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….

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…

Lentil Quinoa Vegan Meatballs and Vegan Parmesan

Lentil Quinoa Vegan Meatballs and Vegan Parmesan Instructions: Microwave onions and garlic in the olive oil for 2 minutes. Combine Flax egg, 1 cup of lentils, quinoa and spices. Pulse in the food processor until it forms a loose paste, don’t over process. Stir in onions, garlic and remaining lentils. Let chill 30 minutes. Form…

La Gringa’s Weekly Baja Menu and CSA Boredom

CSA BOREDOM? It’s easy to get bored with Mexican winter vegetables; Swiss chard, beets, butternut and spaghetti squash, cherry tomatoes and peppers. Greens and squash, rinse and repeat. Making a weekly menu and adjusting your focus may help. I have to remind myself to feel gratitude. Boredom just means that I haven’t tried any new…

La Gringa’s Weekly Menu, Made With Love

Made With Love by T. Delaplain La Gringa’s Weekly Menu is a useful tool to help me eat real food at home, use the abundance of fruits and vegetables that I buy and stop the “what’s for dinner?” woes. I’m trying to get back on the real whole food wagon and planning is everything for…

Spicy Asian Zucchini Noodles, Lowcarb, Vegan

You don’t need a lot of gadgets to make great food but I do love my vegetable spirilizer.  It is important enough to take up precious cargo space in the car on the trip down the Baja so …. it’s important. You can make these Spicy Asian Zucchini  Noodles with julienned vegetables or even long thin…

Chicken Verde Pozole, Instant Pot Recipe

Happy New Year from Baja Sur, Mexico. How did the Holiday Wellness Challenge go for you? I was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t gain any weight and I’m feeling stronger. I admit that I ate about 2 dozen homemade cookies by myself over the Christmas week. Ugh. When you don’t normally eat wheat and sugar,…

What’s For Dinner at My Baja Kitchen, Weekly Meal Plan

Weekly Meal Planning, A Healthy Solution  What’s for dinner? I can’t always get what I want in Baja so I shop for the freshest ingredients and then build my menu for the week. Having a written menu ensures that I eat the produce that I carefully select each week before it goes bad. I also…

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup, Freezer Meal

. Prepare this Instant Pot chicken tortilla soup on the weekend and freeze it for later or if you have the time you can make it in the morning and toss it in the Instant Pot or a slow cooker. Either way you return to a delicious soup in the evening. You can cook this…