Side Dishes

Boliarepitas (Colombian Cheese-Arepa Balls)

10 comments July 14, 2012
Boliarepitas (Colombian Cheese-Arepa Balls)

These Boliarepas are fairly simple to make and are delicious. The inside becomes soft and cheesy, while the outside forms a very thin, crispy shell. They are a perfect party food, and they always go fast. So, if you’re serving a crowd, you might want to double the recipe. They are absolutely fantastic! This time […]

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Ensalada de Pepinos Marinados (Marinaded Cucumber Salad)

8 comments July 7, 2012
Ensalada de Pepinos Marinados (Marinaded Cucumber Salad)

This Marinaded Cucumbers dish is one of my easy summer go-to’s. It’s a perfect side dish, and can be prepared ahead of time, for convenience. I love the tangy and sweet dressing. I Hope you all enjoy it too. Buen provecho!

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Quinoa salad with Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber

10 comments June 23, 2012
Quinoa salad with Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber

I love this Quinoa salad because it is light, fresh and easy to toss together, yet it’s so delicious that you can serve it at your next party or picnic with family and friends. I don’t add the cucumber until serving time, so they retain their crunch. Buen provecho! Ingredients:
(4-6 serving) Quinoa: 1 tablespoon olive […]

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Plátanos Maduros Rellenos de Carne (Ripe Plantains Stuffed with Meat)

15 comments June 13, 2012
baked ripe plantain

This dish is simple and easy to prepare, and most importantly, it is absolutely delicious! The sweetness of the ripe plantains works perfectly with the meat and spices. This is a wonderful dish to enjoy on a weeknight. I love the way all the flavors come together in perfect harmony. Buen provecho!

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Bolitas de Yuca con Azúcar (Cassava Balls with Sugar)

17 comments June 11, 2012
Bolitas de Yuca con Azúcar (Cassava Balls with Sugar)

I love yuca, also called cassava, which is a vegetable commonly found in Colombian cuisine. This is a fantastic dish to have as a snack. I love serving this for parties or for a movie-time snack. It’s also a wonderful alternative to potatoes. My husband and kids absolutely loved these Cassava Balls dusted with sugar […]

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Ensalada de Repollo con Tomate (Cabbage and Tomato Salad)

8 comments May 31, 2012
Cabbage

It is common practice in the United States to serve the salad before the main dish, rather than as a part of the main meal, as we do in Colombia. This Ensalada de Repollo con Tomate is my mom’s recipe and it was a staple in my house growing up. We ate it every day […]

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Creamy Asparagus and Lemon Oven Rice

18 comments May 27, 2012
Creamy Asparagus and Lemon Rice

I hated asparagus and spinach when I was a kid, and now they are two of my favorite vegetables. Funny how taste changes over time. For me this is the perfect spring dish, not only because I love asparagus, but because it’s easy to prepare, creamy, tangy and a delicious rice dish! Making this Asparagus […]

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