February 2013

Dulce de Leche Thumbprint Cookies

13 comments February 27, 2013
Dulce de Leche Thumbprint Cookies

“Arequipe“… I can’t think of a word that makes me happier! I always have one open jar of Dulce de Leche, or Arequipe, sitting in my refrigerator and a couple spares in my pantry! I was thinking of what to make with them recently and I didn’t want to make Alfajores, milkshakes, crepes, cocadas or […]

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Camarones con Salsa de Tamarindo (Shrimp with Tamarind Sauce)

7 comments February 26, 2013
Camarones con Salsa de Tamarindo (Shrimp with Tamarind Sauce)

Tamarindo is a tree indigenous to Africa, but is also found in Asia and South America. The fruit of the tree is contained in hard brown pods, which produce a pulp that is sweet and sour in taste. Tamarind pulp is an important ingredient in Colombian and other Latin countries’ cuisines. You can find tamarind […]

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10 Simple Slow Cooker Meals

6 comments February 24, 2013
Estofadode-Albondigas

I love warm and comforting meals on cold winter nights, and my slow cooker makes cooking these meals much easier for me, especially during the week. Need some ideas? Here are 10 of my slow cooker recipes. Buen Provecho!

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Chorizo, Cheese and Potato Croquettes with Avocado Aioli

19 comments February 23, 2013
Chorizo, Cheese and Potato Croquettes with Avocado Aioli

This month’s The Creative Cooking Crew challenge was “Meat and Potatoes“. So I decided to make Chorizo, Cheese and Potato Croquettes with Avocado Aioli. I know, I know, this is not a very creative dish, but I used “Meat and Potatoes” and added my own touch to the croquettes, and these little balls with the […]

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Cayeye and Cabeza de Gato (Colombian Mashed Green Plantain)

8 comments February 18, 2013
Cayeye o Cabeza de Gato

Cayeye, also called Mote de Guineo, is a traditional Colombian dish from the Caribbean Coast of the country. Cayeye is made by cooking small green bananas (guineos) in water, then mashing and mixing them with refrito, made with onions, garlic, red bell pepper, tomato and achiote. Cabeza de Gato is the same dish as Cayeye, […]

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Happy 4th Anniversary to My Blog!

24 comments February 16, 2013
Arequipe

Catching Up with Me {February 2013} My Colombian Recipes is celebrating it’s 4th anniversary this month. I started this blog in February 2009 in memory of my grandmother who was an amazing cook and who inspired my love for cooking. Creating this blog is one of the best decisions I ever made, as it allows […]

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Brazo de Reina (Strawberries and Cream Cake Roll)

8 comments February 14, 2013
Brazo de Reina (Strawberries and Cream Cake Roll)

Brazo de Reina literally translates to “Queen’s Arm” in English and is a traditional Colombian Cake Roll. Brazo de Reina it is basically a sponge cake filled with sweet whipped cream and fresh strawberries. There are different variations of roll cakes in Colombia, such as Pionono and Rollo Rojo de Guayaba. Pionono is usually filled […]

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