My Life in Peru

An Expat Mom Shares Her Experiences with Peruvian Life, Travel and Food

Easy Homemade Kitchen Staples


Living overseas can make it difficult to find or prepare some of your favorite foods. But you know what they say, where there’s a will, there’s a way! A lot of things that I like, I have my mom ship to me from the US, or sometimes someone who is traveling will bring things down […]

Wet Burritos


Like I said, one of my favorite parts of making a weekly meal plan is being able to arrange meals that give us some good leftovers. It worked out great for me this last week, when I was able to use the leftovers from two meals to make some amazingly delicious wet burritos. I thought […]

Weekly Meal Plan Nov 20-26


  I can’t tell you how much making meal plans helps me out. Since we usually depend on leftovers for Saturday and Sunday, having a plan helps me arrange meals that will give me leftovers that can combine in delicious and surprising ways. Like this past week, I served burritos one day and made chili […]

Weekly Menu Plan for Nov 14 through 20


Here we are already at the middle of November – It feels like this month is just flying by!  Thanksgiving is next week, then we’re in the home stretch for Christmas. There’s SO much to do between then and now! We’ve got to start making a list for gifts for the boys – that’s the […]

Weekly Meal Plan for November 7 thru 13


Once again, I’m going to rush right through this thing because I’ve got work to do! This not having a maid is killing me – plus the roommate has moved out so I’ve got to go through and give that room a good cleaning out too before we get another roommate in. (BTW – we’re […]

Weekly Meal Plan – Week of Oct 31


This is going to be short and to the point, because I’ve got a ton of work to get done today! I’ll be happy when we find a new housekeeper – just keeping up with the laundry and dishes around this place is a full time job. It’s not like back home where it took […]

Weekly Menu Plan Oct 24-30


I kind of liked doing this post on Monday last week, so I think I’ll just keep doing that! Last week was Elizabeth’s last week working for us. She’d been a part of our lives for over a year, cleaning house and helping me out with just a million different things – and I’m kind […]

Cooking Brown Rice in the Rice Cooker


In my attempt to get my family to eat healthier, I’ve been slowly making changes to our diet.  I’ve talked (ad nauseum, I’m sure) about how much rice and potatoes are involved in the typical Peruvian criollo diet. While I’ve got absolutely nothing against carbs, I’m pretty sure that we’ve been eating way too many […]

Weekly Menu Plan – Sept 18-24


This past week we had a surprise – 14 year old Chino moved back in with us in a surprising turn of events. Ok, not all that surprising, if you know his mother – not even unexpected. It just happened quite suddenly and apart from us being really happy that our family is back together […]

Easy Salad Recipes


I like to make a lot of salads as side dishes. One reason, my kids aren’t crazy about cooked vegetables, but they’ll eat a lot of things if they’re raw in a salad. Also, salads are so easy and quick to throw together. Also – super healthy! Since I’ve been on the Jamie Oliver kick […]

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    I got tired of life happening while I made other plans, so I quit my job and came to Peru. I live here with my Peruvian husband, two sons, three dogs and various other family members, depending on the weather.


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