Category: Throwback post!

Plátanos asados con queso (baked ripe plantains with cheese)

This recipe produces: 6 baked ripe plantains This is an easy recipe for a taste of Ecuador. Baked ripe plantains stuffed with cheese are a common treat that all seven Downings suggest you try this dish at least once. Click play to listen to… Continue Reading “Plátanos asados con queso (baked ripe plantains with cheese)”

I Cannot Be Idle

William J. Henry was an early leader in the Holiness Movement. In 1889 he, answered a call to hold revival meetings in eastern Pennsylvania and eventually held meetings in each state and Great Britain. This is one of many hymns written by W. J.… Continue Reading “I Cannot Be Idle”

Dulce De Piña

Dulce de piña   Ingredients: 1 whole pineapple ½ cup of water ½ cup caster sugar 1 cinnamon stick 2 cloves 2 cardamom pods 1 fresh lemon verbena sprig Juice of 1 lime Preparation: Peel and core the pineapple, discard the core and peel.… Continue Reading “Dulce De Piña”

Fritada De Gallina (Fried Chicken)

Fritada de Gallina (Fried Chicken) Serves: 10-12 people Fritada de gallina is a delicious and tender Ecuadorian chicken dish.  Seven out of seven Downings highly recommend this delicious dish. To hear the podcast of this recipe simply click play below.   Ingredients 5 lbs… Continue Reading “Fritada De Gallina (Fried Chicken)”

Mango Ceviche

Mango ceviche We love mangos!  This simple mango ceviche recipe has brought us a fair amount of joy.  Seven out of seven Downings from youngest to oldest love this ceviche. To hear the recipe click the play button below.    Ingredients 1 tsp sugar… Continue Reading “Mango Ceviche”

Salchipapas (French Fries And Hot Dogs)

Salchipapas (French Fries with Hot Dog) Serves 4 people – 1 potato and hot dog per person. Salchipapas are typical South American junk food. Salchipapas are typically topped with tomato onion salsa and salsa rosada. I would love to say that the Downing family… Continue Reading “Salchipapas (French Fries And Hot Dogs)”

Seco De Pollo

Seco de pollo or chicken stew Yield: For 8-10 people Seco de pollo or seco de gallina is a South American chicken stew cooked slowly in a sauce of beer, onions, garlic, peppers, tomatoes, herbs and spices. Seven out of seven Downings recomend this… Continue Reading “Seco De Pollo”

Cultural Insight 2: Hot Culture, Cold Culture

Do you know the difference between a hot culture and a cold culture? We invite you to listen to this cultural insight to find out! With much love, The Downings Friend we would love for you to click here and read about our mission!… Continue Reading “Cultural Insight 2: Hot Culture, Cold Culture”

Cultural Insight: Abortion

On January 22, 1973, seven unelected officials made a decision that has resulted in the deaths of 61,678,839 innocent children in in the United States. Tragic for our nation! Yet, Jesus still offers healing and hope to all who seek him. Ecuador’s conservative abortion… Continue Reading “Cultural Insight: Abortion”

Syncretism

What do the Inca, the Conquistadores, the cult of Pachamama and Mariolatry have in common? Find out by listening to today’s Cultural Insight podcast.   Rumicucho is one of the “high places” the Conquistadors destroyed. with much love, the Downings What is the church? Click… Continue Reading “Syncretism”

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