Have you ever tried Peruvian food? It’s a first for me over here. But when I started posting recipes and pictures on my instagram of Red Thai CurryMoo Shu PorkCarne Mechada and Coq Au Vin, some lovely human told me I needed to make Lomo Saltado. After some quick research, I began to see that Peruvian food will most likely become a staple in my own house. These meals are full of flavor with simple ingredients that you can find anywhere. But since I like to put my own spin on anything I make, I used flank steak instead of sirloin because I love flank steak and it was on sale, then I added peppers and used easypeasylemonsqueezy cauliflower rice instead of real rice. Boom. PaleOMG style. This meal reminds me of my Slow Cooker Carne Asada Loaded Fries recipe…which you should also try. Make both, then eat them side by side, and be the happiest person alive. Just do it.

Ok, it’s finally official. I don’t travel again until until January. No more airports, no more disgusting people, no more people coughing with their mouth open, no more airport food or stale coffee, no more paying for extra gas and parking to go to our airport that’s SO FAR, no more feeling like you smell like people’s morning farts when you have a flight at 6am, and no more kids kicking the back of my seat.

Speaking of kids, have you seen the new show Master of None created by Aziz Ansari on Netflix? Say yes or you’ll have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about. Ok, quick run down. The first episode is all about how parenthood can look so great sometimes then reality sets in and it’s a miserable hell hole. In a way, you want to stop watching the reality and live in your bubble of believing your life would never be like that. That your children would be well behaved, wouldn’t cry and your relationship with your spouse would be forever wonderful. But then you talk to every single one of your friends and find out it’s always the same: Having a kid and being married is hard and really awful sometimes, but it’s SO worth it. That’s all people say. “It’s SO worth it.” I wish I had $1 for every time someone said that to me because I would truly have $200 and who doesn’t want $200?? But the thing is, none of those friends have a 40 year old son living at home, in the basement, playing video games while still being a virgin. Is it worth it then? Riddle me that.

I go back and forth about having kids. Obviously. Mostly because I strongly dislike them. But also because I feel way too young to have children. My mom had me when she was 38 so that was always normal to me and me being only 27 and getting married this early on in life makes me feel like I have a milli years to decide that I want to ruin my life. I just wish my friends would stop telling the truth about raising children. Why can’t they just lie?

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Lomo Saltado

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  • Yield: 3-4 1x



For the fries

  • 2 white sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into fry sizes
  • 23 tablespoons ghee
  • pinch of salt

For the stir fry

  • 23 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chicken or beef broth
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 large plum tomato, sliced
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the Green Peruvian Sauce (Green Aji Sauce)


  1. *Make cauliflower rice, if making.*
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss fry-size cut sweet potatoes in ghee and sprinkle with a bit of salt. Place on baking sheet in one even layer. Bake for 20 minutes then toss to cook on other side for 10 more minutes.
  3. While sweet potatoes bake, place a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Pat flank steak dry and sprinkle salt and garlic powder over meat liberally. Add ghee to pan then once hot, cook meat in pan for 2-3 minutes per side, being sure you don’t overcrowd the pan. You may want to do this in two batches. once meat cooks on both sides, remove and set aside.
  4. Add the onions to the hot pan and cook for about 8 minutes until onions begin to caramelize. Then add peppers, toss and cook for 3 more minutes.
  5. Finally, add coconut aminos, red wine vinegar, broth, cumin and a bit of salt and pepper. Mix then let reduce for about 8-10 minutes, until the sauce thickens and reduces by 1/3. Once sauce has reduced, add sliced tomato, toss and cook for 1 more minutes.
  6. Lastly, make aji sauce: place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  7. To finish the dish, add steak and sweet potato fries to sauté pan and toss. Let warm through for about 2-3 minutes before serving.
  8. Eat dish with cauliflower rice, stir fry and top it all off with aji sauce and extra cilantro!

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  1. Christy says:

    This was incredible. The flavors were so amazing. Thank you for making this recipe available!

    1. juli says:

      yay!! so glad you liked it!

  2. Carrie says:

    This recipe is one of my favorites so I come back to it often…. and just made a discovery.