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Black and White Bean Salad (Ensalada de Frijoles Negros y Blancos)

2 comments March 24, 2013
Black and White Bean Salad (Ensalada de Frijoles Negros y Blancos)

Beans are an important part of the Colombian diet, providing plenty of protein, while making for delicious and comforting dishes. Colombians use beans to make a variety of dishes including stews, soups, fritters, cakes, salads, rice dishes, and more! This Black and White Bean Salad couldn’t be easier to make and includes many of the […]

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Papas al Perejil (Steamed Potatoes with Parsley)

10 comments March 19, 2013
Papas al Perejil (Steamed Potatoes with Parsley)

Papas al Perejil is a very simple and a popular side dish in Colombian homes and restaurants. My mom makes this dish at least once every other week to go with her roasted chicken (pollo asado), stuffed meatloaf (albóndigon), or even her roasted pork (cañon de cerdo). They were a staple at our house growing […]

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Arepa Boyacense (Arepa from Boyacá)

22 comments March 10, 2013
Arepa boyacense

Arepas are a very important part of Colombian cuisine, as tortillas are for Mexican cuisine. In some parts of Colombia, like in my hometown of Antioquia, we serve arepas with almost every meal. I could eat them morning, noon and night with an array of toppings. There are many different variations, shapes, and sizes of […]

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Pastel de Mango (Mango Pie)

19 comments March 8, 2013
Pastel de Mango (Mango Pie)

Pastel de Mango is a traditional dessert from the Atlantic coast of Colombia. Mango is a very popular fruit in Colombia and we eat them fresh, often right from the trees! We use them to make traditional Colombian food like mango juice, mango sauce, salads and desserts, such as mango flan, mango popsicles (paletas), cakes, […]

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Cayeye and Cabeza de Gato (Colombian Mashed Green Plantain)

8 comments February 18, 2013
Cayeye o Cabeza de Gato

Cayeye, also called Mote de Guineo, is a traditional Colombian dish from the Caribbean Coast of the country. Cayeye is made by cooking small green bananas (guineos) in water, then mashing and mixing them with refrito, made with onions, garlic, red bell pepper, tomato and achiote. Cabeza de Gato is the same dish as Cayeye, […]

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Brazo de Reina (Strawberries and Cream Cake Roll)

8 comments February 14, 2013
Brazo de Reina (Strawberries and Cream Cake Roll)

Brazo de Reina literally translates to “Queen’s Arm” in English and is a traditional Colombian Cake Roll. Brazo de Reina it is basically a sponge cake filled with sweet whipped cream and fresh strawberries. There are different variations of roll cakes in Colombia, such as Pionono and Rollo Rojo de Guayaba. Pionono is usually filled […]

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Rollo Rojo de Guayaba (Colombian Red Roll Cake with Guava)

6 comments February 1, 2013
Rollo Rojo de Guayaba (Colombian Red Roll Cake with Guava)

Rollo Rojo de Guayaba or Liberales is a classic traditional Colombian roll cake. It is basically a sponge cake filled with guava jam. This is a popular dessert all over the country and can be found in most Colombian bakeries. I enjoy making my own traditional Colombian baked goods at home. Considering that there are […]

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