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Potato and Peanut Empanadas Main
Potato and Peanut Empanadas

Empanadas are a traditional and favorite appetizer and snack in Colombia. Easy to make in bulk, stock pile, and heat up at a moments notice, you'll find them all over the country.


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Cheese Chipas Main
Cheese Chipas

Imagine for a moment a golden, palm-sized delicacy, warm to the touch. Its shell is crispy and as you tear it open, it reveals a spongy, cheese-laced interior. Now pop it in your mouth, chew, and repeat.


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Chicken Croquettes Main
Chicken Croquettes (Croquetas de Pollo)

Colombians are a party people, always looking for an excuse to get together, eat, drink, and dance. What's better than spending time with friends and family, while sharing good music, food, and drinks? Not much in my book!


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Avocado Garlic Hummus Main
Avocado Garlic Hummus

If you're wondering what to serve during your next cocktail party, this fusion recipe may be the answer.


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Whole Wheat Mini Caprese Baskets (Canastitas de Caprese Integrales)
Whole Wheat Mini Caprese Baskets (Canastitas de Caprese)

The temperatures are starting to dip, the lights are starting to twinkle, and everyone is feeling the holiday cheer. While it’s still a bit too early to deck the table in my favorite red, green, and white, it’s never too early to celebrate with food.


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Niños Envueltos: Cabbage Rolls with Rice and Ground Meat Filling
Niños Envueltos: Cabbage Rolls with Rice and Ground Meat Filling

I recall receiving the surprise of my life at the tender age of 6.  My nana walked in my room and announced, “Tonight, we are having niños envueltos for dinner!”


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Empanadas Mejido
Empanadas de Mejido: Ecuadorian Sweet Custard and Raisin Empanadas

Growing up in Ecuador, empanadas were usually my go-to street food.  Street vendors used to line the streets selling hot churros, sliced green mangoes with salt, raspaditos (shaved ice with a slew of sweet syrups and condensed milk) and other goodies.  When my


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Whole Wheat Empandas
Whole Wheat Empanaditas

Empanaditas are famous throughout Latin America. Some prefer them fried, others baked; some like to fill them with meat, while others choose vegetable fillings, from corn to spinach. My favorite? The spicy meat empanadita.


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