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Peruvian Cooking Class – Dinner

After landing in Lima on my Peru travels, one of the first orders of business was scheduling a Peruvian cooking class. Natalya had taken a class with Sky Kitchen when she was in Lima several years ago and she highly recommended it. She took the class with the lunch dishes, which she wrote about here: … Continue reading

Picarones

Picarones is Peruvian dessert that is commonly sold on the streets of Peru.  The squash and sweet potato are puréed and mixed into a dough, which is then deep fried into doughnuts, and served with a syrup made from molasses.  The flavor is so unique due to the squash and sweet poato, and its sweetness … Continue reading

Balinese Cooking Class

Bali is one of the world’s most popular island destinations with its beautiful beaches, rugged mountains, lush rice terraces, cultural and historical attractions, and top diving and surfing spots… this paradise has something for everyone! The first time I traveled to Bali was in 2008 with Natalya, during which we did plenty of the “touristy … Continue reading

White Chocolate Chip and Candy Cane Cookies

This recipe is courtesy of Closet Cooking’s Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies. Closet Cooking’s Kevin is all over the holiday cookie baking, and this recipe was his festive spin on white chocolate chunk and macadamia nut cookies. He decided to use peppermint candies in place of the macadamia nuts. I had a box of mini … Continue reading

Mini Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving! As Natalya mentioned in her Apple Cider from Scratch post, sadly we did not host our annual Thanksgiving Eve Dinner this year. There have been many changes over the last few months; most notably changes in permanent address. After five amazing years of dining, cooking, and hosting awesome meals … Continue reading

Happy 2nd Birthday Food Comas!

Happy Birthday to us — Food Comas turns 2 today! Blogging has been a very rewarding experience for all of us, and we just love being able to connect with family, friends, and strangers over a shared love for food. Our kitchen is our happy place; hours just fly when we are cooking, experimenting, and … Continue reading

Nutella Swirl Bundt Cake

Tomorrow is Food Comas’ birthday! In honor of our 2nd year of fun food recipes and dining reviews, I decided to bake this awesome cake that involves some of my favorite ingredients: vanilla, sugar and nutella! My roommate and I have two big jars of nutella just sitting there waiting to be eaten, so I … Continue reading

Red Velvet Crab Cake Pops

Red Velvet Crab Cake Pops I helped make these ridiculously cute crab cake pops with my friend Carol, who was taking these yummy treats to her coworker’s annual crab feed the next day. The process took a while because we made about 100 total pops, but it was well worth it! This post is mainly … Continue reading

Chilean Cuisine Cooking Class

In December 2011, Natalya and I were fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to South America for a holiday.  In Argentina, we were able to fulfill all our foodie dreams of Argentine steak, chimichurri, and bold red wines.  By the time we had crossed the Andean Lakes into Chile, we were completely beef-ed out and the cow population had probably … Continue reading

Chirimoya Alegre (Happy Custard Apple)

Mark Twain once called the chirimoya “the most delicious fruit known to men” and I wholeheartedly agree.  On my most recent trip to Chile, I was able to taste the rich, velvety sweetness of a chirimoya for the first time.  Chirimoya, also spelled cherimoya, is a fruit native to the Andes and is grown throughout … Continue reading