Tag Archives: turmeric

Homemade Organic Non Caffeinated Chai

Organic local ginger & turmeric

Organic ginger & turmeric are key ingredients in my infamous non caffeinated chai. I love to offer hot chai to participants as they arrive to my hands on vegetarian cooking classes, as well as friends dropping in for a visit , organic b&b guests & just because. It enhances your immune system & delights your palate. Continue reading

Organic Spicy Chick Pea and Cashew Vegetable Stew

Organic and Spicy Chick Pea Veggie Stew

Last night’s dinner was cooked with the organic local harvest. Seasonal veggies: eggplant, chili pepper, onions, collard greens, cilantro and dill from my CSA, the Brookfield Farm; organic tomatoes and garlic from my garden; wild hedgehog mushrooms found in the woods behind my house; organic young ginger and turmeric locally sourced from Old Friends Farms. However, that mild chili pepper was hot for me and I added some organic cashew butter to cool Continue reading

Organic Vegetarian Comfort Food

Organic lentil vegetable soup with rice

Cloudy, chilly, days call for comfort food like this coconut curry vegetable lentil soup and brown basmati rice. By frying up spices like turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, cayenne, coriander in ghee or coconut oil, you can make this flavorful, satisfying, rich soup. Feel free to mix and match organic seasonal veggies all year long for infinite delicious variations. Simple. Easy. Yummy. Vegetarian. Gluten free. Continue reading

Cooking with Herbs and Spices Interview

Leslie in Appollo's Organic Gardenholding tomatoes

​​​”​I’m offering people a recipe for inspiration.” ​​Leslie Cerier

​Have a listen and become much more knowledgeable about herbs and spices Leslie uses in her cooking. Continue reading

Moroccan Yams and Carrots with French Lentils

Moroccan Yams and Carrots with French Lentils vegetarian and gluten-free
Hot out of the oven, served on a bed of French Lentils, these sweet and spicy carrots and yams looks elegant with a cooling touch of yogurt drizzled over it. An easy to prepare beautiful main dish. Continue reading