Salted Coconut Caramel Sauce

Say hello to this homemade salted caramel sauce that is brought to you by all desserts everywhere that need that extra oomph to take them to the next level. Hello. If you follow my posts, you may know that I do my best to avoid cow’s milk whenever I can. I never drink it straight,…

Vegan Mocha Buttercream

If someone were to ask me to choose between coffee and chocolate I just couldn’t do it. Those are my absolute two favourite things on the planet, so let’s put them together and plop it on a cake. Sound good? This recipe has the word “vegan” in front of it, but if you aren’t vegan…

Chocolate Raspberry Baked Oats

I’m obsessed! Trends are trends for a reason, people. If you haven’t heard about these baked oats from your social media platforms, you are in for a treat! This is a quick, simple and pretty healthy little breakfast idea. It’s basically a better-for-you version of a mug cake. It’s so delicious. All of the required…

Nasca, Huacachina & Paracas

Along the southern coast of Peru are three small towns – Nasca, Huacachina and Paracas. Each one of them unique from the other, they all have something special that draws tourists to them. Nasca I made a quick stop in Nasca on my way to Huacachina, and I’d say that’s all you need. The major…

Simple Beetroot Pasta

It’s pasta o’clock and I’m switching it up today with this tortiglioni in a creamy beet sauce. It’s pink, so you know it’s going to be good! I’m always diverting from traditional pasta sauces because life is too exciting to do boring things. The method this recipe follows is the tried-and-true method I use for…

Arequipa & the Colca Canyon

The White City – another stunningly unbelievable location in the south of Peru. Full of the most beautiful architecture and natural landscapes, Arequipa needs to be on your list of cities to visit while in Peru. Sitting at 2,335 metres above sea level, it’s the perfect place to take a (slight) break from the higher-altitude…

Easy Peanut Butter Coconut Cake

The other day, one of my students told me that he had a peanut butter cake for his birthday. I was all… “Whaaaa?! That exists?!” Life changing news. I immediately knew I needed to try to make my own version. Since Easter is around the corner, it seemed like the perfect cake to test out…

Puno on Lake Titicaca

I spent one single day in Puno, so I don’t have too much to offer, but what I do know is that hitting up Lake Titicaca is something that you should definitely do. We explored the floating islands here, and let me tell you, I have never witnessed such an interesting way of life! The…

Sumac Roasted Cauliflower

Give it up for cauliflower, the most versatile vegetable! Hey-yo! There’s no easier recipe, I promise you that. This whole-roasted cauliflower head is simple to prepare but complex on the palate! It’s vibe is very Middle Eastern – sumac, currants, pomegranates, pistachios. It’s visually stunning and a perfect side to go along with the rest…

Cusco and the Sacred Valley

I stepped into Cusco at night, not knowing how it would compare to the gorgeous cliff sides of Lima. When I woke up in the morning and started exploring, I swore it was the most beautiful city I had ever been to. The cobblestone streets are lined with locals in the most vibrant, brightly patterned…

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Bars

Is there any better combo than nut butter and chocolate? I think nut. I’m a HUGE choco + peanut butter fan, but I thought I’d switch it up today and choose a slightly healthier nut butter to create a slightly less-healthy dessert. Balance. These bars have a thick shortbread-type bottom layer, a crunchy and sweet…