Colombian Arepas (Corncakes) and Maize Soup (In Spanish)   
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(For all ingredients, please use organic versions if available)
Arepas (Corncakes)
1 pound corn flour
Sweet, tender corn kernels
½ tablespoon salt

Maize Soup
Tender corn kernels
¾ pound Creole
or yellow potatoes
Green peas
¾ pound green beans
½ white onion
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon oil

  1. Blend the corn cernel with a little water.
  2. Pour the corn flour into a mixing bowl, add in salt to taste, and the blended corn little by little. Mix it.
  3. Add in the tofu and the oil. Mix it.
  4. Knead the mixture until it has a nice consistency.
  5. Make little balls from the dough, and the shape the ball into patty with hand.
  6. Place the patty on a plate.
  7. Pre-heat the pan, and fry the patties until both sides are golden brown.
  8. To prepare the maize soup, cut all the ingredients.
  9. Boil some water, and when it boils add in the peas, the white onion, the yellow potatoes, the green beans, and the carrot.
  10. Add in some turmeric, and 1 tablespoon of oil.
  11. Add in salt to taste. Stir.
  12. Let the soup boil for a while and let the ingredients become tender.
  13. Blend the corn kernels with a bit of water.
  14. Add in the blended corn kernels. Stir.
  15. Cover the pot, and wait for 5 to 10 minutes.
  16. When the soup is ready, add in the cilantro and the coriander.
  17. Serve the soup while hot with fried arepas.

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