Recipe by: Annessa Chumbley, RD Ingredients 1 cup cooked quinoa 3/4 cup Chelan Fresh cherries, pitted and halved 1/4 cup sliced red onion 1-2 cups fresh spinach 2 tablespoons crumbled feta 1 blood orange, sliced 2 teaspoons chopped pistachios Cherry Dressing 5 Chelan Fresh cherries, pitted 3-4 tablespoons avocado oil 1 blood orange, peeled 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt drizzle pure maple syrup, optional Method Add ingredients for the salad around a bowl, sprinkling pistachios over everything. In a small blender or food processor, add ingredients for dressing. Blend on high until smooth. Add maple syrup only if dressing needs an added touch [...]
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Recipe by: Chef Lenny, @whosagoodlizard Sweet Rainier Cherries are at their peak for only a short time during the summer. They are delicious capped with a golden-brown puff pastry crust and a hint of cardamom. Serve with or without ice cream to elevate this any time treat. Servings: 6 Preparation: 45 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Ingredients 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (thawed) 1 egg beaten with 1 tsp. water for egg wash 4 cups pitted and chopped fresh or frozen Rainier cherries ¼ cup white sugar ¼ cup brown sugar ¼ tsp. cardamom ¼ cup all-purpose flour 2 tsp. of lemon [...]
Recipe by: Chef Lenny, @whosagoodlizard Juicy, cherries and tender beef-browned and cooked until fork tender. Including Instant Pot & traditional slow cooker methods. Servings: 04 Preparation: 20 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Instant Pot 8-10 hours if using traditional method included below. Ingredients 2 tbsp. olive oil 3 lbs. beef stew meat (chuck roast) 1.5 to 2 cups pitted chopped Rainier Cherries (fresh or frozen) 4 cloves of garlic minced 2 jalapenos diced 1 large shallot diced 1 8oz box mushrooms chopped 1/2 cup of water 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. pepper 1 tsp. white pepper 1 tsp. each, cumin, paprika, chili [...]
Cherry season is but a blip of time in the summer, here and gone before we know it. But, that doesn’t mean you have to go without these sweet little jewels for the rest of the year. Check out our tips on how to freeze your cherry haul to enjoy in the dead of winter. And, now is the perfect time grab some Chelan Fresh cherries so stock up and freeze up before they are gone again in a flash! For some inspiration on how to use your frozen cherries, we have included a few of our favorites: Cherry Chocolate Banana [...]
Recipe by: Chef Lenny, @whosagoodlizard Dutch Baby or German Pancakes are a lot like a giant pop over. Paired with some deliciously sweet Rainier cherries, and a dash of powdered sugar, I doubt you would even need syrup! Servings: 4 Preparation: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Instructions 15 pitted and halved Rainier cherries 4 eggs 1 cup oat milk 1 cup all-purpose flour Pinch of salt 1 tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract ½ tsp. pumpkin spice seasoning* 1/3 stick of butter *DIY Pumpkin Spice Mix 3 tbsp. ground cinnamon 2 tsp. ground ginger 2 tsp. ground nutmeg 1 tsp. ground [...]
Recipe by: Chef Lenny, @whosagoodlizard A classic anytime dessert made with fresh or frozen sweet cherries. Serve this showstopper with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Galettes are a great beginner pie recipe as the rustic crust leaves a lot of room for error! Cherries are packed with nutrients, can boost recovery, are good for your heart, and can aid in sleep quality. Servings: 06 Preparation: 15 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Ingredients 12-inch store bought pie dough (or homemade, but that will significantly increase the prep time) 4 cups of sweet cherries, fresh or frozen (thawed) pitted and halved. 1/3 cup [...]
Recipe by: Chef Lenny, @whosagoodlizard Sweet cherries star in this vibrant, thyme pan sauce that is made while the pork tenderloins rest. Servings: 4 Active Time: 50 minutes Cook time: 50 minutes Ingredients 2 tsp. ground coriander Salt and pepper 2 2lb. pork tenderloins 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 shallot thinly sliced 12 springs of thyme 1 1/4 cups red wine 1 tbsp. raspberry or balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp. sugar 2 cups pitted sweet cherries (fresh or frozen) 1 tbsp. butter Method Create the rub by adding the coriander, salt and pepper to a small bowl. Rub the spice mixture evenly around [...]
Recipe by: Chef Lenny, @whosagoodlizard This classic flavor combination brings together familiar ingredients to create something not only healthy, but plant based as well! Servings: 2 Preparation: 5 minutes Cook time: 0 minutes Instructions 2 cups fresh or frozen pitted cherries 1 ripe banana 1 ½ cups plant-based milk of your choice 1 tbsp. cacao nibs Place all above ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Divide evenly between two 16 oz cups and enjoy! *Additional add-ins will change the flavor and consistency of recipe! Health Benefits Cherries are packed with nutrients, can boost recovery, are good for your heart, and [...]
Recipe by: Michele Rosen This Cherry Cobbler is sponsored by Chelan Fresh and all opinions are my own, as always. This paleo and vegan cherry almond cobbler is sure to become a family favorite! A sweet fresh cherry filling is baked with a biscuit cobbler topping and toasty almonds that’s gluten free, dairy free, and egg free. It’s perfect served with a big scoop of coconut vanilla ice cream or on its own! Easy to make and the perfect healthy dessert for Summer. Gooey sweet juicy fresh cherries topped with a sweet biscuit that tastes better than cake? And it’s both paleo AND [...]
Cherries and cheese Cherries love nothing more than to accompany a beautiful cheeseboard. Their sweetness and juiciness contrast beautifully with many types of cheeses, and their bright hues add a pop of color. There are many ways to enjoy cherries with cheese: raw, pickled, cooked in a jam, tossed in a salad, etc. The possibilities really are endless, so have fun with it. Here is a guide for which cheeses pair well with cherries: Hard/salty cheeses: Cherries add a healthy dose of freshness to aged and salty cheeses. Try them with aged gouda, cheddar, manchego, pecorino, asiago, or gruyere. Soft/salty cheeses: Say [...]