Craving Soups?


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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  1. says

    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. says

    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. says

    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??

  4. says

    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!

  5. says

    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 :)

  6. says

    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 :)

  7. says

    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!

  8. says

    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.

  9. Brannyn says

    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!

  10. says

    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

  11. says

    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!

  12. says

    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.

  13. says

    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.

  14. says

    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 !

  15. says

    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. :)

  16. says

    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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