Bolivian Cassava Casserole (Sonso de Yuca)
Bolivian food | Breakfast

Bolivian Cassava Casserole (Sonso de Yuca)

Sonso, a peculiar name for a delicious dish from eastern Bolivia. Made with cassava and lots of cheese. A few weeks ago I shared a recipe called, Sonso de Yuca Frito (Cheesy and Fluffy Bolivian Pancake). Where the main ingredient is cassava. This recipe is very similar. But baked instead of cooked in a frying pan. […]

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Bolivian Cheese Empanadas
Bolivian food | Bread

Bolivian Cheese Empanadas

These cheese empanadas are perfect as snacks or appetizer. Savory and with a hint of sweetness from the icing sugar. These Bolivian Cheese Empanadas have a nice thin, crispy crust. As you cook them, they puff, leaving a cheesy center.  Right before serving, sprinkle them with some icing sugar.  All those flavors and textures are […]

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Bolivian Peanut Soup
Bolivian food | Savory

Bolivian Peanut Soup

Peanut soup is a very special dish for Bolivians. Very easy to vary with different ingredients and full of flavor. It is said that Che Guevara’s last meal was a bowl of peanut soup made by a teacher named Ninfa Arteaga when he was a prisoner in La Higuera. Shortly after she brought him the […]

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Pan de Arroz (Bolivian Gluten-Free Bread)
Bolivian food | Bread | Breakfast

Pan de Arroz (Bolivian Gluten-Free Bread)

This pan de arroz (rice bread) is made with rice flour and mashed cassava. Cheesy and naturally gluten-free. Bolivian food is so diverse. Each department/state has dishes with flavors and ingredients unique to their location. I am from Santa Cruz, a department where the land is fertile, hot and has delicious food.  Cassava/yuca is a […]

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Baked Cuñapé (Bolivian Bread)
Bolivian food | Bread

Baked Cuñapé (Bolivian Bread)

Cuñapé is a Bolivian bread with lots of cheese and it’s gluten-free. With a firm crust and a chewy crumb, you’re going to love it! Oh! afternoon tea! Growing up in Bolivia we had a custom of having tea/coffee at around 3 or 4 in the afternoon. If you are a guest, your hostess would […]

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Llajua (Bolivian Spicy Sauce)
Bolivian food

Llajua (Bolivian Spicy Sauce)

Llajua or Llajwa, is a staple, fresh and spicy sauce for any Bolivian household. Every Bolivian house has a jar of fresh llajua. It is one of those spicy sauces that are on the table for every meal. It is a fresh sauce, made almost daily. Very simple and with few ingredients. Each region and each […]

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