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⭐️SACHA INCHI BUTTER COOKIES (A real omega feast)

⭐️SACHA INCHI BUTTER COOKIES (A real omega feast)

⭐️These cookies melt in your mouth, and have all the omega benefits Sacha Inchi provides with. Being pregnant, I’ve been reading lots of books on nutrition.  Throughout my research, I found out how important omegas are for human brain development. These cookies provide with a great opportunity for pregnant Mothers to supply themselves and their babies with healthy omegas.  These cookies are also a great alternative to nourish your little ones with the right brain fuel in a delicious way. Gluten free, peanut free, and low glycemic.. These are delicious treats for the body, mind, and soul.

I used Miski Organics Sacha Inchi Butter for these cookies!  I also recommend using the Sacha Inchi Choco-Butter!

⭐️ SACHA INCHI BUTTER COOKIES

INGREDIENTS:

△ 1 cup of Miski Organics Sacha Inchi Butter 

△ 1 cup of Miski Organics Green Banana Flour or Almond flour

△ 6 table spoons of almond milk

△ 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

△ 1 cup of coconut sugar or Maple syrup

△ 1 pinch of pink himalayan salt or mineral salt

△ 1 teaspoon of baking soda

PREPARATION:

△Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or leave ungreased.

△Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until you create a uniform sticky batter.

△Using a teaspoon scoop out the dough and roll into small balls. Place the balls of dough about 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Using the back of a fork, flatten in a crisscross pattern. Optionally, sprinkle with coconut or salt.

Wait 10-15 minutes to cool down and enjoy!

⭐️I hope you have a wonderful weekend baking with your family! Also, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to connect with me via info@peruflow.ca

⭐️You can also use code: PERUFLOW on my Miski Organics Shop in order to get amazing discounts on Peruvian Superfoods!

Warmly,

Alexandra

 

⭐️WAXING FLOW IMMUNITY BATH RECIPE

I’ve added this bath under recipes to make it an easy access for you. THIS IS A WAXING FLOW IMMUNITY BATH ( a preparation for the Flower Full Moon on My 7th) You can find the description of my baths on the main page of the website and you order them via my shop. Basically immunity baths are created with the intention to build wellness inside out and to invoke the magic that lies within you as a creator. Here is a simple bath recipe to enhance your intention until the Full Flower Moon in Scorpio next week. You can start gathering the ingredients for this bath with time as we have some time before May 7th.

🌺INSTRUCTIONS: Pick your ingredients  with love, respect, and gratitude. Once you have gathered them all, make sure  you share again all your love for the earth and its bounty. Set your intention for the bath. Think about what you would like to see in your life for this Full Moon in Scorpio on May 7th. 

🌺INGREDIENTS:

△ Add 4 star of anise

△3 sticks of cinnamon

△Flower petals of your favourite color ( NOTE: You can pick these flowers respectfully and with care. You can  always take some time doing a meditation and asking each flower if they would like to go with you.. for a bath.  Pick only 2 flowers of the same kind and connect with an intention.) 

△1 tablespoon of honey to your bath.  

△ Juice of 1 orange

🌺INSTRUCTIONS FOR BATH: 

△Bring to a boil in 1 litre of water, strain,  then add water to bathtub, mix with cooler water.  You can light a candle, burn some incense, and relax as you find the right temperature to get into the water.

🌺 Have a lovely bath and tag me on your pics on instagram via  #PeruFlowBaths

May you blossom like a beautiful flower on this Full Moon, Goddess.

Warmly,

Alexandra

 

⭐️MAMA KILLA SACHA INCHI TREATS

I named this treats Mama Killa bits as they were created in a time of a new moon and thanks to my desire to make a treat to go along with our MoonMamma podcast for skin wellness. Killa means Moon in Quechua( the language of the Incas.) When I began my journey into Peruvian Superfoods, I knew that bridging worlds and inviting our Peruvian history to come alive in every recipe was part of the path.  Today, I present to you the Mama Killa Treats!

⭐️Gluten free, vegan, low-glycemic, and filled with omega 3 rich foods, these treats are an alternative to our Easter Tara bits. They are also an easy treat to make. BONUS: extra positive for skin wellness, and delicious for all the family.

Did you know that Omega 3 fatty acids contained in Sacha Inchi are vital to healthy hair and skin?   Omega 3 fatty acids assist in regulating oil production keeping skin: elastic, hydrated,  and protected against sun damage. They also help in skin repair. WOW!

⭐️MORE BENEFITS OF SACHA INCHI BUTTER (which by the way can be an amazing substitute for peanut butter)

△ Sacha Inchi seeds are rich in protein, omega 3, 6, and 9, alpha tocopherol vitamin E, carotenoids (vitamin A), and fiber

△ We need good, healthy fats like the ones in Sacha Inchi to resupply brain cells and to continually fight inflammation. ( SACHA INCHI IS AN EXTRA BONUS FOR THOSE EXPECTING SOULS AS WE NEED FISH OIL TO HELP OUR BABIES DEVELOP HEALTHY BRAIN CELLS)

Omega 3 helps control glucose levels. It also helps body absorb calcium, and reduces inflammation in the body.

△ Sacha Inchi’s vitamins help in improving vision and general well-being as seeds contain a good amount of tryptophan (a precursor for serotonin) or the feel good hormone!

I don’t know about you, but I am fascinated already + You can find TWO versions of Sacha Inchi butters in Canada via our Peru Flow shop!  

⭐️ MAMA KILLA SACHA INCHI TREATS RECIPE

INGREDIENTS:

△1/2 cup of Miski Organics Chocolate Sacha Inchi butter

△1/2 cup of rolled organic oats

△1 1/2 cups of Medjool dates

△1 cup of shredded coconut

Alternative: add 1 tablespoon of Miski Organics Tara Powder (A single serving of tara protein powder contains 9 grams of dietary fibre, 100% plant protein. It also contains amino acids essential for the body to function properly) 

PREPARATION:

△Make sure dates are moist. If they are not, you can soak them in warm water for 10 minutes and then drain.

