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Arroz Atollado de Cangrejo
Arroz Atollado de Cangrejo

Arroz Atollado de Cangrejo is a typical dish from El Guapi, a town located in the Cauca Department of Colombia. This dish is made with a combination of rice, onions, tomato, peppers, fresh crab, coconut milk, spices and herbs. It's comfort in a bowl.


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Spicy Chipotle Salmon
Spicy Chipotle Salmon

Sometimes the best recipes are the simplest and this is one of those dishes, an easy to throw together but oh-so-good spicy chipotle salmon

Made with ingredients you probably already have in the fridge and with an easy (and customizable) cooking technique, this gorgeous Spicy Chipotle Salmon is full of flavor and pretty enough to serve to guests, but also makes a wonderful weeknight dinner. 


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Barley and Fava Bean Soup
Barley and Fava Bean Soup

Though 2014's polar vortex is chilling almost everyone to the bone, there are a number of comfort foods that can heat you up after a long day battling the winter weather. Among these are warm, hearty soups. There really is something beautiful about throwing a handful of delicious ingredients in a pot and returning a short time later to a one-pot meal that has filled your home with inviting and delectable aromas. This Barley and Fava Bean Soup is no exception!


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Barley and Fava Bean Soup
Barley and Fava Bean Soup

Barley and Fava Bean Soup is a traditional Colombian soup that is comforting and filling and packed with carrots, peas, potatoes, barley and fava beans.


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Canary Bean and Chorizo Soup
Canary Bean and Chorizo Soup

Beans are a big part of Colombian and Latin American cuisine. Growing up in my house we ate beans at least three times per week, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Some of the kinda of beans we'd have were pinto beans, red beans, white beans, cranberry beans, and one of my favorites, canary beans. I love cooking and eating canary beans because they hold their shape beautifully when cooked but are still creamy and tender.


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Canary Bean and Chorizo Soup
Canary Bean and Chorizo Soup

Warm up with a hearty bowl of Canary Bean Soup. Canary beans are simmered with red bell pepper, green pepper, scallions, potatoes, and cilantro then topped with smoky chorizo and served with slices of bright, creamy avocado.


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Yuca Balls Stuffed with Cheese
Yuca Balls Stuffed with Cheese

Yuca or cassava is an extremely versatile ingredient and can be cooked in so many different ways. You can fry it, boil it, bake it, mash it, steam it, and even grill it. It can be used to make empanada dough, dumplings, patties, soups, desserts, and more. You can even use yuca flour as a replacement for regular flour!


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Yuca Balls Stuffed with Cheese (Bolitas de Yuca con Queso)
Yuca Balls Stuffed with Cheese (Bolitas de Yuca con Queso)

These crispy little Yuca Balls Stuffed with Cheese are a fabulous party snack or side dish. To make these balls a simple yuca dough is stuffed with mozzarella cheese, formed into round balls, and then fried again until golden brown and perfectly crunchy and melty.


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Aguardiente Sour
Aguardiente Sour

Aguardiente Sour is a traditional Colombian cocktail made with orange juice, sugar, egg whites, lime juice, and aguardiente. If you're not familiar with aguardiente, which translates in English as fire water, let me introduce you. It's a strong alcoholic drink made from anise and sugar cane.


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Aguardiente Sour (Orange and Aguardiente Cocktail)
Aguardiente Sour (Orange and Aguardiente Cocktail)

Aguardiente Sour is a traditional Colombian cocktail made with orange juice, sugar, egg whites, lime juice, and aguardiente. If you are not familiar with aguardiente, which translates in English to fire water, it's a strong spirit made from anise and sugar cane.


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