Hangover Cure

After a night of partying and having a good time with family and friends on New Year’s eve, a Leche de Tigre or Tiger’s Milk is the perfect cure for hangover, it will recharge you! Leche de Tigre are the juices that marinate the fish for a Ceviche, with some Pisco added to it, if…

Papa a la Huancaina

Papa a la Huancaina is a traditional Peruvian dish of sliced potatoes covered in a spicy cheese sauce. It is very light and vegetarian, normally served as an appetizer. The sauce when mix with noodles can create a mac and cheese Peruvian style. The dish is original from the city of Huancayo, one of the…

Letting go

Let Go…. It’s not easy as it sounds, but it’s worth it. So many times I have been told let it go, let it go, let it go, and even though I have tried, I knew it wasn’t 100%. I know many people have the same situation, there is so much resistant to change, sometimes…

Ratatouille, My Way..

My kids and I have agreed to go meatless at least a few days a week, and I wanted to share with all of you my favorite vegetarian recipe. It is a Ratatouille, with my own twists and of course adding my Peruvian Flair. It is refreshing and healing, and an opportunity to visit my…

Embracing My Inner Julia Child

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” – Julia Child Every time my parents and I get together we watch a great movie. Last week the movie Julie and Julia showed up as recommended in Netflix. I didn’t think twice and we watched it,…

Tamales

Tamal is a corn pastry wrapped in banana leaves or corn husks, that can either be savory or sweet. It is made throughout Latin American with different flavors and fillings, however the Peruvian version is the one I love. Tamal varies according to the Regions of Peru, in Lima is wrapped in banana leaves, in…

Peruvian Flair in Provence

Provence, Provence…Je t’aime My third trip in less than a year, and I loved it! Every time it is a different experience and an opportunity for more personal transformation. It is something in the Provencal air and energy that is life changing, upleveling, I feel that I take one more step up to my goals…

Does Food Nourish You or Numb You?

These two questions I asked myself for a long while. And came to the conclusion that it all depends with the relationship we got with ourselves. This was the topic of my Tedx talk audition, it is really close to my heart, I’ve been there. The chef that always cooked great wholesome foods to her…

Lomo Saltado

Another dish that is a melting pot of Peruvian and other cuisines such Spanish and Chinese. Beef was not known before the Spaniards and they brought cows with them after 1,538 but it was really expensive since it wasn’t that available and not too many people had  the opportunity to eat them, then slowly became…

Living with an Open Heart

Filling the world with love is a fabulous cause. Yesterday I was talking with my friend Michelle about a personal situation that I was going through early this week and that I was able to handle in a much different way with a much better outcome. My friend recognized that this time I did the…

Chupe de Camarones

Also called Shrimp Chowder, Peruvian style. A unique dish that has many different ingredients, such Aji Panca, Queso Fresco and local shrimp, giving it the Peruvian flair, worth the try, very distinct and delicious. The perfect dish for a chilly night that could also be aphrodisiac, a great dish t celebrate Valentine’s Day. Even though…