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…

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…

My Beautiful French Connection

Ma belle connexion Française…. The first time I came to France was in 2007, I went directly to Nice and then Cannes to be part of the American Pavillion at the Cannes Film Festival. It was an amazing experience, the best part is that I got to meet amazing people! and even though I am…

My TEDxAsburyPark Audition Talk

I always envisioned myself talking with people and becoming a public speaker. My first real talk was about 3 years ago at a local high school during Hispanic Heritage month, I spoke with over 1,300 students about my pride of being Hispanic and inspiring them to follow their dreams. Then I have been part of…