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Soups and Stews for Health and Vitality

Organic, Vegan. deliciousCoconut Curried Red Lentil Soup with Spinach

Sunday, January 20, 2019; 11AM-2PM; Amherst, MA

The moment is bliss when you sit down and dip your spoon into a steamy, fragrant bowl of soup. A feast for the senses, soup seems to nourish the soul as well as the body. In this hands-on, organic farm to table, vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier will show you how to make a wide variety of soup sensations from light and simple to thick and hearty. Continue reading

Organic Flavored Oils w/Fresh Herbs & Spices

organic herbs and spices make a delicious flavored oil

When I first learned how to make my own organic flavored oils with fresh herbs, spices, edible flowers, and wild foods, about 30 years ago, I was so in love with them I just about stopped using my usual organic sesame and extra virgin olive oils. The first flavored oil I made was basil oil, which I drizzled on salads, soups, and steamed vegetables. Then I began cooking with it, using it to sauté and roast vegetables and even to fry eggs. I added it to sauces and used it as a dip for bread, as well as a marinade for sun-dried tomatoes and grilled eggplant. Continue reading

Organic Vegetarian Soups

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili with Tomatillos

Organic Farm to Table Vegetarian Soups for All Seasons using Local, Seasonal, Organic Ingredients

As a Personal Chef, I partner with many local organic farms to insure that my dishes are made with only the freshest and tastiest ingredients available. I specialize in organic vegetarian farm to table cuisine. Many options are also vegan, and gluten-free. Delicious Food as Medicine also available. Continue reading

Soups for All Seasons

Organic , Vegam. deliciousCoconut Curried Red Lentil Soup with Spinach

As the seasons change to cooler temperatures here in New England, I am making hearty, organic, vegetarian and vegan soups for myself as well as my personal chef clients.

Here is a  partial list of main course and first course soups, I am making these days with the local, organic harvest of vegetables, herbs, and spices. All for health and pleasure! Continue reading

7 Luscious Recipes with Organic Red Palm Oil

Organic , Vegam. deliciousCoconut Curried Red Lentil Soup with SpinachAs a woman who loves to cook for health and pleasure, I think of mixing and matching my organic, local summer harvest with the rich flavor and buttery texture of organic, unrefined, fair trade red palm oil. While there are a long list of healthy fats to use like sesame, virgin olive and coconut oil, I like variety. Also as an artist in the kitchen, the red palm oil adds a beautiful orange hue to the Coconut Curried Red Lentil Soup With Spinach; plus anti-oxidant rich Beta-carotene and Vitamin E. 

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