Tiny Baja Tostadas and Taco Seasoning Recipe, La Gringa Entertains

Do you ever find something in the grocery store that totally inspires you? Let’s be honest, this rarely happens in rural Mexico. The Sunday Market absolutely inspires me but never the grocery store. I found these mini tostadas that begged to be appetizer sized tostadas. Yes, I know, I can make my own mini corn…

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…

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…

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…

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…

What’s For Dinner? Ratatouille With Chicken

Ratatouille With Chicken Slice eggplant, peppers, zucchini, tomatoes into thin slices. I used cherry tomatoes and left them whole. Cut chicken breast into 1 inch pieces and lightly salt and pepper. Drizzle olive oil in a baking dish. Layer vegetables, basil leaves and chicken in the baking dish. Bake for 40 minutes in a 375…

What’s For Dinner? : Let’s Be Honest

Friends and family often ask, “What do you really eat?” I guess they think that I’m fabricating when I say, “I eat real food, mostly plants, some chicken and lots of fish.” I don’t eat bread, pasta, processed foods or much sugar. (Yes, you can live without simple carbohydrates.) Those of you who know me,…

Halibut in Burst Tomato Wine Sauce

Fish is a fabulous source of low fat protein and omega 3 fatty acids. It’s perfect for a healthy lifestyle. I’ve added a vitamin rich white wine sauce of heirloom tomatoes, lemon and capers for a burst of color and incredible fresh flavor. This dish is fancy enough for company but easy for an “any…

Grilled Cheese Anyone?

Halloumi cheese is a firm sheep cheese that has a tangy, salty taste like feta with a sheepy flavor. It holds its shape while grilling and even browns well. Trader Joes carries it sometimes and it’s worth seeking out. I grilled the cheese slices until browned and served them over micro greens and kale with…

Creamy Lemon Kale Salad & Ranting About Apple IOS 8

True confessions 1) I haven’t been posting many recipes because I don’t want to write the recipe down because I don’t actually use recipes. I read recipes for inspiration only. 2) I upgraded my iPad to IOS 8.2 and now my iPhoto and iPages programs don’t work properly, my keyboard drops letters which makes writing…