Whole Body Reboot – The Peruvian Superfoods Diet

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Manuel Villacorta is a Peruvian dietitian who lives in San Francisco. His name may ring a bell because he is an online and tv personality, but also because we have talked about his previous books and shared some of his recipes over here, and mention him constantly as we have similar food philosophies and taste. Here's a quick recap of his story … [Read more...]

Super Andean Salad for a Super New Year

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I worked together with the California Raisin Marketing Board to create this recipe and was compensated for my time. The opinions below are mine and mine alone and do not represent those of the California Raisin Marketing Board. Do you have a New Years Eve tradition? In Peru we have many. Some of them include running around the block at … [Read more...]

Chocolate truffles with pasas borrachas – Add a little more nutrition to your holiday fare

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I worked together with the California Raisin Marketing Board to create this recipe and was compensated for my time. The opinions below are mine and mine alone and do not represent those of the California Raisin Marketing Board. January 1st marks a very important milestone for me: my first anniversary of being sugar free. On December 31st, … [Read more...]

Time saving bean soup with pork

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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with BUSH'S Cocina Latina and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all stories, recipes, and points of view are my own. I’ve always found soups to be the quintessential comfort food; unbeatable at making me feel better during the rainy, cold, and dark days that become frequent around this time of … [Read more...]

Caramelized Onion and Quinoa Crescents for Thanksgiving

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Last month I was invited to attend the 47th Pillsbury Bake-Off, in Nashville, Tennessee, and I had the opportunity to try most of the one hundred recipes that made it to the semi-finals of this contest. It was really inspiring to see all the creative ways in which the contestants transformed bread, cookies or pizza dough into mouthwatering dishes, … [Read more...]

Pork Chops with Hoisin Sauce and Quinoa Salad

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with the National Pork Board, but the opinions, photos and recipe, are my own. When I think of cooking pork, I picture the countless flavor profiles that go well with this succulent meat. I particularly like Asian ones, as they make the perfect marriage with this meat and always produce … [Read more...]

Chunky tomato soup inspired by the Andes and our travels

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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Hunt's Tomato Sauce and Latina Bloggers Connect, but the stories, views, and recipe are ours. One of my favorite childhood memories of food is having a hot bowl of tomato soup with melted mozzarella cheese on cold, lazy nights. On these occasions we would all gather in the kitchen while my mom … [Read more...]

Pork Saltado Sandwich

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with the National Pork Board, but the words, photos and recipe are my own. Lomo saltado is an ubiquitous entrée in Lima and many other parts of Peru. Peruvians love it for its amazing taste, but other than this, one of my favorite incentives to make this dish is how easy to make it is, as … [Read more...]

Molecular Gastronomy by Hervé This

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Do you want to know how to make the best stock, or to make hard-boiled eggs with the yolk perfectly centered and cooked? Are you interested in how to make and use marinades or fondues? Which is the best time to season steak: before, during or after cooking? How do we perceive aromas? Would you like to know why small children have no problems eating … [Read more...]

Pork Medallions with Quick Sauce – My week night favorite

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with the National Pork Board, but the photos, recipes, and opinions are my own. Pork medallions are one of the easiest and most delicious dinners one can make, so I usually reserve them for week nights, when I don't want to stress in the kitchen. What will you need to have this appetizing … [Read more...]