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…

South Beach Diet, The Lost and Found Phase and Restaurant Tips

The South Beach Diet, Lost and Found Phase is my way of saying, “Hey, you can wander off course but you can always adjust your sails and find a path back.” I wasn’t really lost but I did take a detour and now with some planning I’m back on track. There’s nothing like a lake house…

South Beach Phase 1 Menu

Another week on Phase 1, Feeling accomplished  I reduced the red meat and cheeses this week and added a vegetarian day on Monday. I changed a few snacks to better fit my tastes. We are traveling to the lake house and that means lots of grilling, besides it’s too hot to bake or cook inside….

South Beach Diet, Weigh In and Personal Observations in Phase 1

Weigh in: -2.5 pounds, Happy Dance Very Personal Observations on South Beach Phase 1 Disclaimer: You have to make your own food choices and modifications. I’m not a South Beach purist but it’s working for me.  The South Beach diet is really not too far away from my usual eating with a few exceptions. Phase 1…