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Recipes containing Vanilla Bean

2/5/2013#Healthy

Vanilla Sugar Broiled Grapefruit

Vanilla Sugar Broiled Grapefruit

Grapefruit is at the peak of it’s season right now and we can’t resist the tart-sweet taste. Plus, as a fruit with a low glycemic index and high amounts of Vitamin A and C, it’s lauded for it’s nutritional benefits. But, let’s face it, some people find grapefruit to be a little too tart and… Read More »

12/20/2012#DrinksApps

Coquito – Puerto Rican Coconut Eggnog

Coquito - Puerto Rican Coconut Eggnog

Eggnog is one of the most controversial drinks in the U.S. – some people love it and some people absolutely hate it. But in Puerto Rico, the thick, milky, rum-spiked (eggless) concoction known as Coquito  is a favorite during Christmas time, and there’s no secret why! In a blender, combine a few different types of… Read More »

11/16/2012#SweetTooth

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Nothing beats a homemade, hand-crafted gift for the holidays. Instead of blowing a ton of money on expensive things for your friends and family, why not make them something they can enjoy for months out of your own kitchen? A steaming cup of hot chocolate, preferably with marshmallows on top (always the mini ones), reminds… Read More »

10/9/2012#Healthy

Vanilla Bean Brown Sugar Almond Butter

Vanilla Bean Brown Sugar Almond Butter

Almonds are one of the most nutritious nuts because, among other things, they are full of monounsaturated fats (the good fats that could help lower your LDL cholesterol) and Vitamin E. If you’re tired of eating them raw out of hand, almond butter is a wonderful and healthier alternative to your morning spreads for toast…. Read More »

9/27/2012#DrinksApps

Vanilla, Pear, and Vodka Cocktail

Vanilla, Pear, and Vodka Cocktail

As fall fruits are coming into season, there’s no reason they should be reserved for crumbles, pies, and eating out-of-hand. This cocktail captures the transition of seasons perfectly. Pear nectar adds body and sweetness, fresh seeds from a vanilla bean make the drink aromatic (and wonderfully speckled), and vodka provides a boozy kick that allows… Read More »