Comfort Food

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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Sobrebarriga en Salsa Criolla (Flank Steak with Colombian Creole Sauce)

9 comments June 6, 2013
Sobrebarriga en Salsa Criolla (Flank Steak with Colombian Creole Sauce)

Sobrebarriga en Salsa Criolla is a traditional Colombian dish made with flank steak and a very flavorful Creole sauce. This dish was one of my grandmother’s favorite Colombian dishes and she made it at least once a month for our Sunday family dinners. She usually served it with white rice, yuca, avocado and fries on […]

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Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Short Ribs

5 comments May 26, 2013
Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Short Ribs

We Colombians love to cook with Coca-Cola. We use it to make rice, to cook meat and poultry, in desserts and appetizers. It may sound like a weird ingredient to use for cooking, but it gives wonderful flavor to savory dishes. This Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Short Ribs recipe is the kind of thing you can […]

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Sobrebarriga al Horno (Colombian-Style Baked Flank Steak)

4 comments April 29, 2013
Sobrebarriga al Horno (Colombian-Style Baked Flank Steak)

Sobrebarriga is a particular cut of beef thats Spanish name literally translates to “over the belly” in English. The most comparable cut of meat that I’ve found here in the United States is flank steak. There are many different traditional Colombian dishes that use this cut of meat such as, Carne Desmechada (Colombian-Style Shredded Beef), […]

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