Side Dishes

Lentils and Mango Salad

11 comments August 13, 2012
Lentils and Mango Salad

This Lentil and Mango Salad recipe has become a favorite of mine. I love the tangy and sweet flavors, and I also know that I am doing something good for my family and I, serving this healthy dish. This salad can also be made with beans instead of lentils, if you prefer. It would make […]

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Quinoa con Vegetales Asados (Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables)

8 comments August 9, 2012
Quinoa con Vegetales Asados (Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables)

I’ve come up with some great ideas using quinoa over the past few months. It is a wonderfully healthy and versatile grain and can be used in several ways. What I truly love about quinoa is that you can create so many flavor combinations dependent on the vegetables, spices and herbs you choose. Here are […]

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Arepas de Maiz Peto (Colombian Hominy Corn Arepas)

14 comments July 31, 2012
Arepas de Maiz Peto (Colombian Hominy Corn Arepas)

When I was a chiId, I would often stay at Mamita’s house on the weekends and the breakfasts prepared by her were always the highlight of each day. The day for her would begin at 6 a.m. and I would awake to the smell of fresh coffee and hot chocolate. I would join Mamita in […]

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Ensalada de Repollo Morado y Manzana (Purple Cabbage and Apple Salad)

7 comments July 29, 2012
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I’m back after a week of a much needed vacation at the beach and ready to share new and delicious recipes with you guys. This Purple Cabbage and Apple Salad is one of the many side dishes I was served at family parties when I was growing up. This is a very simple vegetarian recipe […]

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Macaroni Salad with Avocado Dressing (Ensalada de Coditos con Aderezo de Aguacate)

14 comments July 20, 2012
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This macaroni salad is so good, you can even serve it to pasta salad haters! It’s simple to prepare, satisfying, and it makes a fantastic alternative to the classic American macaroni salad. It is great for picnics and potlucks. My version of this American favorite includes many of the flavors I love in a salad. […]

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Arroz con Queso y Pimentón (Green Pepper and Cheese Rice)

10 comments July 18, 2012
Arroz con Queso y Pimentón (Green Pepper and Cheese Rice)

Arroz con Queso y Pimentón is a traditional Colombian side dish from the Sucre department of Colombia, located in the Caribbean region of the country. It is usually served with traditional Colombian seafood dishes. I think rice is one of the most versatile and simple side dishes you can make when you’re in a hurry. […]

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Ensalada de Quinoa y Pollo (Quinoa Chicken Salad)

10 comments July 16, 2012
Ensalada de Quinoa y Pollo (Quinoa Chicken Salad)

I love Quinoa no matter how it is prepared, and the fact that it is such a healthy grain, is an added benefit. This Quinoa Chicken Salad is ideal for a picnic or barbecue, as it’s very easy to put together and can be made the night before serving. This is a different type of […]

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