October 2012

Bollo Limpio (Boiled Hominy Corn Rolls)

9 comments October 29, 2012
Colombian Bollo Limpio

Bollo Limpio is a wrapped corn cake from the city of Barranquilla, in Colombia. It is usually served with chicharrón, chorizos, butifarras, and other Colombian fried meats on the side. Other popular bollos recipes in Colombia are Bollos de Yuca (Cassava Rolls) and Envuelto o Bollo de Mazorca (Fresh Corn Rolls) Bollo Limpio is one […]

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Torticas de Coco (Simple Mini Coconut Cakes)

10 comments October 27, 2012
Torticas de Coco (Simple Mini Coconut Cakes)

These Torticas de Coco are a wonderful addition to your Halloween table, dinner party, or as a game-day dessert. They make a great middle of the week treat for the family as well. We love the taste and chewy texture of these mini coconut cakes. They are dense, but soft, while the coconut flakes add […]

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Spicy Cod Fillet with Coconut-Squash Sauce Over Roasted Acorn Squash

23 comments October 25, 2012
Spicy Cod Fillet with Coconut-Squash Sauce Over Roasted Acorn Squash

5 Star Makeover is a cooking group of 23 food bloggers, sharing ideas and creating gourmet makeovers of ingredients or classic dishes! The group is hosted by Lazaro, of Lazaro Cooks, and Natasha, of 5 Star Foodie. This group, of which I am a part, comes together once a month to try something new in […]

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Mojicones o Pan Mojicón (Colombian Sweet Rolls)

22 comments October 23, 2012
Mojicon with  Butter

Pan Mojicón or Mojicones are sweet rolls with a fluffy and light texture. These traditional Colombian bread rolls are from the capital of Colombia, Bogotá. One of my closest friends here in the United States is originally from that beautiful city and her mom gave me this recipe for Pan Mojicón. I never thought that […]

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Caldo de Costilla (Colombian Beef Ribs Broth)

18 comments October 19, 2012
Caldo de Costilla (Colombian Beef Ribs Broth)

Caldo de Costilla is a rich and delicious soup made with beef ribs, potatoes, carrots and herbs, and is from the Andean region of Colombia. This Beef Soup is usually served for breakfast and it is the best cure for a hangover, or Guayabo in Colombia. Short ribs are the best and the most commonly […]

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Hervido de Piña Nariñense(Colombian Pineapple Hot Drink)

13 comments October 17, 2012
Hervido de pasto

Hervido is a traditional hot drink from the Nariño department of Colombia. Hervidos are made by boiling fresh fruit juice, such as pineapple (piña), passion fruit (maracuya) or blackberry (mora) with sugar, and then the hot juice is mixed with aguardiente, an anise flavored liquor from Colombia. Hervidos are a wonderful cocktail for the cold […]

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Pastel de Yuca con Carne (Cassava and Beef Casserole)

10 comments October 15, 2012
Beef and Cassava casserole

I love sharing my childhood recipes and stories with you. Colombian food triggers memories of my grandmother and the rest of my family as well. Sometimes while I am cooking a particular dish, I find myself smiling at the memories of Mamita in the kitchen. The pictures are so clear and vivid, that it’s as […]

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