Queso Fresco Pancakes (or Waffles) with Yogurt and Chia Mousse

Queso Fresco Pancakes

I´m a huge fan of pancakes and waffles, and love to have them for brunch and sometimes for a sweet and delicious dinner. When I was invited to be a part of the Cacique Cook Off Challenge, the first thing that came to my mind when I was trying to figure out what I would prepare was this delightful pancake recipe that can easily be turned into … [Read more...]

Prickly Pear Juice / Jugo de Tuna

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Tunas are the fruit of the cactus, and they are so sweet and colorful that people love them. You can find them in many colors… red, green, orange, yellow. Make them a part of fruit salads or eat them alone with a few drops of lime juice. Some say they are good for hangovers. I'm sure you don't need a recipe for this juice, but here you have a … [Read more...]

Light Chicken Sanguchon

Chicken Sanguchon

I know what you may be thinking after looking at the picture of this sandwich. With the amount of ingredients I've used to make it, you can hardly categorize it as light. However, it is in fact light in the sense that many of the ingredients are vegetables, and it's also a lighter version of the Peruvian sanguchon because I've used Flatout … [Read more...]

Rosquitas de Manteca – These cookies will melt in your mouth

Rosquitas de Manteca

These round, bite-size cookies called rosquitas are crispy and they crumble in your mouth. They are slightly sweet with a hint of aniseed and with a beautiful golden brown color that makes you want to eat them all. Their small size makes them a great accompaniment for a cup of coffee or tea, or you can also do what many limeños (people from Lima) … [Read more...]

Andean Pizza with Quinoa and Vegetables

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Last year my daughter took me for lunch to a beautiful pizza spot in Barranco, one of my favorite neighborhoods in Lima. The super thin pizza crust and the originality and playfulness of the colorful toppings inspired me to create many healthy and delicious homemade pizzas after that. And eventually, after many trials, I found the perfect crust for … [Read more...]

Cherimoya Alegre

Cherimoya Alegre

Cherimoya Alegre is the simplest, lightest, and most refreshing dessert you'll ever have. No doubt about that. But you will only be able to try it if you find extremely sweet and creamy cherimoyas like the ones we get in every market, street vendor, and corner store in Peru. I need to mention that as much as Peruvians love this dessert, its origin … [Read more...]

Black Olive and Raisin Mini Sandwiches

Olive and Raisin Sandwiches

These are one of my favorite sandwiches in the world and the reason is simple: they are beyond tasty and dead easy to make. But don't be fooled by their size and think you will need many of them to feel satisfied. The olives make them quite salty so eating just a few mini sandwiches is all you will need. This size is also how they are served at … [Read more...]

Cremoladas for fun, warm days


  In Peru, whenever it's a warm day and you're having fun under the sun, it´s time for a refreshing cremolada. This Peruvian version of a slushie is made with frozen fruits or simply flavored with a fruit juice. We like to make them with all kinds of nourishing and aromatic tropical fruits, but sometimes you can find boozy alternatives with … [Read more...]

Nidos de Bolita de Nuez – Tradiciones de Pascua

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Aclaración: Este es un post auspiciado por Collective Bias, Inc. y sus clientes, pero todas las opiniones y palabras son mías. #SweeterPascua #CollectiveBias Click here to read it in English. Una visita a mi Walmart más cercano es indispensable cuando busco los ingredientes para muchas de mis recetas, y es donde fui a comprar los Dove … [Read more...]

Easter Traditions – Bolita de Nuez Nests

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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweeterPascua #CollectiveBias Haz click aquí para leer en Español. A visit to Walmart is a must when I´m looking for the ingredients for most of my recipes. So this is where I went looking for some Dove Chocolate Eggs … [Read more...]