Traditional Colombian

Arepas de Yuca (Cassava Arepas)

6 comments September 24, 2014
Arepas de Yuca (Cassava Arepas)

Arepa is a patty made with precooked corn flour which can be baked, grilled or fried. They are popular in Colombian and Venezuelan cuisine, and are a very versatile food that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The most popular arepa in Colombia is made with corn flour (masarepa). However, we also make […]

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Arroz Apastelado Costeño (Sticky Rice from the Coast)

7 comments September 17, 2014
Arroz Apastelado Costeño (Sticky Rice from the Coast)

Rice is a staple in Colombian cuisine and such a versatile ingredient. You can make desserts, side dishes, main dishes and even drinks using rice. I love rice and must have it in my pantry at all times, so if I run out, that means it’s time to go shopping! As much as I could […]

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Picillo de Pescado (Salted Fish with Tomato and Onions)

4 comments September 10, 2014
Picillo de Pescado ( Salted Fish with Tomato and Onions)

Picillo, also known as Pisillo, is a traditional Colombian dish from Los Llanos Orientales. This region covers most of the area of the departments of Arauca, Meta, Vichada and Casanare. Picillo is also a very popular dish in Venezuela, while each country has it’s own variations, and can be made with dried meat or fish. […]

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6 Delicious Recipes to Make with Corn

3 comments September 8, 2014
8 Delicious Recipes to Make with Corn

Corn is the perfect food to eat this time of year. Nothing is better than simple grilled corn with butter and salt, of course, but if you are looking for different ways to enjoy corn this season, then try one of these recipes. Buen provecho!

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Esponjado de Café (Colombian Coffee Mousse)

6 comments September 5, 2014
Esponjado de Café ( Colombian Coffee Mousse)

Last week I was craving a creamy coffee mousse known as Esponjado de Café in Colombia. Esponjado is a traditional and popular Colombian dessert with many variations such as lulo, curuba, orange, lime, passion fruit, coffee and more. Esponjados are usually made with egg whites, whipped cream, condensed milk and your choice of fruit. I […]

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Crema de Alcachofas (Artichokes Creamy Soup)

3 comments September 2, 2014
Crema de Alcachofas (Artichokes Creamy Soup)

Colombian main dishes, especially at lunch time, usually consist of a bowl of soup, meat, poultry or seafood and a side dish like rice, potatoes, yuca, plantains, avocado or a small green salad. I grew up eating soup for lunch every day and I always find comfort in a bowl of soup. I rarely tire […]

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Mistela de Café (Coffee Liqueur)

11 comments August 24, 2014
Mistela de Café (Coffee Liqueur)

Mistela is a traditional Colombian drink made with Aguardiente, (a Colombian alcoholic drink), syrup, herbs, spices, fruit or coffee. It’s very easy to make, you just need a little patience. There many variations of Mistela in Colombia depending on the region. Some of them are, Mistela de Mora (flavored with berries), Mistela de Mejorana (marjoram), […]

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