Arepas

Arepa con Carne a la Criolla (Arepa with Beef a la Criolla)

5 comments April 19, 2014
Arepa with Beef a la Criolla and Avocado

Arepas are patties made with masarepa (pre-cooked corn flour) warm water, butter and salt. They are an essential part of the Colombian and Venezuelan diet. The difference between Venezuelan and Colombian arepas is that the Venezuela arepas are smaller, thicker, and stuffed with different ingredients, like a sandwich. Colombian arepas on the other hand, are […]

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Arepas Carisecas (Sweet Arepas)

7 comments April 5, 2014
Carisecas Recipe

Arepas are a very important part of the Colombian cuisine and one of my favorite Colombian foods. There are many variations of arepas prepared throughout the country. We have arepas de choclo, arepa de huevo, arepa blanca, arepa rellena de queso, arepa boyacence, arepiita frita, and arepa santandereana, and more! Arepas Carisecas are from El […]

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Cazuelita de Frijoles (Colombian Beans Cazuela)

7 comments October 5, 2013
Cazuelita de Frijoles (Colombian Beans Cazuela)

Beans were a big part of my diet growing up in Colombia. At least three times a week we’d have beans for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sometimes red beans and sometimes white beans, but our staple was Frijoles Antioqueños. My mom would soak them overnight and cook them in the pressure cooker with Colombian aliños […]

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Slow Cooker Colombian-Style Pulled Pork

8 comments May 18, 2013
Arepa Colombiana

I love using my slow cooker year round. In the winter it warms the house with the comforting aromas of spices, and in the summer it helps keep the kitchen cool, and the best part, it does all the work for me. But strangely, I haven’t been using mine that much lately. I love cooking […]

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Arepa Boyacense (Arepa from Boyacá)

22 comments March 10, 2013
Arepa boyacense

Arepas are a very important part of Colombian cuisine, as tortillas are for Mexican cuisine. In some parts of Colombia, like in my hometown of Antioquia, we serve arepas with almost every meal. I could eat them morning, noon and night with an array of toppings. There are many different variations, shapes, and sizes of […]

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Arepa Bites with Shredded Beef and Avocado

11 comments January 28, 2013
Arepa Bites with Shredded Beef and Avocado

The versatility of arepas is just one of the many reasons why I love them so much. I eat arepas every day for breakfast, but I am a happy girl eating them for lunch, snacks and dinner too. I am always looking for new ways to make them and I already have many recipes for […]

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Arepa con Guacamole y Camarones (Arepa with Guacamole and Shrimp)

9 comments December 22, 2012
Arepa con camarones

It’s my sister’s Birthday today and I wish I could be with her to celebrate, but she’s in Colombia and I’m in the United States, which makes that rather challenging I want to share one of her favorite dishes with you today, Arepa con Guacamole y Camarones con Salsa Rosada. We used to eat this […]

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