Welcome to my cocina

Heyyy hey hey! How are ya? Things are bueno over here… perhaps it’s because I have a wine and Mexican food baby in my belly?? 😉

This afternoon I had the only pre-workout standby:


And did some weights with Jeni. No cardio for this girl today because my body (especially my leggies!) are painin’ from yesterdays aerobics extravanganza.

I also had a training appointment, a side of gym drama (not that I was a part of, but that I got to listen to, haha), and went to Winn Dizzle to get dinner ingredients for ENCHILADAS!

I also got a can of this salsa and munched on it with some multigrain chips while I was cooking:


Usually I make my own, but since I was on a little time constraint and wanted to focus on the enchi’s, I bought the Herdez. If you buy salsa, get Herdez. It’s the best stuff you can get from a grocery store, I promise. It is REAL salsa…and that’s coming from a real Mexican 😀

I made the filling for the enchiladas using onion, garlic, green chilies, organic pinto beans and diced tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, sea salt, pepper, lime juice and sliced portobello mushrooms.


While I worked on the filling, the pilot made the guacamole using the usual recipe (minus the yogurt)


And then I made the enchiladas using a can of mild enchilada sauce and a can of the hot enchilada sauce from Whole Foods and stuffed little Ezekiel tortillas with the filling for Megan and I:


And added shredded rotisserie chicken, Mexican cheese and filling into corn tortillas for the pilot:


Here’s my plate:

Two vegan enchiladas topped with guac and cilantro


The pilots plate:


And Viesa eyeing the organic vino.. little lush


It’s movie time over here! See ya tomorrow!



What’s your favorite Mexican dish? Mine is green corn tamales..hands down

Also, I think I’m going to be signing up for the Disney Princess Half Marathon again since I ran it in March and it was basically the coolest, most fun race ever. Is anyone else planning on running it??

image Summer Shape Up girls: Keep up the amazing work and logging those points! I’m going to tally up the totals this Saturday and will post the re-cap Monday morning. Please send me any success stories to fitnessista at gmail dot com   😀

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  1. *Erica* on July 23, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Oh G, you KNOW I'm super stoked about running the Disney Princess Half!!! Jenna and I had made plans to run it, although we haven't talked about it lately, I bet she will still do it. I did 10.5 miles outside this past Sunday, by far the longest I have run outside in a while…but it made me SO EXCITED!! I wish it was sooner than March!

  2. calquist on July 23, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    I just signed up tonight 🙂 I have a lot of training to do, but I know a vacation to Disney will keep me motivated 🙂 Hope to see you there!

  3. VeggieGirl on July 23, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    My favorite Mexican dish = tamales!

  4. Tiffany on July 23, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Those look amazing!

    I have a question. Can you suggest a good brand of goat cheese? Our commissary has a very, very limited selection…I bought some to try and it tasted like a dirty, wet goat. It pains me to dislike any cheese. Where do you find goat gouda??

  5. vegetarianontherun on July 23, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Those look DELICIOUS!! I also grew up in the AZ and live in the South now, and I am forever smothering my food in hot sauce. Deeeelish!

  6. MarathonVal on July 23, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    I made tamales yesterday for the first time, which was really fun! But I love alll Mexican fod.. I would love to hear more about the Disney marathon, why was it so cool – I imagine because you are running through the park?

  7. Paige@ Running Around Normal on July 23, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Oh my gosh that looks awesome! I will definitely try this recipe some time.

  8. Bec on July 23, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    wow that looks fantastic!

  9. fittingbackin on July 23, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    aw your little lush is adorable! and I want both you and the pilot's enchiladas!! My fave Mexican dish is this new chimichanga I made last week! I'm obsessed – first time having green chilies/green salsa. 🙂

  10. Menden @ Skinny Menny on July 23, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    That little Viesa has the prettiest face!

    Those enchiladas look fantastic. And thanks for the suggestion on the salsa…I'm always looking for a good one!

  11. roseyrebecca on July 23, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Your enchiladas look amazing!! I'll have to try making them soon because my boyfriend loves them!! I think we're making enchilada lasagna sometime next week!

    I love fajitas!!

  12. just me on July 23, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    vegan tamales rock! i used to get them every week at the ocean beach farmer's market in san diego!

  13. WholeBodyLove on July 23, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    I realize that you did post the ingredients for your vegan filling. But, what are the amounts? It really looks awesome. I haven't used ezekiel tortillas for my enchiladas yet. I love the idea of vegan enchiladas, yum!

