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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 […]

Should You Stop Cooking in Aluminum Foil?

Graphic by Canva 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 […]

Vegan Bolognese and Zoodles, Low Carb and Low Fat Mediterranean Meal

This is a delicious whole food, vegan bolognese over zucchini noodles but you can and should serve it over pasta, rice, quinoa. A definite addition to a Mediterranean style diet and is perfect for #MeatlessMonday. The mushrooms give a nice meaty texture and the nutritional […]

Vegetarian Mushroom Tamales, Swiss Chard Wrapped

Vegetarian Mushroom Tamales, Swiss Chard Wrapped

Make these vegetarian mushroom parmesan cheese filled tamales wrapped in Swiss chard leaves without corn husks for a special occasion or weekend meal with friends.   Corn husks are readily available in every Baja market and they are traditionally used to make Mexican tamales. They […]

Healthy Mango, Bacon, Caramelized Onion Spinach Salad

Healthy Mango, Bacon, Caramelized Onion Spinach Salad

Spinach is a powerhouse of vitamins, anti-inflammatories and antioxidants. It is more readily available than kale in rural Baja and in my opinion it’s more versatile and just as nutritious. This salad isn’t your Mom’s bacon grease, sugar soaked wilted spinach. I’ve taken a tiny […]

Vegan Chorizo Black Bean Burrito Bowl, Make it Mexican

Vegan Chorizo Black Bean Burrito Bowl, Make it Mexican

#MeatlessMonday: Make it Mexican Vegan Mexican style chorizo burrito bowls are an easy healthy weeknight one bowl meal. For best results make the mushroom walnut chorizo a day in advance so the spicy chorizo seasonings can develop. Save leftover chorizo for tacos, stuffed sweet potatoes […]

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 […]

Mushroom Walnut Vegan Chorizo – Turn up the heat and make it Mexican

Mushroom Walnut Vegan Chorizo – Turn up the heat and make it Mexican

  Try this vegan chorizo, made with walnuts and mushrooms in any Mexican recipe for tacos, tostadas or tamales. I think it would be great in stuffed poblano, Baja zucchini boats or red bell peppers. I let the mixture rest in the refrigerator for a day […]

Homemade Lean Mexican Chorizo

Homemade Lean Mexican Chorizo

Lean homemade Mexican chorizo is a delicious, rich addition to any meal. I use it mostly as a seasoning for eggs, soups, or tapas. Mexican chorizo is a soft crumbly sausage which is distinctly different from Spanish chorizo which is a dried, firm sausage popular […]


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