Main Dishes

Fritanga o Picada Colombiana ( Fried Food Platter)

7 comments November 16, 2013
Fritanga o Picada Colombiana ( Fried Food Platter)

I’m a Colombian who loves and misses Colombian food, even though some of those foods are just a bit unhealthy, like this Fritanga o Picada Colombiana, a platter of fried meats and vegetables. Though fritanga is something I eat once a year, it’s a traditional Colombian dish I thoroughly love and enjoy whenever I eat […]

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Capón de Ahuyama (Stuffed Squash or Pumpkin)

5 comments November 9, 2013
Capón de Ahuyama (Stuffed Squash or Pumpkin)

With so many pumpkins and squashes available this time of year, it’s the perfect time to post this traditional Colombian dish from Los Llanos called Capón de Ahuyama. Happily, this is a dish that will work with just about any winter squash. For my Capón de Ahuyama recipe, I used rice, corn, beef, hogao, and […]

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Sancocho Trifásico (Three Meats Sancocho)

12 comments November 5, 2013
Sancocho Colombiano

Sancocho is one of the most well known Colombian and Latin American soups of which there are many different varieties. The flavor and content of sancocho not only differs from country to country, but also from cook to cook. Sancocho is basically a very thick soup made with root vegetables and different kinds of meats, […]

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Crema de Aguacate (Colombian Creamy Avocado Soup)

12 comments October 21, 2013
Avocado Soup

The recipe I am sharing with you today is a delicious Colombian soup called Crema de Aguacate (Colombian Creamy Avocado Soup). A mix of avocados, cream, cumin and fresh cilantro give this soup a fantastic flavor. Chicken stock is used as a base for the traditional version of this soup, but if you prefer a […]

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Mushroom & Leek Migas

7 comments October 19, 2013
Mushroom & Leek Migas

I am very happy to be part of this event hosted by Heather at Girlichef, the ” New Southwest Cookbook Spotlight“. Meagan Micozzi is the woman behind the Scarletta Bakes blog and is now the author of the New Southwest cookbook as well. Her book, photos, stories and recipes are amazing! As is the case […]

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Cazuelita de Frijoles (Colombian Beans Cazuela)

7 comments October 5, 2013
Cazuelita de Frijoles (Colombian Beans Cazuela)

Beans were a big part of my diet growing up in Colombia. At least three times a week we’d have beans for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sometimes red beans and sometimes white beans, but our staple was Frijoles Antioqueños. My mom would soak them overnight and cook them in the pressure cooker with Colombian aliños […]

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Beef Lettuce Wraps with Pickled Jalapeños

19 comments September 24, 2013
Pickled Jalapenos Peppers

The theme for this months Creative Cooking Crew challenge was: Pickle it! We had to pickle an ingredient and incorporate it in a complete dish. I decided to pickle one of my favorite Latin ingredients, Jalapeños!And for the complete dish, I made Beef Lettuce Wraps with Pickled Jalapeños. I love this dish because it is […]

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