△Add ingredients to a food processor until evenly mixed.

△You should have a sticky and even batter.

△Transfer to a parchment-lined medium sized dish and scoop 1 tsp amounts and roll into a ball. Place on a plate and sprinkle shredded coconut to cover all the surface.

△Transfer to fridge to set for 30 minutes and ENJOY!

△You can keep in the fridge for weeks.

If you can’t go to the SPA, make THE SPA at home right? 🙂 Tell me how it goes!

Don’t forget that we offer a discount on Sacha Inchi Superfoods. Just enter my MISKI ORGANICS SHOP ON MY WEBSITE and add CUPON CODE: PERUFLOW

I’ve been eating my Miski Organics Sacha Inchi butters through my second and third trimestres of pregnancy, and I  feel great to know my baby is being so nourished!

Have a lovely weekend Peru Flow & don’t forget to email me should you have any questions.

Warmly,

Alexandra

 

⭐️PERU FLOW ORGANIC GREEN BANANA & CACAO FLOUR CAKE

⭐️Happy weekend Peru Flow!

I thought I would share this delicious creation with you! Eating this dessert really made me feel like a Jungle Goddess!   Creating recipes with Peruvian Superfoods is one if my passions. The good thing is, you feel good right away. Where to find these amazing products? You can always check them out at my shop and use code: PERUFLOW to get superb discounts. Let’s go straight to the recipe now, and explore this magic.

BUT FIRST, WHAT ARE SOME BENEFITS OF GREEN BANANA FLOUR?

△ Banana flour has a high source of essential minerals such as iron and potassium

△ The powerful antioxidants found in bananas can have many positive effects on human health and well-being

△ Banana flour has a great source of resistant starch and prebiotics, and it is a healthy option for gluten-free and wheat-free foods

RECIPE FOR OUR PERU FLOW ORGANIC GREEN BANANA & CACAO FLOUR CAKE ( Mmmm)

INGREDIENTS:

△3/4  cup  almond flour 

△3/4 cup of @miskiorganics Green Banana flour

△1 cup of Maple syrup or brown sugar

△4 teaspoons of baking powder

△ 1 3/4 cup of coconut milk

△ 2/3 cup + 1 tablespoon unsweetened @miskiorganics Organic Cacao Powder

△ 2/3 tablespoons of olive oil

△ 2 teaspoons of organic vanilla extract

PREPARATION:

△ Mix all together with fork or mixer until you get a batter. You can use an 8-12 inch circular cake pan. Grease cake pan with coconut oil or vegetable oil. Bake for 40 minutes at 350. When ready ( You should be able to put a toothpick in and out without residue)

△Let cake sit for 20 minutes

Enjoy the sweetness, and tell me what you think of this recipe under. Please feel free to e-mail and connect with me if you have any questions.

Warmly,

Alexandra 

⭐️TARA POWDER SUPERFOOD GODDESS TREAT (Makes 8-10 bits for all the family)

Happy Easter Peru Flow!

Gluten free, vegan, low-glycemic, and filled with protein…. These bits are an easy, healthy, and delicious treat for all the family, and I have added Tara Superfood powder to this treat.

BENEFITS OF TARA SUPERFOOD POWDER:

△ Growing in Peru and also used by the Incas, Tara is known to alleviate tonsillitis, throat infections, sinus infections, eye infections and colds

△ Tara is known to assist in vaginal and yeast infections

△ With depurative with healthy and detoxifying effects. Tara helps with digestive health and cholesterol levels

INGREDIENTS:

△1/2 cup of almond or peanut butter

△1/2 cup of rolled oats

△1 tablespoon of Miski Organics Tara Powder (A single serving of tara protein powder contains 9 grams of dietary fibre, 100% plant protein. It also contains amino acids essential for the body to function properly) 

△1 1/2 cups of Medjool dates

△1 cup of shredded coconut

PREPARATION:

△Make sure dates are moist. If they are not, you can soak them in warm water for 10 minutes and then drain.

△Add ingredients to a food processor until evenly mixed.

△You should have a sticky and even batter.

△Transfer to a parchment-lined medium sized dish and scoop 1 tsp amounts and roll into a ball. Place on a plate and sprinkle shredded coconut to cover all the surface.

△Transfer to fridge to set for 30 minutes and ENJOY!

△You can keep in the fridge for weeks.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Don’t forget that, if in Canada, you can get a discount on Superfoods by entering my SHOP and adding CUPON CODE: PERUFLOW

Warmly,

Alexandra

⭐️LUCUMA CHIA CAKE WITH APPLE CINNAMON COMPOTE (Serves 4-6 people)

△Filled with anti-oxidants, vitamins, protein, and deep wellness from the Pachamama.  This Lucuma Cake can just be the perfect compliment to a skin treatment. Why? Read under:

△Lucuma was considered sacred by the Incas and was named “ The gold of the Incas.” It contains high amounts of Vitamin C and a variety of antioxidants. It is packed with with beta-carotene – a red-orange pigment that is converted into vitamin A in our bodies, where it encourages cell repair and growth. Lucuma improves skin tone and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

MORE BENEFITS:

△The soluble fiber in Lucuma may protect against diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity and preventing blood sugar spikes after a meal or snack. It’s high levels of Polyphenols are thought to protect against high blood pressure and heart disease.

△It is sweet and can be used as a substitute for sugar in pies, cakes, and other desserts or baked goods.

△You can give Lucuma powder a try by sprinkling a little over muesli, oats, or cereals. 

READY FOR YOUR SKIN TO GLOW? Let’s make this cake!

