Comfort Food

10 Must Try Traditional Colombian Soups

7 comments December 17, 2013
Sancocho trifasico

Colombian cuisine includes an incredible variety of soups. One of the most prominent dishes on my family dinner table when I was a girl was soup. Soups were always served with avocado, white rice and ají picante (hot sauce) on the side. Here is a list of 10 popular Colombian soups you must try: 1. […]

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Patacones con Carne Desmechada (Fried Green Plantains with Shredded Beef)

13 comments November 27, 2013
Patacones con Carne Desmechada

I can’t even describe how good these patacones or tostones are! If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ve probably noticed by now how much I love patacones and this  recipe is one of my favorites. I’ve been making this Patacones con Carne Desmechada recipe forever. It is a dish that looks and taste […]

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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)

14 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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Chocolate Caliente con Agua (Hot Chocolate with Water)

12 comments October 24, 2013
Chocolate Caliente con Agua (Hot Chocolate with Water)

If you’ve ever had breakfast in a Colombian home, chances are you’ve had a cup of chocolate caliente. To make traditional Colombian hot chocolate, the chocolate is broken in pieces and melted in hot milk or water in a chocolatera (aluminum pitcher), then beaten with a molinillo or bolinillo (wooden beater). We have different variations […]

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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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