Treasures of Colombia: Beef and Mashed Potato (Colombian Street Food)

Beef and mashed potatoes sound like the perfect cold weather and comfort food to me. Here in the plains of Villavicencio beef is eaten every day because there is an abundance of cattle in this region. The economy in this area depends on farming and the rearing of cattle, mostly cows. Treasures of Colombia: Beef … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Beef and Mashed Potato (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Roast Goat – Cabrita Asada (Colombian Street Food)

One of the popular dishes in Jamaica is curried goat. Similarly here in Colombia goat is loved and eaten in some parts, although prepared differently. I visited some friends in the rural part (campo) of Cundinamarca and guess what was on the menu? I was completely overwhelmed with joy because I hadn’t eaten goat in 4 … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Roast Goat – Cabrita Asada (Colombian Street Food)

US confirmed cases at the start of March 5, 2020

The Healthy Facts: Coronavirus (Covid-19) vs. The Flu or Cold Virus

The coronavirus has launched into 2020 like a bat out of hell! Many stories have been published on this covid-19/novel coronavirus. We all spent January 2020, watching the various news media outlets report on what was happening in Wuhan, China. Watching their response and praying it never gets to our country. Well, now we see that … Continue reading The Healthy Facts: Coronavirus (Covid-19) vs. The Flu or Cold Virus

Treasures of Colombia: Agua Panela con Queso (Colombian Street Food)

Agua Panela is a popular beverage and “medicine” here in Colombia and South America. I say medicine because if you have a cold or the flu, everyone will tell you to drink Agua Panela with lime. I could say that Sugar and Water are also a "medicine" in the Jamaican culture as well because if … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Agua Panela con Queso (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Milkshake – Malteada (Colombian Street Food)

I think everyone loves a good milkshake, although each café or restaurant has its own version. However, despite these variations, it is one of the most loved beverages around the world. The Milkshake can also be classified as comfort food because of how happy and satisfied it makes you feel whilst and after drinking it. … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Milkshake – Malteada (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Pandebono (Colombian Street Food)

One of my favorite Snacks to eat in the mornings after my first class is called Pan de Bono / Pandebono. The Pandebono is originally from the Cauca Valley (Valle del Cauca). However, it is prepared all over Colombia. Treasures of Colombia: PANDEBONO (Colombian Street Food) BY: STACEY-ANN SMITH The story behind this bread is … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Pandebono (Colombian Street Food)

Arroz de Camarrones

Treasures of Colombia: Arroz de Camarrones (Colombian Street Food)

Ever felt like having something different from the norm for dinner or lunch? Well, I strongly recommend Arroz de Camarrones’ – Shrimp seasoned rice. I visited Tia Lily’s Restaurant here in Villavicencio and saw this dish on the menu board amongst other things. I am a shrimp lover and so I ignored the other dishes … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Arroz de Camarrones (Colombian Street Food)

Italian Dessert Panna cotta

Treasures of Colombia: Panna Cotta (Colombian Street Food)

We all love desserts and especially from Italy. I recently went to an Italian restaurant here in Villavicencio called Limoncellos; everything was pristinely perfect from the décor right down to the semi-plastic see-through chairs. Treasures of Colombia: Panna Cotta (Colombian Street Food) BY: STACEY-ANN SMITH My friends and I ordered a few exquisite dishes including … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Panna Cotta (Colombian Street Food)

patacon con todos

Treasures of Colombia: Patacones con Todo (Colombian Street Food)

Everyone has a favorite “comfort food” and the ‘Patacones con todo’ at Restaurante Chidoloky is just that and more. I was at home one Friday night feeling very lazy and of course…cooking was definitely not on the agenda - although I was dying of hunger. Naturally, I turned to plan B and that means – … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Patacones con Todo (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Albondigas or Meatballs (Colombian Street Food)

No one is really clear or certain about the origin of the meatball, however it is loved and widely eaten in many countries if not all. Here in Colombia, the Spanish name for meatball is Albondigas and it’s a favorite. It is eaten with white rice, spaghetti or potatoes. Treasures of Colombia: Albondigas or Meatballs … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Albondigas or Meatballs (Colombian Street Food)