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Chicken Stew with Peas and Mint
Chicken Stew with Peas and Mint

This hearty stew can stand-alone weeknight lunch or dinner and can easily be the star of a last-minute dinner party paired with a salad, crusty bread and a glass of white wine.


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Plantain and Cannellini Bean Cakes with Honey
Plantain and Cannellini Bean Cakes with Honey

Plantains combine with white beans and a touch of cinnamon in this simple cross between a fritter and a pancake. Not only a delicious quick breakfast that packs serious flavor, they also work as a light dessert.


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Aguachiles with Rock Shrimp and Radishes
Aguachiles with Rock Shrimp and Radishes

Fiery chiles are the perfect counterpart to lime drenched sweet shrimp and crisp sharp radishes in this easy version of a classic Guatemalan ceviche.


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Coconut and Macadamia Granola Bars Main
Coconut and Macadamia Granola Bars

Guatemala produces some of the best macadamia nuts in the world. Here, the natural combination of macadamia nuts and coconut makes you feel like you have been transported straight to the tropics.


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Chocolate and Chile Granola Bars Main
Chocolate and Chile Granola Bars

This recipe was inspired by the rustic, spicy chocolate bars made in the traditional manner by Mayan families in Guatemala. Add as much chile as you require to feel the heat!


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Papaya and Pineapple Granola Bars Main
Papaya and Pineapple Granola Bars

These granola bars are chewy little morsels studded with bright chunks of dried tropical fruit. By using dried fruit here, which is dehydrated at the peak of ripeness, the flavors burst and make a nice compliment to the chewy oats.


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Rum Raisin Flan Recipe
Rum Raisin Flan

"This recipe takes the traditional rum raisin flavors and incorporates it into every Latinos' favorite dessert, the flan,” says chef and blogger Bren Herrera, author of


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Fiambre
Fiambre (Guatemalan Cold Mixed Platter)

Many consider the national dish of Guatemala to be fiambre, a platter of cold meats, sausages, cheeses and vegetables traditionally served at All Saint’s Day gatherings -- so plan ahead for this year's festivities!


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Frijoles Volteados
Café Condesa’s Frijoles Volteados

The cooking time of the beans will depend on how old your dried beans are. If they have sat on the shelf longer they will take longer to cook, so try to get recently dried beans from a good purveyor and always test doneness when cooking. These beans freeze very well.


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