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Creative Vegetarian Cooking with Herbs and Healthy Fats

Madagascar Pink rice with cumin seeds and cashews

You can go wild in your kitchen mixing and matching a variety of spices, nuts, healthy fats and  varieties of rice to make this quick and easy vegetarian Madagascar Pink Rice with Cashews recipe. When I developed this recipe, I researched spices and nuts that come from Madagascar to create an authentic, delicious, quick and easy vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian recipe. I enjoy cooking and eating organic Madagascar pink rice, which has an enticing color and an unusual, almost tropical flavor. And for a whole grain rice, only takes 15-20 minutes to cook. Continue reading

Meatless Monday: Leslie Cerier — The Culinary Tao of Beginner’s Mind

Teaching cooking, Leslie Cerier instructs to taste the recipe

By Ellen Kanner published in the Huffington Post January 12, 2015

When culinary instructor Leslie Cerier teaches her class, Spice it Up! — Creative Cooking with Herbs and Spices at Kripalu this weekend, she’ll advise her students to “have a beginner’s mind.” Continue reading