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Slow Cooker Comforting Meals

5 comments October 16, 2014
Slow Cooker Comforting Meals|mycolombianrecipes.com

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|mycolombianrecipes.com

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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What are Arepas?

6 comments October 6, 2014
Arepas de Yuca

Arepas are one of my favorite foods and my now kids also love arepas, which makes me very happy because I feel that I am passing down some of my Colombian traditions and culture to my children. The Arepa is one the most popular foods in Colombia. They’re served in almost every home and are […]

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Sopa de Letras con Pollo (Alphabet and Chicken Soup)

3 comments October 3, 2014
Sopa de Letras con Pollo (Alphabet and Chicken Soup)

My mom made me all sorts of sopas when I was growing up in Medellín and soups made with pasta were on our table once a week. This simple Sopa de Letras con Pollo was one of my favorite soups growing up. I love to make this soup especially during the fall and winter months […]

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Arroz con Palmitos (Rice with Hearts of Palms)

3 comments October 1, 2014
Arroz con Palmitos (Rice with Hearts of Palms)

Arroz con Palmitos is a simple side dish that’ s perfect for a weeknight dinner. This dish is from the department of Amazonas located in the south of Colombia. The department is part of the South American region of the Amazon Forest, the largest forest area in the world that is shared by Venezuela, Brazil, […]

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Chicharrón de Pescado con Ají de Mango (Fish Fritters with Mango Sauce)

7 comments September 28, 2014
Chicharrón de Pescado con Ají de Mango (Fish Fritter with Mango Sauce)

Chicharrón is a dish usually made from fried pork rind, but in Latin América and Spain, there are other variations of chicharrón made from chicken, beef and fish. The most popular Chicharrón in Colombia is made with thick, fried strips of pork belly. It has a crunchy texture and is one of the indispensable components […]

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