Food Substitutes

Thyme is one of those deliciously herby tastes that complement a huge variety of recipes. Both lemon thyme and regular fresh thyme are a fresh herb useful in many recipes. What do you do if you need a thyme substitute?Humans have used thyme since the days of Ancient Egypt, where

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Parsley is one of those herbs that has a very distinctive taste. Parsley or garden parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is a species of flowering plant native to the central and eastern Mediterranean region, however, it’s now widely found elsewhere in Europe. Many of us recognize parsley as a garnish on elegant dinner plates.

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Every cook has had this experience. You're in the middle of creating a culinary masterpiece only to find that you don't have one of the essential ingredients needed.What is white wine vinegar? As the title suggests, this type of vinegar is a product that's made out of white wine. When

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Flax seeds are a great addition to many different meals. They can give a dish a delicious nutty flavor and add a lot of crunch. Flaxseed and your flaxseed substitute have many uses like a flax egg substitute. Ground flax seed (or is it ground flaxseed flour) are the healthy egg

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If you’re like me, you will love the taste of custard desserts. It can be the perfect finish to a full course dinner with its varying available tastes.Now that we have online shopping opportunities, it's easier to find some of the more obscure ingredients, such as custard powder. However, if

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When life doesn’t give you lemons, what do you do?You’re halfway through whipping up something delicious when you turn to your pantry to retrieve the bottle of lemon extract you think you have, just to come up empty-handed. It’s only now you remember that you used the last of it

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Brandy is an alcoholic beverage that is enjoyed by many but it is also added to a range of cooking and baking recipes as it improves the taste of food by enhancing the flavor. It does this by binding to the fat molecules and liquids that carry the aromas.Brandy has

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Ricotta cheese is effortlessly one of the best cheeses that exist.It is incredibly versatile and a guaranteed way to improve any dish that you add it to, which is great when you take a look at all the different dishes that include ricotta cheese in their recipe.Besides lasagna, what do

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Fennel is a plant that originates in the Mediterranean but it can now be found all over the world. It is a flowering plant that is in the carrot family.Fennel is related to herbs such as dill, cumin, anise, and caraway. In terms of history, fennel has a long and

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Fennel is a strange vegetable with a very powerful taste. When you first bite into fennel, you might be surprised by just how strongly the taste resembles licorice.Fennel is in the same family of herbs as caraway, anise, cumin, and dill. This herb has a long history; at times, fennel

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Many gluten-free, paleo, and keto recipes on the internet substitute almond flour for regular plain.Almonds are one of history's oldest cultivated foods and are even mentioned in the Old Testament. The almond is native to the Middle East and can be found in countries such as Turkey and Syria. The

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Is there anything more versatile than that little red fruit, the tomato? A staple ingredient in cuisines all around the globe, it has earned its place in our kitchens.Believe it or not, Europeans were afraid of tomatoes for over 200 years, and it was commonly called the "poison apple." That's

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Tasso is a spiced, cured, and smoked ham that is a specialty added to many South Louisiana dishes and is often used in cajun style cuisine.If you look in specialty markets, you can even find turkey tasso, which is a much healthier option than pork tasso. Food historians suggest that

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Sesame oil is a principal component of Asian cuisine. Renowned for it’s well rounded nutty taste that blends a variety of recipes perfectly together.Did you know that sesame oil has been around for thousands of years? About 5,000 years ago, sesame was cultivated because it was drought-tolerant. This meant that

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Cooking sherry is an alcohol that has had salt added to it. This extends the shelf life of the alcohol, making it a more practical bottle to have lying around the house. Sherry is a liquor that dates back to ancient times and was invented by Greek Geographer Strabo in First

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Cointreau is an absolute staple of any cocktail set. If you don’t have Cointreau then you absolutely do not have the right collection of liquors. One issue is that Cointreau is a bit pricey. It's more affordable than Grand Marnier (one of our substitutes!) but more expensive than a good off-brand

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When it comes to cooking chicken and poultry, one of the most important things to remember is the seasoning. While you can cook and eat poultry without seasoning, the majority of us prefer our poultry to have a bit of flavor.Many people confuse chicken seasoning with poultry seasoning. But, the

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In my house we have a chronic shortage of chili powder. My teenager goes through the stuff like air!Many might be surprised to learn that Chili powder hasn't been around that long relative to other spices. It was invented in Texas. However, the person's identity remains a matter of dispute.

