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Peru Delights

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Morena Cuadra and Morena Escardó are avid foodies, travelers, and readers. A mother-daughter team, the duo blogs with the goal of sharing the intoxicating flavors and aromas of Peruvian cuisine with the world. They cover their native country's delicacies through a traditional perspective, with an open mind toward healthy twists. Mom Morena Cuadra is a journalist, a trained chef and a wine expert, and has edited and published several magazines and book collections. Daughter Morena has a special interest in holistic, vegetarian nutrition, and she transforms many of the traditional, millenary dishes of Peru into new healthy versions for all kinds of diets. The two are the co-authors of The Everything Peruvian Cookbook.

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Mini Voladores
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These fragile cookies, a much lighter version of alfajores, are pretty to look at and delicious to eat. Though they're tiny, they're just like any other Peruvian dessert, very sweet.Voladores are made with the same dough as Guargüeros, but baked instead of fried. The dough has pisco as one of the ingredients, but if you have a difficult time...
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Mini Voladores
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These fragile cookies, a much lighter version of Alfajores, are pretty to look at and delicious to eat. Though they are tiny, they are just like any other Peruvian dessert, very sweet. The dough, flavored with pisco, is delicate but sturdy enough to hold dulce de leche and pineapple marmalade.
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Quinoa Chocolate Muffins
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When the week is coming to an end, the last thing I want is to spend a long time in the kitchen. Luckily, there are some desserts that are so easy to make that they can be done even when tired, lazy or in a hurry. My mom´s Quinoa Chocolate Cake is one of those desserts.We love this cake because it´s so simple and light and has a very delicate...
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Quinoa Chocolate Muffins
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These light muffins are made with healthy naturally gluten-free quinoa flour and a touch of cocoa powder. Try these muffins for breakfast, as an afternoon snack or for dessert.
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Dulce de Leche Guargüeros
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These beautiful cookies are one of my birthday-table favorites. In Lima, you can find guargüeros in bakeries, grocery stores and coffee shops, but there is something rewarding, and relaxing, about making them with your own hands.The versatile dough is made up of only four ingredients: flour, salt, egg yolks, and pisco (yes, pisco!). Once...
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Guargüeros (Fried Cookies Filled with Dulce de Leche)
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In Lima, you can find these cookies in many bakeries, grocery stores, and coffee shops, but there is something rewarding – and relaxing --  about making them with your own hands. With only a few ingredients and stuffed with dulce de leche, they are easy and fast to put together.
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Vegetarian Arroz con Pollo
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Arroz con Pollo (rice with chicken), is a dish prevalent in many Latin American kitchens, and Peru is not the exception. But Peru's version is wholly different, mixing green, cilantro-soaked rice with plump vegetables and spicy ají amarillo then topped with salsa criolla. So good, you won't even miss the chicken.And yes, though it's technically...
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Vegetarian Arroz con Pollo
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Arroz con Pollo (rice with chicken), is a dish prevalent in many Latin American kitchens, and Peru is no exception. In this vegetarian Peruvian version of the classic; green, cilantro-soaked rice is filled with vegetables and flavored with ají Amarillo.
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Baked Tamalitos Verde
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I call this comforting dish a pudding, even though the recipe is very similar to the more labor-intensive tamalitos verdes, made with fresh corn and cilantro leaves. The only difference is that the dough is baked in a Pyrex dish instead of wrapped and steamed. Cooking it this way is faster and easier than making the actual tamalitos.I added...
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Baked Tamalito Verde with Cheese
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This recipe is a cross between a tamale and a baked corn pudding. Sweet and savory, from the queso fresco and cilantro, it is an easy side dish that is the perfect addition to any meal.
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