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Ecuadorian Breakfast Colada
Ecuadorian Breakfast Colada

When I lived in Cuenca, Ecuador, a growing city in the Ecuadorian highlands, my host mother made a special trip to a bakery every few days to buy me bread for the “American style” breakfast the Spanish school told her to serve me.


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Crema de Coco con Camaron
Crema de Coco con Camaron

Coconut doesn’t have to be sweet to be spectacular. We discovered this recipe for a savory coconut seafood stew on an Ecuadorian menu, and immediately fell in love!


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Hominy Chipotle Dip
Hominy Chipotle Dip

Summers in Georgia are quite toasty. There are days when cooking an elaborate meal indoors is almost unbearable, as the stove heats up our entire living space.


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Mote Pillo (Ecuadorian Hominy and Egg Scramble)
Mote Pillo (Ecuadorian Hominy and Egg Scramble)

Growing up in Ecuador, I always looked forward to our end of school year trips. Sometimes we took these trips with our entire class, while others times, my family took a few days off to travel to La Sierra, the Andes region of Ecuador.


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Sweet Plantain Ravioli with Chorizo and Chipotle Sauce
Sweet Plantain Ravioli with Chorizo and Chipotle Sauce

Plantains are one of my favorite things to eat.  I love patacones (tostones) and chifles (plantain chips), both made with green plantains, but I also love sweet plantains, which are often featured as a dessert or a


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Hominy Dip Main
Hominy Dip

Every so often, I get into healthy food kicks, particularly after consuming copious amounts of hamburgers and fries the night(s) before!


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Arroz con Leche (Rice pudding) Main
Arroz con Leche (Rice Pudding)

If you lived in Ecuador (or in any Latin American country) as a child, you most likely remember singing this tune in the playground with your friends: “Arroz con leche, me quiero casar, con una señorita de San Nicolás…”. 


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Sopa de Carne y Arroz Main
Sopa de Carne y Arroz

I know: it's April and it’s spring, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it yet! The mornings are brisk, the days cool, and the nights still chilly.


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Ají Criollo (Spicy Ecuadorian Hot Sauce) Main
Ají Criollo (Spicy Ecuadorian Hot Sauce)

One of the questions I usually get asked about Ecuadorian cuisine is: Is it spicy like Mexican food? Well, the answer is no.


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Easy Fanesca Main
Easy Fanesca: Ecuadorian Easter Soup

Fanesca is a traditional Ecuadorian soup eaten during Cuaresma, or Lent, and Semana Santa, the holy week leading up to Easter.


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