Summer Food

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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Paletas de Limón (Creamy Lime Popsicles)

6 comments June 19, 2013
Paletas de Limón (Creamy Lime Popsicles)

What’s more fun and satisfying on a hot summer day than a frozen treat on a stick? On that tip, how about some homemade paletas? These little frozen treats are just right for beating the summer heat. If you haven’t heard of paletas, they’re a popular Latin American popsicle made in various flavors. The more […]

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Burger with Chorizo, Avocado and Plantain Chips

6 comments June 11, 2013
Receta hamburguesa Colombiana

Let me introduce you to my new favorite Hamburger… The Paisa Burger! This week I got up craving a good hamburger, but not just any burger, I wanted a burger with different textures and lots flavor. So, I created this Burger with Chorizo, Avocado and Plantain Chips. The Paisa Burger was inspired by the region […]

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Quinoa, Salmon and Avocado Salad

6 comments June 4, 2013
Quinoa, Salmon and Avocado Salad

It seems everyone is talking about, and cooking, Quinoa these days, also known as “quinua” in Spanish. The name is derived from the Quechua Spanish word “Kinwa” or “Qin-wah” and originates from the Andean region of Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Colombia. I love quinoa because is a versatile ingredient that serves as an excellent base […]

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