April 2013

Sobrebarriga al Horno (Colombian-Style Baked Flank Steak)

4 comments April 29, 2013
Sobrebarriga al Horno (Colombian-Style Baked Flank Steak)

Sobrebarriga is a particular cut of beef thats Spanish name literally translates to “over the belly” in English. The most comparable cut of meat that I’ve found here in the United States is flank steak. There are many different traditional Colombian dishes that use this cut of meat such as, Carne Desmechada (Colombian-Style Shredded Beef), […]

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Beef with Lemon Aioli and Tomatillo Sauce Sandwich

18 comments April 26, 2013
Beef with Lemon Aioli and Tomatillo Sauce Sandwich

This month the Creative Cooking Crew Challenge was to make a sandwich using 3 ingredients starting with the letters “BLT“. A traditional BLT sandwich is made with Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato, but of course we could not make the traditional BLT, but instead we needed to be creative using other ingredients that started with the […]

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Can I get you a cup of Colombian Coffee?

16 comments April 24, 2013
Can I get you a cup of Colombian Coffee?

Catching Up with Me {April 2013} So, what’s happened since last month’s Catching Up with Me post? Well, if you missed my post about the Gorton’s recipe challenge results, I finished in second place! Thanks again to everyone who voted for me. What else? Well, I got a new Canon camera, a tripod and Adobe Photoshop […]

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10 Ripe(Yellow) Plantain Recipes I Love

12 comments April 23, 2013
10 Ripe(Yellow) Plantain Recipes I Love

I am a big fan of plantains in any form and I have a serious weakness for ripe plantains (plátanos maduros). Plantains are popular in Colombia and Latin American cuisine, and we have many recipes to make with this delicious ingredient. Today, I want to share 10 of my favorite Ripe Plantain Recipes from My […]

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Estofado de Cerdo y Yuca (Pork and Cassava Stew)

11 comments April 20, 2013
Estofado de Cerdo y Yuca (Pork and Cassava Stew)

During the cold winter months, I love making my grandmother’s Pork and Cassava Stew to warm-up from the inside out. The pieces of pork loin are simmered in a tangy tomato sauce, spiced up with some of my favorite Colombian spices, giving it a fantastic flavor. Estofados are at the top of my list of […]

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Guisado de Camarones (Shrimp in Creole Tomato Sauce)

2 comments April 18, 2013
Guisado de Camarones (Shrimp in Creole Tomato Sauce)

I realized recently that I don’t have a recipe on My Colombian Recipes for this Shrimp in Creole Tomato Sauce, which was one of my favorites growing up. It is without a doubt one of my favorite meals to make on weeknights, because it is easy to prepare, and is packed with wonderfully comforting flavors. […]

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And the Winner is…

5 comments April 16, 2013

Hi, guys! I received an email last night from Gorton’s with the voting results and I finished in second place! The results should be posted on their site soon. So, while I didn’t win the Gorton’s Recipe Challenge, it was a wonderful experience and I want to thank all those who voted for me. I truly […]

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