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

These easy, healthy ingredient swaps are proof that eating healthy doesn't have to be a chore. Even just tweaking little things here and there—like adopting meatless Mondays, weaning yourself off soda...

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Substitute for fresh mint in Turkish soup

by sophia519 9 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

by CLSPARKS1950 5 months 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

by lisaud 6 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

by codmeister 6 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?

by CookingWithEwa 1 year 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?

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?

by venividibitchy 10 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

by alwayshungry7 7 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 ...

Substitute hot coffee with espresso powder and boiling water?

by sallyt 8 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?

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?

by zigzag17 2 years 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?

by magnoliasouth 7 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

by EvanM 9 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...

Substitute for White Lily AP flour

by Candy 6 years ago

I need White Lily AP flour. The store that usually carries it has been out for over a week. I am making 5 tarts for a party and I'm thinking I might substitute regular AP flour with cake flour to s...

What is a comparable cheese to Comte'?

by Angelina 12 years ago

I have been looking in my foodstore (Wegmans in NJ) and they never have it! Although they advirtise it, they still have not gotten it. Since I have never tried this cheese, waht would you compare...

Pasilla chile substitute?

by stockholm28 6 years ago

I have a recipe I want to make that calls for a Pasilla chile. From what I can tell on the internet search, it looks like a pasilla chile is a dried chile. I have both ancho and guajillo chil...

What is best substitute for US “heavy cream” in Canada?

by chezCody 10 months ago

I have a new ice cream maker and all the (American) recipes call for “heavy cream”, which I simply cannot find in shops in Canada. (There was an old discussion on this four years ago I ran across, ...

Substitute for cornmeal to keep pizza dough from sticking to stone

by murphlaw152 7 years ago

Just received a pizza stone as a gift. It specifically states: "Do not use sprays or oils on the stone. Dust the stone with cornmeal to keep dough from sticking". From what I understand, seasoning ...

What is Caster Sugar?

by Brian 17 years ago

I'm making a recipe that calls for 4 tbsp of caster sugar. Never heard of it. Can I substitute regular sugar for it?