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Vanilla Syrup Recipe

By Elizabetta Tekeste | January 5, 2011

Photo: huppypie

Photo: huppypie

Last year, I challenged myself to prepare more food at home and from scratch. Homemade chai concentrate (see here for recipe), bittersweet Italian hot cocoa (my favorite!), mayonnaise, mustard and vanilla lattes!

Initially the incentive was monetary, the secondary reason quickly became health. When you prepare food at home, you don’t need the unpronounceable compounds we so often find in the ingredients.

To make something at home that you really love can be empowering!

Here is a recipe for homemade vanilla syrup. Your friends, if they have a pulse, will loose their mind over it! Added to your after-dinner coffee, it may steal the show!

Until next week, breathe well and be well!


Cafe Brasileiro Recipe

By Elizabetta Tekeste | December 1, 2010

Photo: krabiman

Photo: krabiman

The holiday season is officially underway and coffee will not take a back seat to holiday cocktails! Coffee and liquor have become bedfellows and this power couple is gaining popularity very quickly. So today I bring you my top 2 coffee cocktails to warm you and yours!

If you prefer to keep it straightforward, you need not go without a coffee holiday drink. For a clean drink after your holiday meal simply add a shot (ounce) of one my recommended spirits to your delicious cup of coffee:

1) Frangelico

2) Amaretto

3) Grand Marnier

Until next week, be well and breathe well!

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