November 2012

Buñuelos de Fríjol de Cabecita Negra (Black-eyed Pea Fritters)

12 comments November 30, 2012
Buñuelos de Fríjol de Cabecita Negra (Black-eyed Pea Fritters)

I love beans, and luckily for me, Colombian cuisine is filled with great tasting bean dishes. One of my favorites is a simple fritter made with black eyed peas. It’s not fancy, but it’s really good! When the dough balls hit the oil, they puff up a little. The inside becomes light and airy whereas […]

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Torta de Pan Mojicón (Mojicón Bread Pudding Cake)

13 comments November 27, 2012
Torta de Pan Mojicón (Mojicón Bread Pudding Cake)

This Torta de Mojicón is a traditional dessert from Bogotá, the capital and largest city of Colombia. This beautiful city is located in the center of the country and was declared a World Book Capital, by UNESCO, and Iberoamerican Capital of Culture, by the UCCI. Some of the most popular dishes of Bogotá are ajiaco, […]

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Crema de Camarones (Creamy Shrimp Soup)

12 comments November 26, 2012
Cartagena

Crema de Camarones is a creamy soup from the city of Cartagena de Indias in Colombia. This beautiful city is located on the Caribbean Coast and is the capital of the Bolívar department of Colombia. The city of Cartagena was declared part of the UNESCO World Heritage in 1984. This wonderful city has old Spanish […]

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Green Bean Casserole Makeover

20 comments November 24, 2012
Green Bean Casserole Makeover

November’s 5 Star Makeover Challenge was to remake the classic American Green Bean Casserole. This classic holiday dish contains green beans, cream of mushrooms soup, and fried onions. For my version I decided to put a little Latin touch on the dish using mini caramelized onions, jalapeños, and queso fresco corn cakes, topped with a […]

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Thanksgiving with Dulce de Leche and Apple Empanadas

22 comments November 21, 2012
Empanadas with Dulce de Leche

I first learned of the traditions surrounding Thanksgiving when I moved from Medellín, Colombia, to the United States 12 years ago. My husband, who was my boyfriend at the time, invited me to spend Thanksgiving with his family at his grandfather’s house. I still remember how cozy and warm the holiday felt to me. The […]

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Jugo de Tamarindo (Tamarind Juice)

14 comments November 18, 2012
Jugo de Tamarindo (Tamarind Juice)

Tamarind Juice is a traditional and popular drink in Colombia. It is a sweet, sour, and refreshing juice. Jugo de Tamarindo has always been one of my favorite Colombian drinks, and whenever I visit my family in Medellin, my mom has a pitcher in the fridge waiting for me. I grew up drinking many fresh […]

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How to Use Internet to Eat Healthier

8 comments November 16, 2012
Rebecca

I am so EXCITED today to introduce you to my VERY talented foodie friend & fellow blogger Rebecca Subbiah. She is a registered dietitian in both the UK and the US with a wide range of experience in different clinical areas. Rebecca started her blog “Chow and Chatter” in 2008, which quickly transformed into a […]

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