Treasures of Colombia: Las Frutas (Colombian Street Food)

  It is said that people who eat a lot of fruits have a healthy diet and are least likely to attract diseases when we eat sufficient fruits essential nutrients are released into our bodies. In Colombia there is an abundance of fruits that are big and juicy; truthfully I am not a fruit lover … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Las Frutas (Colombian Street Food)

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

“Thou shalt not Judge!” a note to self. On my first trip to Sincelejo, Colombia (en la costa…on the Coast) in 2015; I saw on almost every street corner and at the University´s gate a popular street food called “Arepa de Huevo”.  Again, Thou shalt not judge! – I kinda “turned up my nose” at … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Arepa de Huevo (Colombian Street Food)

Sancocho de Gallina

Treasures of Colombia: Sancocho de Gallina (Colombian Street Food)

The Sancocho is a traditional weekend meal, just like our Jamaican traditional weekend pumpkin soup; no matter the country, this soup is well loved by both nations. I can vividly remember growing up as a child and smelling the sweet aroma of the traditional pumpkin or chicken foot soup on a Saturday afternoon as it … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Sancocho de Gallina (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia Cazuela de Mariscos

Treasures of Colombia: Cazuela de Mariscos (Colombian Food)

Cazuela de Marisco -  Colombian Seafood Dish (seafood soup) Are you a seafood lover?   Yes? Great! Then the Colombian seafood dish Cazuela de Mariscos or seafood casserole (seafood soup) is for you. It is one of my personal favorites! As a Jamaican, I really do enjoy seafood of every kind- from shellfish to crustaceans. … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Cazuela de Mariscos (Colombian Food)

Treasures of Colombia Oblea

Treasures of Colombia: Oblea (Colombian Street Food)

Desserts are some of our favorite comfort foods and are enjoyed all around the globe. This is normally eaten after dinner or lunch depending on your choice. The Oblea is a traditional dessert that is famous in Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador, Venezuela, Mexico, and Greece. It is eaten any time of day and … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Oblea (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Chontaduro (Colombian Street Food)

The Chontaduro or Peach Palm comes from the Palm Tree family and is very popular throughout Colombia, especially in the city of Cali. This fruit looks like really small coconuts, but the Chontaduro has a red and or bright burnt orange color. Countries such as Colombia, Brasil, Peru and Costa Rica are the largest producers … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Chontaduro (Colombian Street Food)