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White wine is a common ingredient in many Italian and French dishes and it's primarily used to bring out the flavor of other ingredients in the recipe.The earliest forms of white wine date back over 7,000 years and were present in both Iranian and Chinese cultures. However, the Greeks and

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Sick Of Strange Aftertastes? Cooking For Fussy Eaters? Here’s What You Need...Despite being an incredibly popular seasoning in a variety of cuisines, perhaps most notably Thai food, many of us can’t stand cilantro (or if you’re from Europe, you probably call it coriander.) Cilantro is interchangeable with coriander seed, ground coriander,

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Sometimes, you have to substitute certain ingredients for something else. This can because you don’t have what you need at hand or because of various food allergies.You might have wondered if there is a difference between powdered sugar and confectioner's sugar, and the answer is — nope. They are the

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Rosemary is a fragrant, evergreen herb that originates from the Mediterranean region. It’s a member of the mint family ‘Lamiaceae’, along with other herbs such as oregano, basil, thyme, and lavender. Rosemary is a herb that's native to the rocky, dry areas of the Mediterranean. The herb has been used in

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Tomato paste is a super easy way to add some flavor to a dish. Its specific consistency means that it sticks well to pasta and other foods. This makes it a staple of most people’s kitchen cupboards.As you could have likely guessed, tomato paste was invented in Italy. There's no

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When you are cooking, especially baked goods, the likelihood of you needing to use milk in your recipe is quite high.Milk is a beverage and ingredient that humankind has used for thousands of years. Archaeological evidence suggests that as far back as 8000 BC, during the Neolithic age, milk was

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Heavy cream is a staple ingredient that is added to many recipes. Whether you need whipping cream, heavy whipping cream, whipped cream, double cream, or coconut cream, we'll show you substitute options. We even have a vegan heavy cream substitute.While heavy whipping cream does have a high-fat content, it also contains

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We all know that parchment paper is not very environmentally friendly.Parchment paper has been around for thousands of years. The paper was mainly used for writing. During those times, it was primarily made from animal skins. However, in the early 19th century, the rise of parchment that was non-animal based

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Rice vinegar is a staple in Asian cuisine: it has a mild, slightly sweet flavor which is often used in noodle dishes, sushi rice, pickled vegetables, and more.Rice vinegar was invented in China and grew very popular in Japan during the 4th and 5th centuries. Historians say the Chinese have

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Many recipes call for the use of evaporated milk particularly for desserts such as donuts and puddings.Evaporated milk was created during the 19th century by the American government to solve the problem of preserving food for Armed forces stationed in Europe. At first, milk was boiled, then reduced before being

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If a recipe contains corn syrup you know that it is not going to be the healthiest food option. While corn syrup is a tasty addition for the occasional treat, it should only be consumed in small quantities.Nowadays, you can still find corn syrup used in many typical beverages and

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Coriander is a real love-it-or-hate-it herb. For some people, coriander is a deliciously peppery and fresh herb that adds great flavor to a dish. Whereas others think the taste is more reminiscent of soap. Coriander, also called "Chinese parsley," is a member of the Apiaceae plant family. It's one of the

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Cream of chicken soup is convenient and easy to make within minutes. Simply crack open the can, heat it on the hob for a few minutes, and you’re ready to go.Cream of chicken soup is usually used as a base to make different sauces. It's also added to poultry dishes

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Cayenne pepper has a strong flavor profile and does bring a mild or dull recipe to life. The spicy seasoning is widely used in Mexican and Indian cuisines to bring intense heat to a dish. However, cayenne pepper isn't just another spicy face. You can also take the pepper in capsule

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Ever found yourself preparing a delicious meal and then discovered that you’re missing an essential ingredient? You’re not alone.Cream of Tartar is one of those mystery ingredients that people often confuse for having something to do with "tartar sauce." However, it's a powder commonly used for meringue toppings and pies.

