Sara and her husband Mario oversee the Awana Clubs in Peru. She has been so kind to give me her personal recipes, including this one. Zapallo is a squash that you can't find in the states, so I substituted butternut squash. You will love this recipe...it's healthy, easy and great for a cool, fall night! INGREDIENTS 1 butternut squash, peeled & cubed 1 large potato, peeled & cubed 1 stalk of celery , chopped 1 small red onion, chopped 3 cups chicken broth 1 clove garlic, mi
by Laura Ali Arepas have been around for hundreds of years. These delicious sandwiches originated from the indigenous tribes living in what is now Columbia and Venezuela. They were popular across all social and economic levels and represented their daily masa bread. You can now find arepas in Peru because of the recent influx of Venezuelans due to violence and their collapsing economy. 2 mugs PAN white cornmeal water butter salt ham, cheese or other fillings Put 2 mugs ful
Alfajores are sweet cookies, popular in Peru and other South American countries. Laura measures with a coffee mug, so let's embrace the Peruvian way! 3/4 mug of corn starch 1 1/2 mug of flour 4 heaping Tablespoons of powdered sugar 2 sticks of butter 1 can of Dulce de Leche Put cornstarch and flour on clean counter. Sift powdered sugar on top. Cut butter into pats and mix in 1/2 stick at a time. Knead dough adding more flour as needed to keep from sticking to the counter.
This is a favorite dish at Mama Charo's house. You can get the Aji Panca at a Mexican grocery store. You can also substitute your favorite sauce or hot sauce. This is also great the next day. 1/2-1 lb pounds beef loin, cut in small pieces 3 potatoes, chopped finely 1/2 red onion, chopped finely 1/2 cup peas 2 carrots, chopped finely 1/2 cup corn 2 cloves minced garlic 3 Tlbs Aji panca (or hot sauce of your choice to taste) 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro 1 Tlbs salt
This recipe was given to me by one of our students. His mom was cooking while I was talking to him, and I asked what she was making. He said it's Monday so we are having lentils. I thought this was a great idea! After a weekend of eating and drinking, what a great way get back on track with a healthy and inexpensive meal. She puts in whatever leftover meat she has from the day before, which is a great way to use up those leftovers! 1 bag of lentils 1 red onion, diced 3 s