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Ingredient Substitutions

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Substitution for turnips?

by pindert 3 days ago

I am making a vegetarian soup recipe (vegetables and barley) that calls for a turnip. As I recall, I had turnips onc...


Madrid commented 1 day ago

Tamales - Is lard necessary plus...

by JoLi 10 years ago

I am going to venture and making this tamale recipe: Questio...


pavlova commented 3 days ago

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Food Elimination/Substitutions

by brilynn79 4 days ago

I had some testing that revealed many intolerances and am going to start eliminating. I mostly rely on take out and p...

Best Salt Substitute?

by Yes Please 7 years ago

I have heard AlsoSalt is a good one. I haven't tried any but have heard that some have a bitter after taste. Has ...


Dianeclh commented 5 days ago

Solstice Suppers

by Rory 2 months ago

the crispy cold air had me yearning for something comforting and I found and made this excellent cottage pie (albeit ...

MelMM commented 5 days ago

Tom Yum Without Shellfish?

by skypeace 6 years ago

I know that shrimps play a vital role in Tom Yum, but is it possible to make the soup without shellfish at all? My bo...


Foxeyblue commented 7 days ago

what to use in place of white wine?

by hungryabbey 9 years ago

Im cooking for my boyfriend and he's allergic to wine and so many of my recipes call for it. Does anyone have any sug...


tanaam commented 12 days ago

Cake recipe calls for instant vanilla pudding. I don't have any. Is there a substitute?

by xena 9 years ago

I was just about to make a cake using a recipe shared here by renov8r and discovered that I needed a box of instant v...


dallas_cats commented 13 days ago

Non-dairy butter substitue

by bxgirl 1 month ago

I plan to make Tyler Florence's Chicken Marsala. The ingredients include butter, which is added to the Marsala wine a...


bxgirl commented 13 days ago

Will tomato paste + water = tomato sauce substitute

by redthong 7 years ago

My coupon-clipping teenager recently purchased 20 cans of essentially free tomato paste. So far I've used one. Toni...


Yofrendonna commented 14 days ago

How Can I Thicken a Beef Stew Without Wheat Flour?

by nance 5 years ago

I am making beef bourguignon and can not use flour but I want to thicken the sauce. I've read that either potato sta...


sacetamagotchi commented 15 days ago

What is a Substitute for Gruyere Cheese?

by MadelynBaker2004 16 days ago

I am trying out a recipe and I have no idea what Gruyere Cheese is. The recipe calls for about 5 1/4 cups of it and I...


wanker commented 15 days ago

Substitute for buttermilk?

by bxgirl 10 years ago

All the great recipes for fried chicken start with soaking the pieces in buttermilk. Is there a suitable non-dairy (n...


cynlev commented 18 days ago

What's the Point of Almond Flour in Macarons?

by AngelSanctuary 4 years ago

Besides flavour, if I don't have any at hand can I just omit them? Or if it's possible to use ground hazelnuts or som...


polishjeweatswonderbread commented 21 days ago

Substitution for lemongrass??

by im_nomad 9 years ago

I want to make a thai truffle recipe i found this weekend..but there is not one piece of lemongrass to be found ANYWH...


eangellmn commented 21 days ago

Cheese Ball help

by Multifoiled 1 month ago

I'm going to make this Bits & Pieces Party Cheese Ball for cocktail hour for my family's Christmas gathering. People ...

ChristinaMason commented 22 days ago

Dairy Substitute in Soups

by Mandy 8 years ago

This month's Sunset magazine has a delicious-sounding recipe for corn chowder with chicken. But it's got cream and m...


teache commented 24 days ago

evaporated milk versus cream

by dutchdot 9 years ago

I have a recipe that calls for evaporated milk. As a dedicated believer in fresh is always better, could I/should I ...


carolmelancon commented 25 days ago

Substitute for pomegranate molasses?

by JENNYBEEAY 2 years ago

I'm making a middle eastern spread for crackers that calls for pomegranate molasses. Does anyone know what a more co...

lacoet commented 27 days ago

Ratio to sub coconut oil for butter?

by eenie1 3 years ago

I want to sub coconut oil for the butter in my brownie recipe. To date I've never used the oil for baking but I have...


dpjm commented 27 days ago