Breakfast and Brunch

10 Traditional Colombian Breakfast Dishes

17 comments October 16, 2013
10 Traditional Colombian Breakfast Dishes

A few weeks ago an American reader asked me what is the most popular traditional Colombian breakfast, and a lot of dishes immediately came to mind: arepa con quesito, huevos pericos, caldo de costilla, tamal, changua, calentado and cayeye, so I’ve decided to write a post about it. Here are ten of the most popular […]

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Pasteles de Jamón y Queso (Ham and Cheese Pastries)

9 comments August 10, 2013
Pasteles de Jamón y Queso (Ham and Cheese Pastries)

Today I am sharing a simple recipe with you guys called Pasteles de Jamón y Queso. It is one of my favorite snacks and very popular in Colombia. When it comes to pastries, I love recipes that are simple to make, and with store-bought ingredients, to make it easier and faster. This Pasteles de Jamón […]

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Bollos de Mazorca (Steamed Fresh Corn Rolls)

13 comments July 28, 2013
Recetas de Comida Colombiana

Bollos de Mazorca is a traditional and simple Colombian dish that uses fresh corn, which is a perfect dish during the corn harvesting season. This simple and tasty dish consists of corn rolls wrapped with corn husks and then steamed, usually served warm with butter and cheese. Bollos de Mazorca (Boiled Fresh Corn Rolls) are […]

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Batido de Papaya (Colombian Papaya Smoothie)

6 comments July 17, 2013
Batido de Papaya (Colombian Papaya Smoothie)

It’s very easy to find fresh squeezed, or beaten, natural juices in Colombia. Batidos o Sorbetes are drinks made with fresh fruits and milk, sweetened with condensed milk or sugar. Everything is put in a blender with ice and the result is a creamy fruit drink, similar to a smoothie or a milk shake. They […]

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Shrimp, Chorizo and Yuca Hash

8 comments June 24, 2013
Shrimp, Chorizo and Yuca Hash

Breakfast in Colombia is a big deal, and I mean that both figuratively and literally! Some of the most popular and traditional Colombian breakfast dishes are quite filling and extremely comforting. When I was growing up, my mom would cook a large, hot breakfast, almost every day of the week, for the entire family. The […]

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Kumis Colombiano Casero (Homemade Colombian Kumis)

13 comments June 17, 2013
Kumis Colombiano Casero (Homemade Colombian Kumis)

Kumis is a sour and creamy, popular Colombian drink. You can find it pre-made in almost every grocery store in Colombia, so making Kumis at home is no longer so common. The traditional way to make Colombian Kumis is by fermenting raw unpasteurized cow’s milk over the course of several hours or days. My grandmother […]

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Pasteles de Arequipe (Dulce de Leche Turnovers)

11 comments June 13, 2013
Pasteles de Arequipe (Dulce de Leche Turnovers)

Pasteles de Arequipe are one of the most delicious pastries and are a snack and dessert staple in Colombia. You’ll find them in Colombian bakeries (panaderias) in Colombia and around the world. As a girl, after school, my mom would stand at the kitchen counter talking with us about our day and then a few […]

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