Appetizers and Snacks

12 Colombian Appetizers and Snacks You Must Try

10 comments January 5, 2014
12 Colombian Appetizers and Snacks You Must Try

When craving Colombian snacks, it can be tempting to rely on your closest Colombian restaurant, but don’t be intimidated by Colombian recipes, it’s very easy to replicate your favorite snacks at home! Here are 12 Colombian appetizers and snacks that I think you’ll enjoy creating yourself: 1. Empanadas: Colombian Empanadas are a popular snack in […]

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Bolitas de Yuca y Queso (Yuca Balls Stuffed with Cheese)

8 comments December 4, 2013
Boitas de Yuca

Yuca , mandioca or cassava is an extremely versatile ingredient and can be cooked in so many different ways. You can fry it, boil it, bake it, mash it, steam it, and even grill it. It can be used to make empanada dough, dumplings, patties, soups, desserts, and more. You can even use yuca flour […]

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Patacones con Carne Desmechada (Fried Green Plantains with Shredded Beef)

13 comments November 27, 2013
Patacones con Carne Desmechada

I can’t even describe how good these patacones or tostones are! If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ve probably noticed by now how much I love patacones and this  recipe is one of my favorites. I’ve been making this Patacones con Carne Desmechada recipe forever. It is a dish that looks and taste […]

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Arugula, Fig and Prosciutto Tart

20 comments November 18, 2013
Arugula, Fig and Prosciutto Tart

The theme for this month’s Creative Cooking Crew’s challenge was, “You’re invited to a Thanksgiving dinner party — bring an appetizer”. So, I decided to bring an Arugula, Fig and Prosciutto Tart. This is such a beautiful tart and the combination of flavors and textures are absolutely amazing! Fresh sweet figs, salty prosciutto, creamy cheese, […]

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Fritanga o Picada Colombiana ( Fried Food Platter)

7 comments November 16, 2013
Fritanga o Picada Colombiana ( Fried Food Platter)

I’m a Colombian who loves and misses Colombian food, even though some of those foods are just a bit unhealthy, like this Fritanga o Picada Colombiana, a platter of fried meats and vegetables. Though fritanga is something I eat once a year, it’s a traditional Colombian dish I thoroughly love and enjoy whenever I eat […]

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Chicken, Mushrooms and Cheese Empanadas

10 comments November 13, 2013
Chicken, Mushrooms and Cheese Empanadas

How about a flaky pastry pocket filled with Chicken, Mushrooms and Cheese for an appetizer today? Sounds good to me! With the holidays ahead, you can make a big batch and freeze what’s left to serve later for appetizers, snacks or quick meals when you need them. Here is the recipe for Chicken, Mushrooms and […]

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Plantain Nachos

10 comments November 2, 2013
Plantain Nachos

Sometimes while lying in bed at night, just about asleep, a recipe comes to me, like these Plantain Nachos. If you have been reading this blog for a while, you probably know that I am in love with plantains! Today, I am putting a twist on Nachos, one of my favorite appetizers, with these Plantain […]

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