Whole Food Plant Based, Vegan Menu

How to succeed with a WFPB, vegan diet:  1) You need motivation. Why do I want to eat a WFBP diet? Remind yourself of your goals when you when get discouraged. 2) Accept that perfection is a myth. Don’t make yourself crazy and allow for flexibility. I eat a vegan diet 90% of the time…

Whole Food Plant Based Menu, Easy Vegan Meals

My CSA box this week is loaded with tomatoes, zucchini, basil, cucumbers, corn, eggplant, carrots, cucumbers and sweet onions. I seem to be stuck on an Italian theme with these beauties but all of them would work well in Mexican or Greek cuisines too.  They lend themselves to simple greens and grain salads as well….

Whole Food Plant Based Menu, Vegan Meal Planning

I was talking with a friend the other day and she was curious but skeptical about adopting a vegan diet. She had questions and I have answers. Why did I decide to improve my better than average American diet to a plant strong diet? The first and foremost reason is for the health benefits. Plant…

WFPB Vegan Weekly Meal Plan

I took a mini vacation and left my vegan diet at home.  Apparently dairy is a gateway food (drug) to becoming an omnivore again. It started with a latte at the airport and finally ended with delicious wild salmon over greens. I enjoyed the company of friends without obsessing about my diet choices and I’m…

BrightLine Pescatarian Menu

A Healthy Diet in Progress As you probably can guess, we eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables but in Mexico it seems as though we eat more meat too. Chicken, pork and beef are on the menu most weeks. We eat small portions, 4-6 ounces at dinner but I still think it’s too much…

Brightline Eating Menu Ideas

How’s the lifestyle change going, Doc? It’s not really a diet so let’s call it a dietary lifestyle. Mmkay? I refuse to weigh myself but I’m wearing smaller jeans so there’s that. Overall, I’ve been successful with BrightLine Eating. It isn’t really difficult but I’m also not perfect. A coconut cake was baked and partially…

BrightLine Eating Menu, Low Carb Meal Ideas

Recipe Ideas: Cauliflower Pizza Crust  I used this same recipe to make cauliflower tortillas for Chicken Fajittas Pork Egg Roll Bowls Rick Bayless’s Ceviche with fresh yellow tail jack or red snapper which I hope to catch on Saturday. (I will really be watching for blue and humpback whales while my husband fishes. If a fish…

Bright Line Eating, Menu and Checking In

The Verdict is In; Bright Line Eating is working for me. I feel great and I’m almost off sugar and flour without much effort. I started Bright Line Eating in earnest on January 1st and I’ve lost 7 pounds! This really doesn’t feel like a New Year’s resolution, it’s more of a healthy adjustment. The…

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 Weekly Menu

Recipe Links: Poblano Enchiladas Tequila Lime Chicken Chard Chorizo Soup Mexican Cauliflower Rice and Pork Verde (In development at Whatsfordinnerdoc) Sides and salads this week: Cherry tomato, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar salad. Grilled pineapple and left over lime chicken tacos. Prosciutto wrapped asparagus grilled. Fruit, cheese feta, and arugula salad (substitute salty cotija and…