March 2013

Mote de Queso (Colombian Cheese and Yam Soup)

6 comments March 30, 2013
Mote de Queso (Colombian Cheese and Yam Soup)

I am sure many of my readers from the Atlantic Coast in Colombia have been wondering why haven’t I posted a Mote de Queso recipe yet. Good news, the wait is finally over, here is my recipe for this simple and popular soup! The reason I haven’t made this soup before is that I could […]

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$100 Visa Gift Card Give-a-way!

21 comments March 29, 2013

You know that recipe contest that I told you about put on by Gorton’s where I am competing against seven other food bloggers? Well, I just received an email today with the voting results thus far, and with only ten days left in the contest, I am in third place! In other words, I am […]

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I Need Your Votes!

20 comments March 26, 2013
I Need Your Votes!

Catching Up with Me {March 2013} I am participating in a recipe challenge hosted by Gorton’s. I am competing against seven other bloggers where we each created an original recipe incorporating Gorton’s Crispy Battered Fish Fillets. I made Fried Green Plantains with Guacamole, Crispy Battered Fish Fillets and Mango Slaw. I need your help to […]

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Apple and Shrimp Salad with Spicy Nut Dressing

16 comments March 25, 2013
shrimp, apple and bacon salad

This month The Creative Cooking Crew’s challenge was a virtual mystery basket similar to the TV show “Chopped“. The ingredients inside the basket were, green apple, bacon, vinegar, and nut butter. I decided to make an Apple and Shrimp Salad with Spicy Nut Dressing and I absolutely loved the combination of textures and flavors in […]

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Black and White Bean Salad (Ensalada de Frijoles Negros y Blancos)

2 comments March 24, 2013
Black and White Bean Salad (Ensalada de Frijoles Negros y Blancos)

Beans are an important part of the Colombian diet, providing plenty of protein, while making for delicious and comforting dishes. Colombians use beans to make a variety of dishes including stews, soups, fritters, cakes, salads, rice dishes, and more! This Black and White Bean Salad couldn’t be easier to make and includes many of the […]

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Sancocho de Cola (Oxtail Colombian Soup)

8 comments March 21, 2013
Sancocho de Cola

Sancocho is a popular soup in Colombia and elsewhere in Latin America and is a hearty and filling soup. The name of the dish “Sancocho” comes from the Spanish verb “sancochar“, which in English means to Parboil. There are many variations of sancocho in Colombia, each region preparing it in its own way. But, it […]

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Papas al Perejil (Steamed Potatoes with Parsley)

10 comments March 19, 2013
Papas al Perejil (Steamed Potatoes with Parsley)

Papas al Perejil is a very simple and a popular side dish in Colombian homes and restaurants. My mom makes this dish at least once every other week to go with her roasted chicken (pollo asado), stuffed meatloaf (albóndigon), or even her roasted pork (cañon de cerdo). They were a staple at our house growing […]

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