Menu Plan Monday Aug 10th–Beans!

baby bunnyLook who’s been growing in my garden. Isn’t he a cutie pie?

It’s been a tasty fruit tartweek or so and I’ve been having a lot of fun playing in the kitchen.  However, with the weather as it is, everything melts.  Like these lovelies, for instance. They were intact at home, and then…melted on the car ride, ending up on the seats of my new car, in a corner of the box, you get the general idea.  *sigh*.  But they were tasty…

Our weekly host is Scrumptious, of In my Box and her ingredient is beans, and I couldn’t be happier.  I LOVE beans, and I’ve been able to slowly eat more of them without causing my tummy to be unhappier than usual, which is just fabulous.  As of late, I’ve been using beans as a thickener in desserts, especially chocolate frosting! but I haven’t been very good about writing down amounts, so I don’t have recipes to share.  Yet.

My garden is doing well, we’ve got gobs of tomatoes and herbs, and the rest is…at its own pace.

Mahi Mahi with parsley pesto and sauteed fennel

Dal with roasted cauliflower and papads

Roast turkey and celery in chestnut sauce

Arugula salad with chickpea crackers and avocado


Baked goods:

  • a version of Karina’s Blueberry cake
  • experiments with agar agar
  • meringues

From my garden

  • tomatoes
  • corn
  • peppers
  • herbs
  • garlic (dried)

From the market:

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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2 Responses to Menu Plan Monday Aug 10th–Beans!

  1. Pingback: Steady on! A pulse-perfect gluten-free, vegan Menu Plan Monday « In My Box

  2. Lauren says:

    Yum – that all sounds lovely!! I’ve got something for you at my blog =D.

    I’m glad your garden is doing well!!

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