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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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Galletas de Milo (Milo Cookies)

14 comments February 5, 2013
Galletas de Milo (Milo Cookies)

Some things never change… I love Milo, I have always loved Milo, and I will die loving Milo These cookies were inspired by  my favorite chocolate drink, Milo! So, what is Milo anyway? It is a chocolate and malt powder made by Nestlé, that is mixed with hot or cold milk to make a wonderfully […]

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Arepa Bites with Shredded Beef and Avocado

11 comments January 28, 2013
Arepa Bites with Shredded Beef and Avocado

The versatility of arepas is just one of the many reasons why I love them so much. I eat arepas every day for breakfast, but I am a happy girl eating them for lunch, snacks and dinner too. I am always looking for new ways to make them and I already have many recipes for […]

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Bacon-Wrapped Chicken with Tamarind Sauce

7 comments January 24, 2013
Bacon-Wrapped Chicken with Tamarind Sauce

This Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Tamarind Sauce recipe has been sitting on my computer waiting to be shared for a couple of months! I made it for dinner on a weekend back in November, and then it got buried in my drafts folder. I’m not sure how I let that happen but it’s time to […]

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