June 2012

Tangerine Soda Floats

13 comments June 18, 2012
Tangerine Soda Floats

Hola Everyone, I was surprised to look at the calendar and see that another holiday is almost upon us. Time is flying and there seems to be no stopping it. Fourth of July weekend is only a few weeks away and my recipe for this Tangerine Soda Float is the perfect treat to enjoy on […]

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Muchacho con Melao de Panela (Beef with Cane Sugar Syrup)

7 comments June 17, 2012
Muchacho con Melao de Panela (Beef with Cane Sugar Syrup)

Muchacho con Melao de Panela is a traditional Colombian dish from El Valle department of Colombia. It is beef marinated in a sauce of vinegar, onion, garlic, mustard, scallions and cumin, and cooked on the stove for a couple of hours. The beef needs to marinate for a couple of days, as this is the […]

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Trip to Kent, Connecticut and $1000 Giveaway!

June 14, 2012

About twelve years ago, I packed my whole life into one suitcase and moved to another country a thousand miles away from my home. My material possessions ended up in that suitcase, but my most important possessions were packed away in my heart.

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Plátanos Maduros Rellenos de Carne (Ripe Plantains Stuffed with Meat)

15 comments June 13, 2012
baked ripe plantain

This dish is simple and easy to prepare, and most importantly, it is absolutely delicious! The sweetness of the ripe plantains works perfectly with the meat and spices. This is a wonderful dish to enjoy on a weeknight. I love the way all the flavors come together in perfect harmony. Buen provecho!

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Bolitas de Yuca con Azúcar (Cassava Balls with Sugar)

17 comments June 11, 2012
Bolitas de Yuca con Azúcar (Cassava Balls with Sugar)

I love yuca, also called cassava, which is a vegetable commonly found in Colombian cuisine. This is a fantastic dish to have as a snack. I love serving this for parties or for a movie-time snack. It’s also a wonderful alternative to potatoes. My husband and kids absolutely loved these Cassava Balls dusted with sugar […]

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Hamburguesa de Arepa (Arepa Burger)

10 comments June 9, 2012
Arepa Burger

515px: The idea for this Arepa Burger came to me one night while lying in bed, and I could not wait to get up the next day to make it! Arepas are versatile and can pretty much be filled or topped with anything you have on hand. Arepas always come to the rescue when I […]

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Fiambre de Salmón (Salmon and Rice Packets)

9 comments June 6, 2012
Fiambre de Salmón (Salmon and Rice Packets)

Fiambre de Salmón is a perfect dish for picnics and other outdoor feasts because they’re portable and they taste just as good either hot or cold. My mom would make Fiambres de Pollo(Chicken) when I was a child to take to picnics, or paseos, as they’re called in Colombia. I made my version with salmon, […]

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