My Life in Peru

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

Sopa a la Minuta – Quick and Easy Lunch or Dinner


Peruvian cooking, for the most part, takes time. Most cooking is from scratch, and often there’s preparation that has to be done in advance, like making aderezos or preparing aji. But even Peruvian cuisine has some simpler dishes (ok, comparatively speaking) that can be cooked up fairly quickly. One of those dishes is sopa a […]

Tallarin Verde – Peruvian Green Spaghetti


Back in my old life in Florida, I was never really much of a pesto eater.  Not because I dislike it, but simply because it’s not something that ever came up in my day to day life.  But since I’ve come to Peru, I’ve learned to love tallarin verde (green noodles), which is a pesto […]

Weird Things I Like To Eat


Image by Sammy Hancock via Flickr As we grow up in various cultures, we all learn to like different kinds of foods.  My husband for example, loves eating tripe, cooked over hot coals.  It’s called pancita, and comes with anticuchos.  Anticuchos themselves could be considered unusual – it’s sort of a shishkabob made of sliced […]

Tallarin Saltado


Image by Postlatino via Flickr I”m used to eating US style – take for example, meat loaf.  When I cook meat loaf, one night I might make it with mashed potatoes and green beans.  Another time, I might make it with baked potato and carrots – or mac n cheese and broccoli.  It’s not usually […]

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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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