Vegetable

Ensalada de Zanahoria y Remolacha (Carrot and Beet Salad)

3 comments July 6, 2014
Ensalada de Zanahoria y Remolacha (Carrot and Beet Salad)

One of my mom’s favorite side dishes is this Ensalada de Zanahoria y Remolacha. This is a very simple salad and very popular in Colombian homes and restaurants. My mom served it at least twice a week for lunch but I didn’t like it when I was a kid. A month ago I got an […]

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10 Ripe(Yellow) Plantain Recipes I Love

11 comments April 23, 2013
10 Ripe(Yellow) Plantain Recipes I Love

I am a big fan of plantains in any form and I have a serious weakness for ripe plantains (plátanos maduros). Plantains are popular in Colombia and Latin American cuisine, and we have many recipes to make with this delicious ingredient. Today, I want to share 10 of my favorite Ripe Plantain Recipes from My […]

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Estofado de Pollo con Tocineta (Chicken Stew with Bacon)

9 comments January 7, 2013
Estofado de Pollo con Tocineta (Chicken Stew with Bacon)

My grandmother was such an inspiration to me. She was strong, loving, generous, a wonderful homemaker. We were truly blessed when we were able to eat a meal at her house, as they were always authentic, fresh and delicious Colombian food. A chicken dish in Mamita’s kitchen would not be based solely on the boneless […]

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Arroz con Espinacas (Spinach Rice)

14 comments November 2, 2012
Arroz con Espinacas (Spinach Rice)

Rice is a staple in Colombian cuisine, and we have endless variations of rice dishes. My Mom made this Spinach Rice at least once every other week to accompany her roasted chicken, pork chops, and even steak. This rice dish was a staple in our house for sure. I hated Arroz con Espinacas as a […]

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Pollo Guisado a la Jardinera (Braised Chicken with Vegetables)

15 comments September 25, 2012
Pollo Guisado a la Jardinera (Braised Chicken with Vegetables)

Pollo Guisado was one of the most popular dishes in my house when I was growing up. This dish is very easy to prepare, full of flavor, and it is absolutely delicious! I love serving this with white rice on the side to soak up the rich and wonderful sauce. Use bone-in, skin-on chicken for […]

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Lapingachos (Colombian-Style Potato Cakes)

11 comments September 4, 2012
Lapingachos (Colombian-Style Potato Cakes)

Lapingachos are a traditional Colombian dish from the Nariño department of Colombia. They are basically potato patties cooked until crispy and golden brown. These delicious potato cakes are typically topped with ají de maní (Colombian peanut sauce) and served as a side dish with fried food (fritos) and a light tomato and lettuce salad on […]

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Espinacas Guisadas (Colombian Braised Spinach)

8 comments August 31, 2012
Espinacas Guisadas (Colombian Braised Spinach)

Espinacas Guisadas is one of my favorite spinach recipes. It could not be simpler, it’s packed with flavor, and is wonderful served with roasted chicken or steak. Spinach might not be a loved vegetable, but trust me, when it is prepared like this, you will definitely fall in love with it! Although spinach is not […]

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