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Peruvian Power Foods


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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24

NOV

2014

The basic recipe for mashed potatoes is pretty much the same everywhere—cook the potatoes, mash the potatoes, flavor the potatoes—voila! However what distinguishes one recipe from another are the ingredients added to the potatoes when mashed, as well as what type of potato used. This recipe highlights the powerfood combination of American and Peruvian- purple potatoes…

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24

OCT

2014

We wanted to make tasty and nutritional, gluten-free fruit muffins packed with pumpkin and spices to celebrate the warming flavors of autumn. Here, the fruit and agave act as sweeteners and the result is a dense, moist muffin that is great for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Serves 12 Ingredients 15 ounces pumpkin puree ½…

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24

OCT

2014

The perfect seasonal smoothie! You can drink this as a breakfast or pre-exercise meal for its high protein and carbohydrate content. Lucuma brings out maple flavors, as maple and pumpkin are the flavors of autumn. Ingredients: 1 cup vanilla soy milk ½ cup pumpkin puree 1 tablespoon lucuma 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice 1 teaspoon vanilla…

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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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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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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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