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14

JUL

2015

My take on the Spanish classic, Gazpacho. Here, I add avocado and aji amarillo to add a little Peruvian flare. The avocado gives this refreshing soup an amazing creamy texture, while the aji adds a little kick with a burst of flavor! Ingredients Serves: 7   Serving Size: 1 cup 1 medium cucumber, chopped ½…

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13

JUL

2015

This is not your typical oatmeal recipe. Here I combine oatmeal with Greek yogurt to supply you with the perfect amount of protein. I also add a power blend of berries, pichuberry, blueberries, and strawberries to supply additional carbohydrates  with the added bonus of vitamins and fiber. Ingredients 1/4 cup oatmeal, cooked 1/2 cup Greek…

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10

JUL

2015

The pichuberry, native to the Andes of Peru, is deliciously sweet when ripe, with a mildly tart finish. In terms of its nutritional and health benefits, the pichuberry is peerless. Just 3/4 cup of pichuberries provides 39% of your daily value of Vitamin D and is also rich in other vitamins and antioxidants. It is…

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01

JUL

2015

  Garbanzo beans, aka chickpeas, are round legumes with a nutty, buttery taste. It is because of the flavor profile that it is perfect for the famous side dish, hummus. I made this hummus, which has less fat than commercial versions, so that you can taste more of the garbanzo beans nutty flavor with an…

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26

JUN

2015

Steak is always the classic favorite at bbq’s and other grilling events during the summer season. Every good cook has different, sometimes secret, ingredients they like to use to make their steaks taste better than the next. Two of the ingredients I use here is cilantro and lime juice, which adds a little Latin flare. Although…

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25

JUN

2015

Growing up in Peru, the foods I ate in my childhood hold a special place in my heart, not only for their connection to my culture but for their mouth-watering taste. For those of you that know me, I am always excited to present ingredients from my culture to showcase their culinary versatility and their…

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23

JUN

2015

Ah, summer! The time has come that we can take part in outdoor activities like the beach or the pool, with the warm sun hitting our face, the grill feeding us tasty meals and of course, a few enticing concoctions. We all like to enjoy cocktails around the summer time, especially for mid-day brunches and…

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12

JUN

2015

Recently, I received a shipment of cherries from North Western Growers, so I decided to make a smoothie using the cherries mixed with cacao powder. Cherries contain anthocyanin, the compound that gives the cherry its deep ruby color. Studies have linked anthocyanin with the ability to fight inflammation. Cherries are also a natural source of…

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10

JUN

2015

The strawberry is a classic summer fruit and is used here in my frozen yogurt mixed with beets and camu-camu. Camu-camu is known for having high vitamin C content, which helps support a healthy immune system. Beets and strawberries have dietary fiber, which is shown to help lose weight and control blood sugar levels. Strawberries, beets…

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10

JUN

2015

Pichuberry is known as the “lost Incan crop” and with good reason! Pichuberries contain an array of phytonutrients, in particular phytosterols. Research has shown that phytosterols act as anti-inflammatory agents. Anti-inflammatory agents have been linked to help the body reduce the  inflammation from everyday tasks. Phytosterols have also been linked to lowering LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol,…

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