How lucky was I to go to Peru a few years back. What a trip!! My goal was to see Machu Picchu (which I did) but there was so much else to see and experience. I found myself immersed in the true culture of Peru for the 10 days I was there. It was truly fascinating. I went with a company called Outdoor Adventure Travel. I recommend them highly. They took care of all the details and, as a single woman traveling alone, I truly appreciated that. I was with a small group of people who quickly became friends.
One characteristic of a trip with Outdoor Adventure Travel is that they immerse you in culture. They made arrangements for us to visit a family’s home who fed us lunch — all homemade food, most of which they grew themselves (including guinea pig which I refrained from eating). This family’s home is where I tasted the best quinoa soup recipe ever. I searched for a recipe when I got back home and that is what I am making in this week’s blog. It’s fairly quick and easy, colorful and nutritious. But mostly delicious. I hope you give it a try. And if you can get to Peru, DO IT! You will not regret it.