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Dijon mustard is one of the oldest sauces still currently around and it can be traced back to medieval times.The spicy, flavorful condiment known as Dijon mustard was invented in 1856 by Jean Naigeon, a resident of the small French town of Dijon. He created the mustard after replacing the

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Cardamom is a staple spice and flavor in many different foods. It works well in both sweet and savory recipes, bringing a slightly nutty spice and added warmth to any dish.Cardamom is considered to be among the world's most exotic spices, right up there with vanilla and saffron. It's also

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Cake flour is a must-have staple in any eager baker’s pantry. However, when you always expect it to be there, you can be shocked to find that you’ve run out, or you don’t have enough to make your next baked good. Finding cake at your local grocery store in America is

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When it comes to baking and cooking, you will have noticed that a lot of recipes, both sweet and savory, require butter.Butter is one of those staple ingredients in our refrigerator that we often take for granted. But, at one time, right up until the Elizabethan era, a pot of

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Cumin is a versatile spice used in dishes from cuisines all around the world. From your favorite taco recipe to that family curry recipe, we would bet that cumin features in more recipes than you thought possible.Cumin is another one of those ancient spices that date back thousands of years.

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If you have ever tasted balsamic vinegar then you will know how delicious it is. It can completely uplift and enhance a dish you have made.It is a perfect addition to so many recipes, and it is something that you always want to have at hand in your kitchen.Balsamic vinegar

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Contrary to popular belief, allspice is not a mixture of different spices. That, my friends, is mixed spice.Allspice is a delicious spice in its own right, deriving from the dried berries of the Pimenta dioica plant, which is a member of the myrtle family. In Jamaica, allspice is known as myrtle

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Whether you bake for fun, or you’ve honed your skills to be a complete professional, you’ll know that baking soda is a pretty important and basic ingredient to have in the kitchen.But what happens when you run out and need a baking soda substitute for your baking recipe? This guide

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Everybody’s got their poison, and mine is sugar - Derrick Rose Whether we’ll admit it or not, most of us have a sweet tooth that we like to give in to every now and then. We’ll freely admit that just like Derrick Rose, we’re sugar fanatics, but our chosen vices

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I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food - WC Fields Historically, we tend to think of wine as being a drink that, while being shrouded in the mists of time, originated in Italy and was spread throughout Europe by the Roman Empire, fermenting a tradition of

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There is truly nothing worse than when you run out of a key ingredient that you need for a recipe. Curry leaves, whilst very common in many countries around the world, can be a little more difficult to come by in Western countries such as the United States and countries

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Cinnamon is one of the most delicious and aromatic spices in the world. It is also a favorite of almost everyone. Cinnamon can be used in a huge variety of dishes including bakes, mulled wine, curries, and casseroles. When you think of cinnamon, you may think mostly of sweet dishes such

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Red wine vinegar is a great multipurpose food staple to keep in your cupboard at all times.From salad dressings and reductions to marinades for meat and vegetables alike, red wine vinegar will add a rich, tangy kick of flavor to many delicious dishes. As it turns out, red wine vinegar is

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If you don’t have tomato sauce on hand, but the dish that you wanted to make requires it, then it can be helpful to have a backup plan in place.We have grown accustomed to having canned tomato sauce at the ready in our pantries, but keep in mind that for

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Spelt flour is a less-common form of flour, derived from a grain that is botanically related to wheat. Although it has become more popular in recent years, spelt flour is actually an ancient grain that was cultivated by early civilizations, including the Mesopotamian civilization, about 9,000 years ago in the Middle

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Tapioca flour is a popular alternative to normal flour, and it is even gluten-free, which is why it appeals to many more individuals that can’t have normal flour.Tapioca flour by itself has a very neutral flavor, so it's perfect for use as a thickening agent, whether you want to create

