Leslie Cerier

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Sea Vegetables—Varieties and Best Uses

chuka seaweed salad

Sea vegetables are getting more attention now that sushi is so popular. For thousands of years, cooks on every continent have made flavorful meals from sea vegetables—soup, stews, garnishes, condiments, and even desserts. Sea vegetables are rich in minerals and vitamins and low in calories. You may also find that eating sea vegetables satisfies your need for salt. (Rinse sea vegetables before cooking them to reduce their sodium content.) more→

Granny Smith Apple Crumb Pie (Gluten-Free)

Granny Smith apples

This delicious gluten-free apple pie is perfect for winter holiday fare. And because it’s so easy to make, it’s a nice way to lighten your load when you’ll be doing a lot of other cooking. Dates balance the tartness of Granny Smith apples beautifully, but you can make endless variations on this pie by choosing almost any fruit that’s in season and pairing it with whatever dried fruit seems appealing. Contributed by Leslie Cerier, from Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook.* more→

Cinnamon-Walnut Crumble Coffee Cake

Vegan Cinnamon Walnut Crumble Coffee Cake

I love a good cinnamon-walnut coffee cake to serve as a snack or for breakfast, and when I need a vegan version, this recipe is the one I turn to.  more→

Raspberry-Almond Fruit Crisp

Ground almonds replace the flour and add sweetness to the topping for this fabulous raspberry fruit crisp. Contributed by Leslie Cerier, from Going Wild in the Kitchen.* more→

Japanese Sea Vegetable Salad with Noodles

The colorful contrast of the carrots and parsley against the black arame and white noodles gives this Asian-style salad its remarkable beauty. It is also rich in calcium and quick to make. Contributed by Leslie Cerier, adapted from Going Wild in the Kitchen.* more→

Ginger-Arame Salad

Tofu, garlic, and ginger bring a taste of Asia to this quick and easy arame salad. This sea vegetable recipe was contributed by Leslie Cerier. more→

Creative Cooking with Sea Vegetables

Wakame Salad

I remember my first taste of sushi in Boulder, Colorado, summer of 1978. From that day on, I have enjoyed cooking with sea vegetables. New friends invited me for lunch. They served rice and vegetables wrapped in toasted nori with a spicy wasabi dip. As they spoke about their macrobiotic diet, I fell in love with my first taste of seaweed. more→

Summer Garden Salad Greens

Cooking with Quinoa with Leslie Cerier

Healthy Halloween Treats

pumpkins

Halloween used to scare me. My kids coming home with all that junk food sent shivers through my spine. But with a selection of healthy Halloween treats and snacks, it’s a joy, a chance to play dress-up with the kids, and parade around the neighborhood at night, greeting friends, nibbling on healthy, all natural candies, marveling at carved candle lit pumpkins and houses decorated with creepy masks and hanging skeletons. more→

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