Winter

My Delicious Hot Chocolate

20 comments March 24, 2012
My hot chocolate

I have a special treat for you today. I know winter is gone, but for Colombians, a cup of hot chocolate in the morning is always welcome, even when it’s warm outside. My Delicious Hot Chocolate is rich, creamy, luscious and addictive. Every sip is a heavenly experience. In fact, I’m drinking my second cup […]

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Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Tamarind Sauce (Carne con Salsa de Tamarindo)

17 comments January 12, 2012
Carne with Tamarindo

Tamarind or Tamarindo is a popular fruit in Colombia as well as other parts of South America. In Colombia we use it to make traditional Colombian drinks, desserts, and sauces for meat, poultry and seafood. It has a sweet and sour taste and is delicious! The flavor and consistency of the tamarind sauce is amazing. […]

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Estofado de Albóndigas (Slow-Cooker Meatball Stew)

14 comments November 18, 2011
Slow - Cooker Meatball Stew

This Meatball Stew is perfect for this time of year, as it starts to cool down and you need something to warm you up. The flavor of the meatballs slowly cooked in a sauce of tomato, garlic, cumin, achiote, peppers, onions, cilantro, scallions, and vegetables is a delicious meal for the whole family. I love […]

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Slow Cooker Short Ribs with Colombian Spices

15 comments August 26, 2011
Slow Cooker Short Ribs

Short ribs seem to go better with colder weather and although it’s still summer, when I saw these ribs at the market, I knew there was no waiting for cooler days. The aromas of cumin, achiote and herbs are fantastic and simply irresistible. The flavors go so perfectly with each other and every delightful forkful […]

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Beef Chili (Chili con Carne)

26 comments December 21, 2009
Chili con carne3

Who can resist a bowl of hot beef chili on a cold day? Chili con Carne anyone? This dish makes the perfect lunch or dinner on a cold winter day. Oh, I cannot wait to have another bowl! The best thing about chili is that it is as good the next day as the day […]

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Canary Bean Soup (Sopa de Frijoles Canarios)

18 comments September 28, 2009
Frijoles Canarios

I had a great time with my sister the past couple of weeks. She left yesterday and now I am getting back to my normal routine. She is a great sister and friend to me. I will miss her and look forward to seeing her again soon. My mother always made a bean soup in […]

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