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.

Monday:
Sea’s Chickpea and spinach curry

Tuesday
quinoa with pesto

Weds:
Salmon and roasted peppers

Thursday:

Indian Spiced Cauliflower with papads

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

Saturday:
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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