Category Archives: Homemade

Recipes to comfort your soul when escapes are not possible

Peruvian-Style Beef Stir-Fry with Pasta or Rice

 

This absolutely delicious dish is called in Peru Tallarín Saltado a la Criolla.  Its typical–and perhaps more emblematic–variation is known as Lomo Saltado, which is served with white rice and french fries instead of pasta.  Yes, Peruvians love the combination of rice and potatoes.  Give it a try in both versions, i.e. with pasta (as shown here) or with rice and french fries. […]

Peruvian Chicken Stew

A recipe that my Peruvian fellows could find similar to the typical Seco but which in this form I do not dare to call like that any more.  I have reinvented the dish, adapting it to what is available in this hemisphere–cilantro/coriander sold in grams and not in bunches!–and to my husband’s taste–for him cooked carrots and, especially, peas are a no-go! […]

Glazed Sweet Potato

This is a comforting classic for me, because it comes from my mom’s kitchen.  Again, another of her simple, delicious recipes.  After trying it, you will not want to have sweet potatoes in any other way.  The delight starts with the sweet smell coming from the oven while the sweet potato is roasting and caramelizing. […]