Traditional Colombian

Arepa Santandereana (Arepa from Santander)

7 comments April 25, 2014
Arepa Santandereana (Arepa from Santander)

Since posting my recipe for Arepa Boyacense, I’ve had several requests for a recipe for Homemade Arepa Santandereana. It took a few months, but I finally headed to the kitchen to give it a shot. The good news is, they are very easy to make. This Arepa Santandereana is from El Santander department of Colombia, […]

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Pegao de Arroz o Pega (Crispy White Rice)

4 comments April 22, 2014
Pegao de Arroz o Pega (Crispy White Rice)

Pegao de Arroz is the crusty rice left over at the bottom of the pot after cooking Colombian-style white rice. This rice dish is crispy and absolutely delicious…really! Unless you are a Latina, or spend a lot of time with a Latin family, chances are you’re not familiar with this home cooked side dish called […]

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Peto Costeño (Dried Corn Drink)

3 comments April 16, 2014
Peto Costeño (Dried Corn Drink)

El Peto Costeño is a traditional drink made with dried white corn from the Atlantic coast of Colombia. The recipe is very similar to Mazamorra Antioqueña. This drink is traditionally made by cooking dried corn with water, milk, cinnamon and panela or sugar, to make it taste sweeter. However, while visiting Cartagena a long time […]

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10 Must Try Colombian Side Dishes

2 comments April 14, 2014
Colombian side Dishes

The following are some of the most basic side dishes in Colombian cuisine and are served in most Colombian restaurants and homes. I watched my grandmother, my mom and aunts make these popular side dishes throughout my life and now I make them regularly in my home. It was very difficult to narrow down the […]

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Guiso de Cola (Colombian-Style Oxtail Stew)

4 comments April 11, 2014
Guiso de Cola (Oxtail Stew)

This Guiso de Cola is not a quick weeknight meal, by any means, but it is most certainly a “make your house smell amazing” weekend kind of meal. It also makes for terrific leftovers! This Oxtail Stew is one of the most comforting dishes I know. A classic Colombian dish made with oxtails simmered in […]

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Fresco de Aguacate (Avocado Juice)

5 comments April 9, 2014
Fresco de Aguacate (Avocado Juice)

Do you want another way to enjoy the wonderful avocado? How about a cool, creamy glass of Fresco de Aguacate! This Avocado drink is popular in Buenaventura, a coastal seaport city located on the Pacific side of Colombia. This Fresco de Aguacate is deliciously thick and creamy, and trust me, it doesn’t taste like guacamole […]

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Arepas Carisecas (Sweet Arepas)

7 comments April 5, 2014
Carisecas Recipe

Arepas are a very important part of the Colombian cuisine and one of my favorite Colombian foods. There are many variations of arepas prepared throughout the country. We have arepas de choclo, arepa de huevo, arepa blanca, arepa rellena de queso, arepa boyacence, arepiita frita, and arepa santandereana, and more! Arepas Carisecas are from El […]

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