March 2013

Empanadas de Bocadillo con Queso (Guava Paste and Cheese Empanadas)

11 comments March 17, 2013
Empanadas de Bocadillo con Queso (Guava Paste and Cheese Empanadas)

In Colombia and other Latin countries, we love to pair sweets with cheese. We eat a lot of desserts combining cheese with dulce de leche, fruit jams, fresh fruit with syrup, and guava paste. It may sound like weird combinations to other cultures, but eating sweets with cheese is it absolutely delicious. I am a […]

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Slow Cooker Cuban-Style Beef Stew

6 comments March 15, 2013
Slow Cooker Cuban-Style Beef Stew

One of my favorite classic Cuban dishes is Picadillo Cubano, which has proven its deliciousness time and time again. Ground beef cooked in tomato sauce with onions, garlic, raisins, stuffed Spanish olives and wine, provides a rich and comforting dish. Last week I was craving this dish, but didn’t have ground beef at home, so […]

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Fried Green Plantains with Guacamole, Crispy Battered Fish Fillets and Mango Slaw

8 comments March 13, 2013
Fried Green Plantains with Guacamole, Crispy Battered Fish Fillets and Mango Slaw

I was given the opportunity to participate in a recipe challenge hosted by Gorton’s. I am competing against seven other bloggers and we needed to create 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 WIN […]

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Yuca Chorriada con Chorizo (Cassava with Chorizo and Cheese Sauce)

4 comments March 12, 2013
Colombian Yuca chorriada

This Yuca Chorriada con Chorizo is a variation of the popular and traditional Colombian side dish Papas Chorreadas. If you are not familiar with this dish, it is simply partially peeled and cooked small red potatoes, served with a creamy tomato, scallions and cheese sauce. Here is my recipe for Papas Chorreadas that I posted […]

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Arepa Boyacense (Arepa from Boyacá)

22 comments March 10, 2013
Arepa boyacense

Arepas are a very important part of Colombian cuisine, as tortillas are for Mexican cuisine. In some parts of Colombia, like in my hometown of Antioquia, we serve arepas with almost every meal. I could eat them morning, noon and night with an array of toppings. There are many different variations, shapes, and sizes of […]

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Pastel de Mango (Mango Pie)

19 comments March 8, 2013
Pastel de Mango (Mango Pie)

Pastel de Mango is a traditional dessert from the Atlantic coast of Colombia. Mango is a very popular fruit in Colombia and we eat them fresh, often right from the trees! We use them to make traditional Colombian food like mango juice, mango sauce, salads and desserts, such as mango flan, mango popsicles (paletas), cakes, […]

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Puchero Santafereño (Colombian Beef, Chicken and Pork Stew)

7 comments March 6, 2013
Puchero Santafereño

Today I am sharing another classic Colombian recipe with you, a hearty dish named Puchero Santafereño. This dish is named after Santa Fé de Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. Puchero is a dish that originated in Spain, as is the case with many other Colombian dishes. When the conquistadors came to Colombia from Spain, they […]

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