Peruvian Garbanzo Swiss Chard Stew is a highly nutritious and tasty Peruvian dish made featuring garbanzo beans and greens.
There are certain things that are always packed into my suitcase when traveling from Peru to the States. Things I feel as though I can’t live without for the weeks or months I will be there.
I greatly admire and respect Gaston Acurio. He has taken Peruvian cuisine to a worldwide recognition, but is the first to encourage the creativity and ambition in others. One thing that I both enjoy and feel challenged by are the “recipes” he posts on his Facebook page. He gives a list of ingredients, some indication […]
What fun it was to be asked to choose the recipes for the first part of May for the Flatbread & Flavors groups! I admit, part of me wanted to suggest the ceviche recipe that is mixed into the Mexican food recipes.
It is always important to know how to make a quick meal from scratch and this is one of the quickest Peruvian stews I prepare on a regular basis. These are all ingredients I have on hand, nearly at all times.
An egg shaped fruit has haunted me for many years. I have seen it on many occasions but have never been brave enough to buy it. It resides in the shelves with other fruits, but it has the word tomato in its name. The confusion that a tomato fruit caused me was enough to cause […]
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!
A favorite hot sauce of mine and many others! This is a delicious blend of fruit and hot peppers. It packs a punch and is delicious accompanying any sort of meal. This is the “aji” that most of our visitors remember!
Comfort food is always important in any country. This dish is one of the many I consider comfort foods here in Peru. It is typically made with a minimal amount of reconstituted mushrooms, but I find the sauce delicious with a lot of fresh mushrooms added to it, sometimes sliced, sometimes chopped.
Before “instant soup” existed in Peru, cooks would make minute soup – which was ready in just minutes because of the small amounts of ingredients and thin noodles. Often, we make this to fit our preferences by using different noodles and offering the milk to add to you own bowl, if desired.