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20

JUL

2015

There’s a heavy Asian influence in Peru, notable in the many small restaurants categorized as Chifa, which is a hybrid style of Peruvian and Chinese cuisine. One of the most popular dishes is chaufa, or fried rice, which we’ve adapted here to be made with protein-rich quinoa. Serves: 6 Ingredients 3 eggs 2 tablespoons olive…

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18

JUL

2015

Prepare this drink on the weekend so you have lunch ready to go throughout the week. Ingredients 1 pound dried purple corn kernels 3 cinnamon sticks 1 tablespoon whole cloves peel of 1 pineapple (optional) 16 cups of water Directions 1) Put all the ingredients in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil over high…

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17

JUL

2015

Looking for a quick breakfast? Bake these quinoa and spinach muffins in advance and fuel yourself throughout the week. Serves: 12   Serving Size: 1 muffin Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 6 cups spinach salt and pepper 1 cup cooked quinoa (see video on how to…

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16

JUL

2015

Here, textures and fresh flavors meld for a simple, yet satisfying quinoa summer salad. Try it as an accompaniment to chicken or fish, or dress it up with olives and feta for a heartier stand-alone dish. Serves: 2   Serving Size: 1 cup Ingredients 1 cup cooked red or white quinoa 1 small avocado, diced…

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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! Serves: 7   Serving Size: 1 cup Ingredients 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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