Dulce de Tomate de Arbol (Tree Tomato in Syrup)

Dulce de Tomate de Arbol is a traditional dessert served in Colombian homes. Tomate de árbol, also known as tamarillo, is a South American fruit that is shaped like an egg and is either dark yellow-orange or red. The red ones are more tart than the yellow-orange tree tomatoes ....more

Arroz Atollado de Cangrejo (Crab and Coconut Creamy Rice)

Arroz Atollado is a traditional Colombian dish from the Pacific region of the country, which includes the departments of Nariño, Chocó, Cauca, and El Valle del Cauca. This region of Colombia is located on the Pacific Ocean and borders Panama in the north and Ecuador in the south. There are many different variations of this […] ...more

Albóndigas Estofadas al Tomate (Meatball and Tomato Stew)

Simple, tasty, and filling, these Albóndigas Estofadas will quickly become a regular addition to your dinner lineup. I’ve talked a lot about Sunday dinners at my mamita’s house, where the entire family would gather and enjoy an amazing Colombian feast! However, before I left Colombia, I would often go to mamita’s for lunch alone or […] ...more

Slow Cooker Comforting Meals

Load up your slow cooker in the morning with a few ingredients and by day’s end, you’ll be treated to a comforting, home-cooked meal. Simple, right? That’s the beauty of a slow-cooker! ...more

Chorizo and Beef Picadillo (Picadillo de Carne y Chorizo)

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Poteca de Ahuyama (Colombian-Style Pumpkin or Squash Mash)

Poteca de Ahuyama is a Colombian version of mashed squash or pumpkin, made with hogao which is a mixture of scallions, garlic, tomatoes and cumin. This is a traditional dish from El Tolima department of Colombia, located in the Andean region of the country. This Poteca de Ahuyama makes a great side dish for any […] ...more

What are Arepas?

Arepas are one of my favorite foods and my now kids also love arepas, which makes me very happy because I feel that I am passing down some of my Colombian traditions and culture to my children. The Arepa is one the most popular foods in Colombia. They’re served in almost every home and are […] ...more

Sopa de Letras con Pollo (Alphabet and Chicken Soup)

My mom made me all sorts of sopas when I was growing up in Medellín and soups made with pasta were on our table once a week. This simple Sopa de Letras con Pollo was one of my favorite soups growing up. I love to make this soup especially during the fall and winter months […] ...more

Arroz con Palmitos (Rice with Hearts of Palms)

Arroz con Palmitos is a simple side dish that’ s perfect for a weeknight dinner. This dish is from the department of Amazonas located in the south of Colombia. The department is part of the South American region of the Amazon Forest, the largest forest area in the world that is shared by Venezuela, Brazil, […] ...more

Chicharrón de Pescado con Ají de Mango (Fish Fritters with Mango Sauce)

Chicharrón is a dish usually made from fried pork rind, but in Latin América and Spain, there are other variations of chicharrón made from chicken, beef and fish. The most popular Chicharrón in Colombia is made with thick, fried strips of pork belly. It has a crunchy texture and is one of the indispensable components […] ...more