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 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, 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…

South Beach Diet Menu, Phase 1

Following the South Beach Diet, Phase 1 I’ve said it many times, “Planning your meals is essential for healthy eating!” It is sooooo easy for me not to plan meals in the U.S. I can pop out to the market any and every day. There’s a zillion choices of prepared foods, snacks and desserts at…

My Flexitarian Kitchen

I’ve moved my kitchen, literally and figuratively this month. I’m back in the U.S after living 6 months in Baja, Mexico so I’ll be creating and cooking from my Nevada kitchen. I moved my blog back from My Baja Kitchen to What’s For Dinner Doc for many reasons. I don’t need an expensive independent blog…

Meal Plan April 10-16

Writing a meal plan for the week will help you eat healthier foods, save money by eating at home and use the fresh foods that you bought before everything goes to waste (you know you do this, right?) Besides who doesn’t love to be organized even on the laid back Baja? Some days I can’t…

December Fitness Tips – Revisited

Holiday Challenge: Dance as if no one is watching. 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 then watch RuPaul’s Drag Race, those queens have…