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Bollos de Mazorca (Steamed Fresh Corn Rolls)

12 comments July 28, 2013
Recetas de Comida Colombiana

Bollos de Mazorca is a traditional and simple Colombian dish that uses fresh corn, which is a perfect dish during the corn harvesting season. This simple and tasty dish consists of corn rolls wrapped with corn husks and then steamed, usually served warm with butter and cheese. Bollos de Mazorca (Boiled Fresh Corn Rolls) are […]

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Stuffed Avocado with Shrimp and Mango Salad

15 comments July 25, 2013
Stuffed Avocado with Shrimp and Mango Salad

This month’s Creative Cooking Crew challenge is “stuff it!” By now my readers know my love for avocados (aguacates), and I always have avocados at my house. So when the Creative Cooking Crew challenge theme was revealed, I decided to stuffed one of my favorite ingredients with a fresh salad to enjoy during the summer […]

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Guarapo Costeño (Colombian Sugar Cane and Lime Drink)

13 comments July 23, 2013
Guarapo Costeño (Colombian Sugar Cane and Lime Drink)

Have you ever had Guarapo Costeño? It’s a traditional Colombian cold drink, very popular on the Coast of Colombia, also known as Agua de Panela con Limón in other parts of the country. Guarapo Costeño is made by boiling water with Panela, and mixing it with fresh lime juice. For those who are not familiar […]

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Batido de Papaya (Colombian Papaya Smoothie)

6 comments July 17, 2013
Batido de Papaya (Colombian Papaya Smoothie)

It’s very easy to find fresh squeezed, or beaten, natural juices in Colombia. Batidos o Sorbetes are drinks made with fresh fruits and milk, sweetened with condensed milk or sugar. Everything is put in a blender with ice and the result is a creamy fruit drink, similar to a smoothie or a milk shake. They […]

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Chuzos o Pinchos de Cerdo (Colombian Grilled Pork Skewers)

9 comments July 15, 2013
Chuzos o Pinchos de Cerdo (Colombian Grilled Pork Skewers)

Colombian street food varies from region to region, offering a huge selection of delicious snacks, like grilled corn, hot dogs, empanadas, cheese arepas, and fresh fruit salads, to name a few. You will find street vendors in almost every neighborhood in Colombian cities and even in some small towns. The food is prepared right there […]

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10 Tasty and Simple Cold Drinks

4 comments July 8, 2013
10 Tasty and Simple Cold Drinks

Here’s a list of some of my favorite cold drinks to keep you cool this summer. Enjoy!

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Pernil Asado Colombiano (Colombian-Style Roasted Pork Leg)

10 comments July 2, 2013
Pernil Asado Colombiano (Colombian-Style Roasted Pork Leg)

Almost every Sunday afternoon while growing up in Colombia, my family would get together at my grandmother’s house. Cousins, uncles, aunts, and my immediate family would all gather and enjoy Mamita’s cooking. There were times those family gatherings would be for something special, like birthdays, holidays, or to celebrate an achievement. That’s when Mamita would […]

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