Menu Plan Monday June 14th–Strawberries

So it’s berry time around these parts.  Every day (or twice a day!) I’m out picking raspberries and getting to spend time with the others who are also munching on the berries–mostly birds and bunnies, and an occasional deer.  We’ve got a lot of raspberries at this point, and will for a week or two.  I’ve got a huge bag in my freezer and have been eating more than I can handle.  The birds have been pretty good so far.  Either that or there are so many berries that I don’t really notice.

Pretty much, my main recipe for raspberries is pick, then eat.  Repeat.  These are very flavorful but don’t keep well.  They get soft pretty quickly.

I did make a raspberry tart, and it was beautiful–vegan, using agar agar, and it melted.  Or maybe oozed is the right word.  I also made a flourless chocolate raspberry cake–pretty much a standard flourless cake, gobs of eggs, etc. and dunked some rasps on top.   It was well enjoyed!

As for other berries, I harvested one blueberry this year.  Yep, one.  And (since this is our theme for this week) I DO have strawberry plants, but they’re not doing much.  And I’m allergic, so aside from making tuxedoed strawberries once or twice a year, I don’t do much with them.

So head on to Celiac Family to see the strawberry inspired recipes that Heather and co have posted!


Masala chicken with broccoli (recipe from Spice and herb bible)

Quinoa with kale pesto, using some kale from my garden

Coconut bison curry with garlic roasted cauliflower

Rosemary roasted salmon…which we haven’t had in way too long. I love salmon!


Baked goods:
I will most likely make a chocolate hazelnut torte. or cookies. both would be overkill!

in my garden:
tomatoes (got two so far, direct to mouth)
thyme, oregano, etc.
garlic scapes
um, raspberries!!!

farmer’s market:
spring onions

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 June 14th–Strawberries

  1. Pingback: Weekly Plan of Gluten-Free Dinners - Strawberries

  2. That flourless chocolate cake looks devine!
    Apparently, we’re all thinking about salmon this week. Do you have a recipe for the Rosemary Roasted Salmon? Sounds great.

  3. Hi Heather,
    couldn’t be easier! Just salmon, drizzled with olive oil with some coarse sea salt, fresh ground pepper and fresh rosemary sprigs on top. bake at 350 till flaking. with really good salmon, that’s all you need!

  4. Tamara Lea says:

    Wow, your menu plan is inspiring me to start a garden. Sounds delicious!

  5. Linda says:

    I love the bunny! I might give that kale pesto a try, I’m just not sure if my family will go for it.

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