Seared scallops with Soy Sauce and Pomegranate

Conchitas al Sillao

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kikkoman, in collaboration with Latina Blogger Connect. However, all the opinions, stories, experiences, and recipes are mine. Last week I had lunch in La Balanza, one of Lima's trendiest spots for eating out, with my brother who was visiting Lima for a few days. As you may … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Stuffed Avocados

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Now that we're in the middle of the summer here in New York City, and the markets are bursting with colorful produce, I get inspired to make seasonal variations of all of my favorite dishes every day. Since tomatoes and bell peppers are looking (and tasting) amazing lately, I wanted to use them to create a salad that I could stuff some creamy … [Read more...]

Radish Salsa Criolla

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Salsa Criolla is the Peruvian equivalent of what ketchup and mayonnaise is to Americans: we put it on everything. This crunchy, slightly spicy, and citric salsa is made by finely slicing red onions, and combining them with chili peppers, lime juice, salt, pepper, and herbs. If you're not crazy about raw onions, you're not alone. I myself dislike … [Read more...]

Yucca Causa with Chipotle – Tuna Salad

Causa de Yuca con Atún

Causa is one of those dishes all Peruvians love, especially during the warm summer months. Despite containing a large amount of potatoes, this cold appetizer is light and refreshing, and it can be made well in advance or in the spur of the moment, filled with tuna salad or chicken, or with your favorite vegetables to make it … [Read more...]

Seasonal Potato Salad

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  There is something charming about a good potato salad, full of vibrant flavors and textures, that always makes me feel at home. My mother loved to make several versions of these salads: sometimes she added lots of parsley and capers, which I found beyond delicious. Sometimes the salad was full of shallots, olives and hard-boiled eggs, … [Read more...]

Quick Cheese Bites For Easy Entertaining

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A  few days ago I bought some wonton wraps to make a sweet recipe, and as tends to be the case, I was left with several leftover wonton slices. I first wasn´t sure how to use them, but then I realized I had cheese and avocados in the fridge, and thought about one of my favorite hors d´oeuvre: tequeños. This inspired me to create this original fried … [Read more...]

#MeatlessMondays – Mushroom Stew (Estofado de Champiñones)

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Estofado de pollo (chicken stew) is one of the dishes Peruvian cooks make at home on a regular basis. This simple yet extremely tasty dish is healthy, satisfying, and easy to prepare, making it a favorite of people of all ages and backgrounds. Many countries have their own versions of a homey chicken stew, and we can't say the idea is 100% … [Read more...]

Discover Peru’s culinary treasures on a walking tour

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Do you dream of tasting exotic Amazonian fruits, delicious Andean cheeses, the meatiest olives in the world, or perhaps enjoy a freshly-made cebiche and seafood platter by highly skilled cooks? If the answer is yes, what I'm about to share is your chance to enjoy all that and more. As you may know by now, Peru has one of the most amazing foods in … [Read more...]

#MeatlessMondays – Arroz Tapado with Artichokes

Vegetarian arroz tapado

It may still be cold outside, but spring has officially arrived to New York City. Along with beautiful and colorful flower buds, and (hopefully soon) warmer weather, this season, which is my favorite season, brings other great things. A deliciously varied produce at the market is one of them. I recently talked in detail over at my holistic … [Read more...]

The Peruvian Kitchen Cookbook – 100 of our best recipes to enjoy!

The Peruvian Kitchen Cookbook

Last year was full of great events in our lives, and this beautiful project was one of them. Having the opportunity to share our recipes with our readers in our third cookbook in two years, is something beyond our wildest dreams. We feel humbled, blessed, and incredibly grateful. The Peruvian Kitchen - Traditions, Ingredients, Tastes, and … [Read more...]