Erica Dinho

    Erica Dinho
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    Erica Dinho was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia, and now resides in the northeastern United States with her husband and family. Though not trained as a professional chef (her educational background is in Tourism and Hotel Management, and Marketing) she loves to cook. In 2009, she created My Colombian Recipes, a recipe blog consisting of Colombian recipes, as well as many other great tasting recipes from other countries around the glob. Erica's hope is that people from other countries discover Colombian food and learn more about the inherent culture and traditions of her place of birth. 

    Spicy Chipotle Salmon
    Spicy Chipotle Salmon
    Sometimes the best recipes are the simplest and this is one of those dishes, an easy to throw together but oh-so-good spicy chipotle salmon. Made with ingredients you probably already have in the fridge and with an easy (and customizable) cooking technique, this gorgeous Spicy Chipotle Salmon is full of flavor and pretty enough to serve to guests...
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    Spicy Chipotle Salmon
    Spicy Chipotle Salmon
    This gorgeous Spicy Chipotle Salmon is full of flavor and pretty enough to serve to guests, but is so quick it also makes a wonderful weeknight dinner during Lent or anytime of the year.
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    Barley and Fava Bean Soup
    Barley and Fava Bean Soup
    Though 2014's polar vortex is chilling almost everyone to the bone, there are a number of comfort foods that can heat you up after a long day battling the winter weather. Among these are warm, hearty soups. There really is something beautiful about throwing a handful of delicious ingredients in a pot and returning a short time later to a one-pot...
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    Barley and Fava Bean Soup
    Barley and Fava Bean Soup
    Barley and Fava Bean Soup is a traditional Colombian soup that is comforting and filling and packed with carrots, peas, potatoes, barley and fava beans.
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    Canary Bean and Chorizo Soup
    Canary Bean and Chorizo Soup
    Beans are a big part of Colombian and Latin American cuisine. Growing up in my house we ate beans at least three times per week, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Some of the kinda of beans we'd have were pinto beans, red beans, white beans, cranberry beans, and one of my favorites, canary beans. I love cooking and eating canary beans because they...
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    Canary Bean and Chorizo Soup
    Canary Bean and Chorizo Soup
    Warm up with a hearty bowl of Canary Bean Soup. Canary beans are simmered with red bell pepper, green pepper, scallions, potatoes, and cilantro then topped with smoky chorizo and served with slices of bright, creamy avocado. 
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    Yuca Balls Stuffed with Cheese
    Yuca Balls Stuffed with Cheese
    Yuca or cassava is an extremely versatile ingredient and can be cooked in so many different ways. You can fry it, boil it, bake it, mash it, steam it, and even grill it. It can be used to make empanada dough, dumplings, patties, soups, desserts, and more. You can even use yuca flour as a replacement for regular flour!I’ve got a great recipe that...
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    Yuca Balls Stuffed with Cheese (Bolitas de Yuca con Queso)
    Yuca Balls Stuffed with Cheese (Bolitas de Yuca con Queso)
    These crispy little Yuca Balls Stuffed with Cheese are a fabulous party snack or side dish. To make these balls a simple yuca dough is stuffed with mozzarella cheese, formed into round balls, and then fried again until golden brown and perfectly crunchy and melty.
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    Aguardiente Sour
    Aguardiente Sour
    Aguardiente Sour is a traditional Colombian cocktail made with orange juice, sugar, egg whites, lime juice, and aguardiente. If you're not familiar with aguardiente, which translates in English as fire water, let me introduce you. It's a strong alcoholic drink made from anise and sugar cane.The most popular way to drink aguardiente in Colombia is...
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    Aguardiente Sour (Orange and Aguardiente Cocktail)
    Aguardiente Sour (Orange and Aguardiente Cocktail)
    Aguardiente Sour is a traditional Colombian cocktail made with orange juice, sugar, egg whites, lime juice, and aguardiente. If you are not familiar with aguardiente, which translates in English to fire water, it's a strong spirit made from anise and sugar cane.
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