Juliana Tamayo

Juliana has a BA in Journalism and Creative Writing as well as a M.S. in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Sensory Sciences. She loves traveling, trying new foods, and cooking. When she isn’t busy working, you can find her running with her dog Milo or reading a book in the sun.

vanilla extract

6 Best Substitutes for Vanilla Bean and Vanilla Extract To Step Up Your Baking

We all love baking, especially on these crazy days! But have you encountered recipes that call for the specific use of vanilla bean? I certainly don’t always have this ingredient handy. How about vanilla extract? If you don’t have this either then by now you may be considering giving up your baking adventures.  However, there …

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grenadine syrup

Top 6 Substitutes for Grenadine Syrup To Make the Best Summer Drink

If you like a good cocktail or cooking something sweet, then you probably have used grenadine before. This sweet syrup has a tart flavor that makes a great addition to certain foods, like desserts or popsicles. But sometimes it can be hard to find it and tedious to make it, so instead of giving up …

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Marsala Wine

Top 5 Alternatives To Marsala Wine For Your Favorite Italian Sauces

If you love Marsala chicken, then you have certainly cooked with Marsala wine before. This wine is common in Italian food and is often used to add flavor and thickness to sauces. However, it is sometimes hard to find or expensive. So if you still want to cook some of these recipes, you may want …

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coconut milk vs coconut cream

6 Best Substitutes for Coconut Milk and Coconut Cream That You Will Love

Coconut milk and coconut cream are lifesavers when you need to make a vegan or vegetarian meal, or maybe if someone in your dinner party has strong lactose intolerance. These two are different, but they can solve a lot of problems when you are in a pinch. However, there are instances when your recipe calls …

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gumbo file powder

Top 5 File Powder Substitutes To Make the Perfect Gumbo

If you like gumbo, then you have used file powder before. This powder has a distinct flavor. Most say it is similar to root beer, but truth is that this one ingredient represents the extraordinary cultures that makeup Louisiana kitchen. From African, European, and Native American, this one ingredient brings together your recipe.  However, because …

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