August 2012

Espinacas Guisadas (Colombian Braised Spinach)

8 comments August 31, 2012
Espinacas Guisadas (Colombian Braised Spinach)

Espinacas Guisadas is one of my favorite spinach recipes. It could not be simpler, it’s packed with flavor, and is wonderful served with roasted chicken or steak. Spinach might not be a loved vegetable, but trust me, when it is prepared like this, you will definitely fall in love with it! Although spinach is not […]

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Tamales de Pipían (Pipían Tamales)

10 comments August 29, 2012
Tamales de Pipían (Pipían Tamales)

Tamales de Pipían are a staple in del Cauca region in Colombia. There are different variation of tamales for every region of the country. Here are two additional types of tamales: Tamales Antioqueños and Tamales Tolimenses. Tamales de Pipían are the smallest of the various tamales and are filled with a potato-peanut mixture and pork, […]

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Picnic Orzo Salad and GE French Door Fridge Review

19 comments August 27, 2012
Orzo Salad

In my fantasy world, I live in a beautiful house, with a huge organic garden in my backyard, where I grow my own fruits, herbs and vegetables. In this fantasy world, I wake up in the morning greeted through the large bedroom windows by beautiful, tall tomato plants and green herbs. Then after I finish […]

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Dulce de Coco (Coconut and Milk Dessert)

17 comments August 25, 2012
Dulce de Coco (Coconut and Milk Dessert)

My grandmother loved to make little homemade desserts, or “dulcesitos caseros”, as she called them. Dulce de Coco is a simple and delicious traditional Colombian dessert and one of my favorites. There is something intensely satisfying about this Dulce de Coco. It is sweet and creamy, and I love the thick texture and that crunch […]

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Polvorosas (Colombian Butter and Sugar Cookies)

14 comments August 23, 2012
polvorosas baking sheet

I love making these Colombian cookies because they are very simple to make and they don’t require cookie cutters or any fancy tools They are also crumbly and buttery perfect served with a glass of milk , cup of black Colombian coffee or a cup of tea. The name Polvorosas comes from the word Polvo […]

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Arepa Reina Pepiada (Arepa with Shredded Chicken and Avocado)

11 comments August 19, 2012
Arepa Reina Pepiada (Arepa with Shredded Chicken and Avocado)

Have I told you about my love affair with Arepas? I could live on arepas alone. I never get tired of them! Today I want to share a delicious arepa with you that is popular in Venezuela. Reina Pepiada is basically an arepa, or corn cake, stuffed with a mixture of shredded chicken, mayonnaise and […]

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Paletas de Fresa-Frambuesa (Strawberry-Raspberry Popsicles)

5 comments August 17, 2012
Berry Paletas

Strawberries and raspberries are two of my favorite fruits. I can eat them by the bucket, drizzled with condensed milk (Lechera). In this recipe I combined my two favorite berries with a mixture of condensed milk and evaporated milk, and the result was a sweet, creamy, rich and colorful frozen desert. Paletas were one of […]

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