Hands on Cooking Class with Leslie Cerier, Near Amherst, MA January 15th, 2017; 11AM-2PM
AKA, Nori rice rolls are the perfect party appetizer; amazing on-the-go-lunch or snack. Using a rainbow of veggies such as; carrots, beets, red cabbage, and baby greens offer more than a wide range of nutrients; they also create a beautiful mosaic pattern when sliced. Best of all, they are fun to eat all year round. Spend 3 hours with The Organic Gourmet Chef, Leslie Cerier learning the art of mix and match, and rolling your own nutritionally balanced pleasure! Leslie will also introduce you to some exotic, quick cooking, organic rices. She will show you how to Continue reading →
Dec 12, 2016 By Deborah Allard, Herald News Staff Reporter
When Christmas is calling – or Hanukkah, Kwanza, or Boxing Day, for that matter – our thoughts turn to sweets and they’re a lot more racy than dreams of mere sugarplums.
Chocolate. Cheesecake. Multi-ingredient cookies. Mile-high pie. And, let’s dust it all with sugar and spice.
Our diets will suffer surely. And, heart disease, obesity and diabetes won’t take a holiday.
But, you don’t have to forgo the indulgences of the season if you make a few minor tweaks to your recipes, or try out some new ones from Leslie Cerier, the “Organic Gourmet” chef, cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking instructor, of Amherst.
A few weeks ago, I got an email from Sherry, a professional chef cooking for a Women’s Lunch program in Boston. She was starting to feed more women that were vegan, gluten-free and needed hands on cooking lessons and recipes for dishes with tempeh, seitan and gluten-free whole grains. Here is the menu I created and taught Sherry how to cook: Continue reading →