Tag Archives: Vegan

Cilantro Pesto in Sushi

Cilantro Pesto from Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet's cookbook

Cilantro Pesto is great on pasta and super inside vegetarian sushi. Today, I ventured beyond just adding hemp seeds and black sesame seeds to my exotic organic Jade Pearl Rice and salad greens. In fact, the whole combo was new: fresh lettuce, thai basil and mustard greens from my organic garden and cilantro pesto made yesterday with garlic scapes. I made a quick and easy variation of the recipe I created for Nutiva using garlic scapes instead of garlic cloves. Continue reading

Quick and Easy Cilantro Mint Dressing

Organic, dairy-free Cilantro Mint Dressing

With fresh herbs and spices: cilantro, mint, and garlic you can make this creamy dressing. You can use organic extra virgin olive oil or organic, fair trade, red palm oil. Also made with super food hemp seeds; you can find the recipe on my website: http://www.lesliecerier.com/recipes/cilantro-mint-dressing/ Enjoy this delicious, quick and easy to prepare Continue reading

Celebrate Hemp Week

Raw Hemp Walnut Pie Crust

Creamy, nutty, versatile hemp seeds is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. Tasty, too! Hemp seeds are loaded with Omega-fatty acids, fiber, protein, and is gluten-free and vegan. For healthy hair, skin, joints, pumping hearts and thinking brains; hemp is a perfect food to eat regularly.

Walnuts and hemp seeds offer a tasty source of Omega 3s in this quick and easy raw pie crust. Continue reading

Espresso Cookies, YUM!

Dean and Leslie with espresso cookies

I love my job. I have the privilege of developing recipes with Deans Beans organic and fair trade cocoa and coffee. Here I am with Dean Cycon in my gourmet country kitchen in Western Mass after shooting the recipe video for these rich, fudge-like Espresso cookies. Continue reading

Vegetarian Express, Luscious Meals in Minutes

At Esalen, Leslie Stirs chopped fresh herbs into a salad

June 25, 10:30-2PM Hands on Cooking Class; Shutesbury, MA Vegetarian Express, Luscious Meals with Whole Real Foods

In this hands-on, vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier presents delicious whole foods that are quick, easy to prepare, health enhancing, and nutritious. We will prepare dishes by mixing and matching fresh, organic, and seasonal vegetables, fruits, herbs with quick-cooking organic vegetarian proteins: legumes, whole grains, nuts, seeds, local organic grass raised eggs, local grass raised organic goat and cow cheeses. Continue reading