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Cooking Tips for Organic Kale

Sitting next to beautiful kale plants at her CSA, organic farm in Amherst MA on a sunny day in Autumn, Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet offers cooking tips and delicious vegetarian, gluten free, and vegan recipes for organic kale.

Bottom line: if a good for food doesn’t taste good, why bother!

Leslie offers cooking classes and personal chef services with tasty kale dishes

Locavore Salad

organic locavore salad

Organic locavore salad with tahini miso dressing. YUM! Local goat feta, fried wild chicken of the woods mushrooms, which I found in the woods behind my home. The fresh lemon basil herbs, nasturtiums and borage edible flowers came from my garden. Grateful for a such a local, seasonal, quick and easy feast! Continue reading

Baba Ganoush YUM

vegan, vegetarian, baba ganoush, dairyfree gluten-freeI do a lot of coaching and teaching about eating your way to strong bones. Yet, it is summer and organic tomatoes and eggplant are in season. Here is how I create/cook up balance. When I blend the cooked eggplant, I add garlic, plenty of parsley, some raw, calcium rich and alkalzing tahini, and also season the dip with alkalizing umeboshi vinegar. Lemon and sea salt would also be fine. Also, as you can see from the photo, serving the baba ganoush with greens also add to our calcium, and yellow tomatoes tend to be lower in acid the the red ones.  The red tomatoes posed for the photo. And the nasturtium flowers adds to the YUM! Continue reading

Organic Eggplant Dip with a Healthy Twist

Baba ganoush Salad with noodles with a twist

Frying up organic eggplant and blending it with organic garden fresh herbs: parsley, chives, and garlic chives, raw tahini, and ume vinegar makes a quick and easy, delicious, vegan dip.  Flavorful, farm to table, sweet carrots, local fermented pickles, and noodles create a gluten-free, beautiful, yummy meal. The noodles stand in for pita bread, a twist on the classic way to serve baba ganoush. And since black goes with everything, I chose Forbidden rice ramen. Plus, using alkalizing umeboshi vinegar and plenty of parsley balances  calcium draining eggplant for an eating your strong bones meal. Continue reading