Summer Food

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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Helado de Ron con Pasas (Rum and Raisins Ice Cream)

9 comments June 1, 2013
Helado de Ron con Pasas (Rum and Raisins Ice Cream)

Summer and ice-cream go perfect together! I have to admit that I am an all-year-round ice-cream and popsicles person, but during the summer time I enjoy these frozen treats even more. Helado de Ron con Pasas (Rum and Raisins Ice Cream) is one of the most popular ice cream flavors in Colombia and you can […]

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Quinoa, Shrimp and Chimichurri Salad

16 comments May 20, 2013
Quinoa, Shrimp and Chimichurri Salad

The Creative Cooking Crew this month is going to a “virtual picnic” and I’m bringing a delicious and simple Quinoa, Shrimp and Chimichurri Salad. When I found out that the challenge for this month was a picnic dish, I knew I would make something fresh and simple, but full of flavor. This Quinoa salad was […]

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Avocado and Egg Flat Bread Pizza

5 comments May 7, 2013
Avocado and Egg Flat Bread Pizza

Today I have a simple, affordable, healthy and delicious breakfast recipe that you can make to start your day. A wonderful Avocado and Egg Flat Bread Pizza! You all know how much I love avocados, so I’m excited to introduce you to my new favorite way to eat them. There are some recipes that I […]

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Lulada (Colombian Lulo Drink)

8 comments May 5, 2013
Lulada (Colombian Lulo Drink)

Lulo is an exotic fruit with a citrus flavor that is popular in Colombia. It is also known as naranjilla, in other Latin American countries. Lulada, is a popular, cold, and refreshing drink from El Valle region of the country. It is made with mashed lulos, lime juice, water, sugar and ice. There are other […]

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