Comfort Food

Lasaña de Pollo y Cerdo (Chicken and Pork Lasagna)

8 comments November 22, 2013
Lasaña de Pollo y Cerdo (Chicken and Pork Lasagna)

I am so excited to share this recipe that I love so much with you today! This Lasagna de Pollo y Cerdo is flavorful, cheesy and pure comfort food. This is my aunt’s Consuelo lasagna recipe and one of my favorite dishes! This Chicken and Pork Lasagna is so much more than just another lasagna recipe. […]

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Capón de Ahuyama (Stuffed Squash or Pumpkin)

5 comments November 9, 2013
Capón de Ahuyama (Stuffed Squash or Pumpkin)

With so many pumpkins and squashes available this time of year, it’s the perfect time to post this traditional Colombian dish from Los Llanos called Capón de Ahuyama. Happily, this is a dish that will work with just about any winter squash. For my Capón de Ahuyama recipe, I used rice, corn, beef, hogao, and […]

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Sancocho Trifásico (Three Meats Sancocho)

12 comments November 5, 2013
Sancocho Colombiano

Sancocho is one of the most well known Colombian and Latin American soups of which there are many different varieties. The flavor and content of sancocho not only differs from country to country, but also from cook to cook. Sancocho is basically a very thick soup made with root vegetables and different kinds of meats, […]

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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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Arroz Mixto Colombiano (Colombian-Style Seafood, Chicken and Pork Rice)

7 comments July 5, 2013
Colombian- Arroz de Mixto

It’s no secret that I love rice, so much so that I cook and eat rice everyday and can’t even begin to imagine serving a meal without a side of Arroz. But hey, I’m a Latina, what can I say? In Colombia and Latin America, we eat rice at almost every meal, in soups, salads, […]

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Shrimp, Chorizo and Yuca Hash

8 comments June 24, 2013
Shrimp, Chorizo and Yuca Hash

Breakfast in Colombia is a big deal, and I mean that both figuratively and literally! Some of the most popular and traditional Colombian breakfast dishes are quite filling and extremely comforting. When I was growing up, my mom would cook a large, hot breakfast, almost every day of the week, for the entire family. The […]

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Arroz Caldoso de Camarones (Shrimp Soupy Rice)

2 comments June 8, 2013
Arroz Caldoso de Camarones (Shrimp Soupy Rice)

This Arroz Caldoso de Camarones (Shrimp Soupy Rice) is quick and very easy to make. It can usually be made with simple ingredients that I always have on hand. It is perfect for a weeknight dinner, satisfying, comforting and absolutely delicious. Arroz Caldoso is also know as Asopao in other Latin American countries and Spain. […]

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