Plantain Soup (Sopa de Plátano)

16 comments May 19, 2009
Sopa de Platano

I never tire of eating soups. Growing up I hated it them, but now they’re comfort food for me and remind me of my culture. Soups are a Colombian kitchen staple and each region has its own variations. This Sopa de Plátano verde is a simple, but delicious traditional Colombian soup.

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Sancocho de Gallina (Chicken or Hen Sancocho)

73 comments April 22, 2009

Sancocho is a common Colombian dish that you can make with fish, plantain, beef, chicken, pigeon peas or pork. Sancocho de gallina or Sancocho Valluno is originally from the Colombian Region El Valle. Traditionally this soup is made with hens, but you can use chicken too. I have a lot of good memories associated with […]

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Sopa de Arroz con Pollo (Rice and Chicken Soup)

19 comments April 16, 2009
Sopa de Arroz con Pollo-Colombian Chicken and Rice Spoup

Rice and Soup are staples in Colombia and in this Sopa de Arroz con Pollo the rice creates a wonderful consistency. Sopa de Arroz con Pollo was one of my grandmother’s favorite soups. She would eat it with avocado and banana on the side. Colombians eat bananas with soups and believe it or not, it […]

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Sopa de Lentejas (Colombian-Style Lentil soup)

18 comments March 28, 2009
Lentil Soup Recipe

Sopa de Lentejas or Colombian Style Lentil Soup is a standard in a lot of Colombian kitchens, the Colombian chorizo sausage gives the soup extra flavor. This is a very substantial soup that would make a meal-in-a-bowl served with white rice.

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Ajiaco Colombiano (Colombian Chicken and Potato Soup)

65 comments March 19, 2009

Each region of Colombia has it own specialties and characteristic dishes. For example, in the capital of the country Bogotá; Ajiaco is a very popular dish. There are different versions of Ajiaco Bogotano , but it’s usually made with chicken and three kinds of potatoes, corn and an herb called guascas. This herb gives the […]

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Sopa de Verduras (Vegetable Soup)

4 comments March 10, 2009
Sopa de verduras

Soups are very popular in Colombia. When I was a child, my mother made soup every day for lunch, whether we wanted it or not. Nowadays, soup is comfort food and I wish I could have my mother’s soup every day. When I go to Colombia I ask my mom to cook my favorite soups […]

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