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…

Lima – The Capital

When I was researching Peru prior to visiting, a lot of the posts that I read said not to bother with Lima. I’m telling you the opposite! Check it out while you are there. It has a lot of character and history and also some neat things to do and see. The food was also…

Vegan Power Muffins

Who said muffin tops were bad? Embrace those bulges with these healthier POWER muffs! All the yum, none of the guilt. I LOVE muffins. Love, love, love them. But I’m always finding myself feeling bad after eating them, which is so silly. A girl can’t eat a muffin in the 21st century anymore without feeling…