December 2013

Michelada Recipe and Happy New Year!

4 comments December 31, 2013
Michelada

I have always been a big fan of Michelada, a beer based Mexican cocktail. While living in Colombia, I often went to a Mexican restaurant in Medellín where I always ordered this wonderful drink. Last week, I was thinking about that restaurant and began craving Micheladas. So, I made my own Michelada cocktail and it […]

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Sopa de Frijoles Canarios con Chorizo (Canary Bean Soup with Chorizo)

10 comments December 26, 2013
Frijoles Canarios con Chorizo

Beans are a big part of Colombian and Latin American cuisine. Growing up in my house we ate beans at least three times per week, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Some of the beans we’d have were pinto beans, red beans, white beans, cranberry beans, and one of my favorites, canary beans. I love cooking […]

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Queso Frito (Fried Cheese) and Happy Holidays

8 comments December 23, 2013
Queso frito

Queso Frito (Fried Cheese) is a VERY simple, but delicious popular dish in Colombia. We usually eat it with arepa and hot chocolate for breakfast or alone for afternoon snacks with coffee. Queso Frito is very easy to make and contains only a few ingredients. To make this recipe you’ll need to pick up some […]

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Chocolate con Arequipe (Dulce de Leche Hot Chocolate)

4 comments December 20, 2013
Dulce de Leche Hot Chocolate

In Colombia we drink hot chocolate for breakfast or late afternoon snacks all year round. Since moving to the Northeastern United States many years ago, there’s nothing like a cup of hot chocolate on a cold, winter day, especially if it’s made with sweet and creamy dulce de leche! I am crazy for all things […]

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10 Must Try Traditional Colombian Soups

7 comments December 17, 2013
Sancocho trifasico

Colombian cuisine includes an incredible variety of soups. One of the most prominent dishes on my family dinner table when I was a girl was soup. Soups were always served with avocado, white rice and ají picante (hot sauce) on the side. Here is a list of 10 popular Colombian soups you must try: 1. […]

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Gelatina de Colores o Mosaico (Mosaic Jello)

12 comments December 14, 2013
Gelatina de Colores o Mosaico (Mosaic Jello)

Gelatina de Colores also known as Mosaico de Gelatina is a staple at Colombian parties, especially during the holidays. Every year for Christmas one of my aunts would make it and I loved it so much! I’ve always loved Jello desserts and as a kid, my mom would often have a bowl of Jello in […]

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Dulce de Cascos de Limón (Candied Lime Shells)

7 comments December 10, 2013
Dulce de Cascos de Limón (Candied Lime Shells)

Homemade fruits in syrup (dulces caseros de frutas) are very popular in Colombia. This Dulce de Cascos de Limón is also known as Desamargado de Limón and it is a traditional Christmas dessert in Colombian homes. This dessert is delicious and has the perfect balance of tang and sweetness. To make Dulce de Cascos de […]

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