Grilled Avocado & Bacon Crostini

I will grill anything that comes my way. I enjoy the smoky flavour that a hot grill brings out in vegetables, meats and fruits. As much as I love eating fresh avocado, grilling it takes it to another level. It becomes richer, more buttery and the flavours enhance. I decided to combine it with a…

Hoisin Pork Loin & Red Currant Sauce

I love this pork loin recipe. The pork marinade makes the pork extremely flavourful and juicy. I love to combine sweet and sour in dishes and the red currants make for an elegant addition to the pork. I added a garlic mayo to the crostino to balance out the flavors. It gives it a nice…

Peruvian Empanada Crostini

Every country has their own empanada recipe, but this is the one I grew up with. Empanadas are meat-filled short cut pastries that are usually shared at parties or family gatherings. Spicy, meaty and full of flavours it is my favourite to go snack when visiting family in Lima. I like my empanadas with raisins, black…

Egg Salad & Bacon Crostini

Comfort food is important. It brings back memories and makes us feel home, safe, satisfied. Brunch is one of those moments when I feel like a kid again. It is a late breakfast that begins when everyone is awake. Is slow, rich and has no agenda. All that matters is to enjoy some time together….

Pimiento & Sausage Crostini

There is no greater feeling than gathering around the table with the people you love enjoying good food and conversation. The first time I travelled to Spain and had my first tapas feast experience I knew this was going to be a moment I wanted to replicate at home. Among so many choices, pimientos del…

Ratatouille & Bacon Crostini

The French know how to seduce the palate. The fact that they can turn a few vegetables into a rich medley of flavours is to be admired. Ratatouille is a dish to love. It is one of those dishes that requires some patience but when finished is worth every minute. The traditional recipe takes a…

Apple & Bresaola Crostini

I love antipasto. You have to give it to the Italians. Coming up with a way to combine sweet and savory finger-foods together is genius. While travelling through Italy I was able to try different kinds of antipasto. I was introduced to cheeses like burrata and stracchino and rediscovered others like fresh ricotta. I also learned…

Lomo Saltado Crostini

Cooking is my time travel machine. Whenever an idea for a recipe, or flavour combination comes to mind, it is often linked to a memory. It can take me to my mother’s kitchen in Lima, my first trip abroad, a late night partying, or even to a milestone like earning my first paycheck and the…