Sancocho Antioqueño o Paisa (Paisa Region Soup)

4 comments November 14, 2014
Sancocho Antioqueño o Paisa (Paisa Region Soup) |

Sancocho always coincided with a celebration with friends, cousins, aunts and uncles getting together at Mamita’s house. From the very first moment the pot was placed on the stove, the aroma of the herbs and spices would fill the house. Sancocho is one of the staples of traditional Colombian cuisine and is a famous weekend […]

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Arroz con Chorizo (Rice with Colombian-Style Sausage)

14 comments December 2, 2011
Arroz with Chorizo

Arroz con Chorizo is a traditional dish from my hometown of Antioquia and it is absolutely delicious. I like to serve it with avocado and lime wedges on the side. Enjoy it!

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Arepa con Carne Asada (Arepa with Colombian-Style Grilled Beef)

17 comments September 29, 2011
Arepa con Carne Asada-Colombia

It was obvious growing up in Colombia that the kitchen was the main part of the house. It seemed that everything revolved around food and mealtimes. Mamita and my mom were always busy cooking traditional Colombian food. Homemade arepas were made for almost every meal and a jar of aliños sauce was always in the […]

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Frijoles Blancos con Cerdo (White Beans with Pork)

11 comments May 28, 2011
White Beans with Pork

Though I’ve been complaining about the cold and rain this spring, I have to admit, sometimes I am kind of thrilled to still be able to wear my jackets and boots and cook my delicious and comforting Colombian food. These little things help me to enjoy this unexpected and nasty weather that we’ve been having […]

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Cerdo al Caramelo (Pork Loin with Caramel Sauce)

11 comments March 31, 2011
Cerdo al Caramelo

This dish is from my hometown of Antioquia. Pork is one of those things that every “Paisa” eats and there are so many ways to cook it. We smoke it, we braise it, we roast it and we bake it. In Antioquia, we love to add fruit and sweet sauces to pork. I absolutely love […]

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La Piedra del Peñol y La Reserva de Guatapé (The Peñol Rock and The Guatapé Reservoir)

21 comments March 17, 2010
Vista de la represa1

This beautiful place is located in the department of Antioquia, about 90 minutes from the city of Medellin, my hometown. The reservoir is one of the largest in South America. It is used to practice aquatic sports. The rock is known as The Peñon of Guatapé or La Piedra del Peñol, it has 644 steps […]

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Chicken and Rice (Arroz con Pollo)

92 comments August 13, 2009
Colombian Chicken and Rice

Colombian-Style Arroz con Pollo was one of my favorite recipes growing up. My mom would make it at least once a week for lunch. Rice with chicken is one of the most popular dishes in Colombia and South America, but every country has their own variation. This is my mom’s Arroz con Pollo recipe. Enjoy!

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