INGREDIENTS:

APPLE COMPOTE:

Maple Syrup, Warm Water and Cinnamon

2/3 cup of maple syrup

1/2 juice of a lemon

4 apples in slices 

A teaspoon of cinnamon 

1/4 cup of warm water

PREPARATION:

You can take it out every 20 minutes to stir and add some water of maple syrup of needed more moist.

1 hr in the oven

LUCUMA CHIA SUPERFOOD CAKE:

170 g Almond Flour or Cornflour flour ( I used Masteca, it is gluten free and delicious)

1 tablespoon of  @MiskiOrganics Lucuma Powder

1 teaspoon of baking powder 

A pinch of salt

170 g of Maple Syrup

4 Chia eggs (To make 1 tablespoon of Chia + 3 tablespoons of water, and stir until chia becomes thicker)

70ml of  olive oil

1 teaspoon of organic Vanilla extract

PREPARATION:

△Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

△In a separate bowl Mix baking cornflour with baking powder

△In another bowl mix maple syrup and eggs.  Mix should be brown.

△Add oil and mix Vanilla extract into mix and whisk it, and then add all ingredients.  Fold

△ Pour into a medium sized greased pyrex with coconut oil

△Bake in the middle shelf of the oven for 30-25 mins 

△ When cake is done  a toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean.

FINAL PRODUCT: 

COOL DOWN, CUT IN RECTANGLES, SERVE WITH COMPOTE ON TOP FOR EXCELLENT TASTE 

YOU CAN ADD MORE CINNAMON  FOR EXTRA FLAVOUR

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS: Chia provides with protein, Cinnamon with anti-oxidants. Cornflour is low glycemic and beneficial as it is gluten free and anti-inflammatory. The compote has a lovely combination of apples, citrus, sweet, and Maple Syrup. ( No processed sugar at all!)

YOU CAN BUY LUCUMA, CAMU- CAMU, AND MORE WITH DISCOUNTS VIA PERU FLOW: If you want to try Lucuma Superfood in Canada, you can purchase it on discount via my store. Still curious and wanting more ? I have more  out more  Lucuma Superfood recipes published on my blog! ( YAS! You can also take my Peruvian Superfoods Class at a 50% discount. Make sure you use  CODE: PUREFLOW1  

Happy weekend Peru Flow!

Tell me what you think of this recipe under, and please feel free to e-mail and connect with me if you have any questions.

Warmly,

Alexandra 

⭐️ CACAO MOUSE WITH CAMU CAMU GOODNESS  (Welcome Spring Immunity!)

Oh my… my.. I’m adding Superfoods to all my recipes! These are the times to use them and to keep our immune system strong and kicking. Spring is here, and we have been staying at home and doing a much needed quarantine during these transformative times ( notice the butterfly as a symbol of change… non-edible but certainly a motivation for you to decorate your plate with an edible Spring representation ) to uplift and enjoy with your loved ones at home 🙂

There is nothing more delicious than raw desserts to me, and nothing more enriching than the combination of Cacao, avocado, coconut oil, Camu Camu ( one of the highest sources of Vit C in the world) and Maple syrup ( to receive all this Canadian sweetness.) This is a wonderful dessert to make with your kids at home. It is quick to make, fun to make, and filled with sweet immunity from the Pachamama. It serves 4 small cups of rich chocolatey Goodness. It is a wonderful way as well to introduce your kids to Camu Camu and Golden Berry Superfood.

Ready for an immunity boost?

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup of Miski Organics Organic Cacao Powder

1 ripe avocado

1/2 cup of Maple syrup

3/4 cup of Miski Organics Camu Camu Powder

1/3 cup of Coconut oil

A pinch of salt

You can also add some Miski Organics Dried Golden Berries ( For extra Vitamin C )

PREPARATION: 

Pour all ingredients into food processor and mix until mix is even. Once ready serve in cups or small bowls ( This dessert is very rich so you don’t need much to feel its benefits) Decorate creatively and have fun! Let dessert set for 10 minutes on the fridge. You can store it fresh on the fridge up to 3 days.

NOTE:

I am selling Miski Organics Superfoods including Camu Camu, Maca, and Sacha Inchi ( All immunity powered products of the best quality) at a discounted price in Canada via my store.  If in the US, you can order via Amazon and I’ll have a link ready for you ASAP.  I am here to support and help wellness, and will be sharing more recipes as the weeks go by.  If anything, this quarantine has left me with the desire to continue to give the world my very best.. That includes my culinary experimentations and Superfood sharings for you all.

I am sending you much love and health during these times my loves. Please do not hesitate to e-mail me for questions, to book a reading or, Health consultation, to just to say hello!

Have a lovely Monday Peru Flow,

In love and community,

Alexandra

⭐️ LUCUMA CACAO SUPERFOOD BROWNIE

 

Oh my gawd! This recipe is to die for. Easy to make ( 1-20 minutes in the oven) Also, have you checked my Peruvian Superfood class? If you want to learn how to make amazing recipes with Peruvian Superfoods, please visit the online class section and enjoy!

Now, ready for some brownies?

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups of black beans (cooked)

2 teaspoons cup of Miski Organics Lucuma Powder

2 teaspoons of Miski Organics Cacao Powder

1/2 of Miski Organics White Quinoa Flakes

1/2 cup of Maple Syrup

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 teaspoon of pink salt

1/4 cup of coconut oil

PREPARATION

Pre-heat over at 350 F.

Blend everything on a food processor. When mix looks consistent, pour into an 8×8 greased pyrex or pan. You can add coconut oil.

Cook brownies for 18-20 minutes. Let brownies cool down before cutting  into squares.

Magic Tip 

Sprinkle some Lucuma or grilled coconut on top. Then, add add some fruit. This brownie tastes amazing with raspberries or strawberries 🙂 I really believe in chromotherapy. This beautiful healing that happens through colour! Feel free to add colour to your brownies and to your food in general.  Let me know how it goes!

