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Decolonizing my diet: Combinao de quinua

I sit around thinking about Peruvian food a lot. I also try to imagine what some of my go-to dishes would be like if we only used ingredients that were, and are, indigenous to South America and other parts of the Americas. One of my favorite desserts is arroz con leche (rice pudding) combined with mazamorra morada (purple corn pudding). When these two things are served together in one plate, it is referred to as "combinado" or "combinao," meaning combined. I began to re-imagine what a "combinao" would look like without rice, without milk, without sugarcane, without colonial ingredients that were brought by the conquistadores. Mazamorra morada is a pudding that has its flavor built on truly S

 

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