Comfort Food

Sancocho de Cola (Oxtail Colombian Soup)

8 comments March 21, 2013
Sancocho de Cola

Sancocho is a popular soup in Colombia and elsewhere in Latin America and is a hearty and filling soup. The name of the dish “Sancocho” comes from the Spanish verb “sancochar“, which in English means to Parboil. There are many variations of sancocho in Colombia, each region preparing it in its own way. But, it […]

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Slow Cooker Cuban-Style Beef Stew

6 comments March 15, 2013
Slow Cooker Cuban-Style Beef Stew

One of my favorite classic Cuban dishes is Picadillo Cubano, which has proven its deliciousness time and time again. Ground beef cooked in tomato sauce with onions, garlic, raisins, stuffed Spanish olives and wine, provides a rich and comforting dish. Last week I was craving this dish, but didn’t have ground beef at home, so […]

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Puchero Santafereño (Colombian Beef, Chicken and Pork Stew)

7 comments March 6, 2013
Puchero Santafereno

Today I am sharing another classic Colombian recipe with you, a hearty dish named Puchero Santafereño. This dish is named after Santa Fé de Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. Puchero is a dish that originated in Spain, as is the case with many other Colombian dishes. When the conquistadors came to Colombia from Spain, they […]

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Sancocho o Sopa de Guandú (Pigeon Peas Colombian Soup)

6 comments March 4, 2013
Sancocho o Sopa de Guandu

Sancocho o Sopa de Guandú is a traditional Colombian soup from the Atlantic Coast of the country. It is a thick, rich, hearty and comforting soup, and the contrast of flavors and textures is amazing. Like other Colombian soups, Sancocho de Guandú is also considered a great cure for hangovers. If you are a regular […]

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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)

9 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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