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It’s quite possible you’ve eaten fish sauce before without even knowing it; it’s a staple ingredient in Southeast Asian cuisine, giving such meals as Pad Thai and Larb an incendiary synergy of sweet and salty brilliance that you’ll not soon forget.Many western kitchens may not even have a bottle of

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Grenadine syrup is a commonly used, non-alcoholic bar syrup traditionally made of pomegranates and is often used to make a variety of cocktails, such as Sea Breeze, Tequila Sunrise, and many other delicious cocktail and mocktail recipes you want to add a splash of color to.Believe it or not, it's

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Oyster sauce is a common ingredient in stir-fries. It is made by cooking oysters in water for a long time.How did oyster sauce come to be, anyhow? Who got the idea to boil oysters in a pot of water to draw out the flavors and make a sauce? It's hard

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Oregano is a flavorful herb that can really make a dish shine. However, sometimes you might just love it too much - to the point where your stores have completely run out.Hey, we aren't exaggerating. In recent years, we've seen shortages of the strangest things, so you never know if

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Run out of Poblano Peppers and can’t find any at the store? Don’t worry, there are plenty of other peppers out there that will work instead.Poblano peppers are one of the most flavorful sweet peppers. You may have enjoyed a poblano pepper if you've ever had a chile Relleno (stuffed

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When it comes to one of the most well-known foodstuffs in the world, the potato is certainly up there amongst the most popular.In many ways, the humble potato changed the world. Spanish explorers first encountered potatoes when they were exploring the New World, and they brought this lowly root vegetable

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Paprika is a type of ground spice that comes from the plant Capsicum annum. The sweeter red peppers are dried and ground to create this spice. You can have Hungarian paprika and Spanish paprika too. I prefer a spicy paprika in my recipes.Although paprika is a famous Spanish spice, the truth is

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Everyone has those moments where they get to prepare their meal and find that they are out of a certain essential ingredient.Cornmeal is used in lots of different recipes, and it's most well-known for being used to make delicious cornbread. How did cornmeal (and specifically, cornbread) become such a huge

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Seasoning can make or break a dish and the right combination of herbs and spices can really elevate a recipe.  Old Bay Seasoning has become a beloved ingredient outside of New England, too. For example, folks in the Gulf Coast area also love Old Bay Seasoning for shrimp boils and

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Fresh ginger, also known as root ginger, is the underground section of the Zingiber officinale.What does ginger taste like? This delicious spice has a taste that's sweet and slightly peppery. Besides being wonderful for cooking, ginger is also highly aromatic, with spicy and pungent notes, so it lends itself well

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Mirin is an essential pantry staple if you are someone who makes a lot of dishes from Japanese cuisine. It is a delicious wine made from rice with very high sugar content.Mirin has been around for a long time. In fact, mirin first showed up in historical documents in the

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Many recipes include honey as an ingredient. It is not just limited to being an addition to your favorite hot drink or drizzled atop of your oats in the morning. It can be an integral part of many sweet and savory recipes. Honey is one of the foods that is older

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We’ve all tried to make a new dish and skimmed the ingredients list to find something we’ve never heard of or can never find at the store.Some recipes allow you to "wing it" by substituting vastly different ingredients or leaving them out, and then there are those recipes that fall

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Cream cheese is a soft, mild cheese that is made from a combination of milk and cream. As a versatile ingredient, it can be enjoyed in both sweet and savory dishes.First, how is cream cheese made? Here's something that may surprise you. You can actually make cream cheese at home,

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Are you out of coconut oil but need it for a recipe? Maybe you just don’t like the taste or have an allergy. Don’t let this put you off the recipe!Coconut oil is one of the most popular cooking oils on the market and has many other uses. The oil

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We've all been baking or cooking at some point and suddenly realized that we don't have one of the ingredients our recipe calls for. A particularly common culprit in these instances is coconut flour. It's a gluten free flour made from desiccated coconut. You can use chickpea flour, tapioca flour,

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Soy sauce is used in a lot of Asian recipes, and is beloved the world over. It adds a salty and umami element of flavor to any dish.There are a lot of reasons why people like the flavor of soy sauce but don't want to eat it. For one thing,

