Appetizers and Snacks

Sweetpotato, Chorizo and Cheese Cakes with Cilantro Sauce

9 comments August 13, 2014
Sweetpotato, Chorizo and Cheese Cakes with Cilantro Sauce

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with California Sweetpotatoes and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, the recipe, pictures and all opinions are 100% my own. Did you know that sweetpotato can be spelled as one word? A sweetpotato is not a sweet potato, but is actually an entirely different vegetable than a potato and has […]

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Ceviche de Camarones y Mango (Shrimp and Mango Ceviche)

12 comments July 24, 2014
Ceviche de Camarones y Mango (Shrimp and Mango Ceviche)

Ceviche, also known as cebiche or seviche, is a popular Latin American dish. Ceviche is usually made with raw fish that is marinated in citrus juice, such as orange, lemon or lime. We have many different variations of ceviche in Colombia. Ceviche de Pulpo (Octopus Ceviche), Ceviche de Camarones (Shrimp Ceviche), Ceviche de Pescado (Fish […]

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Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado)

5 comments June 19, 2014
Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado)

Stuffed avocados are a popular appetizer in Colombia and other parts of Latin America. We stuffed them with shrimp, fish, chicken, crab or tuna salad in Colombia. This Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado) recipe is very easy to make and a fantastic lunch, appetizer or summer dinner. The avocados are cut in halves […]

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Huevitos de Codorniz con Salsa Rosada (Quail Eggs with Pink Sauce)

8 comments June 10, 2014
Huevitos de Codorniz con Salsa Rosada (Quail Eggs with Pink Sauce)

This may not be considered a recipe by some, but rather a couple of ingredients put on a plate and actually, I would agree. But no matter how you look at it, this popular Colombian appetizer is absolutely delicious! Huevitos de Codorniz con Salsa Rosada are one of those classic Colombian treats, something that no […]

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Pastel Hawaiano (Hawaiian Pastries)

5 comments June 1, 2014
Pastel Hawaiano (Hawaiian Pastries)

Pastel Hawaiano was one of my favorite pastries as a child in Colombia. To this day, eating it reminds me of my school days as a girl. Our school cafateria would serve Pastel Hawaiano for lunch along with Palitos de Queso and Empanadas Colombianas. Great memories! These Pasteles Hawaianos are a staple in school cafeterias, […]

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Ceviche de Camarón con Coco (Coconut Shrimp Ceviche)

7 comments May 29, 2014
Ceviche de Camarón con Coco (Coconut Shrimp Ceviche)

This Ceviche de Camarón con Coco is a popular dish from the  Pacific region of Colombia. Colombia borders both the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, so fresh fish and seafood are found in abundance in such regions. We have different variations of ceviche in Colombia and Latin America. Traditionally, ceviche involves raw fish cooked in […]

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Envueltos de Plátano Maduro (Ripe Plantain Wraps)

9 comments March 10, 2014
Envueltos de Plátano Maduro (Ripe Plantain Wraps)

If you’re a fan of ripe plantains, then these Envueltos de Plátano Maduro are for you. And if you’re not yet a fan, I’d bet you will be soon! I love plantains, baked plantains, fried plantains, plantain soup or mashed plantains, it doesn’t matter how they’re served, I could eat plantains every day and be […]

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