August 2012

Potato Salad with Avocado Dressing

12 comments August 15, 2012
Avocados

This Potato Salad with Avocado Dressing began as a simple lunch idea, and turned into something wonderful. The secret to this salad is the avocado dressing that is used instead of the typical mayonnaise. This gives the potato salad not only it’s creamy, silken texture, but it also adds a twist to the flavor, as […]

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Lentils and Mango Salad

11 comments August 13, 2012
Lentils and Mango Salad

This Lentil and Mango Salad recipe has become a favorite of mine. I love the tangy and sweet flavors, and I also know that I am doing something good for my family and I, serving this healthy dish. This salad can also be made with beans instead of lentils, if you prefer. It would make […]

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Café Helado Hecho en Casa (Simple Homemade Ice Coffee)

7 comments August 11, 2012
Café Helado Hecho en Casa (Simple Homemade Ice Coffee)

I am a huge coffee fan and this Simple Homemade Ice Coffee is my best friend. If you like coffee, it just might be yours, too! This dessert-like drink is creamy, sweet and delicious! This Café Helado is ideal for sipping outdoors on a hot sunny summer day. Buen provecho!

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Quinoa con Vegetales Asados (Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables)

8 comments August 9, 2012
Quinoa con Vegetales Asados (Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables)

I’ve come up with some great ideas using quinoa over the past few months. It is a wonderfully healthy and versatile grain and can be used in several ways. What I truly love about quinoa is that you can create so many flavor combinations dependent on the vegetables, spices and herbs you choose. Here are […]

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Empanaditas de Carne (Small Beef Turnovers)

21 comments August 7, 2012
Empanaditas de Carne (Small Beef Turnovers)

My grandmother often made these Empanaditas de Carne for us while growing up in Colombia. Back then, all I cared about was eating them, not learning how to make them. Mamita never wrote down any recipes, so unless I was there when she made a dish, and paying attention, I never learned how to make […]

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Cholados Colombianos (Colombian Cholados)

14 comments August 4, 2012
Eating Cholado

Cholado is a cross between a frozen dessert, fruit cocktail, and a drink, and derives from El Valle region of Colombia. It is made with crushed ice, fresh fruit, condensed milk, passion fruit (maracuyá), and Colombian blackberry (mora) syrup, and is topped with shredded coconut and a maraschino cherry. It makes a wonderful summer dessert! […]

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Ensalada de Salmón y Aguacate (Salmon and Avocado Salad)

8 comments August 2, 2012
Ensalada de Salmón y Aguacate (Salmon and Avocado Salad)

Hot summer days make me tired and cranky, so I try to keep things simple in the kitchen. So on those days when you’re too tired to cook something fancy, this salad makes a wonderful and satisfying lunch or dinner for the whole family. You can serve it as a side dish or as your […]

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