Category Archives: Recipes

Mar 14 2013

How to make Guatemalan tortillas (recipe)

Guatemalan tortillas

Homemade Guatemalan tortillas … mmm!

Unbound, formerly CFCA, serves more than 83,000 sponsored children and elderly in Guatemala. A great way to feel connected to the people of Guatemala is to make food from the region.

Elizabeth, mother of an Unbound sponsored youth in Guatemala, Florita, shows how to make these delicious corn tortillas from scratch! Read more

Feb 18 2013

How to make Guatemalan coconut bread (recipe)

Coconut bread

Coconut bread from Guatemala Ö mmm!

CFCA serves approximately 84,000 sponsored children and elderly in Guatemala. Here is a recipe from Isabel, mother of a sponsored child in Guatemala, who makes and sells coconut bread to help her family’s income. This recipe makes approximately 20 pieces of bread. Get the full recipe

Jan 28 2013

Hamburger bun recipe from Honduras, part 2

Unbound serves more than 18,000 sponsored children and elderly in Honduras. An Unbound mothers group there, the Faith and Hope mothers group, sells homemade hamburgers to those in their community.

Last week, we posted part 1 of this recipe: Hamburgers and sauce from Honduras.

Here is part 2, the Faith and Hope mothers group recipe for homemade hamburger buns!

Hamburgers from Honduras Ö mmm!

Hamburgers from Honduras Ö mmm!

Get the recipe!

Jan 23 2013

Hamburgers and sauce recipe from Honduras, part 1

Unbound serves more than 18,000 sponsored children and elderly in Honduras. An Unbound mothers group there, the Faith and Hope mothers group, sells homemade hamburgers to those in their community. They made such amazing hamburgers that we had to get the recipe and share it with you, along with a special sauce they make to go with the burgers. Here is part one of the recipe!

Hamburgers and sauce from Honduras

Hamburgers and special sauce from Honduras … mmm!

The mothers make and sell these hamburgers, and their recipe makes 40 burgers! You may want to adjust the recipe based on how many hamburgers you plan to serve. Get the recipe!

Jan 9 2013

How to make empanadas from Colombia (recipe)

empanadas from Colombia

Celina’s empanadas from Colombia … mmm!

Celina is a mother to two sponsored children in Colombia, and for her, empanadas are her livelihood. She took out a loan through her mothers group to start a business selling empanadas and coffee. (Unbound serves more than 22,000 sponsored children and elderly in Colombia.)

Celina used the income from her business to purchase her first home.

Celina shares her recipe with us, and we invite you to try her delicious empanadas. Enjoy! Get the recipe

Jul 5 2012

How to make ‘ajiaco bogotano’ soup from Colombia (recipe)

CFCA serves more than 22,000 sponsored children and elderly in Colombia. Many sponsored children in Bogota like to eat “ajiaco bogotano” soup with their families on special occasions such as Christmas, Easter or a birthday lunch.

Martha, member and leader of a CFCA mothers group in Bogota, Colombia, teaches us how to prepare “ajiaco bogotano,” a delicious and traditional chicken and potato soup. This soup can also be served with rice and a slice of delicious avocado!
ajiaco bogotano
Read more and see pictures of this dish!

May 17 2012

How to make ‘indio viejo’ stew (Nicaragua recipe)

Unbound recipe: Indio viejo from Nicaragua

Try this indio viejo recipe from Nicaragua … mmm!

Unbound serves more than 10,000 sponsored children and elderly in Nicaragua. Our staff members there sent us this tasty recipe for “indio viejo,” or a corn-based, slow-cooked stew!

The Nicaraguan people are experts at making a variety of food dishes based on corn. This is a culture inherited from their ancestors.

In rural communities, corn-based meals are consumed daily. One of them is indio viejo, which is usually served as the main dish with rice, fried plantain and coleslaw salad. Sometimes, however, it is served as a secondary dish.

This recipe is for five people. See the full recipe

Jan 23 2012

How to make ticucos from Honduras (recipe)

Ticucos recipe from Honduras

Ticucos from Honduras.

CFCA serves more than 17,000 sponsored children and elderly in Honduras. Our staff members there sent us this beautiful recipe for ticucos!

This recipe serves approximately 6 people. See the full recipe

Nov 21 2011

How to make passion fruit juice (recipe from Uganda)

A glass of passion fruit juice from Uganda - CFCA recipe

A glass of delicious passion fruit juice from Uganda!

CFCA serves more than 2,600 sponsored children and elderly in Uganda. This recipe comes from a group of mothers of sponsored children. The mothers grow passion fruit as part of a CFCA livelihood program. Not only does it make money to support their families, but it also gives them a way to actively engage in their community.

The number of passion fruits for the recipe depends on how much juice you want to make. One glass of juice requires three passion fruits. If you are making four glasses of juice, for example, you can use 12 passion fruits. See the full recipe

Oct 12 2011

How to make porotos con riendas (Chile recipe)

porotos con riendas, or white beans with spaghetti, from Chile

Porotos con riendas, or white beans with spaghetti - a CFCA recipe from Chile!

CFCA serves more than 4,000 sponsored children and elderly in Chile. Our staff members in Valparaiso sent us this recipe for porotos con riendas, or white beans with spaghetti.

The poroto (white bean) dates back to the migrants who came to South America, crossing the Bering Strait, who brought the seed, planting it mostly in Mexico and Peru. This has been one of the greatest sources of protein for the Latin American people. Varieties include black, white, yellow, etc.

This recipe makes 4-5 plates; white beans need to soak overnight. See the full recipe