Questions about possible substitutions for an ingredient. Please indicate the reason for substitution.

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Is there a non-alcoholic substitute for rice wine?

I'd like to cook something that calls for rice wine, but alcohol is prohibited for me. What can I use as a substitute for it?
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Can I substitute vodka for rum in tiramisu?

Specifically in this recipe: Tiramisu-II The reason why I'm asking this is I only have vodka at home, and I rarely drink. So I don't want to buy any kind of liquor just for three tablespoons of it. ...
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Substitute directory?

Whenever I don't have an ingredient I thought I had, or it is not sold around me, I often find myself running to my old cookbooks which have substitutes in the back of the book(s). I don't always ...
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What can I use as a substitute for hoisin sauce?

Is there anything I can use as a substitute for hoisin sauce that's less salty or even salt-free? This is for a sauce to go with pork steaks.
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Can I substitite iodized salt or sea salt instead of kosher salt to fry green tomatoes? [duplicate]

I am frying green tomatoes. The recipe calls for kosher salt. Can I use iodized salt or sea salt instead?
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Can I substitute almond meal for breadcrumbs in meatballs?

I am gluten-free and want to make some turkey meatballs. I was thinking about putting almond meal in the mixture. Would that be okay instead of breadcrumbs? If not what would be a good substitute? I ...
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Does Paprika extract actually taste of Paprika?

I'm looking to use paprika extract to flavour a dish, however upon googling it there really is no mention of this extract being used in this context. From what I can see its use is mainly to colour ...
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How to thin half and half to substitute for milk?

I have a recipe that is for a "Texas-Style Blueberry Cobbler" (site is paywalled) from America's Test Kitchen. The recipe is as follows: 4 tbsp butter in four pieces + 8 tbsp melted & cooled ...
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Reduce butter when not using ground almonds in shortcrust pastry?

I'm using a tart recipe that gives the following quantities for the shortcrust pastry: 185 g plain flour 60 g icing sugar 125 g butter 1 egg yolk 35 ground almonds I found that the almonds don't ...
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Is it possible to make a jam-setting gelling agent at home?

Many jam and marmalade recipes call for a gelling agent in order to solidify the fruit-sugar mixture. While some fruits (like apples) may contain enough of a gelling agent (pectin) to solidify ...
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Use ice cream to make panna cotta?

Is it possible to make panna cotta using ice cream even if not in the traditional sense? Given that ice cream is made with cream, can I just use melted ice cream and gelatin to make panna cotta?
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Substitute For Cream of Tartar

I recently bought tartar sauce instead of cream of tartar as my recipe said. The thing is I can't decide if tartar sauce is the same thing as cream of tartar. Please advise whether I can use this as ...
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I need a substitute for acids in my food.

I can't have any acid in my diet, so I need a good substitute for it for my dishes. Like lemon, orange, citric acids and vinegar. Thank you
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Non-coconut substitute for coconut cream [duplicate]

I'm planning on cooking a Massaman curry but for someone who really dislikes the taste of coconut. What would a good substitute be? I'm thinking of just using cream instead - do you think that would ...
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Substituting white wine vinegar with red wine vinegar

Can I substitute red wine vinegar for white wine vinegar when preparing a vinaigrette with grilled salmon?
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Can I substitute a 10 oz bag of large marshmallows for the same weight equivalent in miniature mallows?

My recipe calls for a 10 oz bag of miniature marshmallows. I only have a 10oz bag of regular marshmallows (not jet-puffed), will that work? Thank you.
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Substitute ratio when using butter instead of shortening

How much butter should be used to use as a substitute for 1/2 cup of shortening for a banana nut bread recipe? I don't have any shortening on hand.
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Can I Use Yellow Split Peas in Paruppu Urundai instead of Toor Dal

I thought toor dal (thoor dal?) was the Hindi term for the pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan). Additionally I thought yellow lentils (Lens esculenta) and split yellow peas (Pisum sativum) were two different ...
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How to find/substitute dry corn with shell removed for stews?

In Cape Verde, this kind of corn is easy to find: dry yellow or white corn kernels. Years ago people had to pound it themselves to remove the shell; nowadays you can buy it at the store without any ...
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Can I use an avocado instead of a banana?

I have a great recipe to make cookies but it requires a mashed up banana. I am on the anti-candida diet so I cannot have bananas. I would like to replace it with avocado but I wasn't sure of the ...
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Is there a papaya substitute in salads?

Is there a substitute for green papayas in green papaya salad. The US supermarket papayas are not the same, even if you use them green.
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Ginger allergy need substitute

My family loves Asian food. Unfortunately two of us have an Anaphylaxis allergy to ginger and one to soy. I've found some great info here on soy substitutes but nothing for ginger. Does anyone have ...
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Baking powder substitutes

So I found this amazing pizza dough recipe. It calls for flour and baking powder (or self rising flour) and sour cream, but I do not have self rising flour or baking powder/soda. Is there anything I ...
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Can basil flowers be substituted for basil leaves to make tea?

Can you use the basil flowers just like the leaves to make tea?
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To make a cream cheese icing, can I use cottage cheese?

