Estofado de Pollo con Tocineta (Chicken Stew with Bacon)

9 comments January 7, 2013
Estofado de Pollo con Tocineta (Chicken Stew with Bacon)

My grandmother was such an inspiration to me. She was strong, loving, generous, a wonderful homemaker. We were truly blessed when we were able to eat a meal at her house, as they were always authentic, fresh and delicious Colombian food. A chicken dish in Mamita’s kitchen would not be based solely on the boneless […]

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Garbanzos con Paticas de Cerdo (Chick Peas with Pork Feet Stew)

10 comments May 1, 2012
Estofado de Garbanzos con patas de cerdo

Mamita’s always said, “A good cook doesn’t need to follow a recipe to make a good dish. To be a good cook you just have to love food, have good taste buds, and don’t be afraid of the kitchen”. When I asked her for a recipe the answer was always to “Add a pinch of […]

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Sudado de Costillas de Res (Colombian Beef Short Ribs Stew)

10 comments April 27, 2012
Short Ribs Sudado

People always ask me how I would describe Colombian food, and my answer is always that the cuisine in Colombia varies from region to region. Each region has its own culinary traditions and is influenced by its regional agriculture, climate and the neighboring countries. However, we do have some dishes that are popular all over […]

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Estofado de Lentejas con Platano Maduro (Lentils with Ripe Plantain)

19 comments April 24, 2012
lentils with plantains and carrots

I’ve been on a lentils kick lately, I can’t get enough of them. They are healthy, versatile, and so tasty. They are the perfect comfort food. This can be a meal for the entire family, or just you alone, and the leftovers are great too. I ate them the next day while sitting on my […]

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Estofado de Albóndigas (Slow-Cooker Meatball Stew)

14 comments November 18, 2011
Slow - Cooker Meatball Stew

This Meatball Stew is perfect for this time of year, as it starts to cool down and you need something to warm you up. The flavor of the meatballs slowly cooked in a sauce of tomato, garlic, cumin, achiote, peppers, onions, cilantro, scallions, and vegetables is a delicious meal for the whole family. I love […]

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Frijoles Verdes con Torticas de Choclo (Bean Soup with Corn Fritters)

10 comments March 26, 2011
Bean Soup with Corn Fritters

A couple of weeks ago I made one of my favorite Colombian soups from the Antioquia department of the country. A rich canary bean and pork soup topped with fried corn fritters. I like to serve it with white rice and avocado on the side. If you’ve been visiting my site for a while, you […]

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Estofado de Cerdo (Pork Stew)

6 comments November 4, 2010
Estofado de Cerdo

Estofado de Cerdo is a Colombian dish consisting of pork cooked in a tomato-based sauce that includes carrots, potatoes and green beans. For this recipe, I used canned tomatoes, but you could easily use fresh tomatoes and add other vegetables such as peas and yuca. This dish is delicious served with rice and avocado. Buen […]

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