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Cornstarch is a pure starch powder that is extracted from corn kernels by removing their outer bran and germ, which subsequently leaves behind the starch-rich endosperm. Cornstarch does not have many health benefits unless you are underweight or a bodybuilder looking to pack on some pounds. In such situations, cornstarch can

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Shortening is used for a variety of different baking purposes, and it can commonly be found in lots of different baking recipes.If you're baking something that requires shortening, you may run into a couple of issues. First, not every home has shortening in the pantry. Unless you do a lot

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As food trends come and go, you’ll find recipes are including more and more obscure ingredients that can be off-putting and awkward to source.Chickpea flour is also gluten-free and a staple ingredient in Indian cuisine. And it's growing in popularity beyond India, especially in the West, as a terrific alternative

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So, you’re making a delicious Cajun or Creole recipe that calls for a teaspoon or two of Cajun seasoning, but you’ve just checked your store cupboard and you are fresh out! That is quite the catastrophe. Cajun seasoning has an unmistakable flavor that doesn't just impart a spicy taste but also

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We’ve all been there. It’s the weekend, you’ve had a lazy morning and you spontaneously decide to do some baking. However, upon looking up the recipe, it requires an ingredient that you don’t have. Vanilla extract is one of those essential ingredients, not just for baking but in many different types

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As with lots of other different types of food ingredients, there are lots of different substitutes that can be used in place of caster sugar.Caster sugar is an ingredient commonly used for baking goods such as cakes, cookies, muffins, and cupcakes. It's ideal for baked goods since it has a

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The core tenants of bread making have remained largely unchanged for thousands of years. In fact, bread is considered one of the oldest foods not found ready-made in the wild.Flour is one of those ingredients that changed the course of human history and is likely to be a vital component

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Worcestershire sauce is one of those strange condiments that you just never know exactly how to describe. Is it sweet? Perhaps it's sour?Or maybe it’s salty and savory? We think it’s a mixture of all of these. What we know for sure is that it is a very distinctive taste

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Cheesecloth is primarily used during cheese making and cooking. The material is a loose woven gauze-like cloth that is very much like cotton.While it was primarily used to wrap homemade cheese, it has since evolved into a helpful tool that can be used in other recipes. While initially designed for storing

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Switching out the core ingredients in a classic recipe is always a risk. Not only will they potentially taste different, but the texture, rise, and shape can all be affected.But, whether you are looking for a vegan egg substitute for cookies or other baked good, have an allergy, or just forgot

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So, you are halfway through a delicious recipe, perhaps a casserole or stew and you realize that one of the main ingredients you need to use is missing - celery salt. Celery is a super-healthy vegetable with lots of nutrients and a bold, unmistakable flavor. Many people love adding it to

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Whether on top of a carbonara or mixed into a hearty pie, pepper and salt are two types of seasoning that go hand in hand - so it should come as no surprise as to why they’re a common fixture on dinner tables across the globe. But, what if you

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The popularity level of Sriracha has risen steadily over the years to the point that it is almost ubiquitous in the grocery store sauce aisle.Sriracha, the most popular hot sauce in America, has earned a reputation for being a spicy, flavorful ingredient that adds fiery excitement to many dishes. However,

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Triple Sec is one of the most frequently used liqueurs in cocktails such as Sangria, Margarita, Cosmopolitan, and Long Island Iced Tea.  Other drinks that often use Triple Sec include Sidecar, Sangria, Pegu Club, Between the Sheets, White Lady, Pomegranate Martini, Triple Sec Mimosa, and Gin Triple Sec Cucumber Mint Cocktail.

