|Just a few miles south of the border in Baja, the Rancho La Puerta spa has been
attracting guests to its tranquil environment and renowned program for more than
fifty-five years. But after mountain hikes timed to watch the sunrise, stretch-and-tone
classes, and massages, what guests look forward to most is the stunning spa cuisine
created by chef Bill Wavrin.
The breakfast buffet features the spa's famous Rancho La
Puerta Granola, Persian Pancakes, and Banana Bran Muffins. Leisurely lunches on the patio
bring Curried Carrot Soup with Dill or Lentil and Sun-dried Tomato Salad. And dinner
selections include Enchiladas with Salsa Mexicana, Pasta with Shiitake Mushrooms and
Moroccan Lemons, or Butternut Squash with Mushrooms.
Now, everyone can prepare these unique low-fat, high-flavor dishes at home. Inspired by
the vibrant flavors of the Southwest and northern Mexico, with a sprinkling of other
international cuisines, The Rancho La Puerta Cookbook is the next best thing to
spending a sun-drenched week at the spa.
About the Author
Bill Wavrin has been the executive chef at Rancho La Puerta for six years, where he
has perfected an ever-expanding repertoire of stunning spa cuisine.