Are you finding yourself bored during quarantine? Get the family together and spend some time trying out a new and fun recipe!. Everyone loves a good batch French fries; this recipe, however, for “Avocado Fries” is a healthier take on the classic and beloved snack, that everyone in the family will surely love! The best part is that it’s always Avocado season in Sayulita! I had not even heard of avocado fries until a couple of weeks ago; my husband and I happened upon them on the menu at one of the beach restaurants here in Sayulita! Being a foodie and because I love avocados, I just had to try them.
After an official release from the governor of the state of Nayarit on March 30th, 2020, asking tourists to not travel during what normally is Sayulita's busiest time of year, "Semana Santa", or Spring/Easter break, Sayulita's local volunteer group, the Gavilanes Vigilantes, took safety measures into their own hands, and have been helping to patrol the entrance and exit to and from town in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Sayulita Life made an additional $5,000 donation to the Vigilantes’ group in order to support their efforts in protecting our pueblo. This donation went toward purchasing food & refreshments directly for the 50+ volunteers working long and tiresome shifts, and toward the purchase of safety supplies needed for the group’s members.
Sayulita Life’s recipient of our monthly donation for May is the “Sayulita Cares” / “Sayulita Cuida” Group. Sayulita Cares is a group originally created by a local Sayulita resident, that has now joined together with a variety of volunteers, as well as the Gavilanes Vigilantes, to help members of our Sayulita and San Ignacio community remain healthy and safe during this challenging economic time, due to loss of jobs from closures related to Covid-19. Sayulita Life’s $6,000 donation went toward the group’s efforts in getting items and supplies for their food bank delivery program, which has been assisting those in need in our community.
Tierra Viva restaurant has been serving up delicious food in Sayulita for more than ten years. Although at times under different ownership and with different appearances, one thing has always remained the same; the incredible menu. Now Tierra Viva is offering sushi delivery so that you can stay home and stay safe during this time. Tierra Viva owners Charlie and Melanie describe some of their tasty dishes, how you can place orders, and what extra measures they are taking in their restaurant in order to keep our pueblo safe.
This month’s recipient of Sayulita Life’s $5,000 donation goes towards El Centro Creativo and their community theatre event. This year, El Centro wanted to put together a free theatre performance for the community of Sayulita as part of the culmination of the children’s theatre camp they run each year. In order to do so, they tracked down several top actors and actresses from Mexico City, and asked them to bring their skills and talents to the stage here in Sayulita for our enjoyment. Sayulita Life’s donation will go toward purchasing the flights for these actors in order to ensure their ability to come to our little pueblo, help teach and guide our youth, and put on a stellar performance for the whole town to enjoy!
Tortillas. We eat them all the time in Sayulita, and tacos are a staple. As you may be aware, I try very hard to stay away from carbohydrates, so I am always looking for a good low-carb tortilla shell recipe, and today I found it in my own kitchen! The best part is that all of the ingredients can be found here in Sayulita or close by in Bucerias. So if you still want to enjoy tacos but with a guilt-free, low-carb tortilla, then give this recipe a try!
Getting around in Sayulita has never been easier! With so much to see in our amazing pueblo, Baikas electric bike rentals in Sayulita makes it possible for you to get to anywhere in Sayulita- whether it be to jungle paths, secluded beaches, dirt roads, or up large hills. Walking around can quickly become tiresome, especially in the heat, and cars or golf carts cannot always make it up big hills or on bumpy roads, and often are costly to rent. Baikas are fun, easy to use for any age, eco-friendly, and can get you anywhere in Sayulita at a quick pace. I talk to the owner of Baikas more about their electric bikes and what makes them so unique.
This month’s recipient of Sayulita Life’s $5,000 donation went toward Ser Su Voz’s initiative to create a mural on the bridge/boardwalk near Villa Amor Hotel. Ser Su Voz Sayultia A.C. is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to protect Sayulita’s environment and create projects or initiatives to continually improve the safety and health of our ecology, and bring environmental awareness and care to our Sayulita community. Sayulita Life’s donation went directly toward helping to pay the artist of the mural himself, Emiliano Alvaro, from Guadalajara.
In my last column, I promised you a most delicious, easy to prepare, and even easier to eat, pan-roasted Dorado in a butter-lemon sauce. Did you know that Dorado is also called Mahi Mahi? This is the Hawaiian name for the fish, and the Spanish name is Dorado. This is a true Dolphin fish; not the dolphin mammal. I didn’t know this, so I used to never eat Dorado, but now it is one of my favorite fish to cook here in Mexico! All of the ingredients for this recipe are available here in Sayulita, and fresh Dorado is especially easy to find in our coastal beach town of Sayulita, full of fresh seafood.
Whether you are traveling in Sayulita or you live here permanently, becoming ill or injured is always a scary and worrisome event, and choosing a trusted medical care provider with affordable costs can be just as stressful. Luckily, we have Banderas Bay Medical Services in the heart of Sayulita, providing top quality care for patients, as well as new in-home nursing or medical attention if needed. Rest assured that no matter what degree of seriousness your illness or injury may entail, Banderas Bay Medical Services has the best skilled practitioners ready to take care of you and ensure your safety, health, and comfort. Karen from BBMS tells me more about the background of the company and about the new in-home services now provided to the community of Sayulita.