Arepas and Tamales

Arepa Santandereana (Arepa from Santander)

8 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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Arepa Thai de Pollo (Thai Chicken Arepa)

13 comments September 11, 2012
Arepa Thai de Pollo (Thai Chicken Arepa)

I threw this Thai Chicken dish together for lunch with some leftover chicken that was in my refrigerator. If you’re a regular reader, you’ve probably noticed my obsession with arepas. I am always looking for new ways to prepare them! I love the combination of spicy chili sauce (shirasha), the fragrant basil, fresh vegetables, chicken and […]

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Tamales de Pipían (Pipían Tamales)

10 comments August 29, 2012
Tamales de Pipían (Pipían Tamales)

Tamales de Pipían are a staple in del Cauca region in Colombia. There are different variation of tamales for every region of the country. Here are two additional types of tamales: Tamales Antioqueños and Tamales Tolimenses. Tamales de Pipían are the smallest of the various tamales and are filled with a potato-peanut mixture and pork, […]

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