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Organic Beet Burgers, YUM!

Organic, Vegan and Gluten-free beet burgers

Organic beet burgers are a delicious combination of seasonal, local, beets, carrots, zucchini, garlic, and fresh picked herbs from the garden: thai basil, thyme, fresh ground sea salt and black pepper. Ground sunflower seeds, chia seeds, black sesame seeds and flax seeds make it rich in plant based protein. Serve on sourdough gluten free bread for a super vegan meal. Fun to make and share with someone you love. Continue reading

Organic Summer Salad

Organic July Salad

Do you like to dress your salad with garden fresh organic herbs and edible flowers?

While I have sustained some lost of veggies to a lucky rabbit, I am happy to eat the nasturtiums, calendula and borage flowers, thyme leaves, and arugala from my organic garden.  My CSA, the biodynamic, organic Brookfield Farm I belong to is my food land security. Lots of veggies to come from my garden, but in the meantime, I am well fed by CSA. How about you? Continue reading

Vegan Salad with Fresh Herbs

Leslie Cerier, “The Organic Gourmet” Chef and Cooking Teacher, taught us how to make our own vegan salad with fresh herbs you can find locally May 23, 2018 on Mass Appeal TV (NBC affiliate WWLP Channel 22) Chicopee, MA.

Harvested fresh from her organic kitchen garden: Leslie brought in sprigs of marjoram, thyme, chives, anise hyssop, sage, garlic chives, and mint. These perennial herbs grow easily in the Continue reading

Swapping Ingredients

Corn Grits with Sautéed Kale and Goat Cheddar Cheese

Swapping ingredients, you can come up with a delicious variation of any  dish. Based on the organic local harvest, think fresh spinach, scallions and wild mushrooms. It is June in New England. A tree near my house offered me a gorgeous and very tender chicken of the woods mushroom. Also, instead of using just corn grits, I used a combination of corn grits and steel cut oats. Used the oats because they are yummy and also a great source of soluble fiber to help digest and lower cholesterol. Continue reading

The Ultimate Classic Pasta Sauce

Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet picks fresh ingredients to make tomato sauce This is the ultimate pasta sauce to make use of your vegetable bounty. It makes a lot, so you might want to enjoy some right away and store the rest in the freezer. It’s especially delicious with homemade marinated dried tomatoes, but store-bought will do in a pinch. Try this sauce on any gluten-free pasta; brown rice spirals and rigatoni are especially fun shapes. Continue reading