I have been following the ketogenic lifestyle these days for all of my meals, and one of the things I have missed the most is French Fries. I discovered that jicama, available in almost every tienda here in Sayulita, makes the most delicious French Fries! Thus, I am no longer having cravings for a good batch of crispy fries. These jicama fries are really simple to make; I highly recommend that you try them. Serve them with mayo on the side for a tasty dip. Let me know how you like them!
Whether on vacation, or if you live in the area part or full time, choosing a hospital for yourself or your loved ones is something you want to do with great care. Whether seeking emergency treatment, general or plastic surgery, or high tech fertility treatments, locals, visitors, and expatriates can expect to receive high quality and compassionate healthcare at Punta Mita Hospital. Since founded in June 2017, Punta Mita Hospital is without a doubt an efficient and unequaled healthcare provider with best-in-class life-saving equipment and the finest emergency response team on the Pacific Coast, to a medical center that now offers and provides total solutions from every aspect. Here, we highlight the latest, possibly life saving, updates and changes at the hospital.
Hello readers! I thought it would be a good time to formally introduce myself to all of you so you have an idea of who the person is behind the scenes sending you the Sayulero each week! My name is Aanya Sheikh-Taheri; I am a 32 year old writer, poet, teacher at Costa Verde, surfer, dancer, dog lover, and traveler. I grew up in Redmond, a suburb just outside of Seattle, Washington. My father was born and raised in Iran, and was the first generation from his family to immigrate to the United States at the young age of 17 in order to pursue an education and a better life. Because I grew up in a multicultural home and traveled to Iran in my first abroad trip at just 12 years old, I developed a deep love and appreciate early in my life for learning about other cultures around the world. I first discovered Sayulita in 2015 when a friend recommended it to me as a great place for a solo traveler to go that was looking for a place that would revive and brighten their soul. And that is exactly what I found.
As eclectic and diverse as Sayulita is, and as much as I love tacos, sometimes I find myself really craving flavors that are special and different from the ordinary or typical meals we find in town. Thus, when Zatar restaurant first opened in Sayulita in February of 2018, I was so excited to see a restaurant with a totally different flavor profile and concept than anything else that existed in town. Since then, Zatar has easily become my favorite restaurant in town, and one I enthusiastically recommend to all of my friends. There are so many menu items at Zatar that are my favorite that I actually joke with my friends about how I could pull off eating there every day. Not only is every dish deliciously cooked to perfection with locally sourced, fresh ingredients, but most of the menu items are made from scratch daily, directly in the restaurant. The food is simply a labor of love; this fact combined with the beautiful ambiance and decor of the restaurant makes you and your taste-buds feel as though you are transported to another part of the world when you dine at Zatar. For me, eating at Zatar feels like eating a meal prepared by a beloved family member. I talk with owner Kelly Majid about Zatar’s beginnings, what the menu is like, and how Zatar is unique from other restaurants in Sayulita.
Recently I was shopping at our Friday Mercado here in Sayulita with my son-in-law, who is a great professional chef. We were at the vegetable stand where there are numerous Asian grown veggies, as well as many others. Alex became so excited when he found a bowl of green and red Shishito Peppers. He bought all that they had at the Mercado! Being that I had never even seen or heard of these peppers before, I was very curious to see how he would prepare them. I had all the ingredients he needed to prepare these awesome little peppers. I just loved the result, and they are simple to prepare with only five ingredients!