Helga Williams

As a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, Helga has also combined her passion for good food and healthy living in wellness coaching. After years practicing in the catering and hospitality industries, Helga now focuses on sharing her knowledge and experience with others through writing about food tips, cooking advice, wellness, global food trends, and travel.

vanilla powder

What Is Vanilla Powder?

Pure vanilla is the taste of luxury. Besides being the second most expensive spice in the world, it brings a warming aromatic flavor and sweet comforting taste to many desserts, drinks, baked goods, ice cream, and even some savory dishes. You’re probably familiar with prized vanilla beans, pure vanilla extract, and the cheaper artificial version, …

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vanilla syrup

What Is Vanilla Syrup?

Ever crave that sweet vanilla latte or iced coffee from your favorite cafe? You can make your own delicious version at a fraction of the cost by using vanilla syrup. The syrup can be bought pre-made or made at home. Once you have your syrup, it’s not only great for those heart-warming tummy-hugging lattes but …

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vanilla beans

What Are Vanilla Beans?

Many baking recipes call for vanilla essence. This easy-to-come-by artificial essence is an affordable way to add a rich and sweet vanilla flavor to your baked goods instead of breaking the bank by using authentic vanilla beans. The artificial essence resembles the flavor of much more expensive vanilla beans, which are always preferable, but not …

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What Can I Substitute for Vanilla Bean and Vanilla Extract?

Used in cakes, ice cream, pastry, hot drinks, alcoholic drinks, and even savory dishes, vanilla is a versatile ingredient and an essential in any baker’s pantry. Its flavor can be integrated into recipes in various ways. The original and natural form of vanilla bean can however be a pricey ingredient to keep around. Whether you’ve …

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