La Gringa’s Weekly Menu, Mostly South Beach

I’m back in Baja and Sunday is our hunting and gathering day. The outdoor market is open and the vegetables were fresh. In the U.S. I create a weekly menu and then shop for the ingredients. In Mexico, I gather what I can find and then create a menu. Baja shopping tip: The winds have…

My Flexitarian Kitchen

I’ve moved my kitchen, literally and figuratively this month. I’m back in the U.S after living 6 months in Baja, Mexico so I’ll be creating and cooking from my Nevada kitchen. I moved my blog back from My Baja Kitchen to What’s For Dinner Doc for many reasons. I don’t need an expensive independent blog…

Pimp Your Veg part 2: spices are your friend! 

Originally posted on foodbod:
?If you have ever read any of my blog then you know that I love spices; these beautifully coloured aromatic powders have the power to not only nourish and heal our bodies, but to completely change any meal.? Just a teaspoon of the right spice can take a dish from bland…

Pimp Your Veg part 1 : roasting vegetables 

Originally posted on foodbod:
Thank you all so much for your positive responses to my new series, it’s so lovely to know that you are all with me 🙂 So, here we go…part 1: roasting vegetables If you recall from my introduction post, the inspiration behind this series is a friend of mine who is…

Quinoa Tabbouleh in Lettuce Cups

This is a simply delicious way to add a tangy antioxidant punch to a Summer BBQ. Parsley and tomatoes are loaded with antioxidants and fiber. Lemon gives you a burst of tangy Vitamin C and quinoa provides a complete vegan protein source. I’m taking these to http://www.FiestaFriday.net where you can find new and exciting recipes…

Ginger & Turmeric Cauliflower Rice

I’m taking my vegan side dish to Fiesta Friday with Angie and the gang. You can find delicious recipes all in one place here. Or if you’re looking for vegan and vegetarian recipes go here to TinnedTomatoes.com Many of you know that I am at home healing from a hip injury. I’m a physician but…

Roasted Brussels Sprout & Quinoa Salad

Duke’s Beach House in Maui serves a side dish of Brussels sprouts and red quinoa which I found by accident. This inexpensive $6.00 dish is hidden in small print with the 5 Cheese Mac and Cheese, Creamed Maui Corn and Bok Choy almost as an after thought. But I swear it is my favorite dish…

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…

Vegetarian Barley and Feta Stuffed Peppers

There must be a million different recipes for stuffed peppers and everyone has their favorite ingredients. Barley is a whole grain and it tastes wonderful in any vegetarian meal. Peppers make perfect little containers to hold meat, veggies, cheeses, and grains. The red peppers are pretty on a plate and impart a delicious roasted pepper…

Vegetarian Bolognese and Zucchini Noodles, Fiesta Friday

Cutting carbs? Try this delicious vegetarian, low carbohydrate Bolognese over zucchini noodles. The mushrooms lend a nice meaty texture, the sauce is loaded with vegetables and the mascarpone cheese gives it a decadent creamy finish. Zucchini noodles are low in calories and carbohydrates with a pasta mouth feel. I use this Paderno World Cuisine A4982799…