potatoes. Serve it for the Thanksgiving holidays or anytime you want to warm up the house with the sweet aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg. Continue reading