Meyer Lemon Meringue Cranberry Cookies, Just 5 Ingredients

Stormy Loreto  When you find a cup of egg whites in your refrigerator leftover from making key lime curd you either make a tasteless egg white omelet (sorry body builders, it’s true) or you make meringue cookies. Because I was clearly still on a sugar high from the key lime curd, I chose to invent…

Date Oat Pecan Blondies, No Refined Sugar

Medjool dates are in season in Baja Norte. So of course I had to create Date Oat Pecan Blondies. The dates are delicious moist little packets of sugary goodness but are they a healthy substitute for refined sugar? The answer is, sort of healthier which makes my blondies, sort of healthier too. Each date provides…

Pecan, Almond, Date Bars; Vegan, Real Food, Delicious

Day dreaming in San Ignacio, BCS, Mexico. by T. Delaplain We have the best dates in Mexico.  They are huge, moist and deliciously sweet. If are trying to eat a real food diet, then these Pecan, Almond, Date Bars are for you. They don’t fit into a Paleo or Whole30 diet as written because they…

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…

Easy Pumpkin Pie, Just 4 Ingredients That You Can Find in Baja

Easy pumpkin pie made with sweetened condensed milk? I know, making pumpkin pie is never complicated but this recipe is so easy that you don’t even need to measure anything. I think I made my first pumpkin pie when I was 12 and believe me when I say, “I’m not a baker.” I have to…

Vegan Gluten Free Zucchini Brownies, Mexican Style

The ultimate vegan gluten free zucchini brownies made with coconut flour, cinnamon and walnuts. Use up your abundance of zucchini in this delicious chewy, moist guilt free chocolate dessert that tastes a little like Mexican hot chocolate.  These might be a challenge to make in Baja because some of the ingredients are a little hard…

Piña Colada No Churn Ice Cream, A Baja Flop

I can’t seem to find ice cream (helado, en español) that I like at any of our local grocery stores. I don’t eat ice cream very often but when I do it has to be delicious. My choices in town either have artificial sweeteners snuck in or high fructose corn syrup, ugh. I don’t eat…

Gluten Free, Vegan, Zucchini, Walnut Brownies

I posted this a week ago for Fiesta Friday #52 than realized that I was a week early with dessert. 😉 So some of you have already read this post. But as I pointed out to Suzanne, life is short, so …. I think we should eat dessert first! So here is my dessert for…

December 12th, Make a Cake and Eat it Too.

I seriously made pumpkin gingerbread with a box of Trader Joe’s Deep, Dark, Gingerbread Cake Mix and 1 can of organic pumpkin. The cake mix has real ingredients that I can pronounce, no hydrogenated oils and no high fructose corn syrup. The pumpkin tastes great and adds moisture, without fat. Easy Shmeasy Recipe: Mix 1…

Apple Almond Crumb Pie

September is Hunger Awareness Month so stay tuned for posts about food insecurity and inequality in the coming weeks. The Northern Nevada Food Bank is my favorite charity. I feel strongly that we have a civil responsibility to feed our citizens. The Food Bank supplies assistance to seniors, children, poor college students, and many of…