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The Culture of Food : Peru

Chicken Sandwich Peruvian Style

One of the things I miss the most about my native country is its delectable cuisine. I’m no chef, but because I want my children to experience the flavors of Peru, I do my best to cook traditional dishes as often as possible. Some times that’s hard to do because not all the ingredients for the more complicated dishes are readily available where I live, that’s why I’m always looking to make the simpler recipes. This usually means trying toRead More ...

Peruvian Triple Sandwich {Recipe}

Triples — sandwiches like the ones you see in the photo above — were a staple of my childhood back home in Peru. And yet, I hadn’t really made them for myself or my kids until late last year. I was craving one from a specific sandwich place back home, when I wondered out loud: “Why can’t I just make it at home? It’s not like it’s that complicated…” The next day, I went shopping for all the ingredients and requested myRead More ...

Gluten-Free Quinoa, Almond and Sherry Cake – Christmas with a Twist

  Did you know December is National Fruit Cake Month? Ever since I’ve become a food blogger I have discovered that almost every day of the year (or at least every month) has a theme in relation to food. Chocolate cake day, Chiffon cake day, Good Nutrition month, and the list goes on. But instead of discarding these celebrations as pointless and arbitrary, I find this to be a fantastic way to remember those foods that we sometimes leave coveredRead More ...

Hearty Mushroom, Marsala and Quinoa Autumn Soup

  Even though the days are now prone to get shorter and colder, November is a month of big celebrations. Thanksgiving, of course, is the first thing that comes to mind when using the “c” word, but there are some other, less traditional reasons that make this month special. For example, November is Good Nutrition Month. Now this is the kind of celebration I really like. Even though I love a good pig-out every now and then, and however muchRead More ...

Oriental Empanadas with Citrus Soy Sauce

Last weekend I decided to indulge a little in the kitchen, and put some more effort than I usually do for my go-to dishes. Checking out some cooking videos for inspiration, I came across Peruvian chef, Flavio Solorzano’s fish empanadas, and decided to make a variation of this Latin American all-time-favorite food. And what better than cooking fish or seafood to make a meal special and extra nutritious, right? I found some beautiful meaty scallops in the supermarket, and filled theRead More ...

Flan Week: Crema Volteada from Peru {Recipe}

Editor’s note: This is the third post in our Flan Week celebration in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Today is the turn of  Morena, half the team behind the blog Perú Delights and she brings us a traditional Crema Volteada {Flan} from Perú.. We hope you come back all week to check out so many different ways of making flan in Latin America and Spain! Nothing in the world is easier to make than a Flan, or its mother, the gracious FrenchRead More ...

Peruvian Lomo Saltado: A Mixture of Cultures and Flavors {Recipe}

Chances are that if you’ve ever had the good fortune to eat Peruvian food, you’ve had a scrumptious plate of lomo saltado! One of the most popular Peruvian dishes – after ceviche, of course – lomo saltado is super easy to make and it virtually takes no time. Growing up, I was lucky to eat this at least once a week. My dad’s lomo saltado was by far my favorite. Most of you know I’m not a huge cook, butRead More ...

A Latino 4th of July: Anticuchos Peruanos

Have you ever had an anticucho? Some like to describe it as a Peruvian shish kebab, but I’m not sure that’s an accurate description. Save for the bamboo skewers, there’s really no other similarities. For starters, anticuchos are traditionally made with beef heart (but you can also make them with other cuts such as beef, chicken breast and fish). The only thing threaded onto the skewer are the pieces of beef heart, no veggies or fruits. Just the beef. AlthoughRead More ...

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