Tag Archives: Wellness

Forest Bathing in my Forest Garden

Foxglove in bloom on south side of house

Forest bathing in my forest garden. The foxglove are abundant and beautiful amidst rock sculptures naturally balanced. View off the south side of my home. Come visit for a delicious gourmet getaway.

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Treating Noodles like a Slab of Bread

Treating noodles like a slab of bread, topped with pesto and served with a garden fresh salad for a delicious lunch. Some pesto’s are thin; some are oily and others like a sauce. My pesto is thick, more like a spread, a dip and of course yummy on pasta. Today, I made a Vegan Pesto from organic garden fresh kale and wild fresh nettles that was plentiful in my garden. I also added some fresh organic basil, hemp seeds, walnuts, garlic scapes, virgin olive oil and ume vinegar. I love nuts and seeds, and have made pesto with almonds, sunflower seeds and even hazelnuts. Hemp seeds and walnuts pack a wallop of omega 3’s healthy fats. Hemp seeds are a complete protein, high in fiber, vitamins and minerals, a super food. The garden fresh salad with nasturtiums and some local goat feta creates a delicious gluten free, vegetarian rainbow lunch.

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Organic Farm to Table Cooking Classes

Lentil Stew, vegan, and gluten-free

I often teach private and group cooking classes. And sometimes, I travel and teach in delicious places besides my own country kitchen. November 23-29, 2019; and February 8th-15, 2020; I will be the Guest Chef and Cooking Class Teacher at Rancho La Puerta, the Organic Spa in Tecate Mexico. Please join me for fun and inspiring hands on vegetarian, farm to table cooking classes. Set in the heart of a six-acre organic farm, La Cocina Que Canta (“The Kitchen That Sings!”) we will cook our dinner with just-picked organic ingredients. The colors, aromas, and tastes that emanate from our meal are fun to prepare and amazingly delicious.

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Organic Locavore Green Salad

Warm day, sunny day! Yippeeee! Grateful for all the organic farmers growing great greens this time of year. And of course there is plenty of wild dandelion greens and chives right out the door to add to the fun of fresh harvest. Organic Lawn to table meet organic farm to table.
Time for lunch with locavore organic salad greens that I picked up at the farmers market.
Dressing it up with some organic, fair trade, avocados from my local coop. You can add some nuts, like organic pecans, like I did below or organic olives. Simple! Either way, will be delicious, nutrition and satisfying. For a quick dressing, I like to have on hand organic blood orange flavored virgin olive oil and my homemade infused Strawberry Vanilla Fig Balsamic made last summer with organic strawberries from my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). YUM!

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Delicious and Easy Meals for Health and Longevity

Sunday, April 7, 2019; 11:30AM-2:30PM; Amherst, MA; Hands on Organic Farm to Table Cooking Classes

Lentil Stew, vegan, and gluten-free

In this hands-on vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef/teacher and cookbook author Leslie Cerier, presents whole foods that pleasurable, delicious, health-enhancing, easy and fun to prepare. Come learn, cook and feast on exciting vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free dishes that will enhance your immune system, give you energy, rejuvenate your senses, keep your bones strong, calm your nervous system, and help you maintain an active lifestyle.

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