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07

MAY

2015

Did you know burger patties can be healthy too? Here I have created a chicken patty that infuses the flavors of Peru with sautéed cilantro, tomato, garlic, and onion. Delish! In this case, I used Canola oil for its neutral taste to keep my Latin flavors present, as well as for its high heat tolerance….

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22

APR

2015

When I think of Earth Day, I think potatoes! Grown right beneath the Earth’s surface as what is called a tuber, a plant’s main energy source, potatoes make for the ideal, (and nutrient-dense) Earth crop. Potatoes originated in the Andes of Peru, where they thrive in the cold mountains and rich soil. Sweet potatoes and purple potatoes…

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15

APR

2015

Asparagus is in season and ready to rock! Rich in iron, fiber, potassium, and vitamins A and C, not to mention booming with folate at about 60% of your daily recommended intake per 5 oz. serving,  this nutritiously-dense, low-caloric delight makes for the perfect spring time snack. To celebrate Spring, a recreated a classic stir-fry, but…

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14

APR

2015

Adding mango to ANYTHING is a treat within itself. Here I added mango to a classically tropical salad composed of avocado, tomatoes, and cucumber galore! This sunshine recipe can be paired with your favorite fish- such as cod, salmon or ahi tuna- or a delicious filet migon or vegetarian meat. Mango has a nutritional value that…

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03

APR

2015

Peruvian superfoods aren’t just enjoyed by Peruvians, everyone can savor these appetizing foods and their extraordinary health benefits. In recent years, many Peruvian ingredients have made their way around the world, especially in the States; several in which we are so familiar with already such as avocado, cilantro, quinoa, and sweet potatoes. But what about…

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13

MAR

2015

I wanted to make a tasty, gluten-free fruit and nut bread packed with flavor, but minus the added sugar. Here, the fig and banana act as a natural sweetener while the quinoa and walnuts give this treat a generous serving of protein and healthy fats; making for a well-balanced nutritional food. This powerhouse of nutrients results…

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05

MAR

2015

Minestrone is a thick soup of Italian origin made with a base of vegetables. Being as I am Peruvian and enjoy my native foods, I took this Italian classic and spiced it up with an Andean twist; adding basil, Chocó (large corn), yuca, and purple potatoes. Here is my hearty version of this delicious classic….

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12

FEB

2015

Dazzle yourself up this Valentine’s Day with the provocative sensation of maca. Resembling a small rough stone the size of a walnut, maca is a powerful Peruvian root vegetable that can be used to boost libido, increase fertility in both men and women, treat erectile dysfunction, and most of all, make your day of romance…

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29

JAN

2015

When I moved to the United States from Lima, Peru, I was far away from my family and clueless about how to cook and what to eat. Living with American roommates, I was introduced to grabbing a handful of cereal for breakfast while running out the door. For lunch and dinner, we scarfed down cold…

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15

JAN

2015

Pichuberry is without a doubt one of the most nutrient dense fruits available in the United States. The pichuberry is a small orange fruit that is the size and shape of a cherry tomato. But don’t let its adorable appearance fool you! This ancient treasure is bursting with powerful nutrients and when it comes to taste, pichuberry explodes with…

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