Traditional Colombian

Bean and Rice Soup (Sopa de Arroz y Frijoles)

4 comments November 21, 2014
Bean and Rice Soup (Sopa de Arroz y Frijoles)|

I am a die-hard soup fan and it’s one of my absolute favorite meals during the fall and winter seasons. This Rice and Beans soup was a staple at my grandmother’s house when I was a kid. Mamita made the most amazing food! I love how this soup is both incredibly easy to make yet […]

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Easy No-Bake Coconut Cheesecake

7 comments November 18, 2014
Easy No-Bake Coconut Cheesecake |

Cheesecake is one of those diverse desserts that is classic, yet fancy, while its recipes are easy enough for a beginner to make. I already have a great recipe for dulce de leche cheesecake and wanted to create something a little different. When I thought about the flavors I really love, coconut immediately came to […]

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Sancocho Antioqueño o Paisa (Paisa Region Soup)

4 comments November 14, 2014
Sancocho Antioqueño o Paisa (Paisa Region Soup) |

Sancocho always coincided with a celebration with friends, cousins, aunts and uncles getting together at Mamita’s house. From the very first moment the pot was placed on the stove, the aroma of the herbs and spices would fill the house. Sancocho is one of the staples of traditional Colombian cuisine and is a famous weekend […]

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Bistec a la Criolla (Colombian -Style Creole Steak)

34 comments November 6, 2014
Bistec a la Criolla ( Colombian -Style Creole Steak) |

This is one of those recipes that many Colombians and I grew up eating at least once a week. Bistec a la Criolla is one of my favorites because I love creole sauces over white rice. This Bistec a la Criolla Colombiano  is a simple and quick recipe to make and full of flavor. Serve […]

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Arroz con Leche Colombiano (Rice Pudding)

80 comments November 4, 2014
How to make Arroz con Leche

Arroz con Leche is one of my favorite Colombian desserts. This Colombian-Style Rice Pudding version is sweet,  creamy and delicious. There are different variations of arroz con leche in Latin America, this is my family recipe and it is very easy to make. The rice pudding will thicken more as it cools, so be careful […]

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Atol Colombiano (Colombian Corn Drink)

4 comments October 31, 2014
Atol Colombiano (Colombian Corn Drink) |

Atol is a traditional hot drink from the Llanos region of Colombia. This region is one of the world’s richest tropical grasslands and stretches between Colombia and Venezuela in northern South America. There are many variations of this drink in Latin America, which is also known as atole, in some countries. It can be made […]

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Dulce de Tomate de Arbol (Tree Tomato in Syrup)

4 comments October 27, 2014
Dulce de Tomate de Arbol (Tree Tomato in Syrup) |

Dulce de Tomate de Arbol is a traditional dessert served in Colombian homes. Tomate de árbol, also known as tamarillo, is a South American fruit that is shaped like an egg and is either dark yellow-orange or red. The red ones are more tart than the yellow-orange tree tomatoes. We use them to make drinks, […]

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