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Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Brownie

07 Hazelnut Brownies with Chocolate Chips is Gluten-Free

Smiling at the memory of teaching my hands on farm to table cooking class at Esalen Institute and showing how to make these delicious, absolutely scrumptious Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Brownies, which happen to be gluten free. You can make these brownies with a variety of nut flours like hazelnut and almond flours. Teff flour, coconut flour and brown rice flour work well, too. And sometimes, I use fair trade organic cocoa and other times fair trade organic cacao powder. Always fair trade organic dark chocolate chips. Grass raised organic butter or virgin coconut oil and maple syrup adds richness and sweetness. Here at home, my edible calendula flowers are in bloom and grateful to Tracey Eller for taking this photo and styling it with as Kate Kilday of Woodland Essence taught me long ago that calendula flowers are like eating sunshine. Thanks Kate! You are right.

Happy Sunny Summer Day!

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Summer Gourmet Getaway

Dreamy south facing deck of my home, early morning in July. This is one of my favorite times of the year. Well, I am biased, it is my birthday month. I love the summer heat. Abundant, Organic flowers, some for vases, some for eating, plenty to see in the lush gardens; seasonal veggies, loads of blueberries and raspberries to pick for snacking, adding beauty and nourishment. And by the way, these lilies are edible and gorgeous as a garnish for summer fresh salads.

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Gourmet Getaway Packages

Come and experience delicious organic lifestyle, a fabulous energizing and extraordinary gourmet getaway in Amherst, MA. Come for a weekend; 1 week, 1, 2, 3 or more days during the week. You can take private cooking lessons, enjoy farm to table meals, hike on trails out the back door, bike, snow shoe, swim, recharge and relax immersed in nature.

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Recipe for a Vegan Client & Product

This is George. He came to me as a client wanting to create a vegan product. He brought his “oat almond cinnamon date” topping that he wanted me to help him perfect. After talking to George and getting an idea of what he was looking for we went into my kitchen to fine tune the recipe. There he pulled out all the ingredients he brought for me to use to make a tastier, crunchier vegan raw topping.

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Organic Kale

Teaching Hands on organic farm to table vegetaria cooking At Rancho La Puerta in Mexico. Here is Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet in the organic garden

Always happy to hang out in an organic farm and garden. Here I am before teaching a hands on farm to table, vegetarian, dinner class at the Organic Spa Rancho La Puerta in Mexico. Grateful to teach folks how to mix and match the fresh, local, harvest into tasty easy, delicious healthy meals for health and longevity.

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