Craving Soups?

by Erica Dinho on December 1, 2009


Hi all,

Soups were served almost every day in my house when I was a girl…and I hated eating soup!  Colombia is a country that is big on soups,  at least that’s how it was in my house. After many battles with my mom, I fell in love with soups and here I am sharing these delicious Colombian soup recipes with you. I think my parents would be very proud of me for eating my soup :)

Now, my question for you is, what food did you hate as a child, of which you now can’t get enough?

Also, I want to thank my guest bloggers, Velva, Danielle, Rebecca, Natasha, Gera, Divina, Joan and Diana for their wonderful recipes and friendship. Thank you all so very much!

Here are some of my favorite soup recipes:


Colombian Chicken and Potato Soup (Ajiaco Bogotano)


Colombian Chicken Sancocho (Sancocho de Gallina)


Guineo Soup (Sopa de Guineo)


Colombian-Style lentil Soup (Sopa de Lentejas)


Chicken and Rice Soup (Sopa de Pollo Y Arroz)


Canary beans soup (Sopa de Frijoles Canarios)


Corn Cake Soup (Sopa de Arepa)


Meatballs and Rice Soup (Sopa de Albondigas Y Arroz)


Corn soup (Crema de Mazorca)

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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Divina December 1, 2009 at 10:46 AM

Hi Erica. You are so welcome. It was such a honor. I love soups. I would love to try some of the soups that you grew up with and be more familiar with Columbian flavors. It’s actually an ingredient. I used to hate cilantro before but now, I love them so much. Welcome back.


2 Chef E December 1, 2009 at 11:13 AM

All the soups look fantastic, and I enjoyed the guest bloggers! My sister who lives with a south american man complains he makes soup like SANCOCHO DE GALLINA, and I laugh, because I love it, very rustic like our mother used to make.

I still love all things from my childhood, but just revisited mac n cheese, she baked it and I do not care for that version, and also I love carrots now, but would gag and make a big scene to keep from eating them as a child :)


3 Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen December 1, 2009 at 12:14 PM

I love soups – and I can never get enough! I hated lima beans as a kid – but I love them now! Funny how tastes change, isn’t it?


4 Palidor December 1, 2009 at 12:18 PM

I’m not much of a soup girl. I can appreciate that they taste great, but for some reason, I just prefer solid food. ;-) There are several foods I used to hate, but now love, most notably coconut! Yes, I used to hate coconut. What on earth was wrong with me??


5 Erica December 1, 2009 at 12:27 PM

Thank you guys for the comments!


6 Sook December 1, 2009 at 2:45 PM

I LOVE SOUP! If my husband would let me, I’d be cooking soup every night! I great up in Korea and we used to eat soup everyday, too, for almost every meal. I hated it too but now that I’m away from Korea, I miss it a lot! :) Thank you for sharing your soup recipes!


7 Jhonny Walker December 1, 2009 at 2:47 PM

Am alWAYS craving soups..will make all of your chicken ones..especially with plantains! amazing post. Bookmarking it :)


8 Ivy December 1, 2009 at 4:01 PM

I love soups and these are perfect for your snowy weather (saw your picture on facebook) :)


9 Ivy December 1, 2009 at 4:03 PM

Ooops sorry, I confused your post with someone else’s.


10 karen December 1, 2009 at 5:34 PM

Mmm, I could eat soup every night of the week now that winter has set in. These all look delicious!


11 Simply Life December 1, 2009 at 5:40 PM

Yum, I LOVE this post as I think I could eat soup nearly every day and not get bored!!!


12 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie December 1, 2009 at 8:16 PM

It’s the same with me about soups! My mom used to serve them for the first course almost everyday (as is tradition in Ukraine) and I didn’t eating them too much. Now I love soups, although I have to say I make all different kinds of soups other than the ukrainian/russian ones :)


13 anncoo December 1, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Soup is a must on the Chinese table. As a kid I love home cooked soup and now I love all types of soup.


14 Oysterculture December 1, 2009 at 11:11 PM

Oh wow, all these options look incredible, I do not know where to begin. I may have to have my hubby pick! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful ideas.


