Lentils with Chicken

Thomas Russell is a Practical English for Success (PES) volunteer serving in a pueblo in Atlántico, Colombia - This is what kept me going in my first few months at site. Schedules change, counterparts change, space and time actually changes, but these lentils stay the same. They’re perfectly good without the meat; in fact, that … Continue reading Lentils with Chicken

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Sancocho: A Recipe for Community Building

- Sybelle VanAntwerp and Ivette Aguilar are Community Economic Development (CED) volunteers serving in pueblos in Sucre, Colombia and Magdalena, Colombia, respectively. The original version of this article was a speech for the CII-11 swearing-in ceremony, delivered in Spanish by Ivette Aguilar. It was developed based on common experiences and input from the cohort during … Continue reading Sancocho: A Recipe for Community Building

Buen Provecho: Vegetable Ramen and Green Juice

Alyssa's recipes

Alyssa is a Practical English for Success (PES) volunteer serving in a town in Bólivar, Colombia. - Main course I really, really, really, miss Asian food while I’m in Colombia. I can usually find a good burger or decent Mexican food every now and then, but actual Asian food is basically nonexistent on the coast. … Continue reading Buen Provecho: Vegetable Ramen and Green Juice

Buen Provecho: Auyama Carrot Thai Curry

Megyn is a Community Economic Development (CED) volunteer serving in a pueblo in Atlántico, Colombia. -   I made this dish for my Colombian family. I left the red pepper flakes out until the end in which I just added to my bowl because they don’t care for spicy. In fact, the ginger was borderline … Continue reading Buen Provecho: Auyama Carrot Thai Curry

Buen Provecho: Spanky Meatloaf and Cinnamon Rolls

Barbara was a Practical English for Success (PES) volunteer serving in a city in Magdalena, Colombia. - Main course This is a variation of my mom’s classic meatloaf recipe. It’s great as a leftover – reheated alone or in a meatloaf sandwich. Suggested side dishes: baked or mashed potatoes, baked squash, Carrots Vichy. Note: since … Continue reading Buen Provecho: Spanky Meatloaf and Cinnamon Rolls

Buen provecho: Miami-style Black Beans

Miami-style black beans

Dezi Abreu lives in the department of Bolívar, as a Community Economic Development volunteer promoting financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills.  -    This is a recipe that is a staple for my diet, because I can make a large batch and pop individual portions in the freezer as I need them. Being raised in Miami, … Continue reading Buen provecho: Miami-style Black Beans

Cooking with Limited Resources: Colombian Pueblo Recipes

by Alyssa Galik I’ve always had a bit of a passion for cooking. I wouldn’t say my tastes are necessarily refined, but I tried to follow the fancy Pinterest recipes to the best of my ability. I’ve only been at site for a few months now but cooking has already taken on a life of … Continue reading Cooking with Limited Resources: Colombian Pueblo Recipes

Costeños Saludables

By Alexis Huth Peace Corps: Seeking individuals who can provide creative and resourceful ideas at any given time, endure major life changes (all at once) while remaining calm and mentally at peace, learn/enhance yourself in a foreign language and then survive on it, and at the end of the day, go journal, jog, or do … Continue reading Costeños Saludables

The Best Black Beans You’ve Ever Had in Your Life

from the kitchen of Stephanie Sheffield These black beans are absolutely delicious and can be used in different ways once prepared. I usually eat them one of the following ways: stuffed in an arepa rellena, alongside brown rice and fresh salad, in a baked empanada, or mixed in a food processor and served as dip … Continue reading The Best Black Beans You’ve Ever Had in Your Life