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The humble onion can be found in almost every kitchen and remains a staple in everyday cooking.Onion is at the core of many recipes for creating deliciously complex and savory flavors. Mixed with other ingredients such as garlic, tomatoes, and peppers can create sensational flavors that take meals to the

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Fenugreek is a plant that is commonly used in Indian cuisine. In this area of the world, it is more commonly referred to as methi. More than 80% of India’s entire fenugreek export is grown in Rajasthan. Looking for a fenugreek substitute, we can help.Fresh fenugreek leaves also have several health

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Canola oil is the secret savior of the kitchen. It quietly does its job, with none of the fanfare that surrounds olive oil, or fancy oils like avocado and coconut. Many of us wouldn’t think of canola oil as a kitchen staple, only to be stuck for alternatives when it

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You don’t have to be Italian to find the need to put parmesan cheese on top of almost every meal that you have, whether it’s pasta, chicken or even soup, we just can’t get enough of the stuff sometimes, which does mean we tend to run out quite quickly.Parmesan cheese

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Green chili peppers are an ideal way to add a kick to any meal and can be used in a variety of cuisines to give certain recipes a new lease of life.Green chilies also offer numerous health benefits, such as improved cardiovascular health, reduced blood cholesterol, it can lower body

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The coarse texture of kosher salt makes it a great addition to certain recipes, however, due to its flakiness, it is not suitable for all types of cooking. There are many types of salt available, most of which vary in size, grain, and texture but share a similar saltiness. In

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Dry mustard is a fantastic and versatile ingredient used most prominently for delicious rub blends.Dry mustard offers a deliciously zesty, tart taste that can improve many recipes. In fact, mustard as an ingredient can make or break a meal since its flavor is so potent. For example, many hot dog

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Anchovies are one of the most extreme “love it or hate it” foods. Very few people don’t mind anchovies. They either absolutely love them or wonder how anyone could ever bring themselves to eat them.Many people who profess to dislike anchovies probably enjoyed anchovy paste in some of their favorite

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It’s not unusual to be halfway through cooking a curry, only to discover one of the vital ingredients is not in your pantry. When that ingredient is Garam Masala, you may find yourself wondering what to do. While other spice jars contain only one spice, the rich blend of Garam

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Here at the Kitchen Community, we love and appreciate the incredible flavor experience that is Indian cuisine. So you have a recipe that calls for ghee and you don't have any in your pantry (or fridge). What are you going to do? The good news is that there are lots of

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Gumbo is a dish that beats with the heart of Louisiana culture – a meaty spicy, warming melting pot where every mouthful is different, and every bite leaves you wanting more. It is both traditional and always re-inventing itself, and often, you’ll find every house on a Louisiana block has

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It can often be difficult to find an alternative ingredient for Dashi. In fact, many experts in Japanese food or Japanese cuisine will say that it simply cannot be done, and it will be much better for the sake of your sanity if you didn’t even bother trying. This is

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Rich, thick, salty, and sweet, hoisin sauce is a mouth watering addition to any meal. Can’t you just imagine dipping a fluffy bao bun into a dish of hoisin, and letting the flavor explode on your tongue?Most of us here in the west don't have hoisin sauce on our regular

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Egg is an ingredient that’s so essential to the formation of foods you can end up eating it multiple times a day without ever noticing.Eggs are delicious, and the best thing about them is that they're pure protein. So many foods are made with eggs that it's difficult to imagine

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Escarole is large-leafed endive (an edible Mediterranean plant) and is a popular choice for adding to soups, pasta, or side dishes.Anytime you can get more greens into your diet, you're going to be healthier. Greens have so many essential nutrients, but they're also excellent sources of fiber, which helps with

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Whilst it is pretty rare to come across it, people do sometimes start a recipe and find that they need horseradish (either in its fresh, root form, or the sauce). This is not something that people tend to have lying around their homes, and even the most well-stocked store cupboard

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If you have a pantry, there is a high likelihood that there is baking powder lurking somewhere in its shadows.Baking powder is ubiquitous in most pantries, especially if you do any baking at all. For people who love to bake cookies, pancakes, cakes, and biscuits, it may seem that it's

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Arrowroot is a great little ingredient that is most often used to thicken sauces. It can also be used in baked goods and even toiletries. Arrowroot is a powder that's white and flavorless. Usually, arrowroot is used to make soups, sauces, and pie fillings thicker. Because it's made from starches that

