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24

SEP

2014

When it comes to cooking, it is wise to cook with intelligence and creativity; allowing yourself to experience the new wonders of the kitchen and the food that lays within it. Feeling stuck on our routine recipes is normal, we often mindlessly add salt and pepper to all our meals, perhaps butter or oils too,…

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15

SEP

2014

At the height of their empire, Incan warriors consumed maca before battle, believing it would give them strength. However, legend has it they were prohibited from taking it after conquering a city in order to protect the women from their strong sexual impulses… As many of us have heard—maca is the new thing. However, this…

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21

AUG

2014

At parties, there is always the indecisiveness of whether to eat the tasty looking dips offered. There is the uncertainty of what is actually used in the dips and whether the ingredients in the dip will hurt your dieting plans. But preparing healthy, delicious dips is easier than it looks! One trick is to create…

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15

AUG

2014

Shakshuka! A few years ago our good friends invited us over for breakfast and served us “Shakshuka”. That was my first time ever tasting this delicious dish. Somehow I got up this morning thinking “Shakshuka” and 20 minutes later… TA DAAA! Looking good Shakshuka, you sure taste scrumptious. This egg dish can be served with polenta,…

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06

AUG

2014

I’m always looking for new, innovative yet healthy ways to prepare fish. My newest preparation uses kaniwa and cod, two foods with incredible health benefits! Kaniwa, a small seed commonly consumed as a grain, is a good source of plant-based protein and fiber and is high in iron, calcium, and zinc. Cod, on the other…

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23

JUL

2014

A Plant-Powered Sweet Treat By Sharon Palmer, The Plant-Powered Dietitian This recipe for black bean brownies is one of my favorite recipes in my new book, Plant-Powered for Life. Not only are they incredibly delicious, they pack in some serious plant-powered nutrition. As the name suggest, the recipe calls for black beans, a type of…

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18

JUN

2014

Two of the most brilliant qualities of parfaits is the fact that they are both simple to make and handy for us on-the-goers!  Yogurt parfaits are super versatile, meaning you can add just about anything to your favorite container and take it wherever your heart desires. This Power-Packed Incan Parfait is a compilation of some…

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30

MAY

2014

Peruvian cuisine uses local cooking techniques and ingredients, however it also pulls from a variety of gastronomical practices from other cultures including those of Spain, China, Italy, West Africa and Japan.  Butifara is one of my favorite sandwiches as it is a Peruvian classic that reflects on the sausage sandwiches of Italy. Jamon Del Pais…

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19

MAY

2014

YouthH2O Green Machine Jumpstart the anti-aging process and utilize the youthH2O age-defying system with Peruvian power foods, maca, camu camu and purple corn extracts.  Drink this smoothie to stimulate, replenish and reactivate your body to fight signs of aging and boost energy. Ingredients: 1 ½ cups coconut water 1 cup cubed papaya 2 cups spinach…

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02

MAY

2014

Herbed New Potatoes with Spring Garlic Recipe by Chenoa Bol, BS in Dietetics Springtime is in full bloom, and what better way to celebrate the agricultural bounty than with spring garlic!  For those of you who are unfamiliar, spring garlic, also called young or green garlic, is garlic that hasn’t fully matured yet.  Unlike mature…

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