Can I use cottage cheese instead of cream cheese to make a carrot cake icing?
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How does substituting Butter for Margarine/Shortening affect the Recipe

I know that Margarine / Shortening are usually softer than butter, but what other differences are there? Can I just melt the butter and call it good or will this effect my final Product? I have seen ...
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How are Vegetable, Corn, and Canola Oil Differant

Many Recipes call for different kinds of oil, but I don't know why. Is there a major taste/other difference between Vegetable, Corn, and Canola Oil? Is there any reason why I couldn't just use Canola ...
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Gluten & MSG free substitute for Parmesan?

Gluten, MSG and aged cheeses all give me migraine headaches. Is there any substitute for aged Parmesan that might be safe for me?
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If a US recipe specifies 'vegetable oil' what type of oil should I use in the UK?

The recipe requires heating the 'vegetable oil' to exactly 375 degrees Fahrenheit with the aid of a candy thermometer. But aren't most oils made from vegetables? Some have a smoke point less than ...
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Cooking with ground rabbit

A few months ago I bought some ground rabbit. I had sort of forgotten about it until the other day. I've tried looking up recipes for ground rabbit, but all of the rabbit recipes I've found call for ...
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Mustard substitute

My husband just found out he's allergic to mustard. Are there any substitutes for it? It's a staples in my kitchen and he loves it. Edit for clarification (was in the original question): Husband ...
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My Yakisoba came out bitter! How can I reduce the bitterness?

We made this Yakisoba recipe last week, but the noodles came out tasting more bitter than we'd like. I added soy sauce to mine, but that mostly just drowned out the bitterness. What can we do with ...
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What could I use for this Yakisoba dish instead of cabbage?

While planning out our meals for the week, I found this delicious-looking Yakisoba recipe that I would like to try. The recipe looks good, but one thing concerns me. cabbage (~2 leaves) chopped ...
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Equivalent of dried (ground) pepper when the recipe calls for crushed

This question is in relation to my earlier question Recipe calls for Aleppo Peppers, I need the right substitution amounts for cayenne and paprika that I got an answer to. My recipe calls for crushed ...
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Recipe calls for Aleppo Peppers, I need the right substitution amounts for cayenne and paprika

I'm making Mexican chorizo, but it calls for Aleppo peppers. I'm not able to find them around here, so I looked up the substitutions (four parts sweet paprika to one part cayenne pepper). The recipe ...
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White wine v cider vinegar

I am about to use a recently viewed tv recipe for Rhubarb ketchup. Official ingredients include white wine vinegar but does say any vinegar 'will do'. I have some cider vinegar, will this dramatically ...
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Can I substitute red onion for green onion

Will red onions, instead of green onions, work with these other indgredients: Pecans, Cheddar Cheese, Mayonnaise? Thank you.
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Can barley flour be used as a substitute for barley malt extract?

A bread recipe is calling for barley malt extract and i dont have it.So can barley flour be used.
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Can you substitute blood for the eggs in an ice cream base?

I read somewhere (Facebook) that you can use blood as a substitute for the eggs in an ice cream base due to to the similarities in protein composition shared between the two. Does anyone know more ...
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Substitute peanut butter for cookie butter?

I'm trying to make mug cookies and it calls for cookie butter, which I don't have. Can I use peanut butter instead?
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Is it possible to make guacamole without acid?

All guacamole recipes call for lime juice, some tomato variant, even hot sauce. I want to make a low-acid guacamole. Is the acid necessary? How do I go about making low-acid guacamole? If it plays a ...
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What should I substitute for dried anchovies and kelp in a stock

I was thinking of making this tofu-/seafood-stew, but I am having some trouble getting a couple of ingredients for use in the initial stock - namely the dried anchovies and the kelp. A friend ...
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Substituting cayenne for red pepper flakes

My wife does not like alternating textures, or "surprises" in sauces. Thus I need to make certain concessions when cooking for her. She does not like crushed red pepper flakes, but will readily take ...
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Wine substitutions for homemade salami

I want to make my own salami but I'm interested in alternative ways to lower the ph of the meat. I have people in the house with dependency issues so using wine in any sort of food (Like the recipe ...
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Can you substitute Asian red chili paste (e.g. Thai Kitchen's Roasted Red Chili Paste) for Sambal Oelek?

The recipe you will find here: http://runningonbrie.com/2014/04/28/korean-inspired-pork-rice-bowl/ (Korean Pork Rice Bowl recipe)
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Substituting quinoa flour for wheat flour in egg pasta

If I am making an egg pasta, can I substitute quinoa flour for wheat flour (semolina, durum, all purpose, etc)? Or will the presence of the eggs not be enough to offset the absence of gluten, and I ...
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Can I subtitute water for milk in crêpes?

I want to make crêpes, but I have run out of milk. I do have all the other ingredients I need. Can I somehow substitute the milk by water or anything else?
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How can I tell the difference between a rabbit and a cat?

I received a shipment of prefabricated skinned rabbit last week and the shipment seemed unusual. Rabbits have a very close resemblance to cats once their “hair” and skin have been removed. Is there a ...
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One base cake mix and then make several flavors

Does anyone know how to make one base cake mix and then make several flavors for cupcakes? I was thinking a basic white cake mix then SPLITTING mix into Vanilla Bean, Chocolate and Strawberry. Thank ...
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What can I use to replace onions on sauces? [duplicate]

Is it possible to replace onions with another vegetable on sauces and get a similar flavour?