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Apple and Shrimp Salad with Spicy Nut Dressing

16 comments March 25, 2013
shrimp, apple and bacon salad

This month The Creative Cooking Crew’s challenge was a virtual mystery basket similar to the TV show “Chopped“. The ingredients inside the basket were, green apple, bacon, vinegar, and nut butter. I decided to make an Apple and Shrimp Salad with Spicy Nut Dressing and I absolutely loved the combination of textures and flavors in […]

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Empanadas de Bocadillo con Queso (Guava Paste and Cheese Empanadas)

11 comments March 17, 2013
Empanadas de Bocadillo con Queso (Guava Paste and Cheese Empanadas)

In Colombia and other Latin countries, we love to pair sweets with cheese. We eat a lot of desserts combining cheese with dulce de leche, fruit jams, fresh fruit with syrup, and guava paste. It may sound like weird combinations to other cultures, but eating sweets with cheese is it absolutely delicious. I am a […]

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Slow Cooker Cuban-Style Beef Stew

6 comments March 15, 2013
Slow Cooker Cuban-Style Beef Stew

One of my favorite classic Cuban dishes is Picadillo Cubano, which has proven its deliciousness time and time again. Ground beef cooked in tomato sauce with onions, garlic, raisins, stuffed Spanish olives and wine, provides a rich and comforting dish. Last week I was craving this dish, but didn’t have ground beef at home, so […]

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Yuca Chorriada con Chorizo (Cassava with Chorizo and Cheese Sauce)

4 comments March 12, 2013
Colombian Yuca chorriada

This Yuca Chorriada con Chorizo is a variation of the popular and traditional Colombian side dish Papas Chorreadas. If you are not familiar with this dish, it is simply partially peeled and cooked small red potatoes, served with a creamy tomato, scallions and cheese sauce. Here is my recipe for Papas Chorreadas that I posted […]

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Camarones con Salsa de Tamarindo (Shrimp with Tamarind Sauce)

7 comments February 26, 2013
Camarones con Salsa de Tamarindo (Shrimp with Tamarind Sauce)

Tamarindo is a tree indigenous to Africa, but is also found in Asia and South America. The fruit of the tree is contained in hard brown pods, which produce a pulp that is sweet and sour in taste. Tamarind pulp is an important ingredient in Colombian and other Latin countries’ cuisines. You can find tamarind […]

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Chorizo, Cheese and Potato Croquettes with Avocado Aioli

20 comments February 23, 2013
Chorizo, Cheese and Potato Croquettes with Avocado Aioli

This month’s The Creative Cooking Crew challenge was “Meat and Potatoes“. So I decided to make Chorizo, Cheese and Potato Croquettes with Avocado Aioli. I know, I know, this is not a very creative dish, but I used “Meat and Potatoes” and added my own touch to the croquettes, and these little balls with the […]

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Sopa de Lentejas con Carne y Quinua (Lentils, Beef and Quinoa Soup)

13 comments February 7, 2013
Sopa de Lentejas y Quinua

The recipe I am sharing with you today is a gorgeous and hearty Lentils, Beef and Quinoa Soup. This soup is comforting and warming, and is perfect for this time of year. I love cooking with lentils and make several variations of soups with them, as they are versatile and cook fast. Soups are a […]

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