Comfort Food

Sopa de Lentejas con Carne y Quinua (Lentils, Beef and Quinoa Soup)

13 comments February 7, 2013
Sopa de Lentejas y Quinua

The recipe I am sharing with you today is a gorgeous and hearty Lentils, Beef and Quinoa Soup. This soup is comforting and warming, and is perfect for this time of year. I love cooking with lentils and make several variations of soups with them, as they are versatile and cook fast. Soups are a […]

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Cazuela de Huevos con Chorizo (Baked Eggs with Chorizo)

8 comments January 9, 2013
huevos con chorizo

What’s more comforting than this Baked Eggs with Chorizo for breakfast? Not much for this homegrown Colombian! Every day when I wake up I don’t crave waffles, pastries, French toast, cereal or granola. I want to eat eggs, arepa, bacon, cheese, chorizo and mushrooms. The more savory and hearty, the better. This Cazuela de Huevos […]

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Estofado de Pollo con Tocineta (Chicken Stew with Bacon)

9 comments January 7, 2013
Estofado de Pollo con Tocineta (Chicken Stew with Bacon)

My grandmother was such an inspiration to me. She was strong, loving, generous, a wonderful homemaker. We were truly blessed when we were able to eat a meal at her house, as they were always authentic, fresh and delicious Colombian food. A chicken dish in Mamita’s kitchen would not be based solely on the boneless […]

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Locro Nariñense (Potato and Cheese Soup)

4 comments January 5, 2013
Locro Nariñense (Potato and Cheese Soup)

Locro is a comforting, thick and hearty soup popular in Latin American cuisine. Almost every South American country has their own version of this dish. Locro is typically made with potatoes and cheese in a milky broth base, but Argentinian Locro is a little different, as it is usually made with vegetables, corn and meat. […]

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Sancocho Costeño (Atlantic Coast Sancocho)

6 comments December 17, 2012
Sancocho Costeño (Atlantic Coast Sancocho)

Sancocho is a hearty soup made with meats and vegetables, in a broth usually flavored with herbs (cilantro or parsley), combined with achiote, garlic, onion, scallions and bell peppers. There are many variations of Sancocho, dependent on the region of Colombia. This dish warms the soul, heart and body, and is exactly what I expect […]

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Crema de Camarones (Creamy Shrimp Soup)

12 comments November 26, 2012
Cartagena

Crema de Camarones is a creamy soup from the city of Cartagena de Indias in Colombia. This beautiful city is located on the Caribbean Coast and is the capital of the Bolívar department of Colombia. The city of Cartagena was declared part of the UNESCO World Heritage in 1984. This wonderful city has old Spanish […]

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Sopa de Estrellitas con Albóndigas (Pasta and Meatballs Soup)

14 comments November 9, 2012
Sopa de Estrellitas con Albóndigas (Pasta and Meatballs Soup)

I was craving a good hot soup last week and this star-shaped Pasta and Meatballs Soup was just what I needed to warm up on a cold fall day. This soup is rich, soothing, flavorful, and very easy to make. Growing up in Colombia, a bowl of soup was served in my house with lunch […]

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