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Preparing a vanilla bean for vanilla sugar.

How to Open and Scrape a Vanilla Bean + Homemade Vanilla Sugar

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How to Open and Scrape a Vanilla Bean Hold down the vanilla bean with one hand while using a pairing knife to carefully slice the bean. Use the tip of the knife and make sure to only cut one wall of the bean. You don’t need to slice it…
Mint Simple Syrup from foodfashionandfun.com

The Basics | Mint Simple Syrup

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I always try and have some simple syrup on hand for drinks and cocktails. Some of them simple and others flavored. Remember my Strawberry Rhubarb Simple Syrup? This Mint Simple Syrup is actually a very basic recipe that is traditionally used…
Non-Dairy Mocha Pudding from foodfashionandfun.com

Non-Dairy Mocha Pudding

I made a plain non-dairy chocolate pudding to go with this recipe. The most exciting part was that fact that it was made of avocados so I thought I’d reinvent the recipe and make it a mocha. It turned out great. I used a light roast…
Simple Syrup Recipe from foodfashionandfun.com

Simple Syrup

I love to create original recipes but I thought I'd get back to basics. This simple syrup recipe is something that you find in a variety of drink recipes from margarita's to lemonade. This recipe can also be adapted to include different…
Strawberry Pie with a Graham Cracker Crust from foodfashionandfun.com

Strawberry Pie with a Graham Cracker Crust

Summer is here and strawberries are everywhere.  They are coming out my ears.  Every stand has them at the farmer's market and I plan on using them.  I recently made this pie (with a little help) with all fresh strawberries.  It was delicious.…

Mango Coconut Bars

Mango Coconut Bars   Serves: 8   Crust:   Vegetable oil cooking spray 24 coconut cookies, broken into 1-inch pieces (about 1 cup) 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, chopped into 1/2-inch…

Grilled Chicken Hearts and Chicken Feet

Please note that this recipe is not AIP/Paleo. However, I'm looking forward to changing the recipe to make it compliant soon. I like to experiment with food.  I'm always looking for unusual foods to eat and cook.  This time around I tried…