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Vicki Cosio

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Vegan No-Bake Maple And Peanut Butter Granola (Gluten-Free)

  RECIPE 1 cup raw cashews 1 cup raw almonds 1 cup raisins 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1 1/2 cups corn flakes or puffs 1/2 cup ground flax 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/3 cup maple syrup   DIRECTIONS  Place cashews, almonds, raisins, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and corn flakes in a blender or food processor.  Pulse until mostly broken up.  Pour into mixing bowl.  Add peanut…

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Green Spaghetti (Tallarin Verde)

Green Spaghetti (or Tallarin Verde) is very popular in Peru. It is very similar to pesto, with an addition of Peruvian pepper paste. This recipe was created for my cookbook, Peruvegan, and I promise it will be the best pesto you have ever tasted! The recipe is mostly raw (except for the sauteed onion) and contains no oil (except for the sauteed onion). It’s full of raw spinach, and a…

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Smoky “Baked” Beans

vegan baked beans

Need a no-fail dish for Thanksgiving? These beans fit the bill! Don’t let the title fool you. These beans are made on the stove, but reminiscent of the sweet beans in a can that I grew up with. These beans are extremely kid-friendly–a great way to get kids to eat their beans, and of course, they are equally loved by adults. These beans can be a main dish (and star of…

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Pumpkin Doggy Cookies

As the seasons start to change, I start thinking about pumpkin, winter squash and the fall harvest. My dogs love pumpkin, so I made these pumpkin cookies for them, and they were a hit. With only five ingredients, they come together really quickly. You can use homemade pumpkin if you want, but I used organic pumpkin in a box, and it worked great. Make sure to store the cookies in…

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Peanut Butter, Banana And Coconut Muffins

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These muffins have a delicious hint of coconut, due to the replacement of margarine or oil with coconut oil.  They make for a great breakfast or any time snack. They are hearty, due to the addition of peanut butter and bananas.  They also taste fantastic the next day, reheated in the oven or toasted. RECIPE -1 1/2 cups of flour -1/2 c. oats or hot multi-grain cereal (raw) -1 T.…

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Potato Curry

I love ethnic food, and especially curries. This dish literally comes together in minutes, minus the cooking time. All of the ingredients are things that you will more than likely have on hand, in your pantry and fridge. This curry is very warming, so if you don’t like things spicy, you can decrease the amount of red pepper flakes and curry powder. I enjoy making Indian food, since it’s loaded with…

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Baked Yucca Fries

Yucca (or yuca), also known as cassava, is a starchy root vegetable. Similar to a potato but slightly sweeter, creamier and sturdier, it makes fantastic fries. If you are new to yucca, this is an excellent way to try this amazing tuber. Yucca is available in many mainstream grocery stores. In fact, you may have seen it before, and not realized what it was (I only know since I am married…

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Agave And Sea Salt Roasted Sweet Potatoes

These tasty little gems are delicious as an appetizer, a side, or a snack. They caramelize while roasting, resulting in a chewy and creamy sweet potato. You can even add more agave and sea salt after roasting to coat the sweet potatoes, or adjust the original amount to your liking. If you are a fan of sweet and salty, these will definitely be one of your favorites. They are also super…

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Homemade Yeast Bread With Kale And Corn

It’s pretty easy to find good bread these days, but there’s still something special about homemade bread. It’s heartier, denser and more delicious than store bought.  You can also put in your favorite additions, and you know it hasn’t been sitting on the shelf in plastic wrap for who knows how long. I make bread the lazy way (via a bread machine). It may not be as fun as the…

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