I hope this warms you up and makes your heart sing!

Warmly,

Alexandra

⭐️ Heart Warming Quinoa Chili Recipe

It’s time for chili. Just step outside and feel the cold.. It yells: CHILI! How about adding a superfood to your chili? This recipe is heart warming and will feed many. Made by my hubby, I want to share it with you and your family.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup of Miski Organics Tricolor Quinoa Grains

1 1/2 cup red kidney beans

1 cup black beans

1 green pepper

2 carrots

1 can of plum tomatoes

2 teaspoons of chilli powder

1 teaspoon of salt

2 teaspoons “aji panca” or Peruvian red chilli ( You can find it on amazon)

1   onion ( diced up)

1 teaspoon of  “aji amarillo” or Peruvian yellow chilli  pepper ( You can find it on amazon)

PREPAPRATION

In a big pot, cook onions and pepper with the “aji amarillo” and olive oil. When warm, add  quinoa and 3 cups of water to cook. Next, add beans, tomatoes and let everything cook for 1 hour on low temperature.

Hope you enjoy it!

Stay warm,

Alexandra

Full Power Quinoa Flour Pancakes

Today, I woke up with snow outside. With a list of to-do’s and plenty of morning ambitions, I decided to get ready for a super powerful day. What better than some Misky Organics White Quinoa Flour pancakes for breakfast? I added some Maple syrup for a truly splendorous Peruvian Canadian mix! Quinoa Flour is high in protein, low glycemic, anti-inflammatory, and with enough amino acids and  plant based iron to make your morning glow with goodness.  To know more about the nutrition facts about Quinoa please continue reading in Miski Organics.

These pancakes left my body feeling light, and ready for a great day! Are you ready for this magic? Recipe under.

INGREDIENTS

1 3/4 cup of toasted  Misky Organics Quinoa Flour

1 1/4 cups of almond milk

1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

2 flax eggs or regular eggs

1 table spoon of lemon juice

1 table spoon of maple syrup

1 table spoon of melted coconut oil

You can add 1/ 4 cup of  blueberries, vegan choco chips.

& mix all ingredients together until it forms a batter

PREPARATION

Pre-heat pan for 5-7 minutes before adding one teaspoon of coconut oil.  Pour 3/4 cup of mix on to the pan each time and monitor mix to flip pancakes. Stay very close to the stove because they cook fast and you must be ready to flip with a spatula when the corners are done and you feel that you can put your whole spatula under.

Enjoy and serve with Miski Organics Yacon Syrup, Maple syrup, banana, berries of any kind for added anti-oxidants.

Let me know how you do and if you have any questions! After this pancakes,  I am ready to conquer my dreams…. Organic Peruvian ingredients+ Loving preparations= Success!

Warmly,

Alexandra

Lucuma Chia Pudding Recipe

This chia pudding will leave your skin glowing, your heart nourished, and your body ready for the day! This is an easy morning snack. You can prepare it the night before and leave it in your fridge ready for the next morning.  It is really uplifting and nourishing.  I am obsessed with my Miski Organics Lucuma Powder and have been adding Lucuma Superfood to my Smoothies, and to my Chia snacks!

Ready for the new recipe of the week?

INGREDIENTS

2-3 tablespoons of Miski Organics Lucuma Powder

1 cup of Coconut Milk

Honey or Maple Syrup to taste

3 tablespoons of Chia

PREPARATION

Pour one cup of coconut milk on a recipient ( you can use a small mason jar!) I’ve taken this to work, and for a snack on my purse! Small Mason jars work great because they help with portions and are convenient to carry anytime ( no spills!)

Add 3 tablespoons  of Chia

Add 2-3 tablespoons of Miski Organics Lucuma Powder

Add Honey or Maple Syrup to taste

Mix with a spoon until mix is even

Refrigerate for 2-3 hours

Add some fruit on top if you wish

Enjoy the treat! And don’t forget to tell me how it goes with this low calorie, nourishing, and millenary Superfood delight.

Warmly,

Alexandra

 

Lucuma-Choco Bits…Just like a Limenan Sun Delight!

Lucuma was considered a delicacy in Peru since ancestral times. Native to the Andean valleys of Peru and Ecuador, this unique fruit was considered a precious treat by the Incas. The Incas certainly has good taste! Lucuma has treated the palate of Peruvians for centuries. Popularized by D’onofrio ice-creams, Lucuma has been ‘the’ refreshening treat of Limenan summers… Considering the love Peruvians have for their food, we consider Lucuma sacred just like our ancestors did. They say that good things in life transcend time and space. Lucuma is a perfect example of that.

I love to inform about ancestral uses and history of Peruvian Superfoods… In my Superfood class I explain more about the history and the ancestral uses of Peruvian Superfoods. After all, they are in blood, in my DNA, in my history.. and I am proud to share.

You can find Lucuma nowadays in Health stores in North  America and Europe.  I cannot emphasize enough on the importance of understanding the ancestral uses of  food.  History reveals an essential part of the energy of the food. Ancestral tell us about foods and their purpose for certain communities. Understanding foods and their unique history is understanding their importance within their communities. It is a way to recognize them in their precious lifetimes.

Today, before making our Lucuma Choco bits, make a little offering. Say thank you to the centuries of service, altars, and pleasure Lucuma  has brought to people. Give thanks to this unique plant medicine and its immense health benefits which include: healthy skin, vitamin C, a generous amount of anti-oxidants, and more.

Ready to prepare some Lucuma Choco Bits? ( Recipe makes 12-15 portions depending on size) I am using Miski Organics delicious Lucuma powder for this recipe. Check them out and their great work.

