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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

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

Calendula Flowers Add Sunshine and Beauty

07 Hazelnut Brownies with Chocolate Chips is Gluten-Free

Calendula flowers are edible. Light and filled with sunshine, they make everything pretty from brownies, pies, salads, sandwiches, appetizers, marinated dried tomatoes. I love turning folks on in cooking classes to using edible flowers as garnishes for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals. And they are easy to grow organic. Flowering again and again all through the summer and fall in New England, where I live, garden, host an organic B&B and teach private and group hands on cooking classes. I also like to add calendula petals to marinated dried tomatoes, and other Continue reading

Michelle Rolls Spring Rolls

Michelle Rolling Spring Rolls for my birthdayIn honor of my 65th birthday and party, my daughters Emily and Michelle visited. We played, went swimming, cooked together and ate lots of yummy meals. They helped me celebrate and make the party feast. Here is Michelle, rolling spring rolls on my sunny deck. First, she picked fresh cilantro and mint from my organic herb garden next to the deck. Grated carrots.  With organic, tasty, quick cooking, gluten-free rice ramen, she rolled 20 beautiful, vegan, spring rolls.  Emily made a yummy organic coconut cacao mousse. Proud and grateful mama! Passing on the tradition. 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