15 Vinolia December 2, 2009 at 5:14 AM

I love soups, I prefer them for dinner time!!
When I was a kid, I was in a borading school and we were served vegetables (stir-fry) everyday; I always wasted it but now I can give anything to get those fresh vegetables delivered here ( as i am far away from my home(India)), and I love all vegetables now! I regret so much for not eating them those days :)


16 Joy December 2, 2009 at 7:06 AM

What a magnificent gallery of wonderful soups! Just so beautiful to look at – let alone taste!
I hated mushrooms when I was little – O how I love them now!


17 Joanne December 2, 2009 at 7:29 AM

Soups are so perfect for this time of year. You’ve got some great ones to choose from! I need these to warm me up.


18 Soma December 2, 2009 at 4:42 PM

It is snowing here and so darn cold. All the soups here look extremely appetizing to me;-)


19 Daniel December 2, 2009 at 5:49 PM

I love the rustic no frills nature of some of these soups although they all look amazing. I will have to try some as they will work well to warm the body with the winter weather.


20 Gera @ SweetsFoods December 2, 2009 at 6:33 PM

Soups are for all the year including summer with the cold ones :)
I must try the lentil soup…drooling with all of them!




21 Erica December 2, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Thank you all for visiting!


22 rebecca subbiah December 2, 2009 at 8:25 PM

loved to guest for you and I am sure everyone else did great soup round up Erica love Rebecca


23 Brannyn December 2, 2009 at 8:34 PM

Oh yay! Just in time for snowy weather! I love soups and turn to them for weeknight meals as well as cozy dinner party options when the weather is cold. When I was growing up I could not, would not eat tomatoes. Now – I love them! Thanks for the great posts!


24 monicajane December 2, 2009 at 8:54 PM

soup is my favorite meal in one for the winter months…I do tons of them myself! Will let some of these inspire my future…

I’ve gone solo…and my new blog is under construction…but wanted you to know I’m there and working on getting it up and running


25 Chris December 2, 2009 at 10:31 PM

Wow, most of those aren’t soups…..they are full meals that fell into a broth of some sort:) Great looking hearty soups!


26 Tangled Noodle December 3, 2009 at 12:01 AM

Oh yes – I LOVE soups! Today, the weather finally turned very wintry and it’s become quite cold. But it’s perfect for soups and I love what you’ve offered here. I’ll have to come back soon and catch up on all the recent posts I’ve missed, especially the marvelous guest bloggers you’ve featured!


27 Swapna Raghu Sanand December 3, 2009 at 2:28 AM

Loved the post and the pics though I am not a fan of soups. Once in a blue moon while dining out, sure thing, I’d love to but not everyday or every week. In India, soups have just caught on as a concept relating to keeping warm in winter or enjoying it as something you have when you dine out in an expensive or a moderately priced restaurant.

A lot of health conscious youngsters are turning to soups and parents are encouraging kids to do the same. I still think it is still a recent trend in India and I loved reading the informative comments to this post.


28 Sophie December 3, 2009 at 4:13 AM

Muchas gracias pot tus recetes de sopa! Me encantan mucho!

Me gusta especial la sopa de Guineo!! MMMMMMMMMMM,…


29 Diana December 3, 2009 at 10:28 AM

It was so fun Erica, thank you! These soups look soo good! My favorite, potajes!! I could eat these every day :)


30 Kim December 3, 2009 at 10:37 AM

I also enjoyed all of your guest posts!! All of your soups look terrific. I especially like the chicken and potato. I would have to say that when I was younger I didn’t really like to eat any kind of meat and would try my hardest to feed it to the dog instead.


31 Pearlyn December 3, 2009 at 10:38 AM

Oh I grew up on wholesome goodness homemade Chinese soup…. I love soup so much and I frequently cook soup for my family….. I believe our health benefit alot from drinking soup , all the nutrition and goodness in a good soup !


32 grace December 3, 2009 at 10:39 AM

i think that soups are appropriate no matter how hot it is outside, and the ones you’ve compiled here all look fantastic. i think i’d devour the creamy corn soup first. :)


33 Anna December 3, 2009 at 11:52 AM

Hi Erica, all your soups looks fantastic, I sure know where to come when looking for soups recipes. I used to hate garlic and onions and give my mother hard time when I was a kid. Now can’t live without it. :-)


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