A Foodie in Paradise

Damn! I am so happy that big butts and curvy girls are the new trending thing right now! It gives this girl a license to loosen up, let go and do less carb counting! Let’s shake things up a bit, start enjoying life a little more.
Last week friends invited us to head north of Puerto Vallarta to a new restaurant called La Postal, in the town of Bucerias.
Well, let me tell you, this was  not just a meal, but an experience I am still savouring! The food was so good. Conversation became heated; arguing back and forth whose pizza was superior – the Tomato Basil or the Olive Caper. This was the first verbal food fight I have every been in, each party with such conviction and passion, defending their personal pizza preference to the chewy end.
These tantalizing taste bud moments happen over and over and over again. I really think for my true authentic life, I have to live somewhere that the food is one of the main attractions. The importance of making ones home in an environment that lends itself to an authentic life should be something we all look at. Are you happy where you are living? Not necessarily just your home, but the area that you live in. Does it serve your heart?
Food has become a cultural, culinary experience. It is ‘hip’ to call oneself a “Foodie.” I actually love this label. To me it describes someone who has  passion for good food, quaint restaurants and organic experiences, yearning for adventurous moments.
I heard the other day that after a meal you know if the meal was good by how you feel rather than what you ate. You’re onto something magically wonderful, when you push away from your plate with a “OMG can you believe how good that was?” Feeling every cell in your body jumping for joy.
The food in Mexico is so authentic, often made with tender loving care, using fresh produce and local delights. The restaurants are filled with smells, sights and sounds that bring the eating experience full circle.
Musicians  can be found strolling in and out of restaurants, or perched on a stoop, playing effortlessly into the night. Twinkling lights flickering with a soft glow, beaming smiles from the staff as they present their masterpiece of “Yummy” in front of you. Just talking about this makes me hungry, fantasizing about guacamole, salsa, coconut shrimp, tacos, soon the fresh mangos…
I have been coming here on and off for the last 15 years, it is surprising to me, how the options for food is getting better and better. How blessed are we?
The task at hand for all of us is to continue to share with our family and friends all over the world, how blessed we all are to have such a wonderful place, full of hidden jewels here in paradise. From the local talents, seasoned chefs at the exquisite La Palapa, to the local family run  taco stand on the corner of every street,there is absolutely something spectacular to eat here, for everyone no matter what your budget. I hope you treat yourself to these experiences.
Homework: Start walking the streets stumbling upon somewhere new you have never been.
Let your love for food be your beacon of direction. Let go and enjoy.

Rhonda Zarate is a Lifestyle Advisor. She does consultations in Real Estate, Life & Business Coaching. To book a consultation or have her help you with your Real Estate needs, she can be found at rhondazaratelifestyle@gmail.com or Facebook rhondazaratelifestyle

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Rhonda Zarate
Happy Heart Lifestyle Coach
Rhonda Zarate is a Happy Heart Lifestyle Advisor. Her favorite thing to do is help people find their happiest hearts through Coaching. Vlogging, Boutique Real Estate & she authored a book Find Your Happy Planner.
Sharing her love for the happy path and her family makes her heart the happiest, being part of a Heart Tribe is one’s greatest JOY.