South Beach Diet, The Lost and Found Phase and Restaurant Tips

The South Beach Diet, Lost and Found Phase is my way of saying, “Hey, you can wander off course but you can always adjust your sails and find a path back.” I wasn’t really lost but I did take a detour and now with some planning I’m back on track. There’s nothing like a lake house…

South Beach Phase 1 Menu

Another week on Phase 1, Feeling accomplished  I reduced the red meat and cheeses this week and added a vegetarian day on Monday. I changed a few snacks to better fit my tastes. We are traveling to the lake house and that means lots of grilling, besides it’s too hot to bake or cook inside….

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…

Meal Plan April 10-16

Writing a meal plan for the week will help you eat healthier foods, save money by eating at home and use the fresh foods that you bought before everything goes to waste (you know you do this, right?) Besides who doesn’t love to be organized even on the laid back Baja? Some days I can’t…

Caramelized Pineapple Salsa and Mahi Mahi Tacos

Nothing says “Island Cuisine” like caramelized pineapple and Mahi Mahi rolled into a warm corn tortilla – served al fresco while over looking the Pacific. I’m sharing my dish at Fiesta Friday. Have you every cooked your fish in fruit salsa? No? You should definitely get it a try. I chopped the salsa ingredients once…

The Main Attraction: Flavor Packed Superfood Salads

Im taking my nutrient packed salad to Fiesta Friday where you too can find amazing recipes and inspiration @TheNoviceGardener.com You can easily make a main dish salad using any fruits and greens that are fresh. When I shop for produce, I always have salad in mind. We eat some raw and some cooked vegetables every…

Gluten Free, Vegan, Zucchini, Walnut Brownies

I posted this a week ago for Fiesta Friday #52 than realized that I was a week early with dessert. 😉 So some of you have already read this post. But as I pointed out to Suzanne, life is short, so …. I think we should eat dessert first! So here is my dessert for…

December 3rd, Holiday Challenge

Today’s Challenge: Eat a protein rich breakfast every day. Start your day with a protein rich meal. Examples: a protein smoothie, eggs, a Greek yogurt, an apple with a tablespoon of nut butter, or a protein breakfast bar. When you eat protein in the morning you give your body a chance to rev up your…

Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings : Found Treasures

Originally posted on Bubbles and booyah:
Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings. My mouth is watering, I want to lick my computer screen. So. Damn. Good. There is an extremely short list of foods I “miss” as a vegetarian. Buffalo Wings Italian Deli Meats (pepperoni, salami, capicola) There really is no replacement for the deli meats, but…

Crispy Zucchini Fritters

Ingredients: • 2 zucchini, shredded • 1 egg beaten • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs or crushed gluten free crackers • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded • Add any fresh herb or seasoning that you like. I used oregano, lemon zest, dill, salt and pepper for a Mediterranean flare. Directions: 1. Shred zucchini with a…