Mango Salsa

Disclosure: This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Del Monte®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #makemangosalsa I love appetizers, while I especially love chips and salsa and will find any excuse to make it at home. Whether it’s entertaining guests, my husband […] ...more

Pastel San Pedrino (Cornmeal, Rice and Meat Casserole)

Pastel San Pedrino, also known as Torta de San Pedro, is a dish popular in El Huila department of Colombia. This dish is a staple during Las Fiestas de San Pedro (St Peter’s Festival), a religious celebration introduced by the Spanish conquerors. It is usually held in Neiva, the capital of Huila, in late June […] ...more

Tamales Santafereños o Bogotános (Santa Fe Region Tamales)

Colombian tamales are filled with variety of ingredients, depending of the region of Colombia, and wrapped in banana leaves. Some great tasting examples include Tolimenses (from the department of Tolima), Hallacas Guajiras (from the Guajira department), Antioqueños (from the Antioquia department), Tamales de Pipían (from del Cauca department, Pasteles de Arroz (from the Atlantic Coast), […] ...more

Chuletas de Cerdo a la Criolla (Pork Chops in Creole Sauce)

Chuletas de Cerdo a la Criolla is a dish that I enjoyed growing up in Colombia and now often cook at home. Pork Chops cooked with a sauce made with spices, onions and tomatoes makes for a warm and satisfying dinner. I love serving it with white rice, which soaks up the delicious sauce ....more

Empanadas de Arroz con Leche (Rice Pudding Empanadas)

My Mamita was more of a “cooking grandmother” than a “baking grandmother”, so many of my memories surrounding her food revolve around salty dishes, not so much desserts. She did have a list of very traditional Colombian sweets in her repertoire that she would make, but her focal point was always the main meal. Mamita’s […] ...more

Ensalada de Aguacate y Tomate (Avocado and Tomato Salad)

This Tomato and Avocado Salad is a simple, quick and delicious recipe and is one of my favorite salads, especially during the summer months, when you find beautiful tomatoes at local farm markets. Enjoy it! Ingredients (4-6 SERVINGS) SALAD: 2 large ripe tomatoes, sliced ¼ -inch tick ½ small red onion, thinly sliced 1 English […] ...more

10 Comforting Winter Stews

Winter is the perfect time for warm, filling stews. Add rice and a fresh avocado salad for a comforting meal that’s sure to warm your body and soul. I want to share some of my all-time favorite stews with you to enjoy this winter and throughout the new year ....more

Vinagreta de Aguacate (Avocado Vinaigrette)

This simple Avocado Vinaigrette or Vinagreta de Aguacate is popular all over Colombia. Serve with your favorite salad greens or use it as a dip for vegetables. Keep refrigerated up to 2 hours ....more

10 Simple Chicken Recipes

Here are 10 delicious and simple chicken recipes that have earned a spot in my meal rotation. Get inspired for dinner! Buen provecho! 1 ....more

Sopa de Arroz con Carne en Polvo (Rice Soup with Powdered Beef)

Sopa de Arroz con Carne en Polvo is a traditional soup served in Colombian homes. It’s a very popular soup in the Andean region where I was born and raised. Carne en Polvo literally translates as Powdered Beef ....more