WFPB Menu, First Week in Baja Sur, Mexico

Road Trip to Baja, Vegan Meals The vegan diet challenge continues in Baja. We drove for three days to our home in Mexico. I brought instant oatmeal with flax seed, sprouted whole grain bread, peanut butter, fruit spread, hummus, cut up apples, carrot sticks and bags of cooked quinoa, edamame, rice, roasted chic peas and…

La Gringa’s Weekly Baja Menu and CSA Boredom

CSA BOREDOM? It’s easy to get bored with Mexican winter vegetables; Swiss chard, beets, butternut and spaghetti squash, cherry tomatoes and peppers. Greens and squash, rinse and repeat. Making a weekly menu and adjusting your focus may help. I have to remind myself to feel gratitude. Boredom just means that I haven’t tried any new…

La Gringa’s Weekly Menu, Made With Love

Made With Love by T. Delaplain La Gringa’s Weekly Menu is a useful tool to help me eat real food at home, use the abundance of fruits and vegetables that I buy and stop the “what’s for dinner?” woes. I’m trying to get back on the real whole food wagon and planning is everything for…

Easy Sushi Recipe, Spicy Baja Tuna Towers. Impress Your Friends

Make this easy spicy sushi recipe with spicy Baja ahi (yellow fin) tuna, perfect sushi rice, siracha mayo and avocado. A lunch or appetizer portion that’s sure to impress your guests. No need to roll and cut sushi, unless you like to make sushi then go for it. Actually making sushi with your friends does…

Sweet, Spicy Watermelon Salsa for Fish or Chicken

Sweet watermelon, spicy serrano pepper, cool cucumber, fragrant cilantro and red onion make a summer watermelon salsa that is bursting with flavor. There are a zillion recipes for watermelon salsa on the internet so please try every variation. I wanted more crunch so I added crisp cucumber and of course I love a punch of…

Easy Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps, Mexican-Asian Fusion

Korean pork lettuce wraps meet the Baja with a salty, sweet, spicy explosion of flavor. You can make everything in advance and serve these as a main meal or in bite sized cocktail nibbles. Northern Baja, Baja Norte, cuisine has a strong Asian influence. Restaurants in Tijuana and Ensenada are making a name for themselves…

La Gringa’s Weekly Menu

Planning my meals around the available produce helps me use everything I’ve purchased without waste and allows me to create around the freshest ingredients. I print the menu and hang it on the refrigerator so that everyone knows the weekly plan. Of course, we don’t always stay on plan if no one feels like cooking…

Chorizo Crashed Potatoes

Who doesn’t love crashed potatoes? Now add spicy chorizo and you have my Baja version of patatas bravas, popular in Spain. These are a crispy potato explosion of Baja goodness. Pin these to your Mexican recipes to try. Easy and delicious. According to ThePioneerWoman the original creator of Crashed Hot Potatoes was Jill Dupleix, a food…