Soups

Sancocho o Sopa de Guandú (Pigeon Peas Colombian Soup)

6 comments March 4, 2013
Sancocho o Sopa de Guandu

Sancocho o Sopa de Guandú is a traditional Colombian soup from the Atlantic Coast of the country. It is a thick, rich, hearty and comforting soup, and the contrast of flavors and textures is amazing. Like other Colombian soups, Sancocho de Guandú is also considered a great cure for hangovers. If you are a regular […]

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Sopa de Camarones, Coco y Plátano (Shrimp, Coconut and Plantain Soup)

6 comments February 9, 2013
Sopa de Camarones, Coco y Plátano (Shrimp, Coconut and Plantain Soup)

This Shrimp, Coconut and Plantain Soup is a great way to start any meal. It is sweet, creamy and rich, with a hint of spice from the habanero. I just love the wonderful combination of seafood and coconut, which is popular with Colombian seafood dishes. Sopa de Camarones, Coco y Plátano is originally from Tumaco, […]

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Sopa de Lentejas con Carne y Quinua (Lentils, Beef and Quinoa Soup)

13 comments February 7, 2013
Sopa de Lentejas y Quinua

The recipe I am sharing with you today is a gorgeous and hearty Lentils, Beef and Quinoa Soup. This soup is comforting and warming, and is perfect for this time of year. I love cooking with lentils and make several variations of soups with them, as they are versatile and cook fast. Soups are a […]

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Locro Nariñense (Potato and Cheese Soup)

4 comments January 5, 2013
Locro Nariñense (Potato and Cheese Soup)

Locro is a comforting, thick and hearty soup popular in Latin American cuisine. Almost every South American country has their own version of this dish. Locro is typically made with potatoes and cheese in a milky broth base, but Argentinian Locro is a little different, as it is usually made with vegetables, corn and meat. […]

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Sancocho Costeño (Atlantic Coast Sancocho)

6 comments December 17, 2012
Sancocho Costeño (Atlantic Coast Sancocho)

Sancocho is a hearty soup made with meats and vegetables, in a broth usually flavored with herbs (cilantro or parsley), combined with achiote, garlic, onion, scallions and bell peppers. There are many variations of Sancocho, dependent on the region of Colombia. This dish warms the soul, heart and body, and is exactly what I expect […]

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Sopa de Estrellitas con Albóndigas (Pasta and Meatballs Soup)

14 comments November 9, 2012
Sopa de Estrellitas con Albóndigas (Pasta and Meatballs Soup)

I was craving a good hot soup last week and this star-shaped Pasta and Meatballs Soup was just what I needed to warm up on a cold fall day. This soup is rich, soothing, flavorful, and very easy to make. Growing up in Colombia, a bowl of soup was served in my house with lunch […]

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How to Make Frijoles or Frisoles Antioqueños

32 comments September 17, 2012
How to Make Frisoles Antioqueños

If someone asked me what I would choose as the one single dish to have as my last meal on earth, I would have a hard time coming up with an answer. However, I am sure Frijoles Antioqueños would be near the top of the list. The recipe today is a gorgeous, hearty Colombian bean […]

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