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Quinoa Pancakes Recipe from the Pueblo Hotel at Machu Picchu

Quinoa Pancakes Recipe from the Pueblo Hotel at Machu Picchu
These pancakes are a favorite among our guest who travel to Peru and stay at the Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel at Aguas Calientes. Here is the recipe directly from the hotel's kitchen so you can recreate them in your own home!   QUINOA PANCAKE INGREDIENTS: • 1 ½ cups of flour • 2 eggs • 5 tablespoons sugar • Pinch of salt • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract • 1/4 teaspoon Pisco or brandy • Approximately ½ cup milk • 5 tablespoons previously cooked quinoa • 1 1/2 tablespoons melted, unsalted butter • 2 teaspoons baking powder PREPARATION: • Mix eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, pisco, milk and the melted butter. • Mix the flour and the baking powder separately and then add slowly to the wet mixture until it becomes soft. • Add the previously cooked quinoa, and add milk if the mixture is too dry. • Sautee the final mixture...
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Guest — Jonathan Burnham
Thanks for sharing this recipe Kirsten! I know what I am making for breakfast this weekend.
Friday, 02 August 2013 03:56
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Photograph Wildlife Like a Pro: New Amazon Photography Tour in Peru

Getting good photographs of wildlife can be challenging for a novice photographer; your subjects are always moving, there's variable light and weather to contend with, flora may be camouflaging your fauna and chances are you have yet to accrue or master how to use the higher-end camera equipment that you need to take magazine-quality photos. But did you know that deep within the Amazon Rainforest of Southern Peru is one of the best places to learn to take professional wildlife photos? Operating out of the Tambopata region of the Peruvian Amazon, award-winning photographer Jeff Cremer escorts small-group trips between three different lodges and offers a mix of in-the-field shooting opportunities combined with photography workshops back at the lodge to help budding photographers develop their skill set. The Tambopata is one of richest wildlife areas in the Amazon so photographers and wildlife enthusiasts have an excellent chance of encountering and shooting a...
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What to Pack for a Trekking Trip in South America

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Hi,My name is KC Owens, I’m a college student and I love to travel! While cruising the Internet, I found your site and really enjo... Read More
Monday, 01 July 2013 06:03
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Virgen del Carmen Festival: Patron Saint of Paucartambo, July 15-16

Dancers parading through the town of Paurcartambo on our Virgen del Carmen festival tour of Peru. One of the most amazing cultural events I've experienced in all my travels is the Virgen del Carmin Festival held in the remote village of Paucartambo high in the Andes of Peru about four hours drive over a winding mountain road from Cusco. We organize an escorted Virgen del Carmen Festival trip to Peru every few years and this summer July 15 and 16, 2013 South America Program Director Kirsten Gardner will be leading a group of Wildland travelers to experience what one previous traveler likened to a Fellini movie! We will be joining hundreds of native Quechua and mestizo residents who walk and drive to Paurcartambo from villages afar to dance, play music, sing and drink in the 2-day celebration that honors its patron saint, La Virgen del Carmen, which the local townsfolk endearingly call...
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Escorted Trek to Machu Picchu and the Virgen del Carmen Festival

If you still haven’t made summer travel plans, consider joining me in Peru this July on what is surely a once-in-a-lifetime trip, trekking to Machu Picchu via the Salkantay route and celebrating an authentic Peruvian festival with locals on our Escorted Trek to Machu Picchu + Virgen del Carmen Festival trip.  We only feature this trip once every few years and space is limited to 12 participants.      Beneath the towering snowy peaks of Mt. Salkantay (meaning Savage Mountain in Quechua), we’ll hike along high mountain passes, meet local Quechua communities and engage in traditional customs honoring the spirits of the mountains and descend through the lush, bird and orchid-filled cloud forest to arrive at Machu Picchu.  You’ll carry just a day pack as we trek between comfortable mountain lodges, enjoying gourmet Andean cuisine, delicious wines, relaxing Jacuzzis and camaraderie each evening.  Pack horses accompany our group to carry belongings...
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