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Lucuma Overview Lucuma is a tropical fruit that is green in color on the outside and orange in color inside similar to a persimmon. This fruit has a sweet fragrance and surprising, pleasing flavor that has often been compared to caramel, pumpkin, and maple. While the fruit is commonly found in South American markets,…
Just when I got tired of using maca in smoothies, I had an idea: a Peruvian power fudge! While fudge is almost always served as a dessert item, this recipe uses maca, quinoa flour, cooked quinoa, and cacao powder, easily doubling its use as an energy bar. Not only is it a great pre-exercise fuel,…
Chinese black rice trumps all other types of rice when it comes to nutritional benefits! The unique, intense black-purple pigment of this rice contains high proportions anthocyanins and flavonoids. These phytonutrients are rich in antioxidant, anti-microbial and anti-carcinogenic properties. The high level of anthocyanins in black rice are also positively linked to reduced serum cholesterol…
Have you had Peruvian food? It is so delicious! Many of our followers asked me to show them how to make a very popular Peruvian dish called “Aji de Gallina” (shredded chicken breast with chili paste sauce). Here are step by step directions on how to make this amazing dish –
Manuel describes the right serving sizes of fruits. Learn how to incorporate all fruits to your daily life. Following 45% carbs-30% protein-25% fat.
Manuel describes the right serving sizes of grains and starches. Learn how to incorporate pasta, bread, and whole grains like quinoa and brown rice to your daily life. Following 45% carbs-30% protein-25% fat.
This is a perfect weekend breakfast meal for the entire family. Mmm … Waffles. I’ve found this amazing low-fat, whole grain, low-sugar, high fiber waffle mix and best of all it is delicious! Now remember no matter how low-fat, low-sugar or healthy the food is you still have to watch your portions. So enjoy this…
Manuel Villacorta, author of Eating Free, was interviewed by Shape.com to discuss Carbs Without Cause: 8 Foods Worse Than White Bread. Are these 8 bad carbs sneaking into your diet, even if you’ve sworn off the white slices forever? Find out by reading more …
Eating your food versus drinking it is the preferred choice. When you eat food, you take more time to chew, swallow, and digest. When we drink our food, we can consume a greater number of calories in a shorter amount of time. Also, when we eat our food, we take more time to get it…
You have to try this butternut squash and barley pilaf. I made it for a dinner party the other night and it was a huge hit. So flavorful and hearty. My guests were amazed at my culinary skills because the dish seems so gourmet, yet it is very simple. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1…