Tag Archives: Tahini

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

Harvesting & Cooking with Organic Garlic

organic garlic harvest

I just harvested 80 garlic bulbs from my organic garden. Imagining all the vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, delicious soups, pesto, sauces, dressings, chili, and more that I will cook up this year for personal chef clients and those that come for my organic farm to table classes and organic B&B: tomato sauce, greens in garlic tahini sauce, garlic bread, kale, basil and cilantro pesto,  garlic flavored oils, sweet putanesca sauce, olive tapenade, zesty parsley garlic dressing, chili, minestrone, and more. Mixing and matching the local organic harvest with beans, grains, nuts, seeds, pasta, healthy fats, herbs and spices for tasty immune enhancing meals all year round. Delicious food as medicine. Meals for celebrations, too. First, I will hang it in my shed to dry and cure for winter storage. Continue reading

Team Building Corporate Cooking Classes

December 15th, 2017 Team Building Hands on Cooking Class/Dinner

in this 3 hour hands-on vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef/teacher and cookbook author Leslie Cerier, presents whole foods that are not just good for you, but also pleasurable and delicious. Come cook and feast on exciting vegetarian dishes that will enhance your immune system, give you energy, rejuvenate your senses, help you maintain an active lifestyle,  and promote better teamwork in the work place. You will learn to cook with spices and our local harvest as we prepare a gourmet meal for our dinner.. Continue reading

Thai Peanut Sauce

Thai Peanut Sauce over Soba Noodles with Edible FlowersGarlic, mint, and, chilies are the essence of Thai cooking, and this versatile sauce is an ideal and easy way to bring their fabulous flavors into your cooking. Recipe from Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook by Leslie Cerier Continue reading

Greens: Nutrition Superstars

Greens in Tahini Sauce

Cooking with leafy greens is quick and delicious, and, when it comes to nutrition, greens are superstars. They’re anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, help prevent certain cancers, enhance vision, and are high in fiber and low in calories. Rich in antioxidants and minerals, including calcium and iron, greens such as kale, mustard greens, collards, spinach, and chard also have modest amounts of omega 3s. Continue reading