Chicha Morada

Makes : about 3 quarts | Beverages Dairy Free , Vegan

Don’t be mad at me. How could I possibly make you mad, you ask? Because I’m going to tempt you with this deeply flavorful, fruity and exotic Peruvian beverage called Chicha Morada. So what’s the problem? Well, Chicha Morada is made from purple corn. The drink gets its gorgeous, rich color (along with a healthy dose of anti-inflammatory anthocyanins) from ears of dried purple corn-on-the-cob. And thus the problem:┬ásourcing dried purple corn. I generally avoid calling for hard-to-find ingredients because I want you to spend your time cooking, not shopping. But in rare instances (such […]


Makes : 4 servings | Beverages Dairy Free , Vegan , Vegetarian

I felt a little skittish posting a recipe for a warm beverage this late in March (we should be thinking asparagus, right?!), but then I awoke to 35┬░ with snowflakes falling from the sky. Go figure this Portland weather! Normally I’d be miffed by the late-season snow, but since I’ll be sipping a cocktail on the beach in Hawaii tomorrow at this time, I’ll let this one slide. Back to the cold weather…while researching Latin and South American grain dishes for some upcoming classes, I stumbled upon multiple recipes for beverages that incorporate grains. Needless […]