Arepas and Tamales

Tamales Tolimenses (Tolima Region Tamales)

52 comments November 8, 2010
Tamal Tolimense Wrapped

Tamal is an important dish in Colombian cuisine and you’ll find them on almost all traditional Colombian restaurant menus. There are many different variations of tamales throughout the country. Tamales Tolimense is a recipe I have been planning to share with you for some time now. The filling in this tamal is chicken, pork belly, […]

Read the full article →

Arepa con Atún y Camarones (Arepa with Tuna and Shrimp)

18 comments May 13, 2010
Arepa con Atun and Shrimp (Arepa with Tuna and Shrimp)

It may have become apparent by now just how much I love arepas. I could eat them at every meal. This lunch was so good… a crispy arepa with simple and beautiful toppings… creamy tuna and shrimp. Arepas have been a fairly trendy lunch fare in Colombian restaurants for a while. Originally, “arepas” were usually […]

Read the full article →

Arepa con Cerdo y Camarones (Arepa with Pork and Shrimp)

31 comments April 26, 2010
Catalina

My sister Catalina went back to Medellin, Colombia today The house feels really lonely and we miss her already. She stayed with me for a whole month and I got use having her around. We had a great time! We all hope that she can comeback soon.

Read the full article →

Arepa con Carne Desmechada (Arepa with Shredded Meat)

40 comments April 21, 2010
Arepa con Carne Desmechada

If you are a regular reader you know that my little sister is visiting from Colombia and we are having a lot of fun together. We laugh, talk and eat all day! It is great having a little sister around, don’t you think? I love my brother and sister very much and I wish I […]

Read the full article →

Arepa con Quesito Colombiano (Corn Cake with Fresh Cheese)

16 comments October 31, 2009
How to Make Arepas

Today I feel like blogging about this traditional Colombian arepa dish. Arepa with butter and quesito (fresh cheese) is what I usually eat for breakfast everyday. It is simple and quick to make and one of my favorites. Arepa is a cake made of  maize dough or precooked flour (masarepa) traditional in Colombia and Venezuela. […]

Read the full article →

Mom’s Colombian Tamales (Tamales Colombianos de mi Mamá)

82 comments October 29, 2009
Tamales Colombianos

There are many variations of tamales in Colombia, but they all have something in common and that is that Colombian Tamales (Tamales Colombianos) are all wrapped in banana leaves. I am going to post many types of tamales recipes in my blog but to start let me introduce you the Tamales Antioqueños, from the region […]

Read the full article →

Arepas with Salmon and Shrimp (Arepas con Salmon y Camarones)

13 comments October 13, 2009
Arepa con Salmon

This is the arepa I made myself for lunch yesterday. Arepas are an essential part of Colombian cuisine, which you may have already figured out if you’re a regular reader of this blog :). My mom actually believes that I could not live without arepas and if I really think about it…she’s probably right. Arepas […]

Read the full article →