Summer Food

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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Black and White Bean Salad (Ensalada de Frijoles Negros y Blancos)

2 comments March 24, 2013
Black and White Bean Salad (Ensalada de Frijoles Negros y Blancos)

Beans are an important part of the Colombian diet, providing plenty of protein, while making for delicious and comforting dishes. Colombians use beans to make a variety of dishes including stews, soups, fritters, cakes, salads, rice dishes, and more! This Black and White Bean Salad couldn’t be easier to make and includes many of the […]

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Jugo de Tamarindo (Tamarind Juice)

14 comments November 18, 2012
Jugo de Tamarindo (Tamarind Juice)

Tamarind Juice is a traditional and popular drink in Colombia. It is a sweet, sour, and refreshing juice. Jugo de Tamarindo has always been one of my favorite Colombian drinks, and whenever I visit my family in Medellin, my mom has a pitcher in the fridge waiting for me. I grew up drinking many fresh […]

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Paletas de Sandia o Patilla (Watermelon Popsicles)

8 comments September 10, 2012
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When I think of warm weather in Colombia, I can’t help but think of watermelon and paletas(popsicles). Making paletas at home is not only a lot of fun, but we can make whatever flavor we are craving. I had some watermelon on the counter and I decided to make my kids a frozen treat, and […]

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Picnic Orzo Salad and GE French Door Fridge Review

20 comments August 27, 2012
Orzo Salad

In my fantasy world, I live in a beautiful house, with a huge organic garden in my backyard, where I grow my own fruits, herbs and vegetables. In this fantasy world, I wake up in the morning greeted through the large bedroom windows by beautiful, tall tomato plants and green herbs. Then after I finish […]

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