Sauces, Condiments and Dips

Melado de panela

34 comments December 17, 2009

Melado is syrup that is popular in Colombia. It is used with some of our traditional desserts and it is made with panela. What is panela? Okay, panela is a product that is made with sugarcane, it is sweet and brown, it is sold in blocks or grated and the flavor is similar to brown […]

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Tuna Dip (Dip de Atún)

21 comments December 3, 2009
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I always have tuna cans in my pantry because tuna is one of my favorite foods to use for a quick and simple lunch. Sometimes I even just place the tuna on a plate, add chopped tomato, salt, pepper and squeezed lime juice, and that is my lunch! This tuna dip is an easy and […]

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Red Bean Dip with Corn and Chipotle

26 comments November 4, 2009
Red Bean Dip

This red bean dip recipe is very easy to prepare and has plenty of flavor. It also makes  a delicious sandwich spread. Try it!

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White Bean -Roasted Pepper Dip

18 comments October 25, 2009

I love beans! In Colombia we may eat beans two or three times a day. I never get tired of eating beans so I have a long list of bean recipes. This one is a delicious white bean –roasted pepper dip. It is great as a light and healthy snack with pita chips, as an […]

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The Ultimate Guacamole

17 comments September 10, 2009

I made a guacamole recipe when I started this blog and I loved it, but this week I made a different version for my husband and he thought it was delicious. It had the perfect amount heat. Enjoy!

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Steak with Chimichurri Sauce (Carne con Chimichurri)

30 comments July 11, 2009

Chimichurri is a traditional Argentinean herb sauce, but there are other South American variations. In Colombia we add cilantro to the chimichurri. You can keep this sauce refrigerated for up to a week.

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Poached Salmon with Arugula Pesto

14 comments June 20, 2009

Salmon is one of my favorite fish and I am always looking for different ways to prepare it. This Salmon with Pesto Sauce recipe is very easy to make and the arugula pesto adds a great touch to the fish. This is one of those dishes that you can make very quickly for last minute […]

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