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Chancacas (Colombian-Style Coconut Candy)

12 comments September 28, 2012
Chancacas (Colombian-Style Coconut Candy)

Chancacas are a traditional dessert from Buenaventura Colombia, a seaport city on the Pacific Ocean. This candy is made with coconut and panela (sugar cane) and is a delight in every way. Using fresh coconut makes this dessert sensational but you can also use dried shredded coconut. This coconut candy is very sweet and has […]

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Lentil Patties or Meatless Burger

15 comments September 22, 2012
Lentil Patties or Meatless Burger

Although I love meat, I don’t eat it as much as I would like. If you are a regular reader, you know that my husband doesn’t eat meat, so I am always making meatless dishes that meat eaters like me and my kids will love too. I added avocado slices and pink sauce (salsa rosada) […]

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Regañonas (Colombian Corn Fritters)

12 comments September 13, 2012
Regañonas (Colombian Corn Fritters)

Regañonas are a popular and versatile side dish from the Santander department of Colombia. They can be served with fish, meat or poultry, but I’ve also served them for breakfast, lunch, snack, appetizer and for dinner with a hearty stew or soup. The possibilities with these corn fritters are truly endless. These Regañonas or corn […]

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Palitos o Deditos de Queso (Cheese Sticks)

26 comments September 7, 2012
Palitos o Deditos de Queso (Cheese Sticks)

Palitos de Queso are sticks of white cheese (queso blanco), wrapped with dough and fried until golden. A family party in Colombia was not a party without Palitos or Deditos de Queso. We hardly ever made them from scratch, mainly because it was easier to go to the market and buy them already assembled, then […]

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Lapingachos (Colombian-Style Potato Cakes)

11 comments September 4, 2012
Lapingachos (Colombian-Style Potato Cakes)

Lapingachos are a traditional Colombian dish from the Nariño department of Colombia. They are basically potato patties cooked until crispy and golden brown. These delicious potato cakes are typically topped with ají de maní (Colombian peanut sauce) and served as a side dish with fried food (fritos) and a light tomato and lettuce salad on […]

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Lentils and Mango Salad

11 comments August 13, 2012
Lentils and Mango Salad

This Lentil and Mango Salad recipe has become a favorite of mine. I love the tangy and sweet flavors, and I also know that I am doing something good for my family and I, serving this healthy dish. This salad can also be made with beans instead of lentils, if you prefer. It would make […]

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Quinoa con Vegetales Asados (Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables)

8 comments August 9, 2012
Quinoa con Vegetales Asados (Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables)

I’ve come up with some great ideas using quinoa over the past few months. It is a wonderfully healthy and versatile grain and can be used in several ways. What I truly love about quinoa is that you can create so many flavor combinations dependent on the vegetables, spices and herbs you choose. Here are […]

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