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Is there an alternative to using oil when baking muffins

I make a lot of muffins and I am constantly altering the recipes to try and create the perfect muffin to satisfy my taste and keep me regular. I also avoid using sugar and oil. I have been ...
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How can I thicken my smoothie without frozen ingredients?

I like thick drinks and I cannot lie. You other posters can't deny, That when a shake pours out, all watery and fast My first thought is "that's just nast(ay)" Normally, I put in my smoothies a ...
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heavy cream and half-and-half substitute

I am trying to make ice cream and it calls for 3 cups half-and-half and 1 cup heavy cream. I don't have either but I do have one gal of 2% milk If I can make some half-and-half and heavy cream out ...
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May I use cacao butter in place of coconut butter?

I'm out of coconut butter and am making fat bombs that call for coconut butter. I have plenty of cacao butter on hand. Can I use that instead? Thanks!
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Kosher alternative for blood sausage

The title explains it all, is there a kosher substitute for blood sausage?* Blood sausage is not kosher due to the inclusion of blood, the consumption of which is forbidden by Jewish law.
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What can I use instead of clam juice?

I would like to make a "Thai beef with carrot-basil salad" recipe. The sauce for the ground beef includes the following ingredients: 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 teaspoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 ...
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Possible to thicken gravy without flour or cornstarch?

I'm on a diet where I can't eat a number of things that I would typically use to make gravy, specifically corn and flour. I'm planning on roasting a chicken tonight and I was thinking it would be ...
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Fat free oil substitute

Can someone please tell me a fat free substitute for oil in cooking (not baking) that will not compromise the flavour of the dish? I am asking for a substitute in frying/sautéing vegetables and ...
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What's the point of “cheese alternative” that has dairy in it?

I was at Trader Joe's again, and I bought this cheese alternative. Being hungry out of my mind, the thought to check the ingredients never crossed it. Now I, a vegan, am stuck with having to eat a "...
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Replacements for baking soda in a cake?

Sometimes I wish to bake a cake, but sometimes the country that I'm in doesn't have baking soda (it's not the country that's changing itself, but me that's changing country from time to time). I have ...
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Possible substitue for vinegar

Hi I have recently really been getting into cooking however the girl I am dating has allergic reactions to vinegar, which is in a lot of sauces and stuff. Looking for possible substitutes that might ...
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Could I substitute Anaheim chilies for Guajillo Chilies in a curry paste?

I am trying to prepare a red curry paste, and the recipe calls for dried Guajillo chilies. I could not find them at any of my local stores, but I did find dried New Mexico and Anaheim chilies (which I'...
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Can I substitute potato starch (katakuriko) for cornstarch in a cookie recipe?

I have a cookie recipe that calls for cornstarch. I was wondering if I could substitute it for potato starch (katakuriko, in Japanese).
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how to seperate peanut oil from roasted peanuts at home?

I want to enjoy a peanut’s protein without a concern of a lot of calories , so I want to sepearate some oils from peanuts with simple home equipments , is it possible ?! How much ...
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Replacement for ground almonds in a joconde sponge

I am going to try and make a petit gateau with a pistachio joconde layer, however I am not a big fan of almonds. Is there anything I can use that would act as a decent replacement for the ground ...
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i need help making brownies

So I'm cooking brownies for my husband before he gets out of work.. It's his birthday he hates cake. But I put everything together. I have no veg oil. What can I use to substitute for it?
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How can I cook cod without lemons?

I have cod and every recipe that I can find says to use lemon juice, but I personally hate lemons. What can I cook the cod with, other than lemons? I don't want it to be dry and I want to bake the ...
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What can I substitute for rye flour?

I am trying to make marbled rye bread, but around here I can't find rye flour. All I can find is all-purpose flour, bread flour, and maybe cake flour. Is there some way I can substitute stuff to ...
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Substituting canola oil in salad

I have a recipe for Asian salad using canola oil and rice vinegar. Is there a substitution for canola oil that will not be changing the flavor? I would prefer to not use vegetable oil.
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Can Apple Butter be substituted for Apple Sauce in baking?

Can Apple Butter be substituted for Apple Sauce (unavailable) in baking muffins?
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Can I do Chow Mein without rice wine nor substituting it?

I mistakenly bought "rice wine vinegar" instead of "rice wine". Now I am missing this ingredient from the recipe but I still want to do it. I could replace with red wine but I guess it's not a good ...
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Tarragon: French vs Russian vs Mexican

In this question about tarragon lookalikes on the gardening stackexchange, I asked about whether I have grown a tarragon lookalike or whether tarragon can be tasteless if grown improperly. I added an ...
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What can I use as a substitute for grated coconut in heavy syrup?

I have a Latin American recipe that calls for grated coconut in heavy syrup. Apparently, you can commonly buy it in cans in Latin America, but not here in the USA. Can I substitute some mixture of dry ...
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Alternate seafood for etouffee

Last week I made etouffee for the first time, and it came out pretty good. Unable to find crawfish or raw shrimp, I used pre-cooked cocktail shrimp, which worked but was a little bland (and the ...
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Why use onions in cooking?

Onions are an ingredient in almost every recipe. I hate the taste(flavour) of them (I know I might be the only one). I always try to avoid eating them and try to pick them out of the food. Seeing that ...
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Can I use coconut oil instead of ghee in curry?

I've run out of ghee and it's hard to get where I am. Will coconut oil be a good substitute when frying off onions and spices?
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What plant-based (non-dairy) milk do not separate when making caffe latte?

