Arepas and Tamales

What are Arepas?

6 comments October 6, 2014
Arepas de Yuca

Arepas are one of my favorite foods and my now kids also love arepas, which makes me very happy because I feel that I am passing down some of my Colombian traditions and culture to my children. The Arepa is one the most popular foods in Colombia. They’re served in almost every home and are […]

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Arepas de Yuca (Cassava Arepas)

5 comments September 24, 2014
Arepas de Yuca (Cassava Arepas)

Arepa is a patty made with precooked corn flour which can be baked, grilled or fried. They are popular in Colombian and Venezuelan cuisine, and are a very versatile food that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The most popular arepa in Colombia is made with corn flour (masarepa). However, we also make […]

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Arepa Santandereana (Arepa from Santander)

14 comments April 25, 2014
Arepa Santandereana (Arepa from Santander)

Since posting my recipe for Arepa Boyacense, I’ve had several requests for a recipe for Homemade Arepa Santandereana. It took a few months, but I finally headed to the kitchen to give it a shot. The good news is, they are very easy to make. This Arepa Santandereana is from El Santander department of Colombia, […]

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Arepa con Carne a la Criolla (Arepa with Beef a la Criolla)

7 comments April 19, 2014
Arepa with Beef a la Criolla and Avocado

Arepas are patties made with masarepa (pre-cooked corn flour) warm water, butter and salt. They are an essential part of the Colombian and Venezuelan diet. The difference between Venezuelan and Colombian arepas is that the Venezuela arepas are smaller, thicker, and stuffed with different ingredients, like a sandwich. Colombian arepas on the other hand, are […]

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Arepas Carisecas (Sweet Arepas)

9 comments April 5, 2014
Carisecas Recipe

Arepas are a very important part of the Colombian cuisine and one of my favorite Colombian foods. There are many variations of arepas prepared throughout the country. We have arepas de choclo, arepa de huevo, arepa blanca, arepa rellena de queso, arepa boyacence, arepiita frita, and arepa santandereana, and more! Arepas Carisecas are from El […]

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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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Arepa con Guacamole y Camarones (Arepa with Guacamole and Shrimp)

9 comments December 22, 2012
Arepa con camarones

It’s my sister’s Birthday today and I wish I could be with her to celebrate, but she’s in Colombia and I’m in the United States, which makes that rather challenging I want to share one of her favorite dishes with you today, Arepa con Guacamole y Camarones con Salsa Rosada. We used to eat this […]

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