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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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12 Colombian Appetizers and Snacks You Must Try

15 comments January 5, 2014
12 Colombian Appetizers and Snacks You Must Try

When craving Colombian snacks, it can be tempting to rely on your closest Colombian restaurant, but don’t be intimidated by Colombian recipes, it’s very easy to replicate your favorite snacks at home! Here are 12 Colombian appetizers and snacks that I think you’ll enjoy creating yourself: 1. Empanadas: Colombian Empanadas are a popular snack in […]

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Dulce de Leche and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

7 comments January 2, 2014
Dulce de Leche and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

I admit, I have a little bit of an obsession with dulce de leche or Arequipe! A couple of weeks ago, after eating a couple of tablespoons of dulce de leche for breakfast, I figured this Dulce de Leche and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast would be a fun and a delicious breakfast alternative. This […]

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Gelatina de Colores o Mosaico (Mosaic Jello)

11 comments December 14, 2013
Gelatina de Colores o Mosaico (Mosaic Jello)

Gelatina de Colores also known as Mosaico de Gelatina is a staple at Colombian parties, especially during the holidays. Every year for Christmas one of my aunts would make it and I loved it so much! I’ve always loved Jello desserts and as a kid, my mom would often have a bowl of Jello in […]

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Bolitas de Yuca y Queso (Yuca Balls Stuffed with Cheese)

8 comments December 4, 2013
Boitas de Yuca

Yuca , mandioca or cassava is an extremely versatile ingredient and can be cooked in so many different ways. You can fry it, boil it, bake it, mash it, steam it, and even grill it. It can be used to make empanada dough, dumplings, patties, soups, desserts, and more. You can even use yuca flour […]

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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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