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Category Archives: Main dish

Grandpa's orange chiffon cake

Grandpa’s Orange Chiffon Cake

A light and fluffy orange chiffon cake ubiquitous to Peruvian afternoon tea. This is my grandpa’s traditionalView full post »

Butifarra sandwich

Butifarra Sandwich // Braised Pork Shoulder with Red Onion Relish

An updated version of the Peruvian classic, jamon del pais. This recipe consists of braising the pork shoulder low andView full post »

Bistec apanado

Bistec Apanado // Pan-Fried Breaded Steak

A traditional Peruvian home-cooked meal, bistec apanado is the Latin American version of chicken fried steak minus theView full post »

Breakfast sandwich: Fluffy croissant, fried egg, crispy bacon, hash browns

Perfect breakfast sandwich — Fluffy croissant with crispy bacon, fried egg and hash browns + a recipe for homemade mayonnaise

A true breakfast classic, croissant fried egg and bacon sandwiches never fail to please. This is a simple but superView full post »

Braised green lentils with smoked kielbasa

A warm and hearty one-pot meal, braised green lentils with smoky kielbasa is a tribute to winter comfort food.View full post »

Whole wheat rotini with italian sausage, rapini, and pecorino romano

A quick and healthful whole wheat pasta dish perfect for work week lunches. Corkscrew noodles intermingle with porkView full post »

Pan-seared turkey burgers with pepper jack, red onion-jalapeno relish and avocado

A great healthful alternative to beef burgers, this super juicy turkey burger is packed with flavor. Topped with meltyView full post »

Cajun Turkey and Andouille Sausage Gumbo with Semolina “Grits”

A hearty but elegant gumbo studded with shredded turkey, andouille sausage, and bacon. Served over a luscious bed ofView full post »

Cocktail Hour: Algarrobina

A traditional Peruvian cocktail made with algarrobo syrup, pisco, and milk.View full post »

Peruvian-spiced whole roasted chicken

A flavorful spin on traditional roast chicken utilizing beloved Peruvian chiles and spices — aji colorado, cumin,View full post »

Maple-glazed pork tenderloin with apples and sage

A simple and delicious pork tenderloin, glazed with maple syrup until golden and burnished and surrounded by caramelizedView full post »

In memory of my grandpa: Peruvian-style chicken empanadas

An authentic Peruvian-style chicken empanada recipe straight from my grandfather’s handwritten cookbook.View full post »

Fig, Caramelized Onion, and Goat Cheese Flatbread Pizza

A delicious approach to utilizing one of fall’s best fruits: figs!View full post »

Morning Musings and Meatloaf

This is the juiciest, moistest meatloaf you will ever make. It’s basted with butter and filled with golden hard-View full post »

White Bean Chili with Spicy Italian Sausage and Kielbasa

This chili has all the good stuff you crave this tailgate season. Eat and be merry.View full post »