Menu Plan Monday Dec 15th

I love this week’s theme: nuts and seeds! Honestly, I eat a jinormous quantity of both and can’t imagine life without them. Nutritious, full of fiber, portable, easy…very few days go by without me eating nuts! And almost all of my recipes have them, because I’m such a big fan. So a big thanks to In My Box for hosting this week’s menu plan.

This week is much like week’s past–trying to balance all of the holiday excitement with the need for sleep! I’ve decided to do much less baking this year and I’m very glad. However, I’m still making rugelach, a chocolate orange cake, the Daring baker challenge (I almost hyperventilated when I read it), chocolate covered pomegranate seeds, peppermint meringues and fruit and nut bars. I guess I’m not taking it that easy.

Many of the nights we’ll be out, so I have little time to cook and so meals will be pretty simple:

Nightshade skillet meal with broccoli

Beef curry or beef in a Thai coconut sauce

Roasted Tomato soup with caramelized onion (from my freezer) and an avocado


Baked salmon and asparagus

To celebrate our weekly theme, I’ll be making a gingerbread out of almond flour…mmmm…..

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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5 Responses to Menu Plan Monday Dec 15th

  1. VeggieGirl says:

    I eat TONS of nuts/nut-butters every single day – can’t get enough of those healthy fats!! 🙂

  2. Ricki says:

    Well, if that’s LIGHT on the baking, I’d love to know what you made in previous years! 😉 (Oh, and can’t wait to see the DB Challenge)!

  3. Scrumptious says:

    Oh man, all your treats sounds so amazing. Chocolate covered pomegranate seeds? Peppermint meringues??? GF gingerbread with almond flour?!? It sounds like heaven!

  4. Pingback: Another vegetarian, gluten-free Menu Plan Monday « In My Box

  5. Shellyfish says:

    Nuts & seeds! I love it! Ah the challenge…it was actually pretty easy – but I used sugar & soy, don’t know how I’d have done it without!
    I love the nightshade skillet. I really avoided nightshades for a long time…maybe that’s why I broke my foot? Ha! Just kidding, of course. Broke my foot because I was in too much of a hurry!

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