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Atol Colombiano (Colombian Corn Drink)

0 comments October 31, 2014
Atol Colombiano (Colombian Corn Drink) |

Atol is a traditional hot drink from the Llanos region of Colombia. This region is one of the world’s richest tropical grasslands and stretches between Colombia and Venezuela in northern South America. There are many variations of this drink in Latin America, which is also known as atole, in some countries. It can be made […]

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Dulce de Tomate de Arbol (Tree Tomato in Syrup)

4 comments October 27, 2014
Dulce de Tomate de Arbol (Tree Tomato in Syrup) |

Dulce de Tomate de Arbol is a traditional dessert served in Colombian homes. Tomate de árbol, also known as tamarillo, is a South American fruit that is shaped like an egg and is either dark yellow-orange or red. The red ones are more tart than the yellow-orange tree tomatoes. We use them to make drinks, […]

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Arroz Atollado de Cangrejo (Crab and Coconut Creamy Rice)

3 comments October 24, 2014
Arroz Atollado de Cangrejo (Crab and Coconut Creamy Rice) |

Arroz Atollado is a traditional Colombian dish from the Pacific region of the country, which includes the departments of Nariño, Chocó, Cauca, and El Valle del Cauca. This region of Colombia is located on the Pacific Ocean and borders Panama in the north and Ecuador in the south. There are many different variations of this […]

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Albóndigas Estofadas al Tomate (Meatball and Tomato Stew)

6 comments October 21, 2014
Albóndigas Estofadas (Meatball and Tomato Stew) |

Simple, tasty, and filling, these Albóndigas Estofadas will quickly become a regular addition to your dinner lineup. I’ve talked a lot about Sunday dinners at my mamita’s house, where the entire family would gather and enjoy an amazing Colombian feast! However, before I left Colombia, I would often go to mamita’s for lunch alone or […]

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Slow Cooker Comforting Meals

5 comments October 16, 2014
Slow Cooker Comforting Meals|

Load up your slow cooker in the morning with a few ingredients and by day’s end, you’ll be treated to a comforting, home-cooked meal. Simple, right? That’s the beauty of a slow-cooker! Here’s a wrap up of my favorite recipes using the slow cooker. Get inspired and start cooking! What are your favorite dishes to […]

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Chorizo and Beef Picadillo (Picadillo de Carne y Chorizo)

12 comments October 12, 2014
Chorizo and Beef Picadillo|This is a variation of the Cuban style beef picadillo|

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Hunt’s® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, the recipe, pictures and opinions are 100% my own! Today I have simple and comforting Chorizo and Beef Picadillo recipe made with Hunt’s® tomato sauce and served over white rice. This  variation of the Cuban style beef picadillo has definitely earned itself a […]

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Poteca de Ahuyama (Colombian-Style Pumpkin or Squash Mash)

6 comments October 9, 2014
Poteca de Ahuyama (Colombian-Syle Pumpkin or Squash Mash)

Poteca de Ahuyama is a Colombian version of mashed squash or pumpkin, made with hogao which is a mixture of scallions, garlic, tomatoes and cumin. This is a traditional dish from El Tolima department of Colombia, located in the Andean region of the country. This Poteca de Ahuyama makes a great side dish for any […]

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