Meet My World Launch Party – Amantani and Andina

Peru is a country close to my heart. Ever since I spent time volunteering in the small communities outside Huancayo in the Andes, I’ve felt an emotional attachment to the children who grow up in the isolated and rural areas of Peru. I’ll never forget how eager the children were to learn and how excited…

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Recipe: Ensalada Rusa from Spain and Peru

I recently returned from a trip to sunny Barcelona, where I came across a familiar salad or tapa that I had come across in South America: Ensalada Rusa.  Ensalada Rusa (Russian Salad) is a potato salad dish, most commonly eaten in Spain, made with peas, carrots, peppers, olives and tuna. However, this potato salad is enjoyed all over Europe, the…

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Recipe: Peruvian Quinoa Stew

With a recent health-kick in place, I’ve been on a much healthier, veg-filled diet. Even if it only lasts the week, it still counts! Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but when I was in Peru, I didn’t get the impression that Peruvian people were all that health conscious; local everyday meals tended to involve…

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National Ceviche Day

Ceviche Mixto  To mark Peru’s National Ceviche Day, I made my flatmate and I a celebratory dinner. Ceviche Mixto: fish, mussels and prawns. A little fancier than my basic ceviche dishes with the mixed seafood. Colourful, zesty and refreshing, it was the perfect meal for a hot sunny day. 150g of filleted white fish (e.g….

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The South American Superfood: Quinoa

Quinoa is a recently rediscovered pulse which is commonly found in Peru and Bolivia, and can be dated back to the Incas. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) was considered by the Incas as a sacred ‘gold’, with the emperor sowing the first seeds of the season. In Peru and Bolivia, quinoa is commonly used in soups and…

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The Real Tres Leches

As you may remember, I recently posted about my “unconventional” first attempt at a Tres Leches Cake. I vowed at the end of that post, that I would rise above my failures, and review my recipe. Well, I am very pleased to inform you all, that I SUCCEEDED. I researched the tres leches cake once again, and was…

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Merry Christmas to ME!!!

One of my Christmas pressies… So much inspiration! So excited. Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year! Bring on 2012… x

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Holy Guacamole

Avocados are probably one of my favourite fruits (yes, it’s a fruit). I just can’t get enough of the creamy delicate texture, in a sandwich or salad. When I discovered that Peru was the native home of avocados, I just knew that we were going to get along swell. You get them with loads of…

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