Soups

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

33 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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Caldo Basico de Pollo (Colombian-Style Chicken Stock)

16 comments May 29, 2012
Caldo Basico de Pollo (Colombian-Style Chicken Stock)

Chicken Stock or Caldo Basico de Pollo is the base of many soups, stews, and rice, as well as other Colombian dishes. I love making my own stocks because I don’t want them to be filled with preservatives and artificial flavors. I will post my recipes for beef and vegetable stock soon too! These stocks […]

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Sango o Cus-Cus (Pork, Potatoes and Hominy soup)

9 comments May 14, 2012
Pork, Potatoes and Hominy soup

Readers sometimes ask me why I post recipes from other countries and not just Colombian recipes. When I started this blog I wanted to target English speaking readers who weren’t familiar with Colombian food, as well as those who already enjoy Colombian cuisine and want to learn how to cook it for themselves. I also […]

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Crema de Garbanzos (Chickpeas Pureed Soup)

11 comments May 11, 2012
Crema de Garbanzos (Chickpeas Pureed Soup)

Crema de Garbanzos, or Chickpeas Pureed Soup, is a traditional soup from the Cundinamarca department of Colombia. Pureed soups are very popular in Colombia, and I grew up eating many different types of my mom’s homemade cremas, or pureed soups. Actually you can find different packaged cream soups in most Colombian supermarkets, and Crema de […]

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