Soups

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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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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Sopa de Orejas (Colombian Rice fritters Soup)

10 comments May 8, 2012
(Colombian Rice fritters Soup)

One of my all time favorites is a delicious and comforting bowl of Sopa de Orejas. This is a comforting soup made with beef broth, potatoes, cilantro, onions, scallions, garlic, achiote, cumin and rice fritters. Sopa de Orejas is a traditional Colombian soup from the Antioquia department of Colombian, the region where I was born […]

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Hervido Llanero de Pollo (Colombian Chicken Soup from Los Llanos)

13 comments May 6, 2012
Colombian Chicken Soup Llanero

I love my soups, especially traditional Colombian soups. Colombian cuisine has a vast repertoire of incredibly tasty, filling, and comforting soups. This is not a fancy soup, but it is absolutely delicious and a perfect dish if you want to taste the flavors of Colombian cuisine. Sancochos, or Hervidos, are hearty soups that contain many […]

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Cuchuco de Maíz (Pork and Hominy Corn Colombian Soup)

18 comments April 16, 2012
cuchuco de Maiz con espinazo

Cuchuco de Maíz is a traditional Colombian soup from the Boyacá and Cundinamarca departments of Colombia. It is a thick soup made with pork bones, vegetables, spices and different grains. There are three variations of Cuchuco, here are the other two, Wheat or Trigo Cuchuco and Barley or Cebada Cuchuco. This is what I call […]

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