Plantain Recipes

Plantains are a very important ingredient in Latin American cuisine and are as versatile a vegetable as they come. From yellow, to vibrant green plantains, they can be both savory or sweet. Plantains can be grilled, roasted, sautéed, boiled, fried, and even stuffed ....more

Crema de Mazorca (Corn Creamy Soup)

In the Andean zone of Colombia, corn is very popular and we use it in a lot of our recipes. This is a very easy to make ,rich and creamy Corn Soup recipe. This Crema de Mazorca was one of my favorite soups as a kid ....more

Restaurante Cazuelitas Review

I have a Medellín, Colombia restaurant recommendation for you! I love my beautiful home city of Medellín and really enjoy its restaurants. Whenever I am going to visit, I make a list of all the restaurants I love and miss and make it a point to visit them all ....more

Sobrebarriga Sudada (Flan Steak Stew)

Happy Summer everyone! I hope you are enjoying the warm weather. My kids are out school, so my schedule is quite different than during the school year when I am shuttling the kids’ to and from schools ....more

Longaniza Taco Salad

Cacique asked if I would be interested in taking part in a recipe contest along with some other wonderful food bloggers. The contest entails creating a dish that includes their Cacique Longaniza, Cacique Dos Quesos Blend and four more ingredients from a set list of ten different ingredients. I immediately said yes, accepting this challenge […] ...more

Capón Relleno (Stuffed Beef)

Capón Relleno is a traditional Colombian dish popular in the Santander department which is located in the central northern part of Colombia. This dish is also known in other parts of the country as muchacho relleno and where I am from, posta rellena. The ingredients vary from region to region, but the most common ingredients […] ...more

Plátanos Asados con Bocadillo y Queso (Baked Plantains with Guava and Cheese)

Plantains are eaten all over Colombia and South America. This delicious vegetable is made in different ways. Plátanos Asados con Bocadillo y Queso make a delicious side dish ....more

Frijoles Colombianos (Colombian-Style Beans)

Frijoles Paisas o Antioqueños is a common dish from the Antioquia region. I’ve eaten it all of my life and it is definitely one of my favorite dishes. Few meals are as truly Colombian as this ....more

Choripan Sandwich

Choripan is a sandwich very popular in Argentina that is usually made with grilled chorizo, split in the middle, and served on crusty bread with chimichurri sauce. Chimichurri is a green sauce originally from Argentina, although there are other variations throughout Latin America. I usually make the Colombian version of this sauce which also includes […] ...more

‘Hotel San Fernando Plaza’ Review (Part 3)

Accommodations We stayed in a ‘Grand Suite’ which has two rooms, a bathroom and a huge terrace with incredible views of the city. The room was spacious and comfortable, had a mini-bar, hair drier, LCD HD TV, safe, electronic locks, direct dial telephone for both national and international calling, and air conditioning. The bedding mattress […] ...more