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Ripe Plantains Stuffed with Chorizo and Cheese

21 comments February 18, 2014
Ripe Plantains Stuffed with Chorizo and Cheese

I’m not sure I would consider this Ripe Plantains Stuffed with Chorizo and Cheese a full meal, but at the very least, this is one of my absolute favorite snacks. I’ll eat almost anything made with ripe plantain! I love the classic and traditional Colombian side of Plantain Stuffed with Cheese, and I am always […]

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Mazorca Desgranada (Corn Kernels Snack)

11 comments February 13, 2014
Mazorca Desgranada (Corn Kernels Snack)

Mazorca Desgranada is an all time favorite Colombian snack (antojito) made with fresh corn, sprinkled with cheese, drizzled with different sauces and topped with crunchy potatoes with a choice of bacon or chicken. My mouth is watering just writing about it! There is also a baked version of mazorca desgranada called maizitos, prepared with bechamel […]

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Torta de Maduro (Ripe Plantain and Cheese Cake)

18 comments February 4, 2014
Torta de Maduro (Ripe Plantain and Cheese Cake)

There are so many traditional Colombian dishes using plantains that I could write a cookbook containing only plantain recipes! Fried ripe plantains (tajadas de maduro) are the most popular way to cook ripe plantains in Latin America, but if you like ripe plantains and want a dish that would show them off in a different […]

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Pastel de Coco (Colombian-Style Coconut Pie)

5 comments February 1, 2014
Pastel de Coco (Colombian-Style Coconut Pie)

This Pastel de Coco is a traditional dessert from the Atlantic coast of Colombia. Coconut is a very important ingredient in the coastal regions of the country, and it is used in both savory and sweet dishes. Colombian-Style Coconut Pie has always been an absolute favorite of mine, given my long running love affair with […]

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Sopa de Avena (Oatmeal Soup)

9 comments January 30, 2014
Sopa de Avena (Oatmeal Soup)

As a child I used to dread Sopa de Avena, but that changed when I moved to the United States and I started craving my grandmother’s food! My grandmother didn’t use written recipes, so I usually cook her dishes from my memories with her in the kitchen. I might also ask my mom, aunts or […]

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Plátano Verde or Green Plantain Fries

7 comments January 23, 2014
plantain fries

The heavenly plantain! We fry it, we boil it, we grill it and we bake it. No matter how we prepare it, plantains are a must in Colombian kitchens. These green plantains fries are absolutely delicious. You could serve them as a side dish, or you could give them to your kids to snack on […]

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Tres Leches de Mandarina (Tangerine Three Milks Cake)

9 comments January 21, 2014
Tres Leches de Mandarina (Tangerine Three Milks Cake)

I am a huge Tres Leches Cake fan. In addition to my traditional Tres Leches, my Coconut Tres Leches and my Chocolate Tres Leches cake recipes, I now present, Tangerine Tres Leches Cake! After looking at a large bag of beautiful tangerines in my fridge for a week, I decided to try a different variation […]

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