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03

NOV

2015

I couldn’t resist working with a new food item and making it more super powered with some of my famous Peruvian superfoods. Here, I use Banza pasta which is made with chickpeas. Aside from the pasta being gluten free, it is also high in fiber, four times that of traditional pasta, and two times more…

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23

OCT

2015

Sweet potatoes are easily distinguished by their pale purple skins and bright orange flesh. The biggest clue to their health benefits comes through their color. As with all produce, the pigmentation can offer clues about the properties of the food. In the case of sweet potatoes, the color is attributable to a high level of…

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22

OCT

2015

Given that the fall season is here with an abundance of pumpkin and sweet potato love, I would like to introduce a classic dessert that is near and dear to my heart, picarones. As a kid, my family and I use to go to the street vendors to eat these delicious morsels, as a Sunday…

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22

OCT

2015

This combination of meat sauce and polenta is always a favorite of mine. The best part is that it can be done ahead of time and reheated during the week for a quick dinner or for a simple lunch. Ingredients for Meat Sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 3-4 cloves of garlic,…

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21

OCT

2015

Lomo saltado, traditionally, is a beef stir fry and a very popular dish in Peru. It is obviously Asian influenced and is commonly found in the ubiquitous Chifa (Peruvian-Chinese) restaurants as well as in many home kitchens. Here, I decided to make it with chicken for a different flavor experience. Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons…

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20

OCT

2015

This is a great recipe to make over the weekend. Cooking the chicken all at once allows you to practice menu planning, enabling you to use cooked chicken throughout the week. Servings: 6   Serving Size: 4 ounces Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds skinless chicken breasts juice of 1 lemon (3 tablespoons) 1 tablespoon olive oil…

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16

OCT

2015

Lomo saltado, which is a beef stir fry, is a very popular dish in Peru. It is obviously Asian influenced and is commonly found in the ubiquitous Chifa (Peruvian-Chinese) restaurants as well as in many home kitchens. Here, I present a standard home recipe for lomo saltado that is sure to make your mouth water….

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02

OCT

2015

  Some of the clients I see in my private practice feel overwhelmed by the challenge of incorporating into their daily eating all the fruits and vegetables I recommend. However, a good and simple way to start incorporating fruits and vegetables is by making smoothies. A smoothie isn’t some sugary drink full of just fruits…

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22

SEP

2015

Coffee is beneficial for giving a person energy to wake up and get things done. But how do you keep that energy? Well, by adding Peruvian maca, you can increase your energy while also sustaining your endurance to make it last throughout your morning. Ingredients 6 fluid ounces milk of choice (soy, almond, cow) 2 fluid…

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21

SEP

2015

This divine concoction was inspired by Café Ayllu, a longtime local favorite in Cuzco, where the coffee beans are roasted with orange peel and onion skins, then brewed up into a thick hot chocolate blend. We created our own version, skipping the onion skins. Ingredients 1 shot espresso 1 tablespoon cacao powder 1 teaspoon agave…

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