Menu plan Monday with a Latin Flair!

Many thanks to Elizabeth at Weird and Surprisingly Good for choosing Latin foods as our weekly theme! Love it. I’m assuming we’re including all of Central and South America.

amigofoods_2046_10366782Quinoa, a Peruvian grain, is always a staple in my diet because it’s such a great source of vegetarian protein and fiber (and super yummy!). And cassava crackers, or Casabi, are from the Dominican Republic and just about perfect for someone who is allergic to most things because the ingredients are…cassava. Too bad they’re so hard to find in the US now.

And, of course, this is a perfect opportunity to make Jude’s Braised Chicken with Ancho Chilis because I’ve been eying it for ages!


Last week was a tasty one. I made a chocolate sweet potato cake which had great consistency…but still had a slight funky taste, so it needs more work. My new project is also perfecting crackers, because I’m a woman on a mission.

Quinoa Black Bean Salad with avocado


Coconut curried collardswith turkey

Chicken with Ancho Chili Sauce

Sea’s Spinach Chickpea Curry

Avocado and Tomato soup

Baked goods:
Chickpea crackers

Something chocolate =)

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 with a Latin Flair!

  1. Lauren says:

    Chocolate Sweet Potato cake sounds very interesting! I’d love to see it when you have it figured out =D!

  2. Hi Cheryl,
    I fee like I just hit the jackpot on recipes that speak my language: lots of veggies! Tomorrow I am going to the store to buy quinoa. For too long I’ve been thinking about trying to cook with it. The quinoa black bean salad sold me on it.

    Thanks for posting!

  3. Can’t wait for the Gf cracker recipe once it’s perfected. Store bought are so expensive and not so satisfying. Thanks for being the headquarters for the GF Swap. Have a great week.

  4. VeggieGirl says:

    SPINACH CHICKPEA CURRY?!!?!?!??! That dish is toooootally calling my name.

  5. Shellyfish says:

    I think that if you have to have a mission, this sounds like a great one!

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