Tag Archives: Vegan

Cooking Tips to Make Greens in Tahini Sauce

Greens in a Garlic Tahini Sauce with Tofu

Greens in a Garlic Tahini Sauce with Tofu. Umeboshi vinegar adds a delicious lemony and salty flavor to the sauce of this nutritious, quick and easy non dairy, vegan dish. Here I am demonstrating how to push the greens aside in the pot when adding organic tahini to the greens and tofu. Thanks to Pat Antaya6 for coming to my hands on vegetarian cooking class for health and longevity and taking this photo.

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Teaching the Art of the Stir Fry

Teaching How to Make Stir Fry Tempeh and Vegetables in a cooking class

Demonstrating how to make an Asian stir fry tempeh with vegetables in one of my hands on vegetarian cooking classes. First, melt virgin coconut oil, Next add your spices: grated ginger and chopped garlic. Add and stir in a tablespoon of tamari and mirin (sweet rice cooking wine) or maple syrup along with slices of tempeh. Once the pan dries, add some water for a juicy, flavorful dish. Next add colorful vegetables like carrots, green cabbage, and celery. In my cooking classes, I teach that you can change the combination of seasonal vegetables all year long for infinite varieties of tasty Asian vegetable stir fry dishes. I also offer cooking tips for you to invent your own recipe variations. Once you understand which ingredients go in first, second and third, you can design your own stir fries based on your local harvest. Eat well and have fun.

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Cilantro Olive Dip/Spread

Marinated sun-dried tomatoes and kalamata olives make this a delicious spread for bread or crackers. And, it is fabulous as appetizer dip served with rainbow radish and carrots sticks. Organic green olives adds to the YUM and Fun. Served on my Vegan Gourmet Getaway Weekend.

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Organic Kale

Teaching Hands on organic farm to table vegetaria cooking At Rancho La Puerta in Mexico. Here is Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet in the organic garden

Always happy to hang out in an organic farm and garden. Here I am before teaching a hands on farm to table, vegetarian, dinner class at the Organic Spa Rancho La Puerta in Mexico. Grateful to teach folks how to mix and match the fresh, local, harvest into tasty easy, delicious healthy meals for health and longevity.

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Spice It UP!

I started looking for some activities for my husband’s birthday that is on March 18th, and I searched for two months for some activities to do on that weekend. We’re both vegan and we always wanted to go to a vegan cooking class, so I thought that would be a nice way to celebrate. We live in Boston and there are several cooking classes close by, but none of them were in that specific weekend. I kept looking online until I came across Leslie’s cooking class and it sounded like a really good option to me. It was a little far but we enjoyed the scenic ride with some music, stories and laughter. When we got there I immediately knew I had made the perfect choice, Leslie’s class was not only an amazing cooking class, but also a whole lifestyle experience that inspired us to continue on this journey towards health and wellness. Her house is just in perfect equilibrium with the environment, she has a garden right outside the house and she wholeheartedly shared invaluable life experiences that were extremely enriching. Thank you Leslie for opening you home to us. – Natalie Lopez, Boston MA

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