Menu Plan Monday May 18th


Well, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve done menu planning, and I’m eager to get back into more organization.  Otherwise, there are just too many trips to the store and last minute scrambles.

Our hostess this week is Sea, of Book of Yum, and she’s chosen zucchini.  I’m mildly allergic to almost all members of the squash family (although I do have watermelon and butternut squash once a season).  But it looks like I’ve got a “volunteer” plant from the squash family.  Perhaps it’s a zucchini?  At least it looks like a squash plant to me.  If anyone else is good at ID’ing mystery plants, I’d love to hear your 2 cents.

The last few weeks have been busy, and my time in the kitchen has been sporadic. When I do bake, it’s been rushed so I don’t really know what I put in…making it hard to share recipes. But, do check out Sea’s yum-e-baby shower and submit a recipe/good wishes to the new mama to be!

Also, check out Ricki’s new book!!! You can buy it here. I had the fun of being one of the testers, and the recipes are great. Some are GF, some not, but all are vegan and low/no sugar and totally delish. Not only that, most converted very easy to GF.

So here’s the plan:

Turkey garden burgers with grilled red peppers

Chicken thighs in a fresh parsley/garlic/rosemary marinade with carrots and asparagus

Chickpea crackers with avocado and some greenhouse tomatoes
Rhubarb compote

Quinoa with kalamatas olives, fresh herbs from my garden, pine nuts and sauteed garlic


Saturday (my birthday!)
Salmon with a mustard rub and steamed broccoli
An apple/hazelnut concoction (we shall see how this goes)
Baked good:
Chai breakfast cake
some birthday treat

From my garden:
garlic scapes/shoots

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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7 Responses to Menu Plan Monday May 18th

  1. Ricki says:

    I just love rhubarb. Will check out your recipe!
    And thanks for mentioning the book–couldn’t have asked for better testers. 🙂

  2. seamaiden says:

    Happy happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful one..

    Menu looks great as always… and I’m looking forward to my “shower” of recipes 😀

  3. Happy Birthday. I’d pick salmon for my birthday meal, too.

  4. Heather says:

    Happy birthday! I’m celebrating my birthday this week, too. Though I don’t care much about the meal, just the dessert. 🙂 Have a great week!

  5. Ricki: “recipe” is quite a loose term. you can’t go wrong with rhubarb compote.

    Sea: Thanks! The shower should be good fun.

    Wendy: I think salmon is my favorite. And (even better) DH will be grilling…

    Heather: ah, dessert is the center of any good birthday if you ask me

  6. Shellyfish says:

    I’m coming to your house Wednesday and Thursday – so you might need to re-think the left-overs thing! Happy almost birthday to you!!!

  7. Hi Shelly,
    great! it’s a long trip for dinner, though.

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