Sauces, Condiments and Dips

Roasted Tomato Salsa

9 comments May 2, 2012
Roasted Tomato Salsa

If you are a regular reader, you know that I am a fan of Mexican food, and one of my favorite snacks are chips with salsa. My obsession for scratch cooking comes with its drawbacks however, as it won’t allow me to open up a jar of store bought salsa. So, I make my own, […]

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Strawberry Vinaigrette (Vinagreta de Fresa)

3 comments September 16, 2011
Strawberry Vinnaigrete

One of the best parts about the hot summer are the cool salads. I made this Strawberry Vinaigrette about three weeks ago, but I forgot to post it. It is a simple and easy recipe to make using fresh strawberries, so get them while you can and drizzle this beautiful dressing over some nice greens. […]

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Manjar Blanco (Dulce de Leche)

27 comments January 18, 2011
Manjar blanco

Making Dulce de Leche from scratch is a lot easier than you might think. In Colombia we have 2 different ways to make it. Arequipe, which is from my hometown of Antioquia and is made with milk, sugar and cinnamon. And, Manjar Blanco, which is from Del Valle region and is made with milk, soaked […]

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Shrimp Skewers with Mango Sauce

23 comments July 21, 2010
Mango Sauce

During the summer I want meals to be quick and easy to prepare, but also refreshing and filling. These grilled shrimp skewers are seasoned with cumin, paprika and onion powder to give them a nice flavor. Then they’re grilled and topped with a sauce made with mango pulp, onion, hot pepper, garlic, cilantro and butter. […]

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Grilled Swordfish with Avocado Salsa

30 comments June 17, 2010
Swordfish Tacos

I made this dish last week after I found myself overcome with a craving for swordfish and aguacate (avocado). The delicate fish meat was perfect with the avocado salsa, and the tiny diced jalapeño gave the it all just the right amount of heat. This is a light and nutritious dish and excellent served either […]

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White Bean – Cilantro Dip

33 comments May 20, 2010
White Bean and Cilantro Dip

This dip may not sound like anything particularly exciting to make, and it certainly is simple. But a great homemade dip recipe is always welcomed on my list of snacks. This White Bean and Cilantro dip is delicious with tortilla chips, of course, but also with fresh vegetables, pita bread or spread on crostini. If […]

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Mini Meat Balls with Garlic and Basil Sauce

32 comments May 14, 2010
Mini Meatballs with Basil-Garlic Sauce

I love making mini versions of big things. For example, rather than making a big pasta casserole, I usually prefer to make individual dishes. They are really cute. Don’t you think? These Mini Meat Balls are perfect for a cocktail or tapas party . You can make them ahead and bake them when your guests […]

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