Traditional Colombian

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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Asado Huilense (Huilense-Style Roast)

11 comments August 19, 2014
Asado Huilense (Huilense-Style Roast)

Asado Huilense is a traditional pork dish from El Huila department located in the southwest of Colombia. This dish is very popular during Las Fiestas de San Pedro (St Peter’s Festival), a religious celebration introduced by the Spanish conquerors. It is usually held in Neiva, the capital of Huila, in late June each year with […]

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Arroz Atollado con Carne Ahumada (Rice with Smoked Beef)

9 comments August 16, 2014
Arroz Atollado con Carne Ahumada (Rice with Smoked Beef)

I can’t believe we’re already halfway through August. This summer has seriously flown by! We had a wonderful summer vacation and now we’re getting ready for school. I hope you enjoyed the warm weather and had a great summer as well! Today, I want to introduce to you another Colombian recipe from the department of […]

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Limonada de Sandía (Watermelon Limeade)

6 comments July 28, 2014
Limonada de Sandía (Watermelon Limeade)

One of the most refreshing ways to enjoy fresh fruit for me is by drinking a limonada de fruta, a fruit drink made with different types of fresh fruit, water, lime juice and sugar. Every stand at the beach on the Atlantic coast of Colombia serves large jars of fresh limeades. But you don’t have […]

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Ceviche de Camarones y Mango (Shrimp and Mango Ceviche)

12 comments July 24, 2014
Ceviche de Camarones y Mango (Shrimp and Mango Ceviche)

Ceviche, also known as cebiche or seviche, is a popular Latin American dish. Ceviche is usually made with raw fish that is marinated in citrus juice, such as orange, lemon or lime. We have many different variations of ceviche in Colombia. Ceviche de Pulpo (Octopus Ceviche), Ceviche de Camarones (Shrimp Ceviche), Ceviche de Pescado (Fish […]

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Top 12 Colombian Foods and Dishes You Must Try

2 comments July 20, 2014
Top 12 Colombian Foods and Dishes You Must Try

El 20 de Julio (July 20th) is Colombian Independence Day and to celebrate this year, I decided to write this post. Since writing a series of must try Colombian dishes by category, I’ve received many e-mails from my readers asking for a basic “Top 10 Colombian Dishes” list. So grab a Refajo and play some […]

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