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You may not believe this but milk is one of the healthiest foods in our whole diet!And did you know that powdered milk has the same nutrients as fresh milk? You get the same bone-building nutrients, like calcium, protein, vitamin A, and Vitamin D. Powdered milk is a great ingredient

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Molasses, or Black Treacle as it is known in Britain, is the name given to the result of refining sugar cane or sugar beets into sugar.Molasses is wonderful for pancake syrup, but we also love molasses in some of our favorite cocktails. You'll also see it listed as ingredients in

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If you are halfway through a recipe and suddenly realize that you have no cider vinegar, don’t worry! Here are 14 Apple Cider Vinegar Substitutes to help you out with your baking, preserving, and cooking. These are some alternatives that you can make from items you may already have in your pantry.Apple cider

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There’s nothing worse than realizing you’ve run out of an ingredient when you’re in the middle of baking.Back in our grandparents' day, it seemed that everyone always had buttermilk in the fridge or "icebox" (as my grandmother called it). Buttermilk was widely available because many people kept their own dairy

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Are you planning on making a delicious roast or stew? Maybe you’re looking to mix things up in the kitchen and want to experiment a bit more.Human beings have been making bone broth for all of recorded history. In fact, as far back as 2,500 years ago, practitioners of Chinese

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Agave nectar comes from the agave plant and is a natural sweetener. With a unique taste that is sweeter than sugar and has similarities to honey, agave nectar is an incredibly popular sweetener for a variety of recipes.Everyone loves a sweet treat now and again, and there are some healthier

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There’s nothing better than cheese. Scratch that. There is something better than cheese, and that is melted cheese. Melted cheese can provide the perfect sauce to any meal, and it can also make an excellent dip.Manchego cheese is unique, and we love how melty it gets when heated. You can

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What is Arborio rice? Arborio rice is a type of short grain rice that is named after the town of Arborio, in the Po Valley, which is situated in the main region of Piedmont in Italy. It’s also grown in Arkansas, California, and Missouri in the US.   This Italian short-grain rice

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Dill weed is traditionally found in Scandinavian and German cuisines, but has grown in popularity the world over.There are a few different reasons why you may need a dill weed substitute. The first and most common is that you may not have dill weed in your pantry. After all, only

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Mascarpone is an Italian double or triple cream cheese that plays an essential role in creating a variety of creamy dishes. There is a Mascarpone substitute for all of your baked goods.Mascarpone cheese is an amazingly creamy cheese that's used in all types of recipes. This delicious Italian cheese can be used to

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Is there anything better than the delicious taste of gooey, homemade brownies? If you’re in a bind without any vegetable oil to make your favorite brownie recipe (or any other recipe that requires vegetable oil), it isn’t the end of the world! Where did brownies originate? It seems like they've been

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Sambal Oelek refers to a chili sauce or paste that is a popular addition to Malaysian and Indonesian dishes, although many other recipes now call for the use of this ingredient too.The same company that makes Huy Fong Sriracha sauce also makes a version of sambal oelek. While both of

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Cheese is a scrumptious ingredient loved by many. Who can say no to a gooey grilled cheese sandwich? Or to a pizza piled high with melted cheese toppings with cheese buried in the crust?Cheese is a versatile ingredient that can be used in so many different recipes that it has

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Tarragon can go great with any kind of dish, from rabbit and chicken to stew and soups. It has a pungent, licorice like taste that can turn off many people. No worries, we have you covered with the best tarragon substitutes available.Also called estragon, tarragon plants are bushy and aromatic.

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A good chicken broth is used in so many homes for a variety of dishes. All you need to make chicken broth is a chicken simmered in water with some added onions, carrots, celery, and onions.Chicken broth is also bone broth. While bone broth has grown increasingly popular in recent

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Is there anything better than a pile of food covered in delicious, crispy, golden breadcrumbs? I’m really not so sure there is. There are many reasons to use breadcrumbs. Casseroles, fried foods, meatloaf, meatballs, and more get lots of substance from bread crumbs, and it's hard to imagine cooking without

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