Sunday, May 13, 2012

Real Food Weekly Menu Plan #27 ~ Apricot Week!

We purchased a fifteen-pound box of organic, local, hail-damaged apriums (an apricot/plumb mix, heavy on the apricot side) for $15.  In honor of that box, we're calling it Apricot Week!  It's amazing what you can make with fifteen pounds of apricots.  I made fourteen 8-ounce jars of honey-sweetened jam, apricot cream smoothies aplenty, a raw apricot cobbler, and two gluten-free, grain-free apricot pies that will be stored in the freezer and pulled out when it's cold enough to turn the oven on again.  We even had some left to enjoy by themselves.  Stay tuned for the recipes mentioned above and if you want to make all that apricot jam sweetened with just one and a half cups honey, buy yourself a packet of Pamona's Pectin, follow the recipe provided, and go to town!  You might want to buy at least one six-pack to be prepared for the blueberry, strawberry, peach, and blackberry seasons.  I also highly recommend these BPA-free reusable lids.  Reusable and BPA-free makes me happy.  So does putting food by.  It's quite therapeutic and I warn you, it's addicting.

To do: soak porridge
Breakfast:  Coconut Flour Crepes
Lunch:  Quesorritos
Snack:  Apricot Creme Smoothies
Dinner:  Taco Salad

To do: soak sourdough flatbread
Breakfast: Porridge & Eggs
Lunch:  Hummus Flowers
Snack:  Fried Mush
Dinner:  Raw Spaghetti & Fresh Strawberries with Creme Fraiche for Dessert

To do: make sourdough flatbread, freeze ice cream maker
Breakfast: Raw Strawberry Crumble
Lunch:  Irish Nachos using Perfect Potato Wedges
Snack:  Raw Blueberry Bliss Smoothie
Dinner:  Sourdough Flatbread, Fava Bean Spread, avocado, tomato, and raw cheese slices

To do: make pesto
Breakfast:  Raw Muesli
Lunch:  Nibble Trays
Snack:  Strawberry Cacao Smoothies
Dinner:  Fresh Pea Soup, Flatbread, Pesto

Friday: (We celebrate our daughter's fourth birthday!)
To do: make cake & raw ice cream! Soak pancakes
Breakfast:  Grain-Free Cinnamon Rolls
Lunch:  Grain-Free Pigs in a Blanket
Snack:  Raw Strawberry Kefir Smoothies
Dinner:  Sourdough Pizza, Grain-Free Chocolate Cake with Marshmallow Frosting, Raw Chocolate Mint Ice Cream

Breakfast:  Pancake Bar
Lunch:  Pancake Sandwiches
Snack:  Orange Julius (using kefir instead of milk)
Dinner:  Sour Cream Bake (using rice noodles)

To do: menu plan
Breakfast: Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Scones
Lunch:  Leftovers
Dinner:  Leftovers
(Sunday is my day off.)

I'm sharing this at Monday Mania, Real Food Wednesday.


  1. Yum, it all sounds amazing! Once the fresh fruit season start here, I am doomed. I am so addicted to putting up all kinds of jams.

  2. Katie, do you know if you can use the "inversion method" with this kind of pectin?

  3. It's so fun and satisfying, isn't it?

  4. Oh my goodness. A site that has the menu with the recipes only a click away. I have just fallen in love!


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