Tres Leches de Café (Coffee Three Milks Cake)

Tres leches cakes are a favorite of mine. They come together easily and they are much moister than traditional cakes. I have had enormous success making variations of tres leches in the past including traditional tres leches cake, chocolate tres leches cake, coconut tres leches cake and tangerine tres leches cake ....more

Sopa de Fideos con Albóndigas (Spaghetti and Meatballs Soup)

Some foods pick me up and comfort when I am feeling down, which is precisely what Colombian soups do for me. They illicit childhood memories and keep me connected to my heritage. This simple Sopa de Fideos y Albóndigas was another staple in my house growing up ....more

10 Hearty Rice Main Dishes

Whether served separately as a side dish or as part of a main dish, arroz (rice) is a must in most Colombian homes. Try these delicious, hearty and some easy to make Colombian rice recipes for yourself. Get inspired for tonight’s dinner! ...more

Crema de Avena (Creamy Oatmeal Soup)

Crema the Avena is another popular soup in Colombian homes. My mom often made this soup when I was a child… but I wouldn’t dare go near it! I hated everything about it, but since coming to the United States, I try every dish that reminds of home ....more

Ají de Uchuvas (Gooseberry Hot Sauce)

This Ají de Uchuvas (Gooseberry Hot Sauce) is a spicy, sweet and tart sauce made with gooseberries, hot chile peppers, scallions, lime juice and cilantro. Uchuva is a South American fruit, also known as gooseberry in Africa, aguaymanto (golden berry) in Peru, uvilla in Ecuador and physalis in the United Kingdom. Whenever I’m lucky enough […] ...more

Pan Trenza (Braided Bread)

We Colombians loved our parva (baked goods). We have panaderías (bakeries) on every neighborhood corner that sell a variety of savory sweet breads, cakes, pastries and cookies. Pan Trenza (Braided Bread) is very popular in Colombia and has been on my list of recipes to make for years and I really wish I had made […] ...more

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