November 2012

How to make Pulpa de Tamarindo (Tamarind Pulp)

19 comments November 13, 2012
How to make Pulpa de Tamarindo (Tamarind Pulp)

Tamarind is a sweet and sour fruit very popular in Colombian cuisine. We use it to make tamarind juice (jugo de tamarindo), desserts and sauces for savory dishes. I find dried tamarind at Hispanic markets in the US, sold either in their pods or in blocks with seeds. I usually buy the blocks, so I […]

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Cocadas Blancas (Colombian-Style Coconut Candy)

18 comments November 11, 2012
Cocadas Blancas (Colombian-Style Coconut Candy)

Cocadas are a traditional and popular dessert in Colombia. There are different variations of this wonderfully sweet treat, however, the main ingredient is always shredded coconut(coco), while other ingredients are dependent on region and family. Cocadas are usually sold on the streets and beaches around the country. Cocadas are very easy to make and keep […]

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Sopa de Estrellitas con Albóndigas (Pasta and Meatballs Soup)

14 comments November 9, 2012
Sopa de Estrellitas con Albóndigas (Pasta and Meatballs Soup)

I was craving a good hot soup last week and this star-shaped Pasta and Meatballs Soup was just what I needed to warm up on a cold fall day. This soup is rich, soothing, flavorful, and very easy to make. Growing up in Colombia, a bowl of soup was served in my house with lunch […]

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Dip de Arequipe con Queso (Dulce de Leche and Cheese Dip)

18 comments November 7, 2012
Dip de Arequipe con Queso (Dulce de Leche and Cheese Dip)

Dip de Arequipe con Queso is addictive and delicious, and the best thing about this dip is that it’s very easy to make. Is there anything better than sweet and velvety dulce de leche combined with bubbling, melted cheese? I don’t think so! From start to finish, this delicious treat is ready in less than […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash, Apple and Jalapeño Flatbread

10 comments November 6, 2012
Roasted Butternut Squash, Apple and Jalapeño Flatbread

One of the things I enjoy the most about my blog is creating new recipes. Today, I have a delicious recipe that works as an appetizer or a light lunch. Either way, you are going to absolutely love this Roasted Butternut Squash, Apple and Jalapeño Flatbread. This dish is so simple to make, but it […]

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Torta de Manzana (Colombian-Style Apple Cake)

24 comments November 4, 2012
Torta de Manzana (Colombian-Style Apple Cake)

This Torta de Manzana is a traditional Colombian dessert from the Boyacá department of Colombia. I do not bake very often so you won’t find many cake recipes on the site, however, when I do bake, the recipes are mostly simple and easy to make cakes, or traditional Colombian breads. This apple cake is my […]

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Arroz con Espinacas (Spinach Rice)

14 comments November 2, 2012
Arroz con Espinacas (Spinach Rice)

Rice is a staple in Colombian cuisine, and we have endless variations of rice dishes. My Mom made this Spinach Rice at least once every other week to accompany her roasted chicken, pork chops, and even steak. This rice dish was a staple in our house for sure. I hated Arroz con Espinacas as a […]

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