Tag Archives: Vegan

Organic Perennial Sage

Sage rowing in my organic garden

It has been so much fun today gardening in the rain and also watching my perennial herbs come back from the brutal New England winter. Sage, as you can see above has lost its brown leaves and is getting pretty purple flowers, which smell great and look wonderful in a vase. Eventually, the flowers will die and the green leaf sage grows and grows. Miraculous! Continue reading

Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

When teff is cooked with tomatoes, basil, and a pinch of saffron, it becomes a delicious filling for bell peppers. Filling the bell peppers with hot cooked basil scented teff lightly cooks the peppers. (No need to bake the stuffed peppers, unless you prefer them soft.) Choose a colorful combination of bell peppers to create a festive dish. Continue reading

Garden Fresh Herbs on Salads

Salad with Chives, Olives, Hemp Seeds

Fresh herbs add flavor and jazz up fresh organic garden salads. For a delicious vegan main course salad, I garnished and added hemp seeds for a complete protein. Walnuts, too. Both are tasty and great sources of anti-inflammatory omega-3 essential fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, healthy fats. The chives and chive blossoms, olives, and a light dressing of an organic flavored organic clementine virgin olive oil and one of my own organic flavored vinegar’s, a blueberry vanilla fig balsamic vinegar, make a delicious salad. Great for lunch or dinner, and fun to 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

Embodying A Delicious Life

Leslie home and garden facing south

Happy Spring Everyone!

Hope that you have much beauty blossoming in your life. I am grateful for all of you.

This spring, I have been enjoying cooking for some of my favorite personal chef clients, creating new menus with some signature dishes and creating new recipes for you to accommodate your food preferences. Teaching many private and group classes; thanks to those that have combined staying at my organic B&B. And it has been fun to visit some of your kitchens for private lessons, too. Inspiring you to engage your senses and trust your intuition, to “Embody a Delicious Life” while ” Cooking From Your Heart.” Surrounded by my Impressionistic Nature Photography on the inside of my natural passive solar home and the organic gardens outside. Yay Spring! Continue reading