Just recently I've stocked up on Vanilla Beans from Vanilla & Co as I've become quite a fan of vanilla powder in recipes and of Vanilla chai. Vanilla Beans if stored correctly can last years so it is worth buying them in bulk. You can read some tips from Vanilla & Co on storage here.
Here are some ways I have or plan to use some of my vanilla beans:
- Powder - http://skinnymixers.com.au/skinnymixers-vanilla-bean-powder/
- Extract - https://changinghabits.com.au/recipes/vanilla-essence/
- Paste - http://www.sistermixin.com/recipes/vanilla-bean-paste/ or https://changinghabits.com.au/recipes/vanilla-bean-paste/
And some recipes using these forms of vanilla: