Lentil and Chicken Soup

I can’t believe that it’s the end of May already! Summer is just around the corner, but if you are a regular reader you know that, as a good Colombian, I eat soups year round, regardless of the season. It doesn’t matter if it’s 100 degrees or zero outside, I love making and eating soups […] ...more

Chicken and Avocado Pizza

Sometimes you want a quick pizza for lunch or dinner, but you don’t have the time or energy to whip up a yeast-based crust. This chicken and avocado pizza made with Flatout Artisan Thin Pizza Crust is the answer – so easy and bursting with loads of flavor! The flavor I used for this Chicken […] ...more

Salpicón de Frutas (Colombian Fruit Cocktail)

Today I have two versions of Salpicón de Frutas Colombiano, the traditional one made with “Colombiana” a Colombian sparkling soda, and the other uses fresh watermelon juice. Both versions are absolutely delicious! This simple and delicious Salpicón de Frutas Colombiano fruit cocktail is the perfect dessert in a summer day ....more

Plátano Relleno de Carne Desmechada (Ripe Plantain Stuffed with Shredded Beef)

Plantains are a very important ingredient in Colombian and Latin American cuisine. They can be eaten both ripe and unripe and cooked in a number of different ways. I love plantains in every form, but one of my favorite ways to eat plantains, particularly the yellow or ripe ones, is stuffed with varioust ingredients ....more

Our Family Trip to Medellín, Colombia, the Beginning…

As many of you know, I just returned home from a trip to Medellín, Colombia. What you don’t know is that I brought my American husband and children with me for the first time! I have always stayed with family during my visits to Medellín, so this was my first opportunity to visit my home […] ...more

Bolas de Tamarindo (Tamarind Sweet Balls)

These Bolas de Tamarindo are a traditional Colombian dessert and is a very simple recipe to make, requiring only two ingredients. These treats have a wonderful sweet and tart combination. If you like tamarind flavor, I’m sure you’ll love this dessert ....more

Colombian Beef Stew (Sudado de Res)

Sudado de Carne Res is a very popular dish in Colombia, is very easy to make and delicious over white rice with avocado on the side. I think every Colombian home makes a sudado dish a least once a week. Sudados can also be made with pork or chicken ....more

Flan de Leche (Traditional Flan)

I am posting this Traditional Flan recipe today in honor of Mother’s Day, as it is my mom’s favorite dessert. Flan is very popular in Latin America and Spain. Colombians have different variations of this delicious dessert, including mango flan, pineapple flan, coffee flan and just about any flavor of flan you can imagine ....more

Avocado and Garlic Shrimp Bites

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Nabisco and Latina Bloggers Connect. With El Día del Niño (Children’s Day) approaching, I want to share a very simple and crowd-pleasing recipe for the whole family to enjoy on this celebration. I was inspired to make this dish by an Avocado Queso Topper recipe I found […] ...more

Carne Desmechada o Ropa Vieja (Shredded Beef)

Cooking flank Steak this way is ideal when you want to prepare a dish ahead of time. Carne Desmechada or Ropa Vieja is another popular recipe in Colombia and Latin America. This classic beef dish is very easy, and is great over rice, patacones and arepas ....more