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...]

How to Make Ají Amarillo Paste

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One of the main ingredients in Peruvian cooking is ají amarillo paste. And I don´t mean store-bought paste, even though you can find this product in many markets and stores. Cooks (both professional and home cooks) all over the country make their own ají amarillo -or ají panca or mirasol- paste on an almost daily basis, as it is a part of most … [Read more...]

Detox Juicing – Our Latest Adventure!

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When I was a young teenager, my mom had a big red juicer where she made carrot, apple, and beet juice in the afternoons. Even though I didn't enjoy eating raw beets or carrots, the colorful and aromatic juice that came out of this machine was too tempting not to try it. Once I did, I was hooked and started making it myself. I particularly liked the … [Read more...]