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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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26

MAR

2014

Lomo Saltado is a popular dish in Peru.  It is a unique dish in that it carries an Asian influence, common to dishes found in the ubiquitous Chifa (Peruvian-Chinese) restraurants as well as in many home kitchens.  While Lomo Saltado is traditionally prepared using beef tri-tip, I thought I’d make a vegetarian version using tofu….

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21

MAR

2014

Do you have a smoothie craving?  Try our kefir papaya smoothie! Kefir is a fermented milk product that promotes healthy digestive flora. The probiotics in kefir help support our digestive system and prevent buildup of harmful bacterial. For people who are lactose intolerant, kefir may also be a healthy substitute for dairy products. Papaya, on…

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13

MAR

2014

Onions are often revered for their spherical shape and concentric rings—a symbol of divine perfection. And there’s no better way to celebrate this divine vegetable than by preparing a batch of caramelized onions! Caramelized onions can be used on essentially anything, but a few of my favorites are adding them to soups, stir fries, burgers,…

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04

MAR

2014

In need of a fun and healthy recipe for kids? How about a party crowd pleaser? This recipe is great for both as it is bite-size, tasty, easy to make, and most importantly, it’s healthy! The quinoa in this recipe contains anti-inflammatory agents that lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Quinoa is also an excellent…

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26

FEB

2014

The story behind chimichuri is interesting, originating from the Argentine independence. Story has it that Irishman, Jimmy McCurry, was sympathetic to the Argentine Independence and introduced this fresh and tasty sauce to the natives. The natives were unable to pronounce his name and, instead, named the sauce “chimichuri.” Chimichuri is an herbaceous condiment made from…

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