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Baked Calzone

Baked Calzone

  I like making calzones. It’s fun to twist the edges over and make these pillows of pizza. You don’t need the same quantity of ingredients as you do in a pizza and individualizing them for each person is nice too.     I portion […]

Garlic Shrimp with Bacon Risotto

Garlic Shrimp with Bacon Risotto

      I didn’t always like risotto. In fact in my younger years I hated it because I was used to rice. Having been born in Colombia my mum cooked several Colombian dishes, especially rice, and I liked the way rice wasn’t thick, but […]

Rustic Chicken Cacciatore

Rustic Chicken Cacciatore

    So what’s the difference between this dish and my Chicken Cacciatore? Well this one cooks a little faster, uses fresh ripe tomatoes instead of sauce and boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of the thigh and leg cut. The sauce is a little sweeter […]

Banana Oatmeal Pancake

Banana Oatmeal Pancake

  Have you tried these pancakes yet? Dairy free, sugar free, gluten-free. I learned how to make these in Belize. The original recipe is just egg & banana but I didn’t find it filling enough and I wanted a bit more substance. I am gluten-intolerant […]


Thinking Out Loud

Belize

Belize

We get asked about Belize a lot. It’s a beautiful little country in Central America, just below Mexico. It’s the only English speaking country in Central America and is definitely more Caribbean than Spanish. We starting going to Belize in 2006 and got our permanent residency in 2012. By that point we were living in San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye, La Isla Bonita.

The interior of Belize is lush with mountains and jungle. Lots of sightseeing to do! There are boundless waterfalls and hiking to caves with swimming holes. The refreshing cold water comes from deep within the mountains that border Guatemala….

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Zipline through the jungle or jump off old piers into cool refreshing rivers…..

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Stop at small local restaurants and enjoy local cuisine….

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View from an out-of-the-way restaurant in the Toledo District

See lots of little Maya Villages along the way….

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Climb one of the many Mayan Ruins……

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Xunantunich in Cayo District

Or head over to the beach….

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One of the many little caye’s in Belize. If out on a fishing boat you can stop and rest for awhile or enjoy an impromptu BBQ

Get your diver’s certificate and dive in the worlds second largest coral reef

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60′ down my son’s posed for the camera!

 

Go fishing and catch your dinner….

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One of our first visits to Belize, way back when

DO NOT MISS THE BELIZE ZOO!!!!!

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Or just enjoy all the local plants and flowers

How do you get there?

When we first starting going to Belize there were only 2 airline carriers. Now there is more option and more cities you can depart from. WestJet now has direct flights to Belize City! No more layovers in US cities cutting down travel time by upwards of 4 hours.

Southwest Airlines is now offering introductory flights to Belize beginning June 4. For Canadian travellers in Ontario a flight from Buffalo to Belize City is now $208 one-way! And direct flights will be offered from Ft.Lauderdale. So getting to Belize now will be not only quicker but cheaper.

Now you have many reasons to go and visit Belize and see it through out eyes!


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