Summer Food

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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Café Helado Hecho en Casa (Simple Homemade Ice Coffee)

7 comments August 11, 2012
Café Helado Hecho en Casa (Simple Homemade Ice Coffee)

I am a huge coffee fan and this Simple Homemade Ice Coffee is my best friend. If you like coffee, it just might be yours, too! This dessert-like drink is creamy, sweet and delicious! This Café Helado is ideal for sipping outdoors on a hot sunny summer day. Buen provecho!

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Cholados Colombianos (Colombian Cholados)

14 comments August 4, 2012
Choldao Colombiano

Cholado is a cross between a frozen dessert, fruit cocktail, and a drink, and derives from El Valle region of Colombia. It is made with crushed ice, fresh fruit, condensed milk, passion fruit (maracuyá), and Colombian blackberry (mora) syrup, and is topped with shredded coconut and a maraschino cherry. It makes a wonderful summer dessert! […]

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Ensalada de Salmón y Aguacate (Salmon and Avocado Salad)

8 comments August 2, 2012
Ensalada de Salmón y Aguacate (Salmon and Avocado Salad)

Hot summer days make me tired and cranky, so I try to keep things simple in the kitchen. So on those days when you’re too tired to cook something fancy, this salad makes a wonderful and satisfying lunch or dinner for the whole family. You can serve it as a side dish or as your […]

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Macaroni Salad with Avocado Dressing (Ensalada de Coditos con Aderezo de Aguacate)

14 comments July 20, 2012
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This macaroni salad is so good, you can even serve it to pasta salad haters! It’s simple to prepare, satisfying, and it makes a fantastic alternative to the classic American macaroni salad. It is great for picnics and potlucks. My version of this American favorite includes many of the flavors I love in a salad. […]

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Ensalada de Quinoa y Pollo (Quinoa Chicken Salad)

10 comments July 16, 2012
Ensalada de Quinoa y Pollo (Quinoa Chicken Salad)

I love Quinoa no matter how it is prepared, and the fact that it is such a healthy grain, is an added benefit. This Quinoa Chicken Salad is ideal for a picnic or barbecue, as it’s very easy to put together and can be made the night before serving. This is a different type of […]

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Ensalada de Pepinos Marinados (Marinaded Cucumber Salad)

9 comments July 7, 2012
Ensalada de Pepinos Marinados (Marinaded Cucumber Salad)

This Marinaded Cucumbers dish is one of my easy summer go-to’s. It’s a perfect side dish, and can be prepared ahead of time, for convenience. I love the tangy and sweet dressing. I Hope you all enjoy it too. Buen provecho!

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