Traditional Colombian

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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Pollo a la Plancha (Colombian-Style Grilled Chicken Breast)

10 comments March 29, 2014
Receta de Pollo a la Plancha (Colombian-Style Grilled Chicken Breast)

I find chicken to be one of the most versatile proteins to cook. It’s delicious, and can be purchased at a decent price at most grocery stores. One of my favorite dishes to make with chicken breast is my mom’s Pollo a la Plancha. This Colombian-Style Grilled Chicken Breast recipe is simple to make and […]

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Candil (Creamy Warm Drink)

4 comments March 23, 2014
Receta de Candil

I love the creamy texture and sweet taste of Candil, it’ s just the perfect warm drink. We are welcoming spring, but here in the Northeast, it’s still very cold, and soups and warm drinks like this one help me fight the winter blues. Candil is a traditional drink from El Huila department located in […]

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Pescado a la Criolla (Fish with Creole Sauce)

9 comments March 20, 2014
Pescado a la Criolla (Fish with Creole Sauce)

This Fish with Creole Sauce is a popular Colombian dish from the Atlantic coast of Colombia. Traditionally, this Pescado a la Criolla recipe is made with a deep fried whole fish such a red snapper, but I prefer making mine with fish fillets and cook in a pan with only a little oil. This time […]

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Sopa de Habas y Cebada (Barley and Fava Bean Soup)

6 comments March 17, 2014
Barley and Fava Bean Soup

Growing up in a large Colombian family was absolutely amazing. Mamita made the most fantastic food and I still treasure our Sunday lunch and dinner tradition and all the wonderful food my grandmother cooked for us. Traditional Colombian soups were always on the menu. I remember walking into her kitchen and seeing a huge pot […]

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