January 10, 2023 Natalia Reca 0Comment

We don’t usually get excited about salads, but this recipe will change your mind! Most ingredients were purchased at our local Mercado del Pueblo in Sayulita- every Friday from 10am – 2pm.  Ingredients: 1 can of chickpeas or an equivalent dry amount 2 cucumbers 1 bell pepper 1/4 red onion 50g of goats cheese 1 lemon 1 large clove of garlic olive oil salt and pepper Soaking the chickpeas helps to soften them, which can make them easier to cook and may also improve their nutritional value. It also helps to remove some of the indigestible sugars that can cause digestive discomfort. Place the chickpeas…

December 6, 2022 Natalia Reca 0Comment

This easy dish will wow your palate, and take you no more than a few minutes to throw together (not including prep time). Simply start by boiling or roasting beets, I like to purchase a variety of golden and regular beets at our local Sayulita Friday farmers market. I then like to prep seasoned olive oil, chop some garlic, and rosemary, add salt and pepper to taste, and saute for a few minutes until the garlic is golden brown. Using a thick greek unsweetened yogurt, spoon a generous amount onto the plate, lay sliced beets on top, and drizzle with…

November 21, 2022 Natalia Reca 0Comment

We had the pleasure of being served the most beautiful dining experience at Sueños Creative Cuisine & Cocktails in Sayulita. It began with an introduction to Chef Andrea who carefully explained each dish he served us with meticulous precision, his passion for culinary art and his presence in the kitchen are most definitely displayed in the food.  We started with a fresh dorado ceviche, fish laminates, peach, red onion and fennel layed on a beetroot, coconut reduction topped with cilantro oil and served with sweet potato chips. We then tried the new duck dish, confit duck leg, brussel sprout leaf,…

November 9, 2022 Natalia Reca 0Comment

The pumpkin spice loaf is here! It’s officially Autumn in Sayulita which doesn’t exactly mean whipping out your wooly hats, but, it does mean relatively cooler weather. I jumped at the opportunity to celebrate with an Autumn-inspired loaf. Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees Line an 8 ½ x 4 ½ inch loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. Step 2 Add butter to a saucepan and place over medium heat. The butter will begin to crackle and then foam. Make sure you whisk constantly during this process. After a couple of minutes,…

September 16, 2022 Natalia Reca 0Comment

September in Sayulita tends to be one long hot steamy month, and what could be better than a light, healthy breakfast to start the day? Let me introduce you to Turkish eggs. I know what you’re thinking… yogurt and eggs? But let me assure you this is one of the best combinations I’ve ever had and it is now officially my favorite breakfast/brunch/midday snack. Picture this, a creamy dollop of labneh/yogurt, two perfectly poached eggs, drizzled (heavily) with chili garlic butter, topped with herby za’atar, optional goats cheese, salt, and pepper accompanied by some warm toasted bread. Voila! This dish…

August 17, 2022 Natalia Reca 0Comment

Burrata, Tomatoes And Basil Oh My! Here’s a super easy, throw-together salad recipe, perfect for hot Sayulita days or nights! I love sourcing unusual fresh ingredients when possible, so I jumped at the opportunity to get my hands on some home-grown yellow, orange and marbled tomatoes. These tomato varieties are quite easy to grow at home, you can get seeds packet at places like Home Depot, or even online. If you manage to get your hands on a more exotic tomato I encourage you to save a few seeds and replant, soon enough you’ll have enough tomatoes to create this…

June 20, 2022 sayulitablog 0Comment

I am in British Columbia right now and my most favourite fruits are in season. There is nothing like fresh picked strawberries and I have a farm up the road where they did their 1st ripe picking yesterday.  OMG…luscious, red, and with the most amazing flavour! Then combine them with beautiful red stocks of fresh rhubarb. A combination made in heaven! I was in the mood for a fruit crumble so I got to work in my kitchen. INGREDIENTS FOR FILLING: – 1 or 2 pints of fresh very ripe strawberries …about 1&1/2 cups *if you can’t find fresh picked…

June 5, 2022 sayulitablog 0Comment

I recently indulged one of my kitchen dreams; I bought myself  and am using (pretty much daily) an airfryer.I don’t know why it took me so long to indulge… mainly cause I really didn’t want another appliance sitting on my kitchen counter. Well let me tell you that making space on your counter might be a challenge… but please do it! If you need to pull it out of a cupboard every time you want to air fry something…you will not use it to it’s best potential. There are many different models and brands out there. After doing my due…