Swiss Chard and Quinoa Patties With Cilantro Yogurt Sauce, Vegetarian

Swiss chard and quinoa are each super foods that are readily available in Baja. Combine them with egg for a complete vegetarian meal, loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals and protein. Drizzle with cilantro, yogurt and garlic sauce for a pop of bright flavor. Make extra sauce because you will want to pour it on everything:…

Baked Vegan Mexican Falafel: Healthy Mexican Recipe

Holiday Challenge: Make a Healthy Vegan Mexican Meal I’ve been exploring the vegan and vegetarian dining options in Loreto, BCS as part of a travel advice series. It’s interesting because it’s difficult to find healthy options other than salads. The only vegetarian protein source I’ve reliably seen is cheese. Don’t get me wrong, I love…

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…

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup, Freezer Meal

. Prepare this Instant Pot chicken tortilla soup on the weekend and freeze it for later or if you have the time you can make it in the morning and toss it in the Instant Pot or a slow cooker. Either way you return to a delicious soup in the evening. You can cook this…

Sheet Pan Chipotle Chicken Fajitas, Spicy Yogurt Marinade

Sheet Pan Chipotle Chicken Fajitas, an easy weeknight family meal. Try it tonight.   I am loving sheet pan meals. Once the weather turns hot in Baja, I will abandon the oven meals, but they’re perfect for autumn days in Nevada. These sheet pan chipotle chicken fajitas were so easy and delicious. You can grill…

Balsamic Glazed Green Beans and Almonds, Healthy Vegetable Side Dish

Healthy balsamic glazed green beans will make a perfect vegetable side dish for Autumn and for Thanksgiving, if you are a planner. The almonds give it a healthy bit of protein and pizzaz. BTW, in the foodie blogosphere, it isn’t too early to start talking about Thanksgiving. I’m not gonna lie, I used to love…

How to Make Fresh Killer Salsas, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Baja Salsas

Anyone can make fresh killer salsas with a few mix and match ingredients from the market. Pick one or two ingredients from each category, chop, dice, mix and adjust seasonings. You’ll have a fresh salsa on the table in 15 minutes. Serve with anything or everything. Use the freshest local produce and experiment with the…

Homemade Taco Seasoning, Healthy Mexican Food

Make homemade taco seasoning from dried chilies, cumin, garlic, onion, thyme and oregano. You can customize your taco seasoning by choosing mild, medium or hot chili powders. There are no scary ingredients and you can control the amount of salt. Store bought taco seasoning is more expensive, less flavorful and there are anti-caking agents, artificial…

No Cook Meals for Burning Man, Healthy Recipes

Don’t show up in the Black Rock desert empty handed, impress your friends with these no cook meals for Burning Man. No need for fire or refrigeration. Pack your tu tu, feather boa, a festive burner bike, lots of H2O, adult beverages, everything on this list and something to barter with. This post contains affiliate…