Sauces, Condiments and Dips

Bean and Roasted Pepper Crostini

23 comments May 10, 2010
Crostini with bean dip

I love crostini!!! They are simple, delicious, and can be made with lots of different toppings or spreads. If you are a fan of roasted peppers, you will love these. The spread is essentially a mixture of beans, roasted red pepper, garlic and herbs. I used a combination of garbanzo and canellini beans, but you […]

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Ají de Maní (Peanut Hot sauce)

31 comments May 3, 2010
Aji de Mani

Ají de Maní is a spicy sauce indigenous to the Popayan zone of Colombia. It is a must for Empanadas de Pipian and Tamales de Pipian. I personally love this delicious sauce with fresh vegetables or grilled chicken. My American husband eats this sauce as a dip with Ritz crackers and he says that it […]

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Shrimp and Salmon Skewers with Orange Sauce

27 comments April 6, 2010
Salmon Skewers

It is officially Spring and you can’t imagine how happy I am! I feel a little bit bad that winter is gone because I really enjoy cooking and eating winter food, but I absolutely love Spring. It feels just like my home city, Medellin, which is known as “the city of eternal Spring”! The trees […]

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Red Tomato Salsa

33 comments March 9, 2010
Red Tomato Salsa

Who doesn’t like salsa with tortilla chips? Here is a quick and easy to prepare appetizer that is tasty and fun to make. The salsa will keep for up to a week, covered, in the refrigerator. Enjoy it!

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Simple Tomato Sauce

30 comments February 20, 2010
Tomato Sauce 1

Pasta with Tomato sauce is a classic dish and I think that everyone should have a good tomato sauce recipe. This one is simple and easy to make and is delicious! Growing up in Colombia, the only tomato sauce that I had was from a jar, so when I met my husband, whose grandmothers were […]

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Roasted Pepper Hummus

30 comments January 27, 2010
Roasted Pepper Hummus

A couple of weeks ago I woke up craving homemade hummus, so I decided to make some. When I was getting all the ingredients ready, I noticed a jar of roasted peppers next to the tahini. So, I made roasted pepper hummus and it was fantastic! I enjoy making dips like this for a quick […]

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Tomatillo Salsa or Salsa Verde

26 comments January 10, 2010
Tomatillo

I have a special love for authentic Mexican food, which differs from much of what we are served at typical American style Mexican restaurants. I am not an expert at cooking Mexican cuisine but I do love to play in my kitchen with the amazing flavors they use. There is nothing better than homemade salsa […]

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