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...]

Turrón de Chocolate

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This cake is a classic in Lima. It´s very easy to make at home, but you can also buy it in pastry shops and cafés. Once you have everything ready you can mix the ingredients in just a few minutes. While the cake is in the oven, make the fudge, or buy it already made if you are impatient and can´t wait to have a spoonful. Sometimes I like … [Read more...]

Passion Fruit Juice and Passion Fruit Nectar. Two ways with one fruit.

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Passion fruit is one of my favorite fruits. Peruvians love it and use it in many recipes, from beverages like maracuya sour, to desserts like mousse, and savory dishes like cebiches, tiraditos. Jugo de maracuyá, or passion fruit juice, is made with pure passion fruit, water and sugar, and served with lots of ice. It´s a refreshing and … [Read more...]

Rice with Pork Lima-Style

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by the National Pork Board, but the photos and opinions are mine. Peruvian food has several recipes that highlight the tasty meat from pork. This is actually one of the country's favorite proteins. Sunday creolle breakfast consists in huge sandwiches made with pork chicharron -chunks of deep fried meat- … [Read more...]

Buen Sabor – Latin American Flavors for Dinner

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, but all the opinions are my own. This year has been full of wonderful surprises. One of them is Buen Sabor and the flavorful frozen dishes that I have been enjoying since I started collaborating with them. Last week I came home and didn´t feel like cooking. I had ripe plantain and cheese empanadas in the … [Read more...]

Sweet potato and Zucchini Locro – The ultimate vegetarian dish

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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with California Sweetpotatoes and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, the stories, recipe, and views are our own. Peruvian food may be heavy on fish, seafood, and other kinds of animal protein, but there is always room for a few vegetarian dishes. Andean food in particular has a wide variety of … [Read more...]