This is a little subjective, but what plant-based milk is best used to make a latte? By "best" I mean one that doesn't separate (like plain soy often does) and has a creamy consistency that best ...
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Substitute for fresh lemons - I need to make 70 liters of homemade lemonade

I can not afford so many fresh lemons to make lemonade. What would be the equivalent for 6 fresh lemons if using citric acid instead? Can Tartaric replace fresh lemons which are very hard to find ...
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Substitution of root beer concentrate for extract

I'd like to make these root beer float cupcakes. The recipe calls for root beer extract, but I haven't found any locally, and the cost plus shipping on Amazon is a little more than I'd like. I've ...
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Dry white wine substitute for slow cooker garlic chicken recipe [duplicate]

What would be a good substitute for the wine? I do not know what to do with wine I have never cooked with it and I wouldn't use enough of it to make it worth buying some. Slow Cooker Garlic Chicken ...
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Ingredient substitute for sriracha hot sauce

Asian Glazed Chicken Drumsticks I would like to try making this recipe. But I don't like anything super spicy. What could I use instead of the sriracha hot sauce and get a similar flavor with out the ...
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What is the role of oil in gluten free baking? (Can I substitute applesauce for oil in gluten free recipes?)

I recently read this question: Why can applesauce be used in place of oil? And the accepted answer says: "In baking, the role of oil is to coat the flour, preventing it from combining with the water (...
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Can you add water to shortening to use in place of butter?

When I was younger I was in an honor camp for felons taking a culinary program and was taught that you can add water to shortening to make a butter substitute.
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What are the key differences between lemons and meyer lemons?

"Meyer lemons" are advertised as a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. The flavor is basically what you'd expect from that cross. Is it reasonable to use them as direct substitutes? What ...
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Is there a substitute for chocolate graham crackers?

Where I live, we don't have any kind of Graham crackers. I've used other cookies before instead of the regular Graham crackers without a problem. I now came across a recipe that asks for chocolate ...
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Better way of getting out excess water/oil from food other than paper towels?

There have been a lot of recipes where I've had to use a bunch of paper towels to get the excess liquid out (making bacon to get out the excess fat, when you're frying foods and want them to be dry). ...
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Substitution for hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles for bread)

I live in Spain but I am Dutch. Does anyone know a substitution for "hagelslag" (chocolate sprinkles to put on bread) for making boterhammen (open-faced sandwiches)?
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Kosher butter substitute for baking (flavour and mouthfeel)

I'm looking to find a pareve (non-dairy, non-meat) substitute for butter which lends a similar flavour and mouthfeel for baking. I would be using it to make something along the lines of a brioche (...
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Whipped Cream out of Egg Whites

All types of fresh whipping cream or Half-and-Half that I have found have an ingredient called Carrageenan, which interacts really weird with my dad (makes him feel jittery). As I was Whipping Egg ...
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I have a recipe that calls for a Cubanelle Pepper, but my dad can't eat peppers.

I've got a recipe that asks for a Cubanelle Pepper. I was going to just leave it out, but I'm not sure how much it's going to alter the flavor. It's a flounder and scallop saute in a garlic cream ...
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What's a good egg substitute in pizza dough?

I'm trying to perfect my pizza dough recipe, and build a device that measures out and adds the ingredients to the mixer automatically. I'm using an egg in the recipe, but making a machine that cracks ...
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What can I use to substitute for Italian sausage to make it appropriate for vegetarians?

I want to make a butternut lasagna which calls for sausage. Is there something I can substitute the sausage with to make it vegetarian that will still taste great??
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Substituting milk with whipping cream

I'm making a corn bake in the crock pot that calls for 1 1/2 cups of milk. How much whipping cream would I use?
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Is the mixing order important when substituting white sugar + molasses for brown sugar?

I bake cookies at a relatively large scale (16 qt batches) My recipe calls for both white & light brown sugars. In an effort to make production more efficient I would like to substitute the brown ...
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Vanilla extract and vanilla powder [duplicate]

My recipe calls for 1 Tbsp vanilla powder, and it uses cocoanut oil as a carrier. If I read the equivalencies correctly, 1/4 tsp powder replaces 1 Tbsp of extract. So do I use 12 Tbsp of extract? ...
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Can I use 3 jalapenos in place of 1 habanero?

I once got from the library this big book of Mexican recipes. A lot of them called for habaneros and a few of them called for red habaneros. My mother suggested that if I see a recipe calling for ...
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What is a non-pork substitute for Italian sausage?

We do not have genuine pork Italian sausages here in Israel. When a recipe like Ragu or Bolognese calls for Italian sausage, what meat could be used as a substitute for ground pork, and what ...
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What is the best western/cheap substitute for banana leaf?

Southeast Asian recipes such as Amok are sometimes steamed in banana leaf containers. Since these are fairly expensive (and presumably not indefinitely reusable), is it possible to use, say, parchment ...
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How to replace marshmallows in rice krispies cakes?

I'm making rice krispies cakes, but I just realized I'm out of gelatin and marshmallows. My mate suggested mixing normal granulated sugar with some water and it will give me the stickiness I need. Is ...
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Substitutions for vegetable oil in cornbread

I am out of vegetable oil and need to make cornbread. I think you can substitute peanut oil but want to make sure (only need 1/4 cup). I think you can also use olive oil but I only have extra virgin ...