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Luscious Vegetarian Cooking from the Heart

Organic Cabbage

I experienced so much pleasure today cooking and baking with some of the last of my winter produce, from my organic, CSA* farm share. Slow cooking beans with spices create rich flavors for a luscious meal for a small dinner party tonight. Chopping up that last organic cabbage, some carrots, and baking a big sweet potato inspired a plethora of culinary delights. Continue reading

Leslie’s Amazing Chèvre Cheesecake

Leslie's amazing chevre cheesecake with dried pineapple and goji berries

Creating from my heart, I made this no bake Maple Chèvre Cheesecake with a raw almond date pie crust. Decorated the pie with organic dried pineapple and organic goji berries. In honor of my dear friend Tracey’s birthday party, I had fun creating something new. Continue reading

Vegetarian Eating for Extreme Fitness

Shoveling to the shed took about an hourLiving in New England, the produce I eat changes with the seasons and so does my fitness routines in nature. I like to joke that my front yard is my own gym. Splitting wood and hiking on the trails out my back door in the fall and spring. Organic gardening in spring, summer and fall, while nibbling on fresh greens, berries and edible flowers. Winter can mean snow shoveling, cross country skiing, snow shoeing or hiking. Long simmering stews, roasted vegetables from my local organic farm. Summer always means long distance swimming in nearby clean water ponds, and eating my way to my secret spot , snacking on hand fulls of wild raspberries and blackberries adds to the fun. Continue reading

Swapping Ingredients; Fixing Seasonings

Leslie Cerier's Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

Today, I had fun making this Sweet Potato Pie, swapping ingredients and procedures and having it come out fine. First, I decided to swap hazelnut oil for virgin coconut oil. Got to admit, I do like the flavor of coconut better in pastries, but this vegan pie is still delicious. Then in my Continue reading