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Sep 22 2011

Pupusas or stuffed tortillas from El Salvador (recipe)

Pupusas, or stuffed corn tortillas, from El Salvador

Pupusas, or stuffed corn tortillas, from El Salvador … mmm!

CFCA serves more than 12,000 sponsored children and elderly in El Salvador. Our staff members there sent us this tasty recipe for pupusas, or stuffed tortillas!

This is the most traditional food in El Salvador. It is very popular, probably for its flavor and low cost. The stuffing ingredients will vary according to the type of pupusa made. The dough can be made of corn or rice.

This recipe makes about 20 pupusas. See the full recipe

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Sep 14 2011

Recipe from Colombia: Champú drink

CFCA-Cali, Colombia, recipe for champu beverage

A champú drink from the CFCA project in Cali, Colombia.

CFCA serves more than 20,000 sponsored children and elderly in Colombia. Our staff members there sent us this refreshing recipe for a champú drink!

This recipe makes about 25 medium-size glasses and takes several days to make. It uses the lulo fruit, which tastes like tangy pineapple or a combination of lime and rhubarb. Concentrate from the fruit juice may be purchased online. See the full recipe

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Aug 31 2011

Recipe from Costa Rica – olla de carne y verduras

Olla de carne y verduras in Costa Rica

Olla de carne y verduras, or a pot of meat and vegetables, fresh and steaming from Costa Rica!

CFCA serves more than 7,000 sponsored children and elderly in Costa Rica. Our staff members there sent us this recipe for olla de carne y verduras, roughly translated: a pot of meat and vegetables.

This recipe is for four to five people. See the recipe

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Aug 4 2011

How to cook ugali (Kenyan dish) — recipe

Ugali and stew

Kenyan stew, vegetables and ugali … mmm!

CFCA serves approximately 15,000 sponsored children and elderly in Kenya. Regina Mburu, our communications liaison in Kenya, sends us this delicious recipe for ugali!

Ugali is served as an accompaniment to meat, fish or vegetable stews. To eat ugali, pull off a small ball of mush with your fingers, form an indentation with your thumb and use it to scoop up tasty stews and other dishes.

This recipe is for four to six people. See the recipe and pictures

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Jul 29 2011

How to make chapattis (Indian flatbread) and egg curry – recipe

Chapattis with egg curry and onions

Chapattis with egg curry and onions … mmm!

CFCA serves approximately 34,000 sponsored children and elderly in India. Sreekanth Gundoji, our communications liaison in Hyderabad, India, sends us this gorgeous recipe for chapattis and egg curry!

Chapattis are the perfect accompaniment to most Indian dishes. They can be eaten with meat and vegetarian curries, fruits, jam, yogurt, butter, chutneys, pickles, etc.

This recipe is for two to three people. See the recipe and pictures

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Dec 20 2010

Make a cup of traditional Guatemalan hot chocolate

Chocolate has been part of Latin American culture for 2,000 years. Today, most Latin American cultures serve hot chocolate with tamales during the Christmas season.

In Guatemala, Claudia Mariela and her family live in the community of El Chocolate, so of course, chocolate is part of their lives.

Claudia is the mother of six children, three of whom are sponsored in CFCA’s Hope for a Family program.

Watch this video of Claudia Mariela making Guatemalan hot chocolate, then try making your own using this easy recipe.

Hot chocolate (makes about 2 quarts)

  • 2 7-oz. bars of drinking chocolate (brands such as Ibarra and Abuelita can be found at Hispanic markets)
  • 2 quarts of water
  • Cinnamon sticks (optional)
  • Milk and sugar (optional)

Bring the water to a full, rolling boil.

While the water is coming to a boil, chop up the chocolate or grind it in a blender or food processor. This will help the chocolate dissolve faster. You can also just add the chocolate as is from the box.

Add the chocolate to the boiling water. Stir constantly until the chocolate is dissolved.

Add milk, cinnamon sticks and sugar according to your taste. This chocolate is so rich that you don’t have to add milk.

Lower the heat to medium and continue cooking until well blended, about 15-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve piping hot with tamales. Make your own Christmas tamales.

Want to know the story behind the CFCA mothers group who run a chocolate-making business? Click here to read more.

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