Deconstructed Causa – Causa nuevo

 For a while now I was craving one of my favourite Peruvian dishes; Causa. Causa is dish that is popular as an appetizer and commonly shared at pot-luck dinners. The first time I tried Causa was at the first Christmas with my husband’s extended family. I remember being pleasantly surprised by the velvety texture of…

Aji De Gallina – Spicy Yellow Chicken

Aji de Gallina is by far my favourite Peruvian dish for two reasons. First reason is that it has a special place in my heart as it was the first dish my husband made me while we were still dating. Second reason is that it is the best comfort food I have eaten besides Makaronia…

Turron – More edible gifts from Peru

Today is day three of my Mother-In-Laws visit from Peru and today I have discovered another traditional Peruvian food speciality, Turron. Turron is a layer dessert that is eaten more often during the month of October in honour of Senor de los Milagros ( Lord of Miracles). Much like fruitcake it is an acquired taste for…

Kiwicha y Avena

It’s been two days now that my Mother-in-Law has arrived in Toronto and we are getting acquainted through food. This is not a surprise as my favourite way to connect with people is with food. Carmensita brought with her a couple of Peruvian food items as a thank you gift one of which is Kiwicha…

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As a creator of recipes and maker of dishes one of the things that gives me much pleasure is to share food with people. If it cannot be around the same table at least I can share my food with you over the internet. Thank you to all for following my blog as I share…

Lomo Saltado Dinner for Four

The one thing I love most is sharing my food with family and friends. In the past, I had a lot more time and energy to dedicate to entertaining. Now with two small children I find it challenging to have people over for dinner, however when the occasion arises I seize the opportunity to make…

Peruvian Tilapia with Carmensita’s Quinoa

Peruvian Tilapia with Carmensita’s Quinoa                                                    As of late my favourite fish and grain pairing is Tilapia with Quinoa for a few reasons. The first reason is the texture of both…

Ceviche Cups

Ceviche Cups The next time you are having guests over for dinner serve this refreshing appetizer. Ceviche Cups are simple to assemble. Basically you need a pan of ceviche and a bag of your favourite scoop style tortilla chips. Not only is this a stress-free appetizer to make but your guests will licking the serving…