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Peruvian Power Foods


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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15

NOV

2013

The basic recipe for mashed potatoes is pretty much the same everywhere—cook potatoes, mash potatoes, flavor potatoes—voila! However what distinguishes one recipe from another are the ingredients added to the potatoes when mashed.  This recipe highlights an ultimate Peruvian powerfood combination of potatoes and artichoke hearts. While potatoes are a great source of magnesium, iron,…

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14

NOV

2013

Do you need an excuse to eat cheesecake? I can give you three!  First, this cheesecake can be made in a snap!  With a minimal ingredient list and zero baking time, this recipe can be prepared just hours before your big event.  Second, this luscious dessert is made with Neufchatel cheese, which contains 1/3 less…

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13

NOV

2013

Peruvian Power Foods is kicking! NOW Thanks to the sponsorship of Blue Shields of California, I will be signing books during Salesforce convention “DREAMFORCE 2013”, one of the largest, most innovative expos in San Francisco. Sign up for your FREE Keynote and Expo passes here http://bit.ly/172jo3S Come join me at this amazing event!

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