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Homemade Taco Seasoning, Healthy Mexican Food

Homemade Taco Seasoning, Healthy Mexican Food

Make homemade taco seasoning from dried chilies, cumin, garlic, onion, thyme and oregano. You can customize your taco seasoning by choosing mild, medium or hot chili powders. There are no scary ingredients and you can control the amount of salt. Store bought taco seasoning is […]

Hatch Chile Quesadillas Stuffed With Cheddar and Chicken

Hatch Chile Quesadillas Stuffed With Cheddar and Chicken

Make these hatch chile quesadillas with cheddar cheese and spicy ground chicken before the hatch season ends. In Baja I make roasted poblano and cheese quesadillas almost every week. So what’s the fuss over hatch chiles? I bought a bunch to try and Voila! Hatch […]

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. […]

Slow Cooker Three Pepper Pulled Pork, Three Meals

Slow Cooker Three Pepper Pulled Pork, Three Meals

Easy slow cooker pulled pork with three peppers is so versatile. Make a large batch ahead of time and freeze it for quick meals.  The slow cooker does all the work while you get out of the hot kitchen and play at the beach. I […]

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 […]

Sweet, Spicy Watermelon Salsa for Fish or Chicken

Sweet, Spicy Watermelon Salsa for Fish or Chicken

Sweet watermelon, spicy serrano pepper, cool cucumber, fragrant cilantro and red onion make a summer watermelon salsa that is bursting with flavor. There are a zillion recipes for watermelon salsa on the internet so please try every variation. I wanted more crunch so I added […]

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 […]

Easy Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps, Mexican-Asian Fusion

Easy Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps, Mexican-Asian Fusion

Korean pork lettuce wraps meet the Baja with a salty, sweet, spicy explosion of flavor. You can make everything in advance and serve these as a main meal or in bite sized cocktail nibbles. Northern Baja, Baja Norte, cuisine has a strong Asian influence. Restaurants […]

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 […]