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Almojábanas (Colombian Cheese Bread)

76 comments August 11, 2009
Almojabanas

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)

170 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)

62 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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Colombian Style Stuffed Potatoes (Papas Rellenas Colombianas)

44 comments June 9, 2009
Colombian Food-Papas Rellenas

Papas Rellenas are a popular Colombian food that we eat for breakfast or as a snack. You can serve these Colombian Stuffed Potatoes hot or cold and they are delicious with ají sauce. Colombians have different versions of Papas Rellenas. I called my aunt in Florida to get my grandmother’s recipe for this one. Some […]

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Cheese Stuffed Corn Cakes (Arepas Rellenas de Queso)

59 comments May 29, 2009
Arepa rellena de queso

Arepas are definitely one my favorite Colombian dishes and these stuffed arepas with mozzarella cheese or Arepas Rellenas de Queso are absolutely delicious.

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COLOMBIAN CHICKEN SANCOCHO (SANCOCHO DE GALLINA O VALLUNO)

68 comments April 22, 2009
Sancocho

Sancocho is a common Colombian dish that you can make with fish, plantain, beef, chicken, pigeon peas or pork. Sancocho de gallina or Sancocho Valluno is originally from the Colombian Region El Valle. Traditionally this soup is made with hens, but you can use chicken too. I have a lot of good memories associated with […]

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