I hope this recipe is as good as the ones we had in Costa Rica!

Cheese-Stuffed Colombian-style Arepas

Bandeja paisa - white rice, fried plantain slices, avocado, fried pork belly, and a fried egg

Colombian Food Bandeja paisa - white rice, fried plantain slices, avocado, fried pork belly, and a fried egg

Lentil Soup Recipe

Sopa de Lentejas (Colombian-Style Lentil soup)

Crema de Maiz Colombiana (Creamy Corn Soup)

Crema de Mazorca (Corn Creamy Soup)

Frijoles Rojos Colombianos (Colombian-Style Red Beans)

Frijoles Rojos Colombianos (Colombian-Style Red Beans)

Frijoles Rojos Colombianos (Colombian-Style Red Beans) one of the closest recipes so far to the Colombian Bakery near FIU

Tajadas : These fried ripened plantain slices are customary in most typical meals In Honduras, Venezuela and Central Colombia. They make a great takeaway food with fried chicken. In Nicaragua, tajadas are traditionally served with fried pork.

Tajadas Recipe: In most of the typical meals you will be served tajadas on the side of of the dish which are fried ripened plantain slices. Sometimes they will be referred as "barandas" which is slang for guard rails.

Loving a man from Colombia has introduced me to many wonderful foods - this is only one of them.

Sancocho de Gallina (Chicken or Hen Sancocho)

Envueltos de Plátano Maduro (Ripe Plantain Wraps)

Envueltos de Plátano Maduro (Ripe Plantain Wraps)

Envueltos de Plátano Maduro (Ripe Plantain Wraps) - use the recipe for Arepas Columianas in this board

There is very few dishes that are as authentic as Bandeja Paisa !! You gotta be hungry if you order one ! I demanded my very own one since I was 6 :D !! The only condition was to finish every thing in the plate !! I would do it every time !

Bandeja Paisa (Paisa Platter)

Cholado. 'Cholado or Raspao is a cold beverage common in Colombia. It is made from crushed ice, fruit and/or fruit syrup, sweetened condensed milk, and is sometimes topped with whipped cream.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/colombia

Cholado -- These are DELISH! Cholado or Raspao is a cold beverage common in Colombia. It is made from crushed ice, fruit and/or fruit syrup, sweetened condensed milk, and is sometimes topped with whipped cream.

Plantain Chips or Plátanitos

Plátanitos (Green Plantain Chips)

A tasty and nutricional way to enjoy plantains, the cooking bananas that are staple in Colombia and much of the world.

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