Whole Food Banana Apple Oatmeal Breakfast “Cookies”

Breakfast Cookies? Yes! I wanted a warm breakfast treat using only ingredients in my BrightLine food plan. I committed to eat oats, an egg and 1 fruit for breaking my fast today. These cookies contain everything in my plan and tasted like a healthy oatmeal cookie. I served mine with a dollop of low-fat Greek…

BrightLine Eating Week 1 Free From Sugar

How do you feel, Doc? I paid to take the 14 day challenge at BrightLine Eating. I wanted a  good start for my sugar and flour free adventure. I am not affiliated with BrightLine and my menus are compliant but not sanctioned by BrightLine. I feel a little fatigued from the low calories.  I haven’t…

BrightLine Eating, Getting Sugar Out of My Life, Can I Do It?

Talk about a lazy blogger…. that’s me. I obviously cook and eat healthy food every day but most meals are just fuel, not necessarily worth writing about.  That’s real life, right? The South Beach experiment? I lost about 4 pounds without even getting serious about following the plan strictly. I kept a lot of the…

What’s for Dinner Doc? A Weekly Menu

I can’t believe that December is upon us. I’m watching snow videos sent from Nevada while enjoying mild temperatures in Baja. I do miss a good blizzard but only if I don’t have to go anywhere. I hope my menu gives you a few ideas to try this week. Planning is everything when you’re committed…

Cranberry Mint Mojita Mocktail

I’m celebrating the start of the Loreto Bay CSA with a refreshing mocktail made with fresh mint from my basket of greens, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, Swiss chard and bunches of fresh herbs. Whether you chose to live as a sober rebel or not, it’s always nice to offer an alcohol free “mocktail” to your…

La Gringa’s Weekly Menu, Mostly South Beach

I’m back in Baja and Sunday is our hunting and gathering day. The outdoor market is open and the vegetables were fresh. In the U.S. I create a weekly menu and then shop for the ingredients. In Mexico, I gather what I can find and then create a menu. Baja shopping tip: The winds have…

South Beach Diet Menu, Phase 2

Summer is winding down. I love the fall in No. Nevada. The evenings are cool but the daytime temperatures are in the 70-80’s. The weather is almost perfect. I’ve started packing for our trip south to Baja. It’s a little game I like to play, “How much stuff can I stuff in the SUV, that…

Taco Mini Quiches, Low Carb Brunch

Here’s a quick meal prep idea for your low carb diet. I make a batch of mini crustless quiches most weeks and eat them for brunch or lunch. You can add any vegetables, protein and or cheese to use what’s available and to tailor it to your personal taste. These have ground beef but you…

South Beach Phase 2 Menu, Dealing with Boredom

Diet Boredom? Are you really bored on a low carb diet or are you just waiting until you can go back to your routine of grab and go high carb choices? If you are constantly thinking you’re on a diet then you aren’t really changing how you eat as a lifestyle. Essentially you’re always looking…