During my two Surf Sol Sister wellness retreats here in Baja over these past two weeks, I was reminded of how amazingly powerful it is for the body and soul to create and enjoy delicious meals. Fortunately we have a beautiful home here and a lovely kitchen to cook in.
Many of the participants learned how easy it is to prepare yummy, whole food meals quickly, and how delicious they are. They also discovered how great they felt after eating this way for a few days. Robin’s secret yum factor: taste your food and adjust ingredients accordingly, after all it’s all about the taste and texture!
I was reminded of how wonderful it is to eat local, fresh food. We ate a lot of avocados, papaya, pineapple, fish, chicken, shrimp, greens, jicama, garlic and peppers. I learned how to quickly stop my lips and fingers from burning after touching the seeds from the peppers! (Use soap and water and scrub hard to get the oil off the skin – I’m sure something as simple as vinegar would help too.) Julie, one of the retreat participants (and now an awesome surfer girl) helped me do a lot of the cooking and she is now one of the best guacamole chefs in all of Mexico! Her recipe goes something like this…
Julie’s Yummy Quick Guacamole
- 2-4 avocados, peeled
- freshly squeezed lime juice to taste
- 2-4 garlic cloves
- sea salt
- cayenne pepper
Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend away until smooth. Use ingredients to taste. That’s the secret! Add some sliced jicama, bell peppers or tasty corn chips for dipping and heaven awaits you.
I invite you to fall in love with food again. Tis the season.