  14. Granite Gourmet on July 23, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Oh my gosh YES to the DPHM!!! I'm only running it because you recently posted a picture of your be-jeweled finisher medal. And I want a presshhissss. I know it's totally dumb, but I think it's a fancy medal.

  15. Girl on Raw on July 24, 2009 at 4:53 am


    Now I am hungry 😀

  16. Emily on July 24, 2009 at 7:21 am

    I love enchilladas – yours look great! I've made sweet potato and black bean enchilladas before and they were really tasty as well. 🙂

    Happy Friday!

  17. Pam on July 24, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Your food always looks so good! Good luck in March.


  18. lilearthmuffin on July 24, 2009 at 8:50 am

    yum everything looks delicious! my favorite mexican dish would have to be raw tacos in lettuce boats topped with salsa and a bit of beans. yum 🙂


  19. Ada on July 24, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Wow, those enchiladas look incredbile!!! Cooking with the Pilot must have been such a blast:)
    My favorite Mexican dish would probably be fajitas, I love me some sizzling onions and peppers!

    I bet the Disney Princess Half Marathon is a really fun race. If I lived closer to Florida I would totally do it!

  20. Fitnessista on July 24, 2009 at 9:13 am

    wholebodylove- i know- i honestly just threw stuff in there! i didn't use the whole package of the mushrooms and about 1/3 can of the diced tomatoes. as far as the spices go, i just put more cumin than chili powder and salt and pepper. usually i don't measure, unless i'm following a recipe

  21. healthy ashley on July 24, 2009 at 9:15 am

    I love your dinner! I totally need to make that. Adding the ingredients to my grocery list right now… 🙂

  22. Laura W on July 24, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Everything you made yesterday looks SO good! I love rotisserie chicken in enchiladas… my friend made them with that one time and I never would have thought that something so easy could taste so good!

    And those almond butter macaroons… TO DIE. I keep hoping that one of these days you'll say that you're going to start selling them!

  23. RhodeyGirl/Sabrina on July 24, 2009 at 9:34 am

    looks great dear!

  24. shelby on July 24, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Favorite Mexican Food: Tamales (the raw ones from Chicago Diner were amazing) or Enchiladas! Yum, now I'm getting hungry!

  25. catruns on July 24, 2009 at 10:00 am

    I found your blog the weekend you ran the Princess half and definitely signed up for next years a couple of weeks ago! I'd love to meet up if you choose to run it again!

  26. Angharad on July 24, 2009 at 10:04 am

    I know it's awful but when I first had a chimichanga I nearly left my husband for it – they are just love in my mouth! Burrito = awesome. Deep fried burrito = outta control!

  27. Lisa on July 24, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Heck yes! I ran the Princess Half Marathon in March and it rocked! Can't wait to run it again! I've run the WDW Marathon and it rocked as well. Disney knows how to host races!

  28. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) on July 24, 2009 at 10:18 am

    I like sweet tamales! Reminds me of last summer when I studied abroad in Mexico.

  29. K from ksgoodeats on July 24, 2009 at 10:38 am

    I've never heard of canned salsa! I'll definitely take your suggestion though – I love salsa 🙂

    Your enchiladas look fantastic! Definitely do the princess half! It seemed like so much fun last time!!

  30. Sana A on July 24, 2009 at 10:59 am

    The enchilladas look yummy! BTW, Gina, I forgot to email you about this but I wasn't able to participate in the Summer Shape Up because I ended up injuring my knee before I could start your program 🙁

  31. Peanut Butter Swirl on July 24, 2009 at 11:34 am

    oh goodness those enchiladas look so good! You are quite the chef. my favorite mexican meal is shrimp tacos!

  32. Jessica on July 24, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I would have to say enchiladas con camarones en salsa verde..Shrimp enchiladas with green sauce. I hope my spanish was okay.

  33. court2032 on July 24, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    I am running the Disney Princess Half Marathon with my best friend from home!!! See you there!!!

  34. HangryPants on July 25, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Mark just came back from Mexico. He had fried worms and ant eggs. I'd rather have your enchiladas. 😀

  35. TavoLini on July 27, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Herdez is my favorite, too. Hands down the BEST store salsa 😀

    My favorite Mexican is either mushroom tacos or spinach enchiladas.

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