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Crispy Panko Crusted Grilled Jalapeño Poppers

Crispy Panko Crusted Grilled Jalapeño Poppers

I refuse to let summer go! Don’t put your outdoor grill away yet. There’s plenty of time to grill up a party. Start with these crispy grilled jalapeño poppers. Grill a batch of margarita marinated chicken and roasted sweet potatoes and create your own end […]

Grilled Sweet Potatoes and Peppers and The Big Green Egg

Grilled Sweet Potatoes and Peppers and The Big Green Egg

Grilled sweet potatoes, poblano and red peppers are amazing together and easy to cook. You will love this sweet, smoky, caramelized side dish to serve with grilled meat or fish. Allow at least 20 extra minutes to  roast the sweet potatoes before you grill the […]

Grilled Tri Tip, Smoky Spicy Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Grilled Tri Tip, Smoky Spicy Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Summer happiness is a bowl full of freshly picked cherries and a spicy, smoky slightly sweet grilled tri tip. Best served with a bottle of vino tinto, near the water, with your best friends. Cherry chipotle barbecue sauce is perfect on grilled beef tri tip. […]

Should You Stop Cooking in Aluminum Foil?

Should you stop cooking in aluminum foil? I did. I’m a physician and I care about health and food safety. Frankly it never occurred to me to question the wisdom of cooking in aluminum foil until I posted a recipe for taco zucchini boats grilled […]

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

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 […]

Grilled Healthy Turkey Taco Zucchini Boats, Baked in Your Outdoor Grill

Grilled Healthy Turkey Taco Zucchini Boats, Baked in Your Outdoor Grill

Bake these healthy Mexican turkey taco boats in your outdoor BBQ grill. A delicious whole food, low carb alternative to traditional tacos, packed with extra vegetables and healthy fat from avocado and olives. They are gluten free and you can make them even lower in […]

Carne Asada Tri Tip Tacos, Baja Style

Carne Asada Tri Tip Tacos, Baja Style

Carne asada tacos are a taqueria specialty in Mexico. Carne Asada translates to grilled meat. The traditional Mexican marinade includes fresh orange and lime juices, lots of garlic, cilantro, hot chilies and vinegar. I added cumin seed and oregano for a unique Baja twist. Flank […]

Spicy BBQ Baja Shrimp Kabobs

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 […]

Healthy Mexican Grilled Spicy Shrimp Sweet Pepper Pasta

Healthy Mexican Grilled Spicy Shrimp Sweet Pepper Pasta

Easy grilled shrimp with sweet peppers over pasta that you can throw together for a quick week night Mexican meal or a Baja fiesta with friends. Shrimp is readily available and affordable in Baja, about half the price that I pay in the U.S., so […]


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