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Limonada de Piña (Pineapple Limeade)

8 comments June 23, 2014
Limonada de Piña (Pineapple Limeade)

The warm weather is finally here, and a cool, refreshing drink is always appreciated. In Colombia, fresh fruit drinks are very popular and always in season, as fruit is abundant anytime of the year. Variations of one of my favorite drinks, limonada (limeade), are served all over the country. The best places to sample these […]

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Huevitos de Codorniz con Salsa Rosada (Quail Eggs with Pink Sauce)

8 comments June 10, 2014
Huevitos de Codorniz con Salsa Rosada (Quail Eggs with Pink Sauce)

This may not be considered a recipe by some, but rather a couple of ingredients put on a plate and actually, I would agree. But no matter how you look at it, this popular Colombian appetizer is absolutely delicious! Huevitos de Codorniz con Salsa Rosada are one of those classic Colombian treats, something that no […]

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Pastel Hawaiano (Hawaiian Pastries)

5 comments June 1, 2014
Pastel Hawaiano (Hawaiian Pastries)

Pastel Hawaiano was one of my favorite pastries as a child in Colombia. To this day, eating it reminds me of my school days as a girl. Our school cafateria would serve Pastel Hawaiano for lunch along with Palitos de Queso and Empanadas Colombianas. Great memories! These Pasteles Hawaianos are a staple in school cafeterias, […]

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Pan de Banano y Arequipe) Banana and Dulce de Leche Bread

9 comments March 26, 2014
Pan de Banano y Arequipe) Banana and Dulce de Leche Bread

Many of us have a favorite dessert flavor. For most people, it’s chocolate, for others, it’ s citrus, for some it’s vanilla or mint. But whatever it is, it’ s the flavor that you just can’t resist whenever you see it on a menu or in a store. For me, that flavor is arequipe or […]

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Candil (Creamy Warm Drink)

4 comments March 23, 2014
Receta de Candil

I love the creamy texture and sweet taste of Candil, it’ s just the perfect warm drink. We are welcoming spring, but here in the Northeast, it’s still very cold, and soups and warm drinks like this one help me fight the winter blues. Candil is a traditional drink from El Huila department located in […]

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Envueltos de Plátano Maduro (Ripe Plantain Wraps)

9 comments March 10, 2014
Envueltos de Plátano Maduro (Ripe Plantain Wraps)

If you’re a fan of ripe plantains, then these Envueltos de Plátano Maduro are for you. And if you’re not yet a fan, I’d bet you will be soon! I love plantains, baked plantains, fried plantains, plantain soup or mashed plantains, it doesn’t matter how they’re served, I could eat plantains every day and be […]

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Aromática de Frutas (Fruit Tea)

6 comments March 8, 2014
Aromática de Frutas (Fruit Tea)

I was making a fruit salad for my kids this past weekend, but it has been so cold here that I really started craving a hot drink. So I decided to use some of my berries to make this Colombian drink. I am not a huge tea person, but I absolutely love this fresh fruit […]

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