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Mom’s Colombian Tamales (Tamales Colombianos de mi Mamá)

82 comments October 29, 2009
Tamales Colombianos

There are many variations of tamales in Colombia, but they all have something in common and that is that Colombian Tamales (Tamales Colombianos) are all wrapped in banana leaves. I am going to post many types of tamales recipes in my blog but to start let me introduce you the Tamales Antioqueños, from the region […]

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Bistec a Caballo (Creole Steak on Horseback)

40 comments August 24, 2009
Colombian Food-Bistec a Caballo

Bistec a Caballo is a traditional Colombian dish. It is basically a piece of steak with a tomato and onion sauce, topped with a fried egg. We serve it with white rice and ripe plantain on the side. As far as the interesting name, I really don’t know from where it came, but do let […]

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Chicken and Rice (Arroz con Pollo)

91 comments August 13, 2009
Colombian Chicken and Rice

Colombian-Style Arroz con Pollo was one of my favorite recipes growing up. My mom would make it at least once a week for lunch. Rice with chicken is one of the most popular dishes in Colombia and South America, but every country has their own variation. This is my mom’s Arroz con Pollo recipe. Enjoy!

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Almojábanas (Colombian Cheese Bread)

86 comments August 11, 2009

These Colombian Almojábanas are delicious for breakfast or for an afternoon snack with a cup of coffee. Well, to tell you the truth I am always scared of baking, but sometimes I crave my favorite Colombian “parva”, so I bake. Parva is what we call our baked goods in the region of Antioquia. Although this […]

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Bandeja Paisa (Paisa Platter)

69 comments August 4, 2009
Bandeja Paisa

Bandeja Paisa is probably the most popular Colombian dish, originally from the Andean region of the country where the people are called “Paisas” and the area where I was born and raised. Bandeja paisa is something I’ve eaten all of my life and if I have to choose my last meal on this earth, this […]

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Colombian Empanadas (Empanadas Colombianas)

173 comments July 14, 2009
Empanadas Colombianas

These Colombian Empanadas are a popular snack in Colombia and are served by most Colombian restaurants in the USA. Traditionally, these delicious fritters are made with shredded pork and beef, but in my family we always make them with ground meat. Serve them with ají and lime wedges on the side. In Colombia, empanadas are […]

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Colombian Hot Dogs (Perro Caliente Colombiano)

63 comments July 3, 2009
Colombian Hot Dogs (Perro Caliente Colombiano)

Colombian-Style Hot Dogs is one of those recipes that I really enjoyed preparing. There are a lot of things that I miss about my country, but the three that I miss the most are my family, my friends and the food. Medellin, like other cities in the world, has hot dogs stands on the streets […]

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