Category: Cooking With The Downings

Limonada (Lemonade or Limeade)

Limonada (Lemonade or Limeade) Friends, this post was first published in July of 2019. Serves 6-8 people This quick and easy recipe for making fresh homemade limonada, lemonade or limeade is a great family treat on a hot day.  Seven out of seven  Downings… Continue Reading “Limonada (Lemonade or Limeade)”

Tigrillo: Ecuadorian Green Plantain Mash

Friends, this post was first published in July of 2019. Tigrillo: Ecuadorian Green Plantain Mash   Tigrillo is a wonderful and filling breakfast food! It is often served with chicharron (fried pork belly). Seven out of seven Downings love this delicious breakfast.      … Continue Reading “Tigrillo: Ecuadorian Green Plantain Mash”

Pan de Yuca

Friends, this post was first published in September of 2019. Pan de yuca or cheese bread (this recipe is taken from a forthcoming cookbook from Our Mission Path) Produces 20-25 small yuca breads Some food is attached to good memories.  This was a favorite… Continue Reading “Pan de Yuca”

Llapingachos (Ecuadorian Stuffed Potato Patties)

Friends, this post was first published in August of 2019. Llapingachos (Ecuadorian stuffed potato patties) Produces about 15 medium sized llapingachos This delicious dish is very common in Ecuador. Llapingachos are potato patties stuffed with cheese, cooked on a hot griddle until crispy brown… Continue Reading “Llapingachos (Ecuadorian Stuffed Potato Patties)”

Cuy Chaqtado (Fried Guinea Pig)

Friends, this post was first published in January of 2020. Cuy Chaqtado Fried Guinea Pig (Ayacucho-style) Guinea Pig is an Ecuadorian delicacy. It is taboo in other parts of the world. Seven out of seven Downings enjoy a well prepared Cuy. Ingredients: 1 guinea… Continue Reading “Cuy Chaqtado (Fried Guinea Pig)”

Ensalada de Cebolla y Tomate (Onion and Tomato Salad)

Friends, this post was first published in August of 2019. Ensalada de cebolla y tomate (Onion and tomato salad) Salads in Ecuador are sometimes an unexpected adventure.  Not knowing Spanish very well Timothy 1 ordered this salad thinking it would be similar to a… Continue Reading “Ensalada de Cebolla y Tomate (Onion and Tomato Salad)”

Quinoa Soup With Beef

Quinoa soup with beef Serves: 8-10 people. Seven out of seven Downing family members enjoy this delicious soup. Ingredients 2 tbs butter 10 cups of water 4  minced garlic cloves 1 diced white onion 2 peeled and diced tomatoes 1 tsp of ground achiote… Continue Reading “Quinoa Soup With Beef”

Níspero Chicken

Friends, this post was first published in May of 2020. Níspero Chicken Servings: 2 Preparation: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 6 large ripe Nísperos, peeled with seeds removed 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup orange juice 1/3 cup brown… Continue Reading “Níspero Chicken”

Fanesca (Ecuadorian Easter Soup)

Friends, this post was first published in April of 2019. A while back we spoke about understanding Culture through language (you can listen to that podcast by clicking here). Today we invite you to begin understanding Ecuador through food. Today’s podcast begins a Saturday… Continue Reading “Fanesca (Ecuadorian Easter Soup)”

Bolon De Verde, Fried Green Plantain Balls

Bolon de verde or fried green plantain balls Yield: For 6-8 people Bolon de verde are green plantain dumplings stuffed with cheese, chorizo or chicharrones and fried until crispy. Ingredients 4 green plantains, peeled and cut in medium sized chunks 4-5 tbs butter or… Continue Reading “Bolon De Verde, Fried Green Plantain Balls”

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