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Mistela de Café (Coffee Liqueur)

11 comments August 24, 2014
Mistela de Café (Coffee Liqueur)

Mistela is a traditional Colombian drink made with Aguardiente, (a Colombian alcoholic drink), syrup, herbs, spices, fruit or coffee. It’s very easy to make, you just need a little patience. There many variations of Mistela in Colombia depending on the region. Some of them are, Mistela de Mora (flavored with berries), Mistela de Mejorana (marjoram), […]

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Asado Huilense (Huilense-Style Roast)

10 comments August 19, 2014
Asado Huilense (Huilense-Style Roast)

Asado Huilense is a traditional pork dish from El Huila department located in the southwest of Colombia. This dish is very popular during Las Fiestas de San Pedro (St Peter’s Festival), a religious celebration introduced by the Spanish conquerors. It is usually held in Neiva, the capital of Huila, in late June each year with […]

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Arroz Atollado con Carne Ahumada (Rice with Smoked Beef)

9 comments August 16, 2014
Arroz Atollado con Carne Ahumada (Rice with Smoked Beef)

I can’t believe we’re already halfway through August. This summer has seriously flown by! We had a wonderful summer vacation and now we’re getting ready for school. I hope you enjoyed the warm weather and had a great summer as well! Today, I want to introduce to you another Colombian recipe from the department of […]

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Sweetpotato, Chorizo and Cheese Cakes with Cilantro Sauce

10 comments August 13, 2014
Sweetpotato, Chorizo and Cheese Cakes with Cilantro Sauce

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with California Sweetpotatoes and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, the recipe, pictures and all opinions are 100% my own. Did you know that sweetpotato can be spelled as one word? A sweetpotato is not a sweet potato, but is actually an entirely different vegetable than a potato and has […]

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5 Simple Salmon Recipes

4 comments August 8, 2014
5 Simple Salmon Recipes

Salmon is one of my favorite proteins. Not only does it cook very quickly, about 15 minutes, but I find Salmon to be one of the most versatile proteins in the kitchen with which to work. It’s delicious, healthy and very easy to prepare. Here are some of my favorite ways to turn a piece […]

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5 Tasty Salads

5 comments August 5, 2014
5 Tasty Salads

Picnics, grilling and summer gatherings in your backyard, they all require at least one salad to accompany those hot dogs, burgers and BBQ. They are so easy to make, quick to throw together, and always leave us feeling good. You could even take the leftover salads to work and enjoy them for lunch. It was […]

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Grilled Salmon with Fresh Tomato and Avocado Salsa

4 comments August 1, 2014
Grilled Salmon with Fresh Tomato and Avocado Salsa

What I like about this Grilled Salmon with Fresh Tomato and Avocado Salsa recipe is that it’ s very simple, yet full of flavor. The tomato and avocado salsa add wonderful flavor to the dish and are subtle enough not to overpower the salmon. Although I love the flavor of the grilled foods, if you […]

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