Breakfast and Brunch

Lulada (Colombian Lulo Drink)

8 comments May 5, 2013
Lulada (Colombian Lulo Drink)

Lulo is an exotic fruit with a citrus flavor that is popular in Colombia. It is also known as naranjilla, in other Latin American countries. Lulada, is a popular, cold, and refreshing drink from El Valle region of the country. It is made with mashed lulos, lime juice, water, sugar and ice. There are other […]

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Arepa Boyacense (Arepa from Boyacá)

22 comments March 10, 2013
Arepa boyacense

Arepas are a very important part of Colombian cuisine, as tortillas are for Mexican cuisine. In some parts of Colombia, like in my hometown of Antioquia, we serve arepas with almost every meal. I could eat them morning, noon and night with an array of toppings. There are many different variations, shapes, and sizes of […]

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Cayeye and Cabeza de Gato (Colombian Mashed Green Plantain)

8 comments February 18, 2013
Cayeye o Cabeza de Gato

Cayeye, also called Mote de Guineo, is a traditional Colombian dish from the Caribbean Coast of the country. Cayeye is made by cooking small green bananas (guineos) in water, then mashing and mixing them with refrito, made with onions, garlic, red bell pepper, tomato and achiote. Cabeza de Gato is the same dish as Cayeye, […]

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Arepa Bites with Shredded Beef and Avocado

11 comments January 28, 2013
Arepa Bites with Shredded Beef and Avocado

The versatility of arepas is just one of the many reasons why I love them so much. I eat arepas every day for breakfast, but I am a happy girl eating them for lunch, snacks and dinner too. I am always looking for new ways to make them and I already have many recipes for […]

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Muslitos (Chicken and Pork Croquettes)

12 comments January 17, 2013
Muslitos (Chicken and Pork Croquettes)

When my family got together for a party in Colombia, when I was growing up, my Aunt Consuelo always made these Chicken and Pork Croquettes. She called the “Muslitos” because they look like little chicken legs, which is the English translation of “Muslitos“. These croquettes are made with a mixture of cooked chicken, pork, vegetables […]

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Cazuela de Huevos con Chorizo (Baked Eggs with Chorizo)

9 comments January 9, 2013
huevos con chorizo

What’s more comforting than this Baked Eggs with Chorizo for breakfast? Not much for this homegrown Colombian! Every day when I wake up I don’t crave waffles, pastries, French toast, cereal or granola. I want to eat eggs, arepa, bacon, cheese, chorizo and mushrooms. The more savory and hearty, the better. This Cazuela de Huevos […]

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Huevos Fritos con Miel (Fried Eggs with Honey)

6 comments December 29, 2012
San andres Eggs w Honey

Huevos Fritos con Miel are a traditional dish from San Andrés Island in Colombia. San Andrés is located in the Caribbean Sea and is known, among other things, for the beautiful seven shades of its sea. This beautiful island is one of the most visited Colombian tourist destinations and one of my favorite places to […]

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