Summer Food

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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Paletas de Fresa-Frambuesa (Strawberry-Raspberry Popsicles)

6 comments August 17, 2012
Berry Paletas

Strawberries and raspberries are two of my favorite fruits. I can eat them by the bucket, drizzled with condensed milk (Lechera). In this recipe I combined my two favorite berries with a mixture of condensed milk and evaporated milk, and the result was a sweet, creamy, rich and colorful frozen desert. Paletas were one of […]

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Potato Salad with Avocado Dressing

12 comments August 15, 2012
Avocados

This Potato Salad with Avocado Dressing began as a simple lunch idea, and turned into something wonderful. The secret to this salad is the avocado dressing that is used instead of the typical mayonnaise. This gives the potato salad not only it’s creamy, silken texture, but it also adds a twist to the flavor, as […]

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Lentils and Mango Salad

11 comments August 13, 2012
Lentils and Mango Salad

This Lentil and Mango Salad recipe has become a favorite of mine. I love the tangy and sweet flavors, and I also know that I am doing something good for my family and I, serving this healthy dish. This salad can also be made with beans instead of lentils, if you prefer. It would make […]

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