WFPB Vegan Menu, Baja Produce Blues Edition

We are in a farming shoulder season in Baja. The market and grocery stores have only the basics; carrots, cabbage, onions, potatoes, iceberg lettuce, apples, pineapple, and of course peppers. I found mature tough spinach but no other greens. There were no bananas in town last week and all the produce is sad. 😢. I’m…

WFPB Menu, First Week in Baja Sur, Mexico

Road Trip to Baja, Vegan Meals The vegan diet challenge continues in Baja. We drove for three days to our home in Mexico. I brought instant oatmeal with flax seed, sprouted whole grain bread, peanut butter, fruit spread, hummus, cut up apples, carrot sticks and bags of cooked quinoa, edamame, rice, roasted chic peas and…

What’s for Dinner Doc? A Weekly Menu

I can’t believe that December is upon us. I’m watching snow videos sent from Nevada while enjoying mild temperatures in Baja. I do miss a good blizzard but only if I don’t have to go anywhere. I hope my menu gives you a few ideas to try this week. Planning is everything when you’re committed…

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 Diet Menu, Phase 2

Summer is winding down. I love the fall in No. Nevada. The evenings are cool but the daytime temperatures are in the 70-80’s. The weather is almost perfect. I’ve started packing for our trip south to Baja. It’s a little game I like to play, “How much stuff can I stuff in the SUV, that…

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, The Lost and Found Phase and Restaurant Tips

The South Beach Diet, Lost and Found Phase is my way of saying, “Hey, you can wander off course but you can always adjust your sails and find a path back.” I wasn’t really lost but I did take a detour and now with some planning I’m back on track. There’s nothing like a lake house…

South Beach Phase 1 Menu

Another week on Phase 1, Feeling accomplished  I reduced the red meat and cheeses this week and added a vegetarian day on Monday. I changed a few snacks to better fit my tastes. We are traveling to the lake house and that means lots of grilling, besides it’s too hot to bake or cook inside….

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…

La Gringa’s Weekly Menu

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