Menu Plan Monday: Cherries!

I’m delighted by Kim’s choice of cherries as this week’s theme for Menu plan Monday.  We’ve been getting choccherrypuddingbeautiful ones, and some Ranier cherries too, which are beyond delicious.  Although I think cherries are perfect as is, I did make an easy and yummy raw, sugar free, vegan cherry pudding and the recipe is below.

I also posted the Daring Baker challenge of Orange Milan Cookies…they worked beautifully, and I can’t wait to do them in mint.

My DH is out of town traveling, which makes cooking much easier and has me lean toward more vegan options and a lot more play.  As much as I love to cook, it’s nice not to have responsibilities from time to time, too.

Also,  if you’re interested, check out an article on Celiac and autoimmunity.

Sea’s Chickpea and spinach curry

quinoa with pesto

Salmon and roasted peppers


Indian Spiced Cauliflower with papads

Hubby’s home!
Chicken in a mint sauce with artichokes

Southwestern quinoa and some sort of dessert

Baked goods:
Chickpea crackers
Some dessert for a potluck–maybe a raspberry mousse? I will likely change my mind a bunch of times
banana cupcakes with chocolate frosting
Chocolate cherry “pudding”

Chocolate cherry pudding:

2 cups pitted cherries
1/4 cup agave
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon chia seeds (Salba)
“meat” of one young coconut

Put everything in a vitamix or good blender. Blend until smooth. Chill, top with cocoa nibs if desired and enjoy!

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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3 Responses to Menu Plan Monday: Cherries!

  1. Great summer menu plan even if you are on your own part of the week.
    The pudding looks interesting. I keep seeing recipes with chia seeds. Guess it’s time to try some.

  2. Pingback: Weekly Menu Plan ~ August 2, 2009 « Gluten-free is Life

  3. That pudding looks delish! I have been really enjoying cherries lately!

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