May 2012

Ensalada de Repollo con Tomate (Cabbage and Tomato Salad)

8 comments May 31, 2012

It is common practice in the United States to serve the salad before the main dish, rather than as a part of the main meal, as we do in Colombia. This Ensalada de Repollo con Tomate is my mom’s recipe and it was a staple in my house growing up. We ate it every day […]

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Caldo Basico de Pollo (Colombian-Style Chicken Stock)

16 comments May 29, 2012
Caldo Basico de Pollo (Colombian-Style Chicken Stock)

Chicken Stock or Caldo Basico de Pollo is the base of many soups, stews, and rice, as well as other Colombian dishes. I love making my own stocks because I don’t want them to be filled with preservatives and artificial flavors. I will post my recipes for beef and vegetable stock soon too! These stocks […]

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Creamy Asparagus and Lemon Oven Rice

18 comments May 27, 2012
Creamy Asparagus and Lemon Rice

I hated asparagus and spinach when I was a kid, and now they are two of my favorite vegetables. Funny how taste changes over time. For me this is the perfect spring dish, not only because I love asparagus, but because it’s easy to prepare, creamy, tangy and a delicious rice dish! Making this Asparagus […]

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Quinoa Salad with Pineapple,Mango and Avocado

19 comments May 24, 2012
Cooked Quinoa

Quinoa, or quinua in Spanish, is a nutritious grain that is popular in South America. The cooking method is similar to rice, where the quinoa is simply simmered in water until the liquid is evaporated. This Quinoa Salad with Pineapple and Avocado is great for picnics and potlucks, and it also makes a wonderful accompaniment […]

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Hummus de Aguacate y Limón (Avocado and Lime Hummus)

12 comments May 22, 2012
(Avocado and Lime Hummus)

Hola Everyone, Classic Hummus is one of my favorite dips and I love making my own variations of it. This Avocado Hummus is creamy and tangy, and the perfect snack or appetizer served with plantain chips. You can also add this hummus to roasted vegetables, spread it on bread to make a sandwich, or even […]

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Arroz Amarillo (Yellow Rice)

6 comments May 21, 2012
Arroz Amarillo

Plain white rice or arroz blanco is the base of most Colombian main dishes while Arroz Amarillo, or Yellow Rice, is a very popular side dish around the country. I’ve been getting a lot of e-mails from my readers asking me how to make this yellow rice, so here it is, the recipe as taught […]

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Tacos para el Desayuno (Breakfast Tacos)

10 comments May 19, 2012
Breakfast Tacos

Hola Everyone, May always marks the beginning of the “warm weather” season in my mind. Summer is in the air, what a wonderful time for my kids and me. To celebrate the season, here’s a Breakfast Taco, and the best part is, it’s a super easy recipe. It’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, a weeknight dinner, […]

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