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

Posta Negra (Colombian-Style Black Beef)

Posta Negra is another traditional and delicious Colombian dish from the Atlantic Coast of the country. It contains beef, cooked in a dark sauce made with Cola, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, cumin and panela or brown sugar. There are many different versions of this dish, but this one is very popular on the Atlantic Coast ....more

Torta Maria Luisa (Maria Luisa Cake)

As I’ve mentioned before, I get a lot of e-mails from my readers asking me for traditional Colombian recipes, Torta Maria Luisa or Maria Luisa Cake being one of them. Well, after some phone calls to my family and friends in Colombia, I finally have this recipe for all of you that have requested it. […] ...more

Milhojas con Arequipe (Colombian Dulce de Leche Pastry)

One of my favorite Colombian desserts is Milhojas, a pastry delight. It is a popular dessert in Latin America and there are many different variations. It is made with simple ingredients, but it is absolutely delicious ....more

Migas de Arepa: A Hearty Breakfast

This dish of eggs scrambled with pieces of arepa and tomato-onion sauce is a popular breakfast served in Colombia. There is no better way to start the day! You can serve this dish with Colombian chorizo, avocado and beans on the side ....more

Grilled Chicken Salad with Mango Chipotle Dressing

This post is sponsored by KRAFT® while 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. To celebrate the official start of summer, I thought sharing a flavorful and refreshing salad was in order ....more

Dulce de Leche and Coconut Roll (Pionono de Arequipe Y Coco)

Pionono also known as Brazo de Reina is a popular dessert in Colombia and other Latin America countries. There are many variations of the pionono, but it is generally filled with fruit preserves, puddings or whipped cream combined with fresh fruit, but you can also experiment with your favorite filling. A couple of days ago […] ...more

Shrimp, Black Beans and Avocado Salad

This summer has been very, very busy! With the kids home for the summer, sharing recipes on the blog and a lot of freelance work as well, I haven’t had the time to post new recipes as frequently as usual. But I promise, I’ll get back to normal soon! ...more