Meyer Lemon Meringue Cranberry Cookies, Just 5 Ingredients

Stormy Loreto  When you find a cup of egg whites in your refrigerator leftover from making key lime curd you either make a tasteless egg white omelet (sorry body builders, it’s true) or you make meringue cookies. Because I was clearly still on a sugar high from the key lime curd, I chose to invent…

Date Oat Pecan Blondies, No Refined Sugar

Medjool dates are in season in Baja Norte. So of course I had to create Date Oat Pecan Blondies. The dates are delicious moist little packets of sugary goodness but are they a healthy substitute for refined sugar? The answer is, sort of healthier which makes my blondies, sort of healthier too. Each date provides…

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…

Holiday Challenge: Dance As If No One Is Watching

Are you having trouble keeping your Maintain Don’t Gain promise? Maybe these strategies will help. 1) Crank up the holiday music and dance as if no one is watching. Close the drapes just in case.  If you need dance ideas, watch “White Christmas” with Bing and Rosemary Clooney and follow that weird sequence of modern…

No Cook Meals for Burning Man, Healthy Recipes

Don’t show up in the Black Rock desert empty handed, impress your friends with these no cook meals for Burning Man. No need for fire or refrigeration. Pack your tu tu, feather boa, a festive burner bike, lots of H2O, adult beverages, everything on this list and something to barter with. This post contains affiliate…

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…

Grilled Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad, Make Your own Yogurt Ranch Dressing

Grilled chicken breast marinated in homemade yogurt ranch dressing, wrapped in bacon and tossed with fresh spinach, avocado, and tomatoes. Drizzle more yogurt ranch dressing for a main meal salad inspired by a California Club sandwich. This is a low carb, whole food meal with healthy substitutions of low-fat Greek yogurt dressing, no nitrate bacon…

Vegetarian Mushroom Tamales, Swiss Chard Wrapped

Make these vegetarian mushroom parmesan cheese filled tamales wrapped in Swiss chard leaves without corn husks for a special occasion or weekend meal with friends.   Corn husks are readily available in every Baja market and they are traditionally used to make Mexican tamales. They lend an earthy (dusty) corn flavor to tamales which I…

Vegan Chorizo Black Bean Burrito Bowl, Make it Mexican

#MeatlessMonday: Make it Mexican Vegan Mexican style chorizo burrito bowls are an easy healthy weeknight one bowl meal. For best results make the mushroom walnut chorizo a day in advance so the spicy chorizo seasonings can develop. Save leftover chorizo for tacos, stuffed sweet potatoes or tostadas. You can purchase soy chorizo but I prefer…

Spicy BBQ Baja Shrimp Kabobs

  Fresh shrimp, red and orange bell peppers, red onion, red potatoes and a chili lime marinade come together in a rainbow of colors to bring Baja shrimp kabobs to your next BBQ. Serve with caprese salad and fruit or Mexican rice and grilled vegetables for a perfect backyard BBQ meal. Buying and cleaning raw…