INGREDIENTS

12 medjool dates

1/2 cup of almonds

3 tablespoons of Miski Organics Lucuma powder

1 teaspoon of cacao

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

2 table spoons of coconut oil

shredded coconut

PREPARATION

Mix ingredients on food processor until mixture begins to thicken and stick together. Mix should be able to take form when you shape it into balls. Add one table spoon of water if mix is too thick.  Decorate with shredded coconut at the end and put in fridge for 1 hour before serving.

Enjoy this nutritious and delicious ancestral treat! Tell me how it goes 🙂

Warmly,

Alexandra

 

Oh wow! Check out these Volcanic Canihua Beets. They are delicious vegan option for Thanksgiving. I am loving my Organic Canihua Grains by Miski Organics. This week I went looking for more options for preparing it as I am fascinated with the richness of its taste. We thought making some festive beets with stuffing would be ideal for this social time of the year. This recipe is inspired by the seasonal harvest in Ontario.

Ready? This recipe is perfect for a powerful lunch! It serves 2-3 people.

INGREDIENTS

4 Beets

1 cup of Miski Organics Canihua Grains

1  apple cut into small squares

1 celery cut into small squares

1/4 cup of pine nuts and/or raisins

1 cup of chopped parsley

1 tea spoon of El Inka Aji Amarillo paste

1  minced garlic

1 tea spoon of olive oil

PREPARATION

Peel and roast beets for 15 minutes at 350. Take beets out of the over and let  them cool until you can carve a small hole in the centre.

For the filling: Add two cups of water to 1 cup of Canihua Grains.  Bring to a boil and let water evaporate. Add aji amarillo, minced garlic, and all ingredients to mix with the Canihua grains in the same pot. Add salt, and add to the beets as filling.  Roast beets for 20 minutes and serve.

Enjoy!

Alexandra

 

Plant based, rich in protein, and taste.. our Canihua + Quinoa Flake Burger is to die for. I am not just saying this! I might have become addicted to them.  Adding the AJI AMARILLO ( Peruvian yellow chilli)   on top brings me back to my top culinary experiences in Peru with ” TODAS LAS CREMAS” ( all creams added) at a local vendor’s food stand somewhere in Barranco.  I am in love with them. The main keys to amazing cooking are: ingredients and love.  I feel like these burgers have both.  My Miski Organics Organic Canihua Grains compliment the Quinoa Flakes, onions, garlic, aji, and black beans spectacularly. The ingredients almost melt in your mouth.

If you haven’t heard of Canihua, let me give you some potent lines from Miski Organics:

“Canihua is the new “hot superfood” from the Andes. Also known as “baby quinoa”, canihua has an equally impressive nutritional profile. It’s an excellent protein source for its low glycemic index, and it contains essential amino acids and high levels of iron.”  As for the Quinoa Flakes, they are amazing to give our burgers an extra crunch and power.

Are you ready for the recipe?

INGREDIENTS

1/3 cup water2 table spoons of chopped red onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 tsp achiote powder or paste ( you can find Achiote paste on Amazon)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp aji amarillo powder or paste  ( you can find it as paste on Amazon as well)
1/8 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 large egg or 1 flax egg
2 table spoons of olive oil
2 cups of boiled black beans
INSTRUCTIONS
Drain and rinse your black beans. Chop your onions and garlic.
In a large bowl, mash your black beans until almost paste-like.
Process oats in a food processor.
Add all ingredients into a big bowl and add  your egg or flax egg.
Mix with your hands.
Shape your burgers, cup each ball in your hands and squeeze tightly.
Press it into a small patty.
You can put your patties in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 350.
They hold together wonderfully!
For the sauce or “cream” combine vegan mayonnaise with as aji amarillo paste or huacatay paste! ( You can order these via Amazon) I recommend the INCA brand.
DECORATE BURGERS WITH:
Your aji creations!
Romaine or leaf lettuce
sliced onions
Enjoy & tell me how you do with these amazing plant based burgers 🙂
Warmly,
Alexandra

 

Filled with anti-oxidants, and calcium. Revered in Mexico and Peru. Cacao is delightful for mind-body-spirit. Peruvian cacao is cultivated primarily in the regions between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest. Peru is the world’s ninth largest cacao producer and the world’s largest organic cacao producer. Sounds amazing right? For this weekend, I decided to make a simple Cacao drink recipe. As a tea leaf reader, I believe that our cups hold the magical power of breath.  In our breath lives our vibration which is then instilled in plant medicine. The tea, cacao, or coffee reader interprets our energy’s shapes and forms. Flower tea ceremonies, cacao ceremonies, and Turkish coffee readings are all proof of ancestral understandings of the power of breath and plant medicine together in beautiful partnership.

I want to share an easy recipe with my favourite Organic Raw Cacao Powder by Miski Organics.  I also want to give you some pointers to start your path as a reader of symbols and stories in your own cup.

Cacao Soul Elixir

INGREDIENTS

1 cup of almond or coconut milk

1 tea spoon of Miski Organics Organic Raw Cacao Powder

1 tea spoon of maple syrup

1 cinammon stick

3 cloves

PREPARATION

Add milk to a small pot, add cacao, and all the ingredients.  Stay close to the stove and stir constantly, and bring to a boil. Strain and serve hot.

FOR A READING

Bless your cup. Thank the cacao, and where it came from.  Ask a question. Drink slowly and enjoy your drink.  Leave a  little bit of your drink (maybe 1 cm) Find a plate and flip the cup down.  Lift your cup and interpret your answer. Take 10 minutes to observe.What do you see? What feeling do you get when you see your cup? Enjoy!

By doing this, you are reading between the lines…awakening the power of your intuition and your gut feeling. Plants are powerful healers, allow yourself to meet them as healers, and yourself as one.

Happy Cacao readings Peru Flow! May plant medicine be with you!

Wishing you a very productive and happy week ahead.

