Sopa de Pollo y Plátano Verde (Chicken and Green Plantain Soup)

It’s soup weather and I want to share one of my favorites, Sopa de Pollo y Plátano Verde (Chicken and Green Plantain Soup). It tastes delicious, it’s well balanced, comforting and warming. I find the flavors perfect for this time of year ....more

Pumpkin-Coconut Popsicles (Paletas de Calabaza y Coco)

This week I’m saying good-bye to summer and welcoming autumn, my favorite season, with these pumpkin popsicles. It’s a little taste of both season’s favorites, those being popsicles and pumpkins, of course. While I am not a huge fan of pumpkin desserts, Trader Joe’s pumpkin ice cream sandwiches are amazing ....more

Pescado Relleno de Mariscos (Whole Fish Filled with Seafood)

Pescado Relleno de Mariscos will forever remind me of my vacations in Cartagena. The beautiful beaches, the ocean, warm weather, delicious seafood dishes and the wonderful, historic city. Twenty years ago, during one of my trips to Cartagena, I couldn’t help but notice that a lot of the restaurants were serving Pescado Relleno de Mariscos ....more

Sweet Balsamic Salmon with Mashed Sweet Potato and Plantain

This post is sponsored by KRAFT®, however all opinions are my own. As always, thank you for reading and supporting brands with which I work as it helps support My Colombian Recipes. School nights with two busy kids can be crazy! ...more

Broccoli with Roasted Red Pepper and Onion

I partnered with Un Rato Juntas and Robert Rothschild Farms to bring you this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Planning get-togethers with friends and family can be loads of fun, but unfortunately, it’s not always possible to find the time to prepare dishes from scratch for your guests ....more

Cazuela de Pollo y Coco (Chicken and Coconut Soup)

While hot soups and stews usually make most people think of fall and winter, in Colombia, we eat these dishes all year round. Even in the coastal regions of the country, where the weather is usually between 80 and 90 °F, Colombians eat sancocho de pescado and cazuela de mariscos, among other comforting traditional soups, […] ...more

Arroz Atollado de Pescado (Colombian-Style Creamy Fish Rice)

Atollado is a creamy rice dish popular in the Pacific region of Colombia. The texture of atollado is very similar to risotto. There are many variations of atollado, such as Arroz Atollado del Valle (pork rice), Arroz Atollado de Cangrejo (crab rice), Arroz Atollado de Carne Ahumada (smoked meat rice), Arroz Atollado de Pollo y […] ...more

Arepas de Plátano Maduro (Ripe Plantain Arepas)

The Arepa is one the most popular foods in Colombia and Venezuela. The most common arepa in Colombia is made with corn flour (masarepa), however, we also make them with fresh sweet corn (choclo), hominy corn (maíz peto),cassava (yuca) and plantains. Lately, I’ve been seeing healthy arepa recipes posted online, also being referred to as […] ...more

Penne Pasta with Portobello Mushroom Sauce

This simple Pasta with Portobello Mushroom Sauce recipe is very easy to prepare and has plenty of flavor, making it perfect for a vegetarian weeknight dinner. You can substitute any other mushroom variety. Serve with a green salad ....more

Simple Side Salad

Growing up, we were the sit down to breakfast, lunch and dinner as a family and no TV type of house. Take out or restaurant outings were rare treats. My mom cooked well rounded three meals every day ....more