Ajiaco or Colombian chicken soup

This right here is by far my favourite Colombian dish. The Amazing Ajiaco Santafereño, which, as its name tells us comes from Santa fe de Bogotá.  It is one of the city’s staple dishes. However, as much as I love it, I had never tried to make it, until this year! This year after Christmas,

Torta de tres leches / Colombian 3 milk cake

Because who likes dry cake! This dessert is deliciously sweet and moist and often spiked with some rum. The basic idea behind this dessert is: take your regular sponge cake and cover/drown it with a condensed milk, evaporated milk and whole milk mixture and then cover with a merengue/whipped cream mix refrigerate for a few

Carne en salsa roja / Meat in red sauce

Carne en salsa roja served with coconut rice and patacones is hands down one of my favourite meals. I like to think of it as a Colombian dish but actually as far as I know it is a family speciality and without a doubt what my mom makes whenever I come to visit, or my go-to dish

Colombian Arroz con Pollo or Chicken with Rice

Arroz con Pollo is such a Colombian classic that even fast food chain sell it! Every lunch place you can find has a version of it and every single Colombian household has this as a GOTO meal. For 3 simple reasons:  It’s the original One Pot meal! As simple as it gets! And gives you

Fried yuca

Yuca! My favourite of all side dishes, it’s like a potato only a lot more starchy, meaning that when you get a good Yuca, you my fried have hit the jackpot! or how we say in Colombia “La yuca está como un pan!” or It’s like bread (Colombian bread BTW), almost creamy inside and crunchy

Dried plums and red wine sauce

Dried plums or prunes sauce, just the name makes me think about Christmas in Colombia! This sauce goes well with pork, chicken or turkey and has a fantastic rich and sweet and tangy flavour and a smooth and creamy texture. I’m not going to go into the pork loin we used the sauce for because

Coconut mint lemonade

I love coconut! Everything about it is perfect; rate versatility and depth of flavors that can be achieved in both savory and sweet dished is, in my opinion, unique. I tried this version of lemonade at, what once was the “it” cafe in Cartagena. It seemed to be what everyone was drinking and I couldn’t

Colombian Patacones

Colombian patacones are simply the best thing since french fries! Perfect side to almost every dish and a great replacement for french fries, if you ask me! Also and very important they are great served as starters with hot salsa, guacamole of as a snack topped  with mozzarella cheese and pulled pork, or shredded chicken. The

Colombian coconut rice

Colombian coconut rice or Arroz con Coco, is one of the biggest staples of Colombian cuisine; originally from the Colombian Caribbean coast and more specifically Cartagena, it has spread to the whole country. This is my perspective, then again I lived for about 12 years in that region, so I would say my view is

Grilled corn on the cob with cheese and mayo

Grilled corn on the cob with cheese and mayonaise is, in my opinion, the absolute best way to eat corn. The flavours get amplied to the nth degree. You really should give this a try! Ok, so back home we have corn grilling stands in every other corner. You can actually see the stand from

Colombian Style Arepas

Arepas are a basic part of the Colombian diet. We eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it’s our style street food and we believe our mother makes the best version of it. In short we LOVE arepas, they are so versatile and a great replacement for bread when you feel like mixing things up