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
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!
Read more and see pictures of this dish!
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fish soup with moringa leaves … mmm!
CFCA serves more than 43,000 sponsored children and elderly in the Philippines. Our staff members there sent us this lovely recipe for fish soup!
This can serve a family of 6. See full recipe
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