We’re very excited about the brand-new range of organic vanilla products now available at Faithful to Nature – these vanilla pods, powders and extracts are so pure and delicious, made using only fresh organic Bourbon Madagascar vanilla. That means you get a superior flavour and aroma, with no preservatives, pesticides or additives.

Now most of you might think of vanilla as an afterthought in most of your baked goods recipes – but we’re sure that after perusing the recipes below, you’ll be amazed at the versatility this luxurious spice! Get creative and wow your dinner guests with these simple yet sophisticated recipes, made with real organic vanilla:

Cocoa, Chilli & Vanilla Spiced Nuts

A protein-packed cocktail hour snack with a delicate balance of sweet and spicy flavours.

Ingredients:

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 160°
  • Lightly beat the egg white in a large bowl
  • Mix in the spices, salt and sugar until the mixture is slightly frothy
  • Add the nuts and mix well
  • Spread the mixture over a lightly greased baking sheet, and bake until crispy (40 – 45 minutes), turning at the 20-minute mark
  • Makes 4 – 6 servings, and will keep for up to a week (in an airtight container)

Vanilla & Citrus Vinaigrette

This sweet, zesty salad dressing is perfect for winter salads – think warm spinach, walnuts, figs, pecans and pomegranates!

Ingredients:

Method:

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth
  • Makes 3 – 4 servings

Raw Vegan Vanilla Milkshake

A guilt-free, dairy-free indulgence.

Ingredients:

Method:

  • Simple – pop all your ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy!
  • For a double-thick mixture, add a handful of cashew nuts while blending
  • You can also experiment with flavours by adding a handful of strawberries or a teaspoon of cacao powder to the mix