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19

FEB

2014

Blinis, also known as small savory pancakes, are a traditional Russian dish.  This food was originally eaten during the week-long festival of Maslenitsa, an Eastern Slavic religious holiday, to celebrate the end of winter and the coming of spring, which is perfect for this time of the year! Blinis were first created by a Russian…

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10

FEB

2014

Are you a chocolate lover? At only 100 calories per chocolate medallion, you can’t go wrong! The addition of popped kiwicha make these a sure crowd pleaser! Popped Kiwicha Chocolate Medallions Makes: 18 medallions Ingredients: ½ cup popped kiwicha 1 bar dark chocolate (100g), 73% Tools: Medium sauté pan with lid Small saucepot Small stainless…

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03

FEB

2014

Walnuts and Cacao are two of my favorite, heart-healthy, indulgences.  Walnuts are rich in fiber and healthy fats that are beneficial to the cardiovascular system, thus they can help by decreasing bad cholesterol, decreasing inflammation, and increasing heart flexibility.  Cacao on the other hand, is rich in flavanols which have been proven to support healthy…

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25

JAN

2014

Cilantro is a very popular ingredient in Peruvian cuisine.  It is used to make a sauce for Arroz con Pollo and Beef Seco, among many other classic Peruvian dishes.  The use of cilantro served as the inspiration for this recipe.  While cilantro sauces are a common accompaniment to meats, I thought I could apply the…

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16

JAN

2014

One of my favorite Peruvian dishes is called tacu-tacu.  Tacu-tacu is classically prepared by frying up leftover rice and smashed beans with “aderezo”, a sauté of onion, garlic and aji paste. Tacu-tacu is not only a delicious way to use up leftovers, but also makes a cheap and nutritious meal. Though not tacu-tacu, this dish…

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09

JAN

2014

We’ve all heard about breakfast being one of the most important meals of the day—and it’s true!  And what better way to jump-start your day than with a brain food boost! I like this recipe for its simple preparation, but also because it’s packed with nutrient-dense foods.  Yogurt supplies protein and probiotics while walnuts and…

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02

DEC

2013

Baked brie makes for a wonderful holiday appetizer, whether you showcase it during an afternoon luncheon or at an elegant cocktail party.  While working with filo may be intimidating at first, it is really quite simple once you get a feel for the dough.  Moreover, this appetizer can be prepared ahead of time and baked…

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15

NOV

2013

What recipes are you including in your Thanksgiving spread?   Why Not impress your guests with a new dish and be the talk of the party with Peruvian power foods! If you’re as excited as we are about this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, please check out our suggested holiday recipes; they call for fresh, whole, superfood ingredients,…

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15

NOV

2013

The pichuberry is a very versatile fruit that lends itself to savory and piquant dishes as well as sweet ones, the pichuberry holds its own as the star attraction in a classic dessert like this simple, open-faced pie. Ingredients: 9-inch baked pie crust 3 cups fresh pichuberries, sliced in halves ½ cup water 2 tablespoons…

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15

NOV

2013

Green bean casserole was first created in 1955 by Campbell’s to showcase the versatility of their Cream of Mushroom Soup.  As canned green beans and Campbell’s soup were two items common to the 1950’s cupboard, this became one of those “quick and easy” Thanksgiving side dishes.  While the classic green bean casserole is a combination…

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