After a month in Baja I flew out with covid on my tail early this year. Felt lucky to have got to travel and lucky I got out in time. I cannot imagine being sick in Mexico. It would be grim.
I thought I’d spend more than a day in La Paz but it was chilly and breezy so I decamped back to Todos Santos. It was like coming home.
But eating twice a day in restaurants was untenable if you tend to eat paleo style like me: excess salt (as in all restaurants), industrial grain oils in everything, bad carbs a’plenty, legumes and chips at every meal, beer often comes with the meal.
So for my health by week three I was shopping at the markets for apples, bananas, avocados, celery, carrots, nuts, tomatoes, tuna, jerky…the same stuff I eat at home.
And I found one place that would cook me fish, rice, veg, meat (rarely), mashed potatoes, shrimp, cooked without corn oil, hot spices, or excess salt, no beans, no chips, no tortillas, no cervesa.
They were a bit shocked I’d turn down half the meal but happy to have a customer. Once you start eating paleo you can’t go back to the SAD (Standard American Diet). Or the standard Mexican diet either. And I love beer but my BP does not.
My last sunset in Baja. This is unretouched. Even the locals were stunned.
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