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December 26, 2012 / Food Follower

Lunch at my Grandma’s

Today, I had a delicious lunch at my grandma’s house. The salad I ate was a testament to the delicious vegetables you can eat in Peru – avocado, tomato, hearts of palm, and asparagus. The avocados here are WAY better than in the U.S., trust me. They are much smoother and taste riper probably because of the tropical environment here.

Besides the salad, I had one of my favorite dishes – pastel de poro, which is leek pie without a crust. I also gobbled down numerous borek filled with cheese, which I think of as mini versions of empanadas. My grandma also served smoked salmon. You can’t go wrong with that though it’s not very Peruvian!



For dessert, I had one of the ripest and best mangos ever and chocolate nut cake. This cake is so amazing and one of the foods I remember eating every year I come to Peru. The cake is nice and soft but has nuts throughout, which add nice texture, and the frosting is nice velvety fudge. I could eat it all the time.




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  1. Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy / Dec 26 2012 9:00 pm

    Sounds fantastic! Some of my favorite things, but arranged in a different way!

  2. myhealthyohana / Dec 26 2012 10:02 pm

    Looks so fresh and delicious! My sister and brother in law are moving to Peru in about 6 months…she will be thrilled to see the variety of fruits and veggies!

    • Food Follower / Dec 27 2012 8:37 am

      The fruits and veggies in Peru are spectacular! 🙂

  3. Claireee / Dec 26 2012 10:59 pm

    dudeeeeeee AVOCADO! I am droolingggggggg. Glad you’re enjoying Peru =) Have an awesome time and tell me all about it laterrrrrrrr. Love!

  4. Claireee / Dec 26 2012 11:00 pm

    Oh and get me those mangos…… I don’t care if it’s illegal or nottttt 😛

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