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Frozen Chocolate Bananas on a Stick

Frozen Chocolate Bananas on a Stick

Craving chocolate and sweet foods is a natural thing for all of us.  Our bodies are actually wired to respond in that exact way to these foods.  These frozen chocolate bananas are a perfect way to indulge in a bit of chocolate!!

Make Your Own Rosemary Soy Crackers

Make Your Own Rosemary Soy Crackers

Want to know how to make your own soy crackers?  Just keep reading.  These crackers are full of fiber, protein and taste great too!! I recently started making my own soy milk.  This is a win win in my book because not only do you […]

Spicy Black Bean Hummus with Baked Plantain Chips

Spicy Black Bean Hummus with Baked Plantain Chips

And I’m back with another quick and easy recipe today!!!  This spicy black bean hummus is amazing.  Use it as a dip or as a fantastic sandwich or wrap spread!!  It positively bursts with flavor — from the spicy jalapenos to the zing of the […]

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!!

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.  […]

Whole Grain Banana Pumpkin Muffins

Whole Grain Banana Pumpkin Muffins

These banana pumpkin muffins are packed full of natural sweetness thanks to the banana and plenty of fiber from the whole grain flours.  You can whip up a fresh muffins in 30 minutes!  I hope you make a batch today!

Cooking Quinoa: Cheesy Quinoa Bites

Cooking Quinoa: Cheesy Quinoa Bites

Today I’m sharing a bit about a staple you will always find in my pantry – quinoa.  I am a fan for many reasons.  I enjoy the texture.  I like how it absorbs the flavor of whatever you add to it.  And most of all […]

Cooking up Colombian Arepas with Zucchini

Cooking up Colombian Arepas with Zucchini

Zucchini is a delicious and versatile green tubular vegetable.  First, there are many different creative ways to use it — hot or cold, as noodles or chopped, as a side dish or in a salad — the possibilities are endless.  The mild flavor of zucchini […]