Please write your impressions, questions, and feelings.

Warmly,

Alexandra

I want to share with you a recipe from my Peruvian Superfood class! If you’re looking to learn and meditate with Peruvian Superfoods, check it out!

This recipe is all about jungle magic. Let me introduce you to Camu Camu; one of the most potent sources of vitamin C of planet earth.  Not only does vitamin C help us fight colds but also, works as a mood enhancer. Camu Camu also contains a high level of anti-oxidants, and polyphenols. Polyphenols are micronutrients that we get through some plant-based foods. Polyphenols can improve or help treat digestion issues, weight management difficulties, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease, and cardiovascular diseases.

Camu Camu is a berry that grows in the exhuberant jungle of Peru. Plant based foods provide us with  vitamins and nutrients characteristic from the land they grow in.  Coming from the jungle of Peru, Camu Camu is rich in phytonutrients. It certainly does not lack color or, power! Are you ready to have a treat? I will be working with my beloved Miski Organics Products

Camu Camu Very Berry Jungle Magik!

For the base:

  • 6 Medjool dates
  • 1 cup of almonds
  • 1 table spoon of coconut oil

Process on food processor (Vitamix, magic bullet, or any food processor works!) Push mix down on a small bowl

For the mousse:

Pour mousse on top of base and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Serve decorated with strawberries, berries, and tropical foods on top!

Enjoy & Happy Friday Peru Flow! Let me know how you do with this delicious & colourful dessert 🙂

Warmly,

Alexandra

 

I don’t know about you.. but the rain, and the weather changing into a cooler tone.. has got me really wanting some hot, homey meals. Anyone with me?

I thought this time of year is an ideal time to introduce you to Canihua. Canihua has a potent nutritional content. Rich in fibre, protein, and phenolic content.  It is resilient as everything that grows in the Andes. Canihua is a Superfood that can give us all that the “back to school” season needs…our very best to get back in the swing of things…Ready to meet our Canihua and all its goodness?

I am sharing an easy to make Canihua recipe that will leave you ready for the gym, the office, your kids, and pretty much everything… really!

SEASONAL CANIHUA GODDESS RECIPE

INGREDIENTS ( I suggest that you always add seasonal vegetables to your plate)

1 Yellow Zucchini

1/2 Red Cabbage

4-6 Cherry Tomatoes

1 cup of Miski Organics Canihua Grains

2 table spoons of Olive Oil

1 Clove of Garlic

1 spoon of Ginger

PREPARATION:

Add 1 cup of Miski Organics Canihua Grains and 2 cups of hot water

Boil and turn temperature down to simmer

Leave Miski Organics Canihua  to cool down

Add chopped Zucchini, half a Red Cabbage, Garlic, Ginger, and one tea spoon of olive oil to a large mixed pot

Let the vegetables cook on medium temperature

When cooked, add Canihua, salt, and pepper

Decorate and serve with Cherry Tomatoes on top

Enjoy warm and give your body a boost of Andean love! Tell me how you feel after preparing this beauty.

Warmly,

Alexandra

 

Happy Labour Day Weekend! I hope you’re spending some well deserved time with your loved ones before we get into Fall mode.

With school re-starting, work routines going back to full on, and the weather cooling a little bit… I thought a wholesome plate of Miski Organics Tricolour Quinoa Grains would keep our hearts and minds inspired and soaring.

Quinoa has been cultivated for centuries in Andean communities, and it certainly has sacred fertility connotations. Named the “Mother” grain by locals,  Quinoa is filled with protein.  She has a strong ying yang ( masculine/femenine) energy to her because of her potent chemistry.  Quinoa fosters balance in the body with high amount of fatty acids, anti-oxidants, fibre, magnesium, folate, copper, and potassium. One cup of Quinoa provides more than 10 percent of the RDA of the vitamins B-1, B-2, and B-6, and traces of Calcium, and vitamin E and B3.

Impressed? Quinoa is a great alternative for plant based diets seeking to add protein to their mighty plates.  Today I will be sharing a Creole Tricolour Quinoa from our beloved, sustainable products by Miski Organics

I am an enthusiastic foodie who grew up in Lima, Peru. How not to grow up to be a foodie being Limena? My city breathes and lives the richness of an abundant cuisine life. Chefs are celebrities in my hometown. Markets are vibrant places where magic happens. Filled with potions, healers, herbs, whole foods, noise, and exuberant colour. Lima hosts a mix of Peruvians coming from diverse provinces. In Lima, Creoles (people of mixed descent) have created fusion dishes made with the heart of their Pachamama (Mother Earth)

I thought adding a creole sauce to our Quinoa would bring me back home.. and it did! And it will be so for you too! It will bring you back into your bodies’ wellness and rooted connection. Ready? This recipe takes 20 minutes and 1 cup of Quinoa can feed 3 -4 people.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup of Miski Organics Organic Tricolor Quinoa Grains

2 cups of water

1 medium sized red onion

1  chopped cucumber

2 celery sticks

1 medium sized  chopped  tomatoe

2 limes

1/4 cup of white vinagre

1 spoon of Aji amarillo  OPTIONAL ( Peruvian Yellow Chilli Paste)

PREPARATION:

Boil 1 cup of Quinoa in 2 cups of water. Once water boils you can bring the temperature down to simmer until water evaporates.

Put quinoa in a bowl to cool down

Add chopped vegetables into the bowl

PREPARE CREOLE SAUCE IN DIFFERENT BOWL:

Add 1/4 cup pf vinagre

Add chopped onions

Add lime

Add salt

Mix vigorously

Add Aji amarillo paste ( optional)

Add sauce to Quinoa bowl and mix! Add more lime to taste if needed.. Quinoa should feel moist and lush!

Enjoy and don’t forget to give thanks to the millennia of tradition and harvest that goes into cultivating this high vibrational and well cared for Quinoa!

