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sweet potato casserole

Pure de Camote // Sweet Potato Casserole

A delicious way to serve sweet potatoes this Christmas!

Arroz a la Jardinera // Peruvian Garden Rice

Arroz a la Jardinera // Peruvian Garden Rice

Although simple garlic seasoned white rice is the most common meal accompaniment here in Peru, I am intrigued by the variety of rice dishes that are commonly on the table for special celebrations.

quinoa pilaf

Quinoa Pilaf

You were wondering, after seeing that delicious beef with mushroom gravy dish, what that delicious pilaf was, weren’t you?

Zucchini Oven Chips

Zucchini Oven Chips [WHB]

Peruvians eat quite a bit of winter squash. There are several varieties, little and big. Very rare is it for Peruvians to eat summer squashes. Truthfully I am not sure if is the taste they don’t appreciate or if it is simply a food they are unfamiliar with. Zucchini is one of the only summer […]

Imparting Flavor

My day was full of unexpected twists today. Through a series of circumstances, I was reminded that sometimes we go through difficult things in our lives so that we learn things. I have seen this before in my life and today was reminded of this very lesson. The difficult circumstances help us to learn, help […]

WTSIM…Spicy Black Beans

It is true, the spicy pulled pork from yesterday was amazing. I have made a variety of pulled pork recipes and this one by far was the best. But I think it was partly because of it’s incredible sidekick. I told you yesterday to serve the pulled pork with black beans. I sure hope you […]

Papa con Mani // Peruvian Peanut Potatoes

My Prized Possession

Peanut butter is a prized possession. It is sold in small jars for almost $5 a jar. I have only bought it here once. Before opening the jar, I learned that it was in a batch of recalled products in states. The supermarket here couldn’t understand that I wanted to return it because of a […]

Baby Brussels Sprouts with Pecans

WHB – Baby Brussels Sprouts with Pecans

The market was bustling when I arrived this morning. Each of the stands is full to almost overflowing with delicious produce, grains and other healthy items. One of the first stand had a large basket of baby Brussels sprouts. I wanted to buy them all! I restrained myself, wanting to take it all in before […]

Pizza with Caramelized Onions

Why Didn’t I Get the Memo???

Who forgot to tell me? Why didn’t I know? Why did I wait this long? I had seen the words “caramelized onions” and really never thought much of them. At times I thought it just meant they were cooked enough to be caramel in color. At times I thought of caramel mixed with onions – […]

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

Creating New Memories

I don’t remember ever really being taught to cook. I can remember eating as a child and having a few favorite recipes. I remember having to wash the dishes (and I still hate doing that!). I can even recall owning a Strawberry Shortcake cookbook. But I don’t remember someone telling me how to measure, mix […]


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