Arepas

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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Arepa Thai de Pollo (Thai Chicken Arepa)

13 comments September 11, 2012
Arepa Thai de Pollo (Thai Chicken Arepa)

I threw this Thai Chicken dish together for lunch with some leftover chicken that was in my refrigerator. If you’re a regular reader, you’ve probably noticed my obsession with arepas. I am always looking for new ways to prepare them! I love the combination of spicy chili sauce (shirasha), the fragrant basil, fresh vegetables, chicken and […]

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Arepa Reina Pepiada (Arepa with Shredded Chicken and Avocado)

11 comments August 19, 2012
Arepa Reina Pepiada (Arepa with Shredded Chicken and Avocado)

Have I told you about my love affair with Arepas? I could live on arepas alone. I never get tired of them! Today I want to share a delicious arepa with you that is popular in Venezuela. Reina Pepiada is basically an arepa, or corn cake, stuffed with a mixture of shredded chicken, mayonnaise and […]

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Arepas de Maiz Peto (Colombian Hominy Corn Arepas)

14 comments July 31, 2012
Arepas de Maiz Peto (Colombian Hominy Corn Arepas)

When I was a chiId, I would often stay at Mamita’s house on the weekends and the breakfasts prepared by her were always the highlight of each day. The day for her would begin at 6 a.m. and I would awake to the smell of fresh coffee and hot chocolate. I would join Mamita in […]

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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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