Jicama Orange Basil Salad

Unsure what to do with the ugly brown jicama that is showing up at the markets. You can peel it and eat it in sticks with hummus, salsa or all by itself. Serve it with a dash of chili pepper or add it to vegetable and fruit salads. Try it in this Jicama Orange Basil…

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…

Pecan, Almond, Date Bars; Vegan, Real Food, Delicious

Day dreaming in San Ignacio, BCS, Mexico. by T. Delaplain We have the best dates in Mexico.  They are huge, moist and deliciously sweet. If are trying to eat a real food diet, then these Pecan, Almond, Date Bars are for you. They don’t fit into a Paleo or Whole30 diet as written because they…

Spicy Asian Zucchini Noodles, Lowcarb, Vegan

You don’t need a lot of gadgets to make great food but I do love my vegetable spirilizer.  It is important enough to take up precious cargo space in the car on the trip down the Baja so …. it’s important. You can make these Spicy Asian Zucchini  Noodles with julienned vegetables or even long thin…

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…

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…

Easy Mexican Corn, Chic Pea Salad, Vegan

Try this easy Mexican Corn, Chic Pea Salad as a vegan main course or a side dish to any meal. Perfect for #MeatlessMondays. Healthy and inexpensive protein source. I cook chic peas most weeks in Baja. I haven’t seen canned chic peas and I prefer the taste of home cooked anyway. I cook them in…

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…

Vegan Gluten Free Zucchini Brownies, Mexican Style

The ultimate vegan gluten free zucchini brownies made with coconut flour, cinnamon and walnuts. Use up your abundance of zucchini in this delicious chewy, moist guilt free chocolate dessert that tastes a little like Mexican hot chocolate.  These might be a challenge to make in Baja because some of the ingredients are a little hard…

Vegan Bolognese and Zoodles, Low Carb and Low Fat Mediterranean Meal

This is a delicious whole food, vegan bolognese over zucchini noodles but you can and should serve it over pasta, rice, quinoa. A definite addition to a Mediterranean style diet and is perfect for #MeatlessMonday. The mushrooms give a nice meaty texture and the nutritional yeast lends a cheesy flavor so you won’t miss the…