Arepa de Queso

Treasures of Colombia: Colombian Arepa de Queso (Colombian Street Food)

Arepa De Queso is like the Jamaican Corn Bread and Cheese. For many years, there has been a dispute between the Colombians and the Venezuelans about who invented the “Arepa de Queso”. Up until today´s date, the battle is still on. In Colombia, the best Arepa de queso is said to have come from Boyacá … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Colombian Arepa de Queso (Colombian Street Food)

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Treasures of Colombia: Buñuelos or Colombian Fry Dumpling (Colombian Street Food)

Today, we will savor a taste of The Buñuelo. It is a  Fried Dough Ball or a Colombian Traditional Christmas Snack .  According to Wikipedia, "In 711, the Islāmic Arab and Moors of Berber descent in Northern Africa, crossed the Strait of Gibraltar to the Iberian Peninsula and conquered Iberia (Medieval Spain) and ruled for eight … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Buñuelos or Colombian Fry Dumpling (Colombian Street Food)

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Treasures of Colombia: Colombian Arroz Ranchero (Colombian Street Food)

Hungry and tyad and need a one-pot meal? Try the Colombian Arroz Ranchero which is similar to the Jamaican Seasoned Rice. This famous comfort food is also eaten on special occasions and is said to originate in Mexico. However, here in Colombia, each region has its own version of this diverse dish;, plus it is … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Colombian Arroz Ranchero (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Colombian Amarillo A La Monseñor (Colombian Fish Dish)

No one can deny that the fish dish is a favorite, no matter where you are. Seafood is mostly good for you. In Colombia, we have a variety of options and today, we will sample the Amarillo a la Monseñor or Elevated Steam Fish. COLOMBIAN AMARILLO A LA MONSEÑOR - COLOMBIAN FISH DISH By: Stacey Ann Smith In … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Colombian Amarillo A La Monseñor (Colombian Fish Dish)

Treasures of Colombia: Colombian Pollo Asado (Colombian Street Food)

It is time to sample some Colombian Pollo Asado (Roast Chicken), or as we know it in Jamaica, Jamaican Jerk Chicken. Chicken may possibly be the most consumed meat of all time and in Colombia, it´s no different; the Pollo Asado - Roast Chicken is eaten every day. Treasures of Colombia: Colombian Pollo Asado (Colombian … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Colombian Pollo Asado (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Cocada Rellena (Colombian Street Food)

Today, we will explore a new treasure of Colombia, Cocada Rellena, or Coconut Drops as it is known in Jamaica. There are many controversies, hullabaloo, and disagreements about the origin of this “sweet tooth” snack. In the Eighteenth Century, Mexican researchers argued that the Cocada was originated in Mexico. In contrast, Antonio de Alcedo in … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Cocada Rellena (Colombian Street Food)

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Treasures of Colombia: Frappe (Colombian Street Food)

Throat dry, Sun scorching? No hay problema, grab a Colombian frappe today! The Colombian Frappe is just another name for the Jamaican Sky Juice; it is equally as delicious and refreshing as our island drink. The Frappe can also be found in every crevice, corner, nook and cranny, just like the Sky Juice. Frappe - Colombian Street … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Frappe (Colombian Street Food)

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

One of my favourite dishes in Colombia was originated right here where I live in the plains (El Llano) of Villavicencio, Meta. This traditional dish is called “Envuelto de Arroz” meaning wrapped rice; there are other versions as well – Envuelto de Maiz (wrapped corn) and Envuelto de Yucca (wrapped cassava).The Llaneros (people from the … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Envuelto de Arroz (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Mazamorra or Hominy Corn Porridge (Colombian Street Food)

Have you ever heard the expression “It’s a small world”? Well, indeed it is! From the cool mountains of the Andean region lies the second largest city and the capital of Antioquia in Colombia called Medellin. Then, we look to the land of wood and water located in the Caribbean Sea, the third largest island … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Mazamorra or Hominy Corn Porridge (Colombian Street Food)

Jamaican Recipe of the day: Jamaican Banana Bread

Banana bread is a popular dessert in many parts of the world, but today we give you a recipe for a Jamaican styled Banana Bread that you will love ;). Check out the recipe below.

Ingredients:

Serving size: 6 people

  • 1/3 cup Margarine
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups cake and pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup milk or water (if desired)

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C/350°F.
  2. Cream Margarine and granulated sugar, add beaten egg and vanilla.
  3. Mash ripe bananas and add to the above mixture.
  4. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg, adding alternately with mashed banana mixture.
  5. Fold in raisins, the mixture should drop easily from a spoon.  If not, add a little water or milk until consistency is reached.
  6. Scrape mixture into a greased loaf pan and bake until golden brown, and a skewer inserted, comes out clean.

JamaFo (Jamaican Food)

Banana Bread is a popular dessert in many parts of the world, but today we give you a recipe for a Jamaican styled Banana Bread that you will love ;). Check out the recipe below.

Ingredients

For 6 people ()

  • 1/3 cup Margarine
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups cake and pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup milk or water (if desired)

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C/350°F.
  2. Cream Margarine and granulated sugar, add beaten egg and vanilla.
  3. Mash ripe bananas and add to the above mixture.
  4. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg, adding alternately with mashed banana mixture.
  5. Fold in raisins, mixture should drop easily from a spoon.  If not, add a little water or milk until consistency is reached.
  6. Scrape mixture into a greased loaf pan and bake until golden brown, and a skewer inserted, comes out clean.

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