Summer Food

Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado)

5 comments June 19, 2014
Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado)

Stuffed avocados are a popular appetizer in Colombia and other parts of Latin America. We stuffed them with shrimp, fish, chicken, crab or tuna salad in Colombia. This Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado) recipe is very easy to make and a fantastic lunch, appetizer or summer dinner. The avocados are cut in halves […]

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Chuyaco (Colombian Orange Salad)

7 comments May 21, 2014
Chuyaco (Colombian Orange Salad)

If you’re looking for salad recipe for Memorial Day weekend, try Chuyaco, a traditional orange salad from the department of El Valle del Cauca in Colombia. This orange salad is a perfect appetizer to start your meal, or a side dish for grilled meats and seafood. Eat it as is or with a light meal, […]

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Baked Salmon with Mango and Avocado

6 comments May 12, 2014
Baked Salmon with Mango and Avocado

Today I want to share something fresh and delicious, just the kind of recipe we could all use in our repertoire, an easy, wonderful salmon dish to feed your family, which can easily be doubled or tripled to serve a crowd. I love dishes like this Salmon with Mango and Avocado that require minimal preparation […]

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Champús (Lulo, Pinneaple and Corn Drink)

12 comments May 3, 2014
Champús (Lulo, Pinneaple and Corn Drink)

This is a traditional cold drink from the department of El Valle del Cauca, located in the pacific region of Colombia. Champús is a very refreshing drink served with a lot of ice, made with dried corn, pineapple, panela, mashed lulo, cinnamon, cloves and orange tree leaves. I didn’t find the orange tree leaves, so […]

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Paletas de Arequipe y Coco (Dulce de Leche and Coconut Popsicles)

9 comments August 19, 2013
Paletas de Arequipe y Coco (Dulce de Leche and Coconut Popsicles)

Let me begin by telling you that these Paletas de Arequipe y Coco (Dulce de Leche and Coconut Popsicles) are, by far, the best popsicles (paletas) that I’ve ever made! It’s also among my easiest recipes, consisting of just two ingredients, and requiring very little effort. I have a passion for Dulce de Leche or […]

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Paletas de Maracuyá (Creamy Passion Fruit Popsicles)

6 comments August 4, 2013
Paletas de Maracuyá (Creamy Passion Fruit Popsicles)

If you love passion fruit I’ve got a special treat for you today, Creamy Passion Fruit Popsicles. Popsicles (Paletas) are one of the most popular treats in Latin America and one of my favorites during the summer season. Certain foods bring back wonderful memories of childhood and these simple, sweet treats trigger those memories for […]

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Stuffed Avocado with Shrimp and Mango Salad

15 comments July 25, 2013
Stuffed Avocado with Shrimp and Mango Salad

This month’s Creative Cooking Crew challenge is “stuff it!” By now my readers know my love for avocados (aguacates), and I always have avocados at my house. So when the Creative Cooking Crew challenge theme was revealed, I decided to stuffed one of my favorite ingredients with a fresh salad to enjoy during the summer […]

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