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Ingredient Substitutions

Can you swap applesauce for butter? What should you use if you run out of vinegar? Find out everything you need to know about ingredient substitutions for cooking and baking.

13 Ingredient Swaps for Healthier Cooking

If you're not used to it, eating healthy often seems like a chore, but it doesn’t have to be. Even just tweaking little things here and there—like adopting meatless Mondays, weaning yourself off soda...
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Thai Cooking

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by codmeister 5 days ago

In my Thai cooking I obviously use coconut milk quite often. I have found that Chaokoh is a very good brand and have trust in its quality. Today while buying coconut milk I noticed Chaokoh had so...

coconut milk substituted with regular milk

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by sylvan 8 years ago

when making chicken curry and the recipe calls for coconut milk, can I substitute regular milk? I'm not concerned with being "authentic" thanks

Baking advice please

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by karen180 7 days ago

I need to bake a holiday coffeecake in a few days. Can I substitute cranberries, rather than blueberries, in a basic “ blueberry crumb coffee cake”?

Haku Smoked Shoyu, on a whim

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by msmarm 15 days ago

Ah, Amazon. Ah, surfing for creative beginnings. On a whim, I bought Haku Smoked Shoyu, "cold-smoked using Mizunara hard wood, giving an incredibly bold and smoky flavor".... haven't taken the plas...

Different green edibles that are not in the mustard family?

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by GrammyKH 1 month ago

I just found out I have a food allergy to the Mustard Family Brassicas. I have been eating Kale, Broccoli, Arugula, etc., thinking it was healthy for me. Come to find out it has been causing inflam...

Substitute for fresh mint in Turkish soup

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by sophia519 5 months ago

I was watching Milk Street and want to make the Turkish red lentil soup shown on the program. Recipe calls for garnishing with fresh mint. Since I don’t care for fresh mint, I thought I’d substitut...

Fat free half'n'half as substitute for cream

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by CLSPARKS1950 1 month ago

So I had this wonderful double crust pot pie recipe from Jenny Can Cook. She of course cuts out the fat and I of course tried to put it back in as I had no whole milk, so I used 1% and some fat fr...

Sazerac Rye Substitute

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by lisaud 2 months ago

I had a Sazerac (well, two actually) recently on my first visit to New Orleans and I fell in love with it! I live in NJ and apparently Sazerac rye is quite hard to come by around here. I could hav...

Powdered milk vs. protein powder

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by codmeister 3 months ago

I am trying to stop using expensive protein powder that claims to deliver 20 grams of protein per serving. It's just too expensive. I want to replace it with powdered milk. Can anyone help me wi...

What's your foolproof way to make a creamy sauce?

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by CookingWithEwa 10 months ago

Hi guys, I am looking forward to hearing from you about foolproof ways to make a creamy sauce without using dairy products. All tips and tricks welcome!

Ground marigold... substitutes and other hacks?

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by drdawn 13 years ago

Bought a book on Georgian cooking (the country, not the state). Many recipes call for ground marigold, which will require hunting down. In the meantime, are there any good proxies I could use? Is ...

How to replicate Goya Sazon?

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by venividibitchy 9 years ago

I'm looking to replicate Goya Sazon (or Gayon Sazon y culantro y achiote) without all the msg that makes my tongue itch. Does anyone have a good recipe? Can Adobo be substituted for it? Fo...

Pls help! Wheat Starch Substitute

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by alwayshungry7 4 months ago

Hi everyone! I'm trying to make shrimp dumplings and the recipe calls for 50g of wheat starch and 50g of tapioca starch. My small town doesn't have an Asian food store and I searched every grocery ...

Wheat Starch?

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by Candy 11 years ago

I am trying to make a dough for a Chinese dumpling and the dough calls for wheat starch. I cannot find anything with that label. Seems like everything but. Bloomington is pretty diverse and I am s...

Substitute hot coffee with espresso powder and boiling water?

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by sallyt 4 months ago

hi - I'm making a chocolate cake recipe that calls for 1/2 cup hot coffee, but I'd prefer to use espresso powder - how much would I mix into 1/2 cup of boiling water? Thanks!

Coconut Substitute?

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by monkeyboots 5 years ago

Hi, I have been wracking my brain trying to think of something that would have a similar texture to coconut to use in Seven Layer Bars for weirdos who hate coconut (no offense if you fall into thi...

Parm and feta replacement?

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by zigzag17 1 year ago

I've tried various cashew cream, tahini sauce, etc. recipes, but have not found a good replacement for parmesan or feta. I'd rather make it myself vs. buying a vegan version. Any suggestions/reci...

What are some low potassium substitutes for tomatoes and dried beans/peas/lentils?

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by magnoliasouth 6 years ago

I have been switched to a low potassium diet... that I absolutely hate. Every food I love is high in potassium. :( I've bought a couple of cookbooks, but they don't offer any substitutes for th...

Cocolate pudding mix with almond milk

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by EvanM 5 months ago

Jello low sugar chocolate pudding is OK pareve. The instructions say that if you make it with soy milk it will not set. What about other non-dairy alternatives? Can I make it with almond milk or ca...