When you eat Quinoa allow yourself to chew slowly and to savour each ingredient with gratitude and love.

In times of deep ecological change, it is our relationship to our food, and the land that creates deep healing! Invite your body to receive the nourishment of the land with love and gratitude. Then, invite yourself to make a difference this Fall.

Happy Fall! Tell us a bit of what you have in plan this new season? And, also what type of recipes would you love me to share along Miski Organics?

Warmly,

Alexandra

 

PERUVIAN SUPERFOOD PROTEIN BARS ( Fast, Sweet, and Mighty!)

Lovely for a snack, these Peruvian Superfood Protein Bars are pure bliss! Great for road trips and so easy to make wherever you are. They are lush and hit those sweet cravings in the afternoon.

This recipe is vegan and gluten free, and makes a fantastic source of anti-oxidants, protein, fibre, and vitamins.  You can find these products in Canada by ordering Miski Organics

You can see the benefits of each ingredient when you click on them! You’ll see they are sooooo good for you!

Ready to try them?

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Toast Quinoa Flakes and almonds in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes until brown
  • Process dates until small bits remain. Make sure the dates become dough like and stick together
  • Place almonds, Quinoa Flakes, and dates in a bowl
  • Warm Yacon Syrup and peanut butter together in a pot at low temperature
  • Pour Yacon Syrup and peanut butter into the almonds, Quinoa flakes, and dates
  • Once mixed, transfer to an 8×8 inch baking dish or small pan lines with plastic wrap or parchment paper
  • Press down until dough is flattened evenly ( This might take time, put some weight on top of dough to make it flat)
  • Cover with parchment or plastic wrap and let them become more solid in the freezer or fridge for 20 minutes
  • Remove dough from pan and chop into even bars ( around 7)
  • Store in the fridge and enjoy!

Don’t forget to serve with Yacon Syrup on top and surrounded by strawberries, bananas, peaches, and seasonal fruits to add colour and flow to your experience.

These are made with love and filled with Pachamama vibes just for you! Let me know how it goes, and write if you have questions, comments, or reviews. I love to learn more about you.

Warmly,

Alexandra

 

Go on a Road Trip & Get Yourself a Summer Basket of Organic Fruits and Vegetables Before the end of Summer!

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( You still have time to experience this amazingness!)

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A way to know what fruits and vegetables are in season is to visit your local farmer’s markets. A way to build a link to our beautiful province is to support our local farmers.

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Given the beautiful weather, I feel like making a weekend trip to find diverse produce in Ontario, can get our hearts flowing with purpose and joy. Not only do we get to explore, and see the beauty of where we live but also, to try seasonal whole foods that nourish, and prepare our bodies to soar in the coming months.

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This is why today, I want to share a site to Ontario Farmer’s Markets to encourage readers to get out there, explore, truly connect with seasonal goods & meet diverse communities.

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CHECK OUR A WONDERFUL RESOURCE FOR FARMER’S MARKETS IN ONTARIO: http://farmersmarketsontario.com

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I am a Peruvian at heart, living in Canada,  with a penchant for Health Coaching, and I truly believe that seasonal organic whole foods, have the answer to many of the popular ailments of our locations.

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Truly, they are also a fundamental way to allow our bio-individuality to develop the immunity to survive a new place with: its seasons, climate, cultural development, and particularities.

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I know that when in Canada, my body might nourish more from blueberries & to highly vitamin C foods. While in Peru,  my body might nourish better from corn, and fish for example.  While in Greece, or somewhere else, bodies must meet  local foods slowly in order to soar in that location.

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I’ll give you a simple example for Ontario:

Do you suffer from seasonal allergies every April? Did you know that Dandelion grows  all over Ontario in April, and that it is supports  a liver detox that can support our bodies during warmer weather?

Also did you know that, peaches that grow abundantly in August can give you the storage of Vitamin C needed for the change of weather coming September?

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It is fantastic to know that produce everywhere supports our immune system by producing nutrients that can help our bodies adapt to each season. We have to be so thankful for nature’s wisdom everywhere. The earth creates ways to make our lives healthier…. We just have to respect seasonal timings, advocate for the integrity of our soul free of pesticides, and pay close attention to  our farming community!

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I hope you enjoyed reading this article as much as I enjoyed writing it today. In Peru, we call the earth ” Pachamama” and she is alive, venerated, and payed homage too.  May we do that wherever we are.

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I wish you a happy, healthy weekend! Get out there, and explore.

Warmly,

Alexandra

@photo by Pixabay

Summer Quinoa Bowl ( Gluten free/ High in protein & vital nutrients and vitamins)

This Summer Quinoa bowl offers an opportunity to benefit from a plant based meal that will leave everyone in your family or, friends filled with high quality nutrients, vitamins, and protein.
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Quinoa was seen as the ‘ Mother grain” by the Inca culture in Peru. It is not only high in protein, fibre, B-vitamins, magnesium, calcium and vitamin E but, also naturally gluten-free.
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Quinoa makes a wonderful fresh salad for the cottage or the beach. You can add many fun topics to it make in it colourful and inviting the benefits of other vegetable and fruit nutrients into your plate! Eat the rainbow, it will feed your body and your mood with positivity.
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QUINOA SALAD FRESH RECIPE ( Serves 3-4 people)

INGREDIENTS:
2 cups of Quinoa
3 limes
2 cups of cherry tomatoes
1 cup of fresh mint
2 tea spoons of olive oil
2 cups of Arugula
1 AVOCADO ( optional)

PREPARATION:
Boil 2 cups of Organic Quinoa with 3 cups of Water until Quinoa is tender
Once boiled, turn fire down and let water absorb
Leave Quinoa to cool down
Once Quinoa is cool, add chopped cherry tomatoes, arugula, and mint leaves

