Meyer Lemon Almond Yogurt Cake

It is Meyer lemon season in Baja. These little globes of sunshine are falling from my neighbors’ trees. They are pleasantly fragrant with a sweeter floral lemony taste. They’re delicious in desserts, marinades, salad dressings and drinks. When in doubt, make a Meyer Lemon Almond Yogurt Cake. Here are just a few recipes I want…

Holiday Challenge: Dance As If No One Is Watching

Are you having trouble keeping your Maintain Don’t Gain promise? Maybe these strategies will help. 1) Crank up the holiday music and dance as if no one is watching. Close the drapes just in case.  If you need dance ideas, watch “White Christmas” with Bing and Rosemary Clooney and follow that weird sequence of modern…

What’s For Dinner at My Baja Kitchen, Weekly Meal Plan

Weekly Meal Planning, A Healthy Solution  What’s for dinner? I can’t always get what I want in Baja so I shop for the freshest ingredients and then build my menu for the week. Having a written menu ensures that I eat the produce that I carefully select each week before it goes bad. I also…

Holiday Challenge: Lame Excuses Not To Work Out

The holidays are hectic but that is no reason to make lame excuses not to work out. Exercise reduces stress and gives you a little more wiggle room for high calorie treats. It’s important not to get out of the habit of exercising. It’s always easier to stick with a plan than to build up…

Holiday Wellness Challenge

  Uncover your eyes and stop crying over holiday weight gain. It is not inevitable. Today’s Challenge:  Weigh yourself and find a wellness buddy and be accountable to each other. Take the holiday wellness challenge with me. Commit to maintaining your weight and fitness level.  Stay tuned for posts with simple wellness ideas and affirmations…

Advice For Mexican Snowbirds: Securing Your Home For Extended Travel

Securing Your Home for Extended Travel Nothing ruins your beach day faster than a call from a neighbor in the north that you have water running our of your basement or there’s an unfamiliar moving van parked in your driveway. True story; my husband once received a call from his father’s neighbor  that there were…

Advice for Mexican Snowbirds, Dealing With Mail

For Mexican Snowbirds, dealing with mail can be so frustrating, but deal you must. In the U.S. we take snail mail for granted. We walk out to our box or stop at the post office and there is mail. We don’t even have to think about how to get or send mail. This post contains…

Host A Mexican Tapas Party and A Recipe For Chorizo Mushroom Tapas

  Host a Mexican tapas party to celebrate being back on the Baja. Let’s get together. Ideas for hosting your own tapas party Make it a potluck You could suggest a small bite category or theme to each guest or be surprised when your friends intuitively bring a variety of dishes with no predetermined theme….