I LOVE living here in Sayulita! There are always trucks driving by offering fresh vegetables, fruits, shrimp, fish, tamales, etc. Yesterday I heard a truck selling fresh fish, and I just had to see what I could make with it for dinner. A beautiful, fresh fish caught that morning was waiting to be made into a wonderful fish soup. I had the fish descaled by the seller, and for just $80 pesos, I had the base for my fish soup dinner! I had never made a fish soup before, but thought it would be fun to try. I decided to roast the fish in a foil packet to get as much flavor out of it as possible. You will love this recipe!
With its magical ambience and superb food, Xochi Restaurant, Cafe, & Lounge, invites you to savor the best of Sayulita and Mexico. Named after Xochitl, an Aztec flower, and Xochiquetzal, the goddess of flowers and creative arts, the restaurant offers whimsical decor and the creative cuisine of Chef Carlos Lanten. Chef Lanten’s Mexican-fusion dishes have been widely recognized by 5 star hotels and award-winning restaurants. Come to Xochi, Sayulita’s newest restaurant, and experience the magic yourself!
Restaurant Haramara in Sayulita is a unique fine dining experience in the stunning outdoor jungle setting of Haramara Retreat which overlooks the ocean. The restaurant serves gourmet three or four course meals which blend organic and local ingredients that are health conscious and are vegetarian, vegan, or seafood inspired. At Restaurant Haramara you can eat breakfast listening to the birds, enjoy a quiet lunch at midday, and linger over dinner while watching the sunset. Owner/manager of Restaurant Haramara, Enrico, describes more about the restaurant’s unique cuisine.
A few weeks ago my husband and I set out for Puerto Vallarta in the early morning hours. As we drove through the neighboring town of San Ignacio I noticed hand lettered signs along the highway for a local bakery, “El Columpio”. The name piqued my curiosity, El Columpio – The Swing. Soon my mind had drifted to other thoughts as I watched the first motions of a small town waking up. Workers boarded a bus, children held their mother’s hands as they walked towards the small grocery store, and dogs milled about as if they too had a scheduled routine to maintain.
After pizza, a rich yummy Quiche is my next favourite thing to make and eat! It is zucchini harvest time now, so I am going to share with you the most delicious recipe of a zucchini quiche with bacon and goat or cheddar cheese. I made this recipe exactly as I will be writing it; it is so light & flavorful! My husband and I loved it so much the first time around that I am making it again for dinner tonight. Served with a fresh green salad, this quiche feels like I have died and gone to heaven!
To everything, turn, turn, turn… There is a season, turn, turn, turn… And a time to every purpose… Under heaven. Our brisk morning air has me singing the lyrics of Pete Seeger. It’s often joked that we have only two seasons in Sayulita, wet and dry, but if you look beyond the weather you’ll discover some pretty significant seasonal differences that affect our lives in more indirect ways, including what we eat.
During these days at home I seem to be spending more time in my kitchen trying new recipes. The recipes that I have been making are very delicious, and today’s recipe is no exception. All the ingredients are available here in Sayulita. I am sharing a Mexican recipe with you that I know you will all really like. It is called a Jalapeno Popper Casserole; it is so delicious! The flavors will always transport you to Sayulita!
Part of what makes Sayulita so magical is our location directly by the sea. With this comes the opportunity to experience all sorts of interesting activities connected to nature and the ocean. Amor de Mar Dinner Cruises in Sayulita offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience of fine-dining while cruising the water with breathtaking sights and sounds. Owner Darrin Rath gives details about the cruises & overall experience that Amor de Mar has to offer.
Doris Rivera, private chef in Sayulita, prepares hearty and delicious home-style meals, safely created and served in the comfort of your own home. Doris specializes in showcasing the local flavors and traditional cooking of the Riviera Nayarit region. Doris is well known in Sayulita for serving generous portions of colorful, mouth-watering dishes in her clients' homes. Doris will come to your house or vacation rental in Sayulita or San Pancho, allowing for a socially distanced yet comfortable meal experience, and for guests to celebrate a special event or small gathering. Doris tells me about her background experience in cooking, as well as what she defines as her signature cooking style.
COVID has interrupted many of our lives so much lately, but it has definitely NOT stopped me from baking! I am so happy in my Sayulita kitchen, especially when I am experimenting with a new recipe. The holiday season is upon us. I want to share with you a wonderful holiday season side dish, or it could even be a main with a nice organic salad. Our Friday Farmer’s market is open, and you can always find beautiful fresh organic greens there.