La Gringa Cooks, Chorizo, Chard and Potato Chowder

Just a couple of Baja beach dogs enjoying the sunset, Biscuit, my Lhasapoo and his best poodle friend Moxy Mayham. I’m growing organic Swiss chard on my deck in pots. Chard is a fast growing nutritious green vegetable that loves the Baja climate. It grew from seed to harvest in 4 weeks. I planted Thai…

La Gringa Weekly Menu and Lemon Thyme Roasted Chicken

Meal planning is a critical step in healthy eating. As I have said, I buy fresh produce from the outdoor market and I design our meals around the fruits and vegetables by adding proteins like chicken, fish, legumes and lean beef. Here is a real weekly menu with references for recipes I have written or…

Baja Stuffed Peppers

What inspires your cooking? Smells, colors, freshness, memories, blog posts, magazine photos? I’m inspired by all of these things and my weekly menu is designed around the freshest ingredients that I can find. This is a weeks worth of produce which costs me between $8-12 US depending on how much fruit I buy. Fruit is…

Make Mine a Guinness

Originally posted on What's On Your Mind, Doc?:
Pegman took a stroll around my favorite city, Dublin, and despite the beautiful and historically significant sites, the stick man found a Corona Light billboard. I try to be culturally sensitive but light beer in Ireland? Ridiculous! I will not drink Corona, not with my feet…

Mexican Yellowtail Poke

I’m so glad that my husband, El Gringo, can find the time in his busy retirement schedule to catch our dinner from the Sea of Cortez. He has to leave the house at 5 am to catch bait and then has to spend the day with his buddies catching red snapper, yellowtail amber jack, cabrilla…

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…

Crispy Panko Jalapeño Peppers

We rarely eat American bar food when we are in the States but who doesn’t love a deep fried jalapeño popper? Sometimes a greasy appetizer and a cold beer just hit the spot. This is a BBQ version of poppers made crispy with a Panko topping instead of deep frying. These are not picante if…

La Gringa Cooks, Pollo Rellenos Con Pina Salsa

Living the expat life in rural Mexico gives me a new appreciation of “cooking locally” and I am excited to begin a new series called, La Gringa Cooks. I have adapted many recipes to accommodate new ingredients, new cooking methods and work arounds for favorite meals all while keeping healthy and fit. I’ll share my…

An Open Letter To Donald Trump From Some Angry Women.

What’s For Dinner Doc has never been a political blog but I have spent 3 decades providing healthcare to women and I can’t stand by and ignore Mr. Trump’s words and actions against women. I’m a registered Republican but I vote my principles before party. I couldn’t have said it better than this. We will…

Salmon in Yellow Thai Curry

I try to eat fresh local foods so living on a lake in rural Northern California can somewhat limit my food choices. We almost never eat out and when we do there are certainly no ethnic restaurants, unless you count Mexican cuisine as ethnic. Mexican food is a mainstay of the western U.S. food culture…

Indian Spiced Chicken Tacos With Tomato Jam

#TacoTuesdays for Fiesta Friday. See more great recipes here. I have decided that almost anything can be eaten in a tortilla. A small corn tortilla stuffed with protein and vegetables is a perfect addition to a low carbohydrate lifestyle. I start with fish or chicken and add greens, other vegetables, a spicy salsa and sometimes…