Breakfast and Brunch

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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Empanadas de Pollo (Chicken Turnovers)

13 comments December 27, 2012
Empanadas de Pollo (Chicken Turnovers)

There are many variations of empanadas in Colombia and Latin America, depending on the region, and even the family. My mom has a delicious chicken empanadas recipe, which I’ve slightly adapted to prepare this version. I love making empanadas because they are so versatile. You can fill them with most anything, even leftovers, such as […]

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Jugo de Tamarindo (Tamarind Juice)

14 comments November 18, 2012
Jugo de Tamarindo (Tamarind Juice)

Tamarind Juice is a traditional and popular drink in Colombia. It is a sweet, sour, and refreshing juice. Jugo de Tamarindo has always been one of my favorite Colombian drinks, and whenever I visit my family in Medellin, my mom has a pitcher in the fridge waiting for me. I grew up drinking many fresh […]

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Bollo Limpio (Boiled Hominy Corn Rolls)

9 comments October 29, 2012
Colombian Bollo Limpio

Bollo Limpio is a wrapped corn cake from the city of Barranquilla, in Colombia. It is usually served with chicharrón, chorizos, butifarras, and other Colombian fried meats on the side. Other popular bollos recipes in Colombia are Bollos de Yuca (Cassava Rolls) and Envuelto o Bollo de Mazorca (Fresh Corn Rolls) Bollo Limpio is one […]

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Torticas de Coco (Simple Mini Coconut Cakes)

10 comments October 27, 2012
Torticas de Coco (Simple Mini Coconut Cakes)

These Torticas de Coco are a wonderful addition to your Halloween table, dinner party, or as a game-day dessert. They make a great middle of the week treat for the family as well. We love the taste and chewy texture of these mini coconut cakes. They are dense, but soft, while the coconut flakes add […]

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Mojicones o Pan Mojicón (Colombian Sweet Rolls)

22 comments October 23, 2012
Mojicon with  Butter

Pan Mojicón or Mojicones are sweet rolls with a fluffy and light texture. These traditional Colombian bread rolls are from the capital of Colombia, Bogotá. One of my closest friends here in the United States is originally from that beautiful city and her mom gave me this recipe for Pan Mojicón. I never thought that […]

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