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….

Easy Healthy No Cook Meals For Camping or Travel in Mexico

A shopping list and menu for 3 days of healthy no cook meals.  Perfect for an end of Summer, Labor Day camping trip, or exploring and surfing trips all year-long in Baja Mexico. One of the best reasons to travel is to explore the local cuisine but eating out for every meal can be expensive…

Baja Sur, Mexico Travel Advisory Issued, Why This Expat Cares

  The U.S. Department of State issued a Mexico Travel Advisory for Baja California Sur, Mexico and Why This Expat Cares. If you stopped to read this post because you want to reinforce your fears of travel in Baja Mexico then stop reading and stay home. I won’t try to change your mind. The U….

Weekly Meal Plan and Healthy Baja Recipes

Making a weekly meal plan helps me save money, time and reduces the stress of “What’s for dinner?” I make healthy choices at the market, reduce waste because I know what is in the pantry and I’m less tempted to eat out. I always buy the freshest produce at the Baja market. I save money…

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…

Grilled Whole Snapper Filled with Citrus Shrimp

You won’t believe how easy it is to make this grilled whole snapper. I stuffed the snapper with citrus shrimp for an extra elegant of surprise and another layer of flavor. The temperatures are rising in Loreto, Mexico and this Gringa nomad has flown north to Nevada. I found this fresh yellow snapper and Pacific…