Summer Food

Simple Labor Day Menu

0 comments August 28, 2014
Receta de Coco Loco Colombiano

I hope you enjoy this holiday weekend, relaxing with friends and family, while eating some great food! Here are some tasty recipes for your Labor Day menu. Buen provecho!

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5 Tasty Salads

5 comments August 5, 2014
5 Tasty Salads

Picnics, grilling and summer gatherings in your backyard, they all require at least one salad to accompany those hot dogs, burgers and BBQ. They are so easy to make, quick to throw together, and always leave us feeling good. You could even take the leftover salads to work and enjoy them for lunch. It was […]

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Grilled Salmon with Fresh Tomato and Avocado Salsa

4 comments August 1, 2014
Grilled Salmon with Fresh Tomato and Avocado Salsa

What I like about this Grilled Salmon with Fresh Tomato and Avocado Salsa recipe is that it’ s very simple, yet full of flavor. The tomato and avocado salsa add wonderful flavor to the dish and are subtle enough not to overpower the salmon. Although I love the flavor of the grilled foods, if you […]

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Limonada de Sandía (Watermelon Limeade)

6 comments July 28, 2014
Limonada de Sandía (Watermelon Limeade)

One of the most refreshing ways to enjoy fresh fruit for me is by drinking a limonada de fruta, a fruit drink made with different types of fresh fruit, water, lime juice and sugar. Every stand at the beach on the Atlantic coast of Colombia serves large jars of fresh limeades. But you don’t have […]

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Ensalada de Zanahoria y Remolacha (Carrot and Beet Salad)

3 comments July 6, 2014
Ensalada de Zanahoria y Remolacha (Carrot and Beet Salad)

One of my mom’s favorite side dishes is this Ensalada de Zanahoria y Remolacha. This is a very simple salad and very popular in Colombian homes and restaurants. My mom served it at least twice a week for lunch but I didn’t like it when I was a kid. A month ago I got an […]

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Pastel de Choclo y Pollo (Corn and Chicken Cake)

10 comments July 3, 2014
Pastel de Choclo y Pollo (Corn and Chicken Cake)

After buying a lot of fresh corn at the market last week, I was searching for ways to use it beyond choclo asado (grilled corn) or boiled corn. Then remembered a delicious and simple savory corn cake that my grandmother used to make in Colombia called Pastel de Choclo y Pollo. Pastel de Choclo is […]

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Lentil, Arugula, Mango and Quinoa Salad

6 comments June 29, 2014
Lentil, Arugula, Mango and Quinoa Salad

Summer is the time for potlucks, backyard parties, barbecues and picnics on the beach. A satisfying salad like this Lentil, Arugula and Quinoa Salad is a meal in itslef. Mangoes, red onion, lemony green arugula, lentils, quinoa, and a tangy dressing, this salad is full of healthy and delicious ingredients. If you’re going to a […]

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