Category Archive for 'Recipe'

Nadando Rama. An effort to make Thai food in a small mountain village.

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

After 3 months of eating in Peru (and shocked at how much white rice is consumed, I think more so than the revered potatoes) and finally having a somewhat enjoyable kitchen to cook in, I decided it was time to play around and make my biggest meal craving, Swimming Rama. My prior shared kitchen experiences […]


Saturday, January 12th, 2008

Another beverage that I’ve been enjoying in Peru is called emoliente. You can find this in any town, whether in a little mountain village or the big city of Lima. Vendors congregate in the streets at dawn and dusk in plazas or by bus stops with their rolling carts of unlabeled glass bottles of colorful […]

Chicha Morada

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

I am not a big beverage drinker in general since I kicked my addiction to orange juice. My husband and I were going through the family size jug at least once a week. It was delicious and thirst quenching but dangerous for the pancreas since it was such a concentrated sugar rush without the fiber […]

A few meals at home.

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

I haven’t been carrying my camera everywhere, so you’ll have to excuse the lack of photos of food when we’ve eaten out. But here are a few photos of some of our home-cooked meals, in an unfamiliar kitchen with a hovering hostess…making the process of cooking less than ideal. Breakfast at first (when it was […]

Hierba Luisa

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

A new food discovery that I have made while in Peru is Hierba luisa, a grass-like plant that tends to grow easily on the coast of Northern Peru. I bought a box of Hierba luisa tea at the market because I didn’t know what it was and I wanted to try it. It has a […]

Foods on the Peruvian Coast

Monday, October 8th, 2007

I’ll be living on the coast of Peru for the next month, volunteering at Otra Cosa, a vegetarian restaurant (and international volunteer agency). All of the tips of the restaurant go to different charities within the community. I’m currently learning the menu, which is a mix of Peruvian and Meditteranean foods. With all the cooking […]

Miscellanous Cooking Facts

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

I’m always looking this information up. Here it is all in one place. 1 tsp sea salt = 2 Tbl tamari/soysauce/bragg’s = 1 Tbl dark miso = 1.5 Tbl light miso 1:1 wonders Yogurt: Sour Cream; Arrowroot: Cornstarch: Kudzu 1 tsp dried herbs = 1 Tbl fresh herb 1 lemon = 1 fl oz juice […]

Sugar Substitutions

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

When using processed white granulated sugar doesn’t cut it, try these helpful substitutions: 1 cup of white sugar= 1 cup turbinado/demera/rapidura sugar 6 fl oz maple syrup (reduce a liquid in the recipe by 1.5 fl oz and add 1/4 tsp baking soda) 6 fl oz barley malt syrup (reduce a liquid by 2 fl […]

Vible: Milk & Butter Substitutions

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Buttermilk: 8 fl oz of buttermilk can be easily replaced by your favorite soy/rice/nut milk plus 1 Tbl acid of choice (lemon juice, apple cider vinegar etc). Milk: Um, just use your favorite non-dairy milk. My favorite is my homemade cashew milk. It’s creamy, fatty and delicious. Butter : 1 stick of butter is the […]

Vegan Substitution Bible: Eggs

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

I’ll be travelling/volunteering/cooking in South America for the next few months and can’t really carry around my cookbooks and reference materials with me. But I will be sad if I can’t access the essentials, so I will post them here for you as well, hoping it becomes a valuable resource. I have gleaned this info […]