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Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh

One of my favorite food projects is to “Peruvianize” a dish, that is, take an existing dish and change some of its ingredients to give it a uniquely Peruvian touch. For example, start with a traditional flan, but add quinoa and create the Crema Volteada. Or use quinoa to cook a Quinua con Leche instead of the traditional rice pudding.… Read more →

Quinua Atamalada (Peruvian Quinoa Stew)

Creamy, warm, and a little spicy this Peruvian quinoa stew made with the Inca “Mother grain” is the first dish in the Pisco Trail Peruvian vegan dishes series. Presenting, the Quinoa Atamalada. The star of the show is of course the quinoa, but playing a strong supporting role is the incredibly versatile aji amarillo. Read more →

Peruvian Crema Volteada with Quinoa

Crema Volteada con Quinua (Caramel Custard)

Enjoyed all over the world, caramel custard has many delicious variations — from the crème caramel or flan topped with soft caramel, to the crème brûleè or crema catalana topped with hard caramel. But this Peruvian crema volteada, like all Peruvian desserts, has a special touch. And its unique ingredient is quinoa, or kinwa in Quechua, which originated in Peru… Read more →