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Gourmet Getaway Packages

Come and experience delicious organic lifestyle, a fabulous energizing and extraordinary gourmet getaway in Amherst, MA. Come for a weekend; 1 week, 1, 2, 3 or more days during the week. You can take private cooking lessons, enjoy farm to table meals, hike on trails out the back door, bike, snow shoe, swim, recharge and relax immersed in nature.

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Teaching How to Make Minestrone

Minestrone, teaching how to make organic, delicious minestrone in cooking classes

For my Spice it Up, Creative Cooking with Herbs and Spices hands on Vegetarian Cooking class, March 17, 2019, we created a twist on a classic minestrone. Using a little strip of tasty and mineral rich dulse sea vegetable, a pinch of organic saffron and organic bay leaves to simmer and flavor the lentils. Once the lentils began to soften, we added organic grated sweet potatoes, sliced onions and potatoes. When the vegetables were tender, we added organic diced tomatoes, water, sea salt and fresh chopped rosemary and dried herbs: oregano, basil, thyme, and fresh ground black peppercorns. Turned off the heat. Added a handful of organic quinoa macaroni to expand and cook from the residual heat. Eco- cooking tip! We went on to cook up another dish, the curried lentil and vegetable dish cooked in Leslie’s chai.

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Soups and Stews for Health and Vitality

Organic, Vegan. deliciousCoconut Curried Red Lentil Soup with Spinach

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The moment is bliss when you sit down and dip your spoon into a steamy, fragrant bowl of soup. A feast for the senses, soup seems to nourish the soul as well as the body. In this hands-on, organic farm to table, vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier will show you how to make a wide variety of soup sensations from light and simple to thick and hearty. Continue reading

Eat The Organic, Seasonal Rainbow Everyday

Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet picking up her autumn weekly organic share of veggies at her CSA. Here’s what’s in my basket this week: lots of salad greens: arugula, red Russian kale, tat soi, and to eat at the rainbow: daikon radish, watermelon radish, also known as rainbow radish, & red bell pepper. Eat your greens and the rainbow. As the week’s change, we can mix and match the local, organic, seasonal harvest to eat the rainbow all year round for our health and happiness.

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Corn Grits with Sautéed Kale and Goat Cheddar Cheese vegetarian, gluten-free

Cerier’s recipe for corn grits with sauteed kale and goat cheddar cheese is a healthy, crowd pleasing entrée that satisfies comfort-food cravings.


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