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…

Quinoa Salad with Asparagus

When I grew up, nutrition was always as important to my mother as deliciousness. This is how my grandmother raised her and it’s the way I am raising my own kids. Quinoa, an ancient grain native to Peru, is one of the most nutritious foods – there is a reason why it’s a staple in…

How I got lost by food, and how food saved me..

We women, are programmed to multitask, and always get things done. I totally get it, I’ve been there. A few weeks ago, I was a speaker at a women’s event and talked about how I got lost with food, but at the same time, years later, how food saved me. I told my story of…

Stuffed Peppers

I love stuffed peppers! They are easy to make and are very delicious. I don’t add rice to the stuffing, because I am trying to avoid carbs and use ground turkey instead of ground beef. Bell peppers are rich in many vitamins and antioxidants, especially vitamin C and various carotenoids. For this reason, they may…

Foods That Heal

We can heal our bodies by eating the right foods. We heal not only our bodies but also our soul, since while eating the right foods, we clear our minds and help us emotionally heal and vibrate higher. I am going back to the South of France soon, and I am so happy to work…

Cancha, Canchita

Cancha is a dried corn nut or Maiz Chulpe, a snack you find almost at every Peruvian restaurant. It is either roasted or deep fried and seasoned with salt, with its starchy taste perfect with any cocktail, specially Pisco Sour, and also served alongside Ceviche. It is also used in the Andes to ease the…

The End Of An Era?

Early Wednesday morning I received a call from my mom and for some reason I knew something was going on, she usually doesn’t call me that early. She told me that former Peruvian President Alan Garcia shot himself as authorities came to his house to arrest him, due to investigations for corruption claims during his…

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,…