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Vegetable Quinoa Gratin

Vegetable Quinoa Gratin

I adore recipes that are both nutritious and delicious. Too often those words act like polar opposites, almost as enemies.

Zapallo Macre Squash

Zapallo Macre // Macre Winter Squash

Why is it that we seem fascinated by things that are miniature or jumbo. If something is “normal” sized, it just does not receive as much attention. How many times have I bought something that was extra small or strangely enormous…just because it was that size? Oh how the market has grown for things like […]

Sopa de Quinua // Peruvian Quinoa Soup

Sopa de Quinua // Peruvian Quinoa Soup

Peruvian Quinoa Soup is a delicious blend of vegetables with a simple broth base. If you would prefer a vegetarian version, skip the step of simmering the meat and add an extra cup or so of vegetables.

Sopa de Frejoles // Peruvian Bean Soup

A favorite soup in our home! This is a delicious blend of flavors and textures. Be sure to prepare the yucca, plantain and sweet potato to serve along with the soup – you won’t regret it!


Menestron // Peruvian Minestrone Soup

Menestron is a hearty soup, filled with a variety of beans and vegetables. Although different from the Italian Minestrone soup many are accustomed to, this version is unforgettable. Don’t forget the canchita or aji sauce!

Estofado Norteño de Carne

Estofado Norteño de Carne // Northern Peru Beef Stew

Sometimes it seems all recipes are considered stew, but Estofado Norteño de Carne is one that seems to stand out to me. I think it is the splash of vinegar in the marinade. Nevertheless, this is a delicious stew that I enjoy making for visitors and family alike!

pumpkin muffins

Pumpkin Muffins [TWD]

Living some place for some time without some things causes change.

Spicy Squash Ginger Soup

Spicy Ginger Squash Soup

Ginger is used in Peru mainly for the Peruvian Chinese food. This delicious – and I mean delicious! – soup allowed me to play with several types of ginger. 

Worth The Wait?

Sometimes recipes look better on paper than they taste in real life. This week I sure got to experience that! I make it a habit to cut and clip recipes from magazines that I want to make sometime in the future. When I am about to make a shopping list, I often sift through these […]

Banana Ball Soup?

“Tienes aji?” was my catchphrase throughout my trip to Ecuador last year. In every restaurant, I asked if they had hot pepper sauce. It is not that I eat everything spicy, but I do eat things with lots of flavor. Some of the Ecuadorian dishes were delicious; for example, the yapingachos, a fried potato and […]


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