1, 2, 3 TRIPLES!

Have you ever met a Peruvian? If your answer is yes, I'm sure you definitely heard about how proud we are of our delicious and multi-flavored food. Peruvian cuisine is full of colors, flavors, salsas, everything mixed together, trying to create even better combinations and bursts of flavors in your mouth with each bite. I don't know if this sounds poetic enough to describe our food, but do you get the idea that it IS pretty good?! ;)

As you might know by now from my previous posts, I'm all about easy recipes and projects. So, I'm sorry. I'm not going to give you the recipe for our best delicacies. However! these sandwiches are my favorite. Commonly known as "Triples" because of their 3 layers, they are: a) delicious! b) healthy and vegetarian, and c) super easy to make. Tienes que probarlos! :)

They are perfect to take over a pot luck get-together, or to offer to your guests! Here is what you need:

  • 16 slices of bread - your favorite kind!
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced.
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, sliced.
  • 2 avocados, sliced.
  • mayonnaise.
  • salt n' pepper
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Place each ingredient and then top it with a slice of bread. You can use some mayonnaise on each slice so they are "glued" together. Salt n' pepper every ingredient before putting the slice of bread on top. 

You want them as tea sandwiches? Trim the crusts, and cut them as small as you want. If not, just cut them in half and enjoy!

Hope you like them :)

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Valentine's Breakfast for two

Nothing beats breakfast in bed. Morning coffee and yummy food will make you feel extra pampered if you enjoy them in your pj’s. This is one of my favorite ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day - or any other day, to be honest. Easy to make, super cute and perfect for sharing with your special someone! Heart-shaped toasts, anyone? :)

For those who know me well it’s clear that I’m ALL about romance. I love love, and really enjoy all these celebrations around it. They give you an excuse to be extra romantic. Oh, I'll take it! Any day, anytime. Even when it comes to making your daily breakfast a special one. That's what I’m talking about!

Here’s a nice trick I tried for the first time recently. My husband loves eggs in a frame, so I decided to make them for him adding some extra cuteness. This was so easy to make and results are picture perfect! Take a look at these heart-shaped toasts! Would you like some jam with that? :)

If you already know how to make eggs in a frame, there’s is only a small variation: using a cookie cutter - with a fun shape - to cut the center of the bread. If you haven’t tried making them yet, this is what you need:  

Some simple steps to follow:

Don’t forget to add your personal touch. This time I made some easy love notes and placed fresh flowers on the serving tray. Made with love, shared with love.

What are your plans for this Valentine’s Day? I will celebrate with close friends and the hubby because, you know? love should be shared! Enjoy!  

EASY VEGGIE SKEWERS

Hello beautiful people!

As you may have noticed, I have a thing for skewers these days. They are the easiest way to transform your veggies - or fruits - into yummy snacks for any occasion! Plus, they look so beautiful and colorful. Click read more for easy ideas and preparation tips. 

Options are endless, and it takes only a couple of minutes to put them together. My go to are cherry and grape tomatoes. They come in different colors and easily pair with cheese and other vegetables. Another great addition are those tiny mozzarella cheese balls. If you see them at the supermarket, get them! I'm sure you will find a way to use them. 

Caprese skewers are my absolute favorite classic, specially with some fig balsamic vinegar on top (mmm!). I made this in 5 minutes or less. They look great and taste better!

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If you are feeling more adventurous, you can roast your veggies before making the skewers. Broccoli, butternut squash and grape tomatoes make a great combo; and can be paired with some spicy peanut sauce for extra deliciousness. 

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Top them with olive oil, salt and pepper. Then, roast them in the oven (400F) for 20-30 minutes. They will shrink a little bit, which will make the skewer's preparation easier.

Cooked or raw, give your veggies a try! They are good for your health - and for your pocket, specially if you buy them in bulk. So, do you have any other ideas for easy skewers? Share them with us! I would love to try them all :)