Summer Food

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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Hot Dog with Chimichurri Sauce

6 comments July 19, 2013
Hot Dog with Chimichurri Sauce

This Hot Dog with Chimichurri Sauce was inspired by the popular dish Choripán from Argentina. Choripán is basically a sandwich made with grilled Argentinian sausage, split in the middle and top with fresh chimichurri sauce. I love Choripán and it’s been a while since I’ve had one. The last time I ate a good Choripán […]

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Chuzos o Pinchos de Cerdo (Colombian Grilled Pork Skewers)

9 comments July 15, 2013
Chuzos o Pinchos de Cerdo (Colombian Grilled Pork Skewers)

Colombian street food varies from region to region, offering a huge selection of delicious snacks, like grilled corn, hot dogs, empanadas, cheese arepas, and fresh fruit salads, to name a few. You will find street vendors in almost every neighborhood in Colombian cities and even in some small towns. The food is prepared right there […]

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10 Tasty and Simple Cold Drinks

4 comments July 8, 2013
10 Tasty and Simple Cold Drinks

Here’s a list of some of my favorite cold drinks to keep you cool this summer. Enjoy!

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