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

Rice with Coca-Cola and Raisins (Arroz con Coca- Cola y Pasas)

I posted a rice with cola recipe when I started this blog, as this is one of my favorite side dishes for entertaining. One of my aunts always made this rice for our family parties and I loved it. My husband is not a big fan of raisins and that is why I always made […] ...more

Colombian Style Stuffed Meatloaf (Albondigón Colombiano)

This delicious Albondigón is a traditional Colombian dish. I grew up watching my grandmother and my mom rolling this meatloaf at least once a week. They use to roll the meatloaf in a large piece of fabric, tie the ends and cook it in a pot with water and vegetables ....more

Albóndigas de Pescado (Fish “Meat Balls” in Coconut Sauce)

These Albóndigas de Pescado are a traditional dish from the island of San Andrés, which isn’t far from Nicaragua. This beautiful island is one of my favorite vacation spots in Colombia. The food in San Andrés has African and English influences, while the most used ingredients are seafood, especially fish, snails and crabs, usually combined […] ...more

Ripe Plantain Balls (Buñuelos de Plátano Maduro)

These Buñuelos de Plátano Maduro are absolutely delicious and they can be served as an appetizer, side dish, snack or even as a dessert. If you prefer not to have them sweet just omit the guava paste. Ingredients (Makes 15 – 1 ½ in balls) 3 Large very ripe plantains 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese, diced […] ...more

12 Traditional Colombian Cakes

Colombian cuisine consists of a large collection of dessert recipes for just about any occasion. Today I want to share 12 Traditional Colombian Cakes that can be made all year round as well as for special occasions. Oh, and in case you missed it, click here for a list of other delicious Colombian desserts ....more

Beef Stew in Tomato Sauce (Estofado de Res)

Colombians love Estofados. We make them with chicken,fish,beef and pork served over white rice....more

Tortilla Paisa (Paisa Omelette)

This omelette is popular in the region of Antioquia. In Colombia, people from that region are known as “paisas”, which is why I call this tortilla “paisa”. I love the combination of chorizo and ripe plantain, it’s delicious ....more

Mango and Passion Fruit Mojito

I don’t often drink alcoholic beverages because I don’t like the taste of most. However, I do sometimes enjoy a cocktail on a hot day, in the form of Margaritas, Mojitos and Piña Coladas. They are some of my favorite drinks and I love trying different flavors and variations of each of them ....more