Traditional Colombian

Plátano Verde or Green Plantain Fries

6 comments January 23, 2014
plantain fries

The heavenly plantain! We fry it, we boil it, we grill it and we bake it. No matter how we prepare it, plantains are a must in Colombian kitchens. These green plantains fries are absolutely delicious. You could serve them as a side dish, or you could give them to your kids to snack on […]

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How to make Mazamorra Antioqueña

9 comments January 16, 2014
How to make Mazamorra Antiqueña

Mazamorra Antiqueña is a dish very popular in the Antioquia department of Colombia, and is the region in which I grew up. I posted a simple and quick recipe to make mazamorra made with canned hominy some time ago, but I’ve been wanting to post my mom’s recipe for a while now, which is made […]

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Frijoles Rojos Colombianos (Colombian-Style Red Beans)

17 comments January 14, 2014
Frijoles Rojos Colombianos (Colombian-Style Red Beans)

Beans are one of those foods that every Colombian eats, and personally, I love beans so much that I can eat them with rice every day. They are definitely my comfort food. This Frijoles Rojos Colombianos recipe is very simple to make, and even though it takes a couple hours to cook and the beans […]

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Sancocho de Pescado con Coco (Fish and Coconut Soup)

6 comments January 12, 2014
Sancocho de Pescado con Coco (Fish and Coconut Soup)

Sancocho de Pescado con Coco is a traditional Colombian soup from the coastal region of the country. This Fish and Coconut Soup is thick, almost a stew, and the combination of flavors is wonderful. I love this dish and make it often. The fish balances out the sweetness of the coconut milk perfectly. Traditionally this […]

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12 Colombian Appetizers and Snacks You Must Try

10 comments January 5, 2014
12 Colombian Appetizers and Snacks You Must Try

When craving Colombian snacks, it can be tempting to rely on your closest Colombian restaurant, but don’t be intimidated by Colombian recipes, it’s very easy to replicate your favorite snacks at home! Here are 12 Colombian appetizers and snacks that I think you’ll enjoy creating yourself: 1. Empanadas: Colombian Empanadas are a popular snack in […]

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Queso Frito (Fried Cheese) and Happy Holidays

8 comments December 23, 2013
Queso frito

Queso Frito (Fried Cheese) is a VERY simple, but delicious popular dish in Colombia. We usually eat it with arepa and hot chocolate for breakfast or alone for afternoon snacks with coffee. Queso Frito is very easy to make and contains only a few ingredients. To make this recipe you’ll need to pick up some […]

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10 Must Try Traditional Colombian Soups

7 comments December 17, 2013
Sancocho trifasico

Colombian cuisine includes an incredible variety of soups. One of the most prominent dishes on my family dinner table when I was a girl was soup. Soups were always served with avocado, white rice and ají picante (hot sauce) on the side. Here is a list of 10 popular Colombian soups you must try: 1. […]

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