Soups

Sopa de Avena (Oatmeal Soup)

9 comments January 30, 2014
Sopa de Avena (Oatmeal Soup)

As a child I used to dread Sopa de Avena, but that changed when I moved to the United States and I started craving my grandmother’s food! My grandmother didn’t use written recipes, so I usually cook her dishes from my memories with her in the kitchen. I might also ask my mom, aunts or […]

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Sancocho de Pescado con Coco (Fish and Coconut Soup)

8 comments January 12, 2014
Sancocho de Pescado con Coco (Fish and Coconut Soup)

Sancocho de Pescado con Coco is a traditional Colombian soup from the coastal region of the country. This Fish and Coconut Soup is thick, almost a stew, and the combination of flavors is wonderful. I love this dish and make it often. The fish balances out the sweetness of the coconut milk perfectly. Traditionally this […]

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Sopa de Frijoles Canarios con Chorizo (Canary Bean Soup with Chorizo)

10 comments December 26, 2013
Frijoles Canarios con Chorizo

Beans are a big part of Colombian and Latin American cuisine. Growing up in my house we ate beans at least three times per week, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Some of the beans we’d have were pinto beans, red beans, white beans, cranberry beans, and one of my favorites, canary beans. I love cooking […]

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10 Must Try Traditional Colombian Soups

7 comments December 17, 2013
Sancocho trifasico

Colombian cuisine includes an incredible variety of soups. One of the most prominent dishes on my family dinner table when I was a girl was soup. Soups were always served with avocado, white rice and ají picante (hot sauce) on the side. Here is a list of 10 popular Colombian soups you must try: 1. […]

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Sancocho Trifásico (Three Meats Sancocho)

15 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)

14 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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Sopa de Letras con Carne (Alphabet Soup)

9 comments September 22, 2013
Sopa de Letras con Carne (Alphabet Soup)

When the summer comes to an end and the weather begins to change, I start craving foods that keep me warm, like soups and stews. There is an incredible variety of stews and soups in Colombian cuisine that I just love! One of the soups that I have been craving lately is my mom’s simple […]

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