Stuffed Chili Peppers – Ajíes Rellenos de Choclo

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Two weeks ago I was watching a cooking show on tv and this recipe caught my attention. The chef preparing it was Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of the brightest stars on the Peruvian culinary scene. He was making a dish that looked very simple yet oh so delicious- yellow chili peppers stuffed with pureed fresh corn, cooked in a skillet until thick. … [Read more...]

Cilantro Rice with Fried Fish

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Green rice, flavored with cilantro, spinach, aji amarillo paste (yellow chili peppers), and cooked with a mix of vegetables, is one of my favorite Peruvian dishes. I love the fact that it can be transformed into several variations; even a vegetarian one like this chicken-less arroz con pollo that I used to make for my vegetarian daughter for many … [Read more...]

Seasonal Grapefruit Quinoa Salad

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Eating seasonal is not always easy when you're a food blogger. I try to eat as seasonal as possible, but sometimes I need to make certain recipes that include several -or all- out of season ingredients, and there's nothing I can do about this. However, I try my best to stick to what's readily available where I live as often as possible. If … [Read more...]

Sugar-free plum and quinoa muffins – Healthy snacking made easy

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How are you doing with your New Year's resolutions? Did you have any? Let me share mine with you. Last year, my New Year's resolution was to quit sugar. I had been addicted to sugar for over 31 years, and I knew it was time to stop. I tell everyone that my staying away from sugar for the whole year was miraculous, but the truth is, I would have … [Read more...]

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...]