Poblano Cheese Enchiladas On La Grinda’s Outdoor Grill

These enchiladas are delicious and vegetarian. It is hot in the Baja now. Our daytime temperatures have been touching 92 F or 32 C with 30-50% humidity. I love the heat but I don’t love using my oven when it’s hot outside. So…..I baked these enchiladas in the outdoor BBQ. 

La Gringa Weekly Meal Plan

Here are some of the fruits and vegetables that I bought at the Sunday Market this week. I paid 400 pesos ($22 US). I know it looks like a huge amount of produce but El Gringo and I will eat all of it. Possible side dishes and lunches this week. Fruit salads, caprese salad, cut…

Quinoa Tabbouleh With a Poblano and Lime Twist

I love Sunday Market days in Miramar. My menus are inspired by the freshest ingredients. I planted herbs on my deck and the landscaper assures me that the plants and soil are organic. Call me a skeptic but I’m guessing my herb garden would not get the organic seal of approval in the states. I…

Grilled Enchilada Sauce

If you’re feeling the need to spice up your every day meals try adding a chile and tomato based sauce. I serve this over grilled vegetables, chili rellenos, grilled chicken and of course in enchiladas. Start with fresh ripe tomatoes for the best sauce. Any dried chile will work but I prefer New Mexican chiles….

Roasted Grape Arugula Salad

The inspiration for this recipe comes from Sunset Magazine, October 2015. Their salad included a serving of salmon which looks fabulous and I will try it as soon as my semi-annual shipment of Alaskan salmon arrives. I had never imagined roasted grapes on a salad but it makes perfect sense now. I roasted pears for…

Pimp Your Veg part 2: spices are your friend! 

Originally posted on foodbod:
?If you have ever read any of my blog then you know that I love spices; these beautifully coloured aromatic powders have the power to not only nourish and heal our bodies, but to completely change any meal.? Just a teaspoon of the right spice can take a dish from bland…

Pimp Your Veg part 1 : roasting vegetables 

Originally posted on foodbod:
Thank you all so much for your positive responses to my new series, it’s so lovely to know that you are all with me 🙂 So, here we go…part 1: roasting vegetables If you recall from my introduction post, the inspiration behind this series is a friend of mine who is…

Quinoa Tabbouleh in Lettuce Cups

This is a simply delicious way to add a tangy antioxidant punch to a Summer BBQ. Parsley and tomatoes are loaded with antioxidants and fiber. Lemon gives you a burst of tangy Vitamin C and quinoa provides a complete vegan protein source. I’m taking these to http://www.FiestaFriday.net where you can find new and exciting recipes…

Grilled Cheese Anyone?

Halloumi cheese is a firm sheep cheese that has a tangy, salty taste like feta with a sheepy flavor. It holds its shape while grilling and even browns well. Trader Joes carries it sometimes and it’s worth seeking out. I grilled the cheese slices until browned and served them over micro greens and kale with…

Creamy Lemon Kale Salad & Ranting About Apple IOS 8

True confessions 1) I haven’t been posting many recipes because I don’t want to write the recipe down because I don’t actually use recipes. I read recipes for inspiration only. 2) I upgraded my iPad to IOS 8.2 and now my iPhoto and iPages programs don’t work properly, my keyboard drops letters which makes writing…