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…

Easy Homemade Granola Without a Recipe

Healthy snacks start with fresh whole ingredients and developing a strategy for making your own homemade granola without a recipe is a big step towards eating real food. I’ve been making yogurt every week so making granola was a natural next step. I made all the mistakes so you don’t have to. A word about…

Holiday Cocktail Challenge: And a Recipe for Margarita Mocktail

Holiday Challenge: Make a Signature Margarita Mocktail Everyone should know how to make a signature cocktail. Why not make your’s a signature mocktail? Here’s what I’m drinking this season- Margarita Mocktail with homemade lime simple syrup. Mocktail Margarita: Alcohol Free A delicious margarita without alcohol made with lime simple syrup and sparkling water.  1 Cup Cane…

Savory Low-fat Vegetarian Rosemary Cheddar Cheesecakes, #LowCarb

Holiday Challenge Party Tip: Bring your own appetizer or entree to the party.  These savory low-fat vegetarian rosemary cheddar cheesecakes are high in protein and low in carbohydrates. Feel free to substitute full fat cheeses if you can’t find reduced fat options. Serving suggestion: As an entrée, plate 1-2 cheesecakes over arugula and thinly sliced…

Sticky Asian Lemon Cashew Cauliflower, Vegan

Feeling stuffed after Thanksgiving weekend? Try this Sticky Asian Lemon Cashew Cauliflower, Vegan recipe for a healthy protein rich Chinese “take out” inspired #Meatless Monday meal to cleanse your palate. My inspiration came from Chocolate Covered Katie’s Lemon Cauliflower. I added cashews, soy sauce and fresh ginger. Hang out awhile on Katie’s site and savor…

Turmeric Ginger Cauliflower Rice

  Revisiting an injury and increasing the anti-inflammatories in my diet: Tumeric and Ginger I wrote this post for turmeric ginger cauliflower rice 2 1/2 years ago at What’sForDinnerDoc.com after I suffered a hip injury.  Unfortunately I’m back to square 1 with the same hip so I need to re-introduce power house, plant based anti-inflammatories…

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…

Crispy Panko Crusted Grilled Jalapeño Poppers

I refuse to let summer go! Don’t put your outdoor grill away yet. There’s plenty of time to grill up a party. Start with these crispy grilled jalapeño poppers. Grill a batch of margarita marinated chicken and roasted sweet potatoes and create your own end of summer fiesta. I make these crispy grilled jalapeño poppers…