Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Tamarind Sauce (Carne con Salsa de Tamarindo)

18 comments January 12, 2012
Carne with Tamarindo

Tamarind or Tamarindo is a popular fruit in Colombia as well as other parts of South America. In Colombia we use it to make traditional Colombian drinks, desserts, and sauces for meat, poultry and seafood. It has a sweet and sour taste and is delicious! The flavor and consistency of the tamarind sauce is amazing. […]

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Chickpeas with Ground Meat (Garbanzos con Carne Molida)

6 comments October 26, 2011
Garbazos con Carne

I made chickpeas with ground meat for lunch yesterday and it was so simple and delicious that I decided I needed to post it for you today. This is not a dinner party dish, but if you’re looking for an easy recipe in which to use ground meat and canned chickpeas, this is a pretty […]

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Slow Cooker Short Ribs with Colombian Spices

15 comments August 26, 2011
Slow Cooker Short Ribs

Short ribs seem to go better with colder weather and although it’s still summer, when I saw these ribs at the market, I knew there was no waiting for cooler days. The aromas of cumin, achiote and herbs are fantastic and simply irresistible. The flavors go so perfectly with each other and every delightful forkful […]

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Pimentones Rellenos (Colombian Style-Stuffed Peppers)

13 comments June 23, 2011
Colombian Stuffed peppers

Every country and every family has its own variation of stuffed peppers. This is my grandmother’s Colombian version. This simple dish is hearty and delicious. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. Vegetarians can simply omit the meat and add some chopped mushrooms. Buen provecho!

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Mushrooms

12 comments February 11, 2011
Beef and Mushrooms Stew

I loved  making this dish. The aroma of slow cooked meat with mushrooms and herbs throughout the house was deeply comforting and satisfying. There really is something to slow-cooking meat on a cold, snowy day like the ones we are having so often here in the Northeast this crazy winter. This is a simple, rich […]

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Indios de Guiso (Colombian-Style Stuffed Cabbage)

16 comments December 17, 2010
Stuffed Cabbage Cooking

It’s crazy this year how fast the seasons are coming and going, and without much warning, now fall is gone. Winter is not really my favorite season, actually it is my least favorite. The only things I enjoy about winter are, sweaters, scarves, boots and the comforting foods you can cook and eat, like this […]

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Swedish Meatballs with Noodles

23 comments December 10, 2010
Swedish Meatballs

The first time I tried Swedish Meatballs was on Easter Sunday about eight years ago. My husband’s family had Easter brunch at a hotel and the buffet had this delicious looking mini meatball dish and I tried it, along with other fantastic foods they had there. The Swedish Meatballs were a new food to me, […]

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