Sopa de Frijoles con Carne (Beans and Beef Soup)

I’m usually one of those people who doesn’t want to know what the future holds. However, there are times when I wish that fortune telling or divination were real, so I could have known when I was going to lose my mamita and dad. If I knew when I was going to lose them, I […] ...more

Shrimp With Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Whenever I’m looking to make a fast and easy dinner, I turn to shrimp. It cooks quick and it takes different flavors well. This Shrimp With Creamy Cilantro Sauce recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner ....more

Mogolla Chicharrona (Crispy Pork Belly Stuffed Bread)

Chances are good if you’re from Colombia that you’ve eaten Mogolla Chicharrona, or at least heard of this traditional bread from the Cundinamarca department. Mogolla Chicharrona is a small bread stuffed with small pieces of crispy pork belly, or chicharrón de cerdo. To make a good and very crispy chicharrón colombiano, rub the pieces of […] ...more

Caldo de Pollo con Papa ( Chicken and Potatoes Broth)

When I was little and had a bad cold or a bad day, my mom would fix me a bowl of sopa de pollo. She said chicken soup will always make me feel better and it’s true. I still have chicken soup to this day when I don’t feel good and need comfort, the only […] ...more

10 Seafood Recipes for Lent

With Lent (Cuaresma) beginning on Wednesday, you may be looking for some seafood recipes and other meat substitutes to have on Fridays during Lent. Even if you don’t practice Lent’s tradition of not eating meat on Fridays, cutting back on animal fat sounds like a healthy idea to me! Here are some of my favorite […] ...more

Chicken Ropa Vieja

Today I am putting a healthy twist on a Latin classic with a lighter variation of Ropa Vieja. Traditionally, Ropa Vieja or Carne Desmechada is made with beef, but I made this recipe with chicken and come to find out, it’s just as tasty as the traditional version. Served over rice with tajadas de maduro, […] ...more

Garullas (Corn Meal and Fresh Cheese Bread)

El algo is a light meal consumed in the middle of the afternoon. It can be as simple as buñuelos, pan de yuca, garullas, pandebono, almojábana or pan mojicón, split in the middle and filled with butter or jam, often accompanied with hot chocolate or coffee. For Colombians, el algo is as important as the […] ...more

Jujú (Green Plantain and Cheese Balls)

Jujú are green plantain and cheese balls that are popular in El Chocó department of Colombia, which is located in the Pacific region of the country. El Chocó is the only department that borders both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Green plantains, or plátanos verdes, have green skin and are not sweet ....more

10 Wonderful Recipes with Beans

Beans are one of the best pantry staples. No matter which variety you prefer, beans are versatile and a great ingredient in soups, salads, stews, salsas, tacos and many dishes. Here are 10 wonderful recipes with beans to get you inspired for tonight’s dinner! ...more

Chocolate-Dulce de Leche Lava Cake

So, are there any of you guys out there who haven’t planned your Valentine’s Day dessert yet? These lava cakes are absolutely delicious. Rich, chocolate cake oozing with chocolate and dulce de leche inside ....more