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A collection of recipes featuring the food and flavors of Central and South America.

Cooking and eating the El Domino Arepa

Cooking and eating the El Domino Arepa

A couple weeks ago I shared a post about making Venezuelan arepas. There are numerous ways to fill arepas, turning them into little sandwiches.  My favorite vegetarian option is the El Domino Arepa, stuffed with black beans and shredded cheese.  It is so YUMMY!!

Cooking Up Vegetarian Sweet Potato Nachos

Cooking Up Vegetarian Sweet Potato Nachos

Who likes nachos??  They are one of my favorites!!  Especially when piled high with my favorite Tex-Mex ingredients such as black beans, melted cheese, avocado and jalapenos.  But in today’s recipe for Vegetarian Sweet Potato Nachos,  I’m changing it up just a bit and exchanging […]

Quick and Easy Fresh Tomato Salsa

Quick and Easy Fresh Tomato Salsa

It’s all about the sauces or salsas for me!!!!  They are quick and easy flavor boosters.  Something to quickly add to a salad, veggie grain bowl or even my scrambled eggs in the morning.  You can whip up one of two on a weekend day […]

Learning to Make Venezuelan Arepas

Learning to Make Venezuelan Arepas

Let’s make Venezuelan Arepas!!!! Since my arrival in Lima last year, I’ve met people from several other countries and been exposed to cultures very different from my own.  One of my favorites parts of this opportunity is learning about their foods and traditions.  Shortly after […]

Venezuelan Guasacaca Sauce

Venezuelan Guasacaca Sauce

Try this super yummy Venezuelan sauce called Guasacaca!!!  I first experienced Guasacaca in this amazing restaurant in Lima called Merito.  I’m not sure I exactly achieved the exact same results as what I had for dinner at the restaurant, but this recipe still tastes delicious.  […]

Mexican Cauliflower Burrito Bowl with Refried Beans

Mexican Cauliflower Burrito Bowl with Refried Beans

I love this Mexican Cauliflower Burrito Bowl but I am conflicted about cauliflower rice. That may sound crazy but substituting cauliflower for regular rice gives me pause.  You may be thinking to yourself right now, “what is this crazy girl talking about?”  However, the dilemma […]

Creamy Chipotle Yogurt Sauce

Creamy Chipotle Yogurt Sauce

Creamy Chipotle Yogurt Sauce is a quick and easy sauce to whip up.  You can use it throughout the week for salads, grain bowls, tacos and much more!  I like to keep a batch on hand to use as a snack with homemade tortilla chips […]

Aguadito de Verduras aka Peruvian Green Soup

Aguadito de Verduras aka Peruvian Green Soup

The inspiration for today’s green vegetable soup comes from the place I am currently calling my home, Peru.  As a starting point, I used a traditional Peruvian recipe for Aguadito de Pollo which is this yummy green chicken soup filled with flavors I most often […]

Black Bean Mango Tacos

Black Bean Mango Tacos

I LOVE TACOS!!!  I mean seriously, I think I could eat and enjoy tacos every day of the week and never get tired of them.  There is just something about the combination of the corn, the spicy flavors and eating them with my hands that […]