Tag Archives: Spices

All About Cacao and Chocolate

Organic Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

Sunday, February 3, 2019; 11AM-2PM; 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… Continue reading

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

Horseradish Yay!

Organic Horseradish Root

Joyful gardening! Here I am holding one of many garden fresh dug or shall I say, pulled up organic horseradish root. They spread like a wild perennial, and multiply. Hot, pungent and a wonderful addition to vegetarian sushi, or grated and blended into dressings, dips and anywhere you want some more heat to clear your sinuses and bring you in the present moment. Continue reading

Homemade Organic Non Caffeinated Chai

Organic local ginger & turmeric

Organic ginger & turmeric are key ingredients in my infamous non caffeinated chai. I love to offer hot chai to participants as they arrive to my hands on vegetarian cooking classes, as well as friends dropping in for a visit , organic b&b guests & just because. It enhances your immune system & delights your palate. 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.


Hampshire Gazette, Amherst, MA Continue reading