Treasures of Colombia: Empanada de Acacias (Colombian Street Food)

Hi, I am Stacy Ann, a likkle Jamaican girl who has had the opportunity to experience life on the other side of the world. I live and work here in Colombia, where their lifestyle, food, and culture is so similar to ours back home, in Jamaica. Every day is like a treasure hunt. So follow … More Treasures of Colombia: Empanada de Acacias (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 … More Treasures of Colombia: Colombian Amarillo A La Monseñor (Colombian Fish Dish)

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

Treasures of Colombia: Bandeja Paisa (Colombian Street Food)

Feel the need to eat like a King?  Well the Bandeja Paisa is just the dish for you! The Bandeja Paisa is a typical dish of the Andean region Antioquia, Medellin. “Paisa” speaks about the people of that region and “Bandeja” means tray or platter on which the food is served – hence the name … More Treasures of Colombia: Bandeja Paisa (Colombian Street Food)

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

Treasures of Colombia: Goulash (Colombian Street Food)

Beef is well loved by many all over the world and Colombia is not different. In my hometown of Villavicencio, Beef (cow) of the highest quality is reared here; and so it is only fitting that the Llaneros (people of this region) prepare and serve a very tasty beef stew called “Goulash”. Originally, the Goulash … More Treasures of Colombia: Goulash (Colombian Street Food)

Recipe of the Day: Tasty Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Recipe

Back home, jerk chicken is a common favorite of many Jamaicans. We even have jerk chicken vendors, selling this island favorite in much of our cities across the island. If you visit Kingston and travel to Half Way Tree or towards Papine, at night your nose will be twitching from the aromas steaming out of … More Recipe of the Day: Tasty Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Recipe

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. … More Treasures of Colombia: Cazuela de Mariscos (Colombian 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. … More Treasures of Colombia: Milkshake – Malteada (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Costilla de Cerdo (Colombian Street Food)

Ribs can be roasted, baked, grilled, smoked, braised or fried. However, my favorite method of eating ribs (Costilla de Cerdo) is by barbecuing (BBQ). Treasures of Colombia: Costillas de Cerdo (Colombian Street Food) By: STACEY-ANN SMITH I went to a popular restaurant located right here in Villavicencio called “El Amarradero del Mico” and they had … More Treasures of Colombia: Costilla de Cerdo (Colombian Street Food)