PERUVIAN STYLE DRESSING:

2 squeezed limes, 2 tea spoons of olive oil, a pinch of sea salt.
MIX AND ADD TO SALAD!
ADD AVOCADO IF NEEDED
ADD EXTRA LIME TO DECORATE
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Don’t forget to eat mindfully, to breate, to chew, and take the time to give thanks for the food before serving! Our kitchens and our dinning tables are temples where we get to practice community, and gratitude for the pleasures our Mother Earth provides with!
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Happy weekend Peru Flow,

Warmly,
Alexandra

OH MY GOD YES! 🥳💖 🎉CACAO LUCUMA FLOW BROWNIE ( Gluten Free/ Vegan Optional)

I got my moon on the Full Moon last week. Does anyone identify with intense chocolate cravings? Well, I have stopped judging myself and have become proactive in giving myself the nutrients my body needs. This year at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) I learnt that cravings are ways of communication from our bodies.
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Cravings are key information to find out what nutrients and minerals our bodies need in a specific time.
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For example, my desire for chocolate during my moon time is really a way of my body asking me to add more: fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium into my diet. All of which are basic nutrients in Cacao.
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Craving are also alerts from our psyches asking us to slow down and to give ourselves what we need. In this case some sweetness, and less hard work. Well, it has been a busy month with a move, class releases, and a new life… no wonder, my body needed more sweetness than usual.
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I have learnt to listen to my body and to honor healthy portions. My gut health has thanked me, and so will yours 🙂 Sharing tips to make our kitchen, our kitchen temple is what we are here for.
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I prepared this delicious gluten free, refined sugar free, cacao lucuma flow bronwnie (YUM!)
I love adding Superfoods to my desserts and smoothies…and well, always!
They keep the body nourished with lots of vitamins and minerals building resilience, and less cravings for later 🙂
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Ready for the recipe? Here we go.

CACAO LUCUMA FLOW BROWNIE ( Gluten Free/ Vegan Optional)

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup of organic Maple Syrup
1/3 cup of organic coconut flour
3/4 cup of organic cacao powder
1/4 cup of organic lucuma powder
1/4 teaspoon of pink salt
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon of organic vanilla essence
3 eggs or use 3 flax eggs as replacement

PREPARATION:
MIX ALL INGREDIENTS IN BOWL UNTIL THERE ARE NO LUMPS IN THE MIX.

Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees.
Place mix in a 20×20 Cm pyrex or 15 x23 Cm recipient and leave in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Please make sure you check your brownie after 15 minutes because ovens are all different. Test your brownie with toothpick or a fork to see if its ready. Enjoy & share this recipe with anyone interested in making a difference in their kitchen temples by honouring cravings, and adding superfoods into their diets.

I post healthy recipes that include Peruvian superfoods, every weekend! All meals shared here are anti-inflammatory ( gluten free, low in salt, without refined sugar & ABUNDANT IN WHOLE FOODS & LOVE!) Please let me know how the preparations go under, and feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions.

Happy weekend Peru Flow!

Warmly,
Alexandra

FEATURING CRAIG’S SWEET POTATO BURRITO & SALSA!

Hot days and lots of time if you’re a teacher! For my teacher friends who just love to learn something new every summer, here I am! For those curious souls who are always looking for new healthier recipes, here I am! For those who want to have a taste of Peruvian Superfoods, and Peruvian cuisine… Here I am. For all those busy souls wanting to improve their health, here I am.
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Welcome to my kitchen temple!
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I must confess that it took me a while in life to get into the kitchen… My college years were not very useful, and it was not only until I started having some health problems that I decided to enter the kitchen with an open heart and soul.
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I want to share some gluten free, sugar free, low salt, whole foods recipes because I believe that by experimenting in the kitchen with less of the first, and more whole foods, we can make great progress into what I call our ” kitchen temples.” Yes, our kitchen can become our temple of health and wellness.
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Letting go of refined sugar has been great! It’s not like I was consuming it a lot before anyway but, I did have sugar cravings..So, I started making my own desserts…& my life began to change as I developed more of a passion for preparing meals that were anti-inflammatory ( gluten free, less salt, no refined sugar + WHOLE FOOD BASED.)
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There is proof: I lost some extra pounds without even trying, my skin started glowing more, and those allergies I was battling before in 2012, decreased majorly. So yes, our kitchens hold our superpowers. Having a resource of seasonal recipes is GREAT! Let me share some recipe ideas with you!
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My hubby is the best cook! He makes the best burritos so I wanted to showcase this delicious lunch option today. You can purchase gluten free tortillas or pita bread in nature stores around your city. This recipe takes 15- 20 minutes to make and you can make many to freeze and have for lunch or snacks on future dates.It is a great way to eat the rainbow ( making your plate filled with whole foods and filled with nutrients and vitamins)

FEATURING CRAIG’S SWEET POTATO BURRITO & SALSA! ( Serves 8 portions)

INGREDIENTS:

2 big sized sweet potato
3 celery sticks
2 apples
2 limes
1 cup of chopped cilantro
2 tomatoes
1 big carrot
1/2 big onion
1 cucumber
2 gluten free tortillas or pita bread

PREPARATION:

FOR SALSA ( THIS ONE TASTES LIKE CEVICHE, so good!)

Chop all ingredients (celery sticks, apples, carrots, onions, cucumber very small)
Add them all to a bowl and add cilantro
Add lemon juice, pink or sea salt salt to taste.

Boil sweet potatoes until tender. Peel, and cut small. You can also make a puree type bater.
Open tortillas and add the sweet potato and home made salsa. Wrap with all ingredients and place burritos in the oven for 5-10 minutes. Make sure to flip them!

Enjoy & make sure you eat outside! Please make sure you let me know how this meal turned out if you make it!

Warmly,
Alexandra