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Arepa con Carne a la Criolla (Arepa with Beef a la Criolla)

5 comments April 19, 2014
Arepa with Beef a la Criolla and Avocado

Arepas are patties made with masarepa (pre-cooked corn flour) warm water, butter and salt. They are an essential part of the Colombian and Venezuelan diet. The difference between Venezuelan and Colombian arepas is that the Venezuela arepas are smaller, thicker, and stuffed with different ingredients, like a sandwich. Colombian arepas on the other hand, are […]

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10 Must Try Colombian Side Dishes

2 comments April 14, 2014
Colombian side Dishes

The following are some of the most basic side dishes in Colombian cuisine and are served in most Colombian restaurants and homes. I watched my grandmother, my mom and aunts make these popular side dishes throughout my life and now I make them regularly in my home. It was very difficult to narrow down the […]

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Pollo a la Plancha (Colombian-Style Grilled Chicken Breast)

9 comments March 29, 2014
Receta de Pollo a la Plancha (Colombian-Style Grilled Chicken Breast)

I find chicken to be one of the most versatile proteins to cook. It’s delicious, and can be purchased at a decent price at most grocery stores. One of my favorite dishes to make with chicken breast is my mom’s Pollo a la Plancha. This Colombian-Style Grilled Chicken Breast recipe is simple to make and […]

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Pan de Banano y Arequipe) Banana and Dulce de Leche Bread

9 comments March 26, 2014
Pan de Banano y Arequipe) Banana and Dulce de Leche Bread

Many of us have a favorite dessert flavor. For most people, it’s chocolate, for others, it’ s citrus, for some it’s vanilla or mint. But whatever it is, it’ s the flavor that you just can’t resist whenever you see it on a menu or in a store. For me, that flavor is arequipe or […]

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Ripe Plantains Stuffed with Chorizo and Cheese

16 comments February 18, 2014
Ripe Plantains Stuffed with Chorizo and Cheese

I’m not sure I would consider this Ripe Plantains Stuffed with Chorizo and Cheese a full meal, but at the very least, this is one of my absolute favorite snacks. I’ll eat almost anything made with ripe plantain! I love the classic and traditional Colombian side of Plantain Stuffed with Cheese, and I am always […]

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Mazorca Desgranada (Corn Kernels Snack)

11 comments February 13, 2014
Mazorca Desgranada (Corn Kernels Snack)

Mazorca Desgranada is an all time favorite Colombian snack (antojito) made with fresh corn, sprinkled with cheese, drizzled with different sauces and topped with crunchy potatoes with a choice of bacon or chicken. My mouth is watering just writing about it! There is also a baked version of mazorca desgranada called maizitos, prepared with bechamel […]

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Salsa de Ajo (Garlic Sauce)

11 comments February 11, 2014
Salsa de Ajo (Garlic Sauce)

Salsa de Ajo is a popular and simple Colombian sauce made with a mixture of mayonnaise, fresh garlic, lime juice and cilantro. In Colombia this garlic sauce is used as a dip for patacones (fried green plantains), plantains chips, French fries and yuca fries, and as a topping for mazorca dresgranada (a corn and cheese […]

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