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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?
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What soy sauce is Tamari closest to?

There are a great many variations on the theme of 'Soy sauce'. And whilst there are lots of descriptions of the difference, I can't find the answer to this question: Which other soy sauce(s?) is ...
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Can I substitute low fat greek yogurt for light sour cream in a high speed blender?

I'm wondering whether the blending speed will affect the texture of the yogurt unfavourably. I am making a spinach and artichoke dip, and I want to lower the calories per serving. If I can substitute, ...
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Can you make thin crispy dosa without urad dal?? Can I use any other lentils in their place?

I live in Finland and I can't find urad dal in the city where I live. Can I make thin crispy dosa with different beans?
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Au poivre without green pepper, is it good?

So I am trying to learn different recipes. One I'd like to do soon is the steak au poivre, it's a quite simple one but all the recipes I found say you need green pepper (peppercorn, not bell) and I ...
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Is there any way to make whey powder at home?

Any way to make it.Whey powder is pretty expensive here and I want to use it for baking.
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Lime substitute for nixtamalizing corn

I want to have a go at nixtamalizing some corn. Upon doing some research I figured I could find the lime (calcium hydroxide) that's traditionally used for the process at the local international food ...
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What can i use as a corn syrup substitute in icing?

I am making an icing for eclairs and normally use icing sugar, melted chocolate, and corn syrup and refrigerate it overnight. I don't want to buy corn syrup for a couple of Tablespoons. What can I use ...
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Can arabic gum substitute for fat in making ice cream from homogenized 3% fat (low fat) milk

Many articles suggest adding gum to ice cream batter to make it creamy , can this technique be used to add more gum to the milk to compensate for the low fat homogenized milk. Mostly recipes ask to ...
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Adjusting baking powder to work with almond milk

A family member has a dairy allergy so we often substitute non-dairy milk in recipes. Most often, this is almond (it's what we have in the house for the kids to drink, and is therefore always on ...
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Shelf Stable “Ganache”

I'm baking something that I might end up sending on a very long trip. For this I would want to make ganache, but it may be in transit for as long as 10 days so I don't want to use cream. If I do ...
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Is there any substitute for vital wheat gluten?

There's pizza dough recipe which calls for vital wheat gluten and I cant find it anywhere in India. Is there any substitute for it?Can I use seitan as a substitute? Thanks
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Can rosehip tisane be used as a substitute for red wine in cooking?

I'm currently watching a cooking series (The Everyday Gourmet) and in one of the lessons the chef talks about what to look for in a wine. For red wine he mentions to look for a wine with a deep red ...
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Liquid glucose in marshmallows

What does liquid glucose do for a marshmallow? Has anyone replaced liquid glucose with golden syrup or any other syrup for that matter? What are the effects of using alternatives for marshmallows? I ...
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Is Bami Goreng the same as the dish labelled as 'Singapore Noodles' in the United Kingdom

In the UK, Bami Goreng or Nasi Goreng appears extremely rarely on far-eastern take away menus however almost all menus offer Singapore Noodles described as a Dry, spicy noodles with ham, shrimp ...
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What can I substitute for tomato juice?

I have a daughter who is allergic to tomatoes, but there are so many recipes calling for tomato juice. What can I use to substitute for tomato juice?
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Canned tomatoes for fresh

Can I substitute canned tomatoes for fresh ones when making soft tacos? Should tomatoes be drained, seasoned, added to meat mixture or served with lettuce, sour cream, and shredded cheese?
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Substitution for fresh corn

I have a recipe for sweet corn bread and it calls for fresh corn and it is very hard to find fresh corn in winter; can it be replaced with frozen corn?
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Can dried shrimp be used as a substitute for shrimp paste in a recipe for thai curry paste?

I'd like to make my own thai red curry and green curry pastes but both of these call for shrimp paste which isn't widely available in my country. I do have a packet of small dried shrimp (with ...
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Peanut Butter substitute in baking

I love to bake and have come across several peanut butter recipes (cakes, cookies, even a multi-layered/multi-component [cake & cheesecake layers] cake) that sound really good. My problem is I ...
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What can I use instead of butter for Jamie Oliver's steak recipe?

Jamie Oliver had a steak recipe that was fairly simple: Season (salt/pepper/olive oil) Dry pan (no oil in the pan) on heat Fry a minute+ on each side, flip several times When browned, rub the ...
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what to use in place of marjoram in vegetable soup

What can I use in place of marjoram in vegetable soup? The recipe already calls for oregano.
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substitute for shiso leaf in umeboshi makizushi

I would like to make umeboshi makizushi, but I don't have access to shiso leaf which is traditionally paired with the umeboshi. Is there any acceptable substitute for the shiso that is more readily ...
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If I can't find baking soda or baking powder, what should I do?

Suppose I'm somewhere where stores don't seem to stock baking soda or baking powder. Are there other names either of those might be sold under? Or are there things I could substitute? Related: How ...
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What can I use as a replacement for cumin?

I've just run out of cumin and rather than go to the shops for more I wonder what I could substitute for cumin? I'm making a lentil soup, which calls for sweating onions and the finishing the onions ...
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Can spaghetti noodles replace lo mein noodles?

Let's say a family member asked me to try cooking lo mein for dinner, but I don't have time to stop by a big enough grocery store to get Asian noodles. I do, however, have spaghetti in the cupboard. ...
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Substitute for Onion Powder

I live in Europe but use many US recipes. These often call for onion powder which is hard to find here. Diced or minced onion is often not a good alternative and whilst garlic powder is easier to ...
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Is there a substitute for tamari and soy as I have a soya allergy?

I'm on an exclusion diet for some time. I have found loads of amazing recipe's but with soy or tamari or miso paste in them, but I can't eat these, does anyone know of something that's similar? Thanks ...
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Homemade nori -> aonori?

In the USA, sheets of nori cost about 7 cents per gram. But it's 140 cents per gram online as a powder, "aonori," an essential topping for takoyaki and okonomikayi. (My town of 100,000 has several ...
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Homemade liquid sweetener from Stevia

I am using Stevia Hermesetas. Can I make liquid sweetener from Stevia powder for diabetic dessert - sweet soup with fruits and jelly? Any requirements during cooking?
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Can coconut oil yield the same texture as butter/shortening in a cake?

Most cakes usually require having a solid fat, like butter. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature but with a lower melting point, making it seem like a good candidate for substitution. If it is ...
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What can I use to replace beet sugar syrup for cookies?

I'm making cookies that call for beet sugar syrup but I don't think it's available in my country. What can I use in substitute for it?
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Non-dairy substitute for cheese on baked potatoes

One of the combinations I've missed since becoming dairy-free is grated cheese on baked potatoes. Is there any good substitution for this topping that would provide the salty-tangy counterpoint to the ...
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Are vanillin/vanilla powder safe to use in savory dishes?

Vanilla beans are quite expensive, and I can buy cheap vanillin ($0.3). So I'm wondering whether I can use vanillin instead of real vanilla for savory dishes: are they dangerous in high heat? I'm ...
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Can I substitute canola or safflower oil for vegetable oil when making granola?

I am making granola and just realized I do not have vegetable oil. Can either canola oil or safflower oil be substituted without compromising the flavor?
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Cooking peanut butter cookies, is there any adjustment using crunchy vs. creamy?

I assume most recipes call for creamy. Should I use more crunchy? Should there be a cooking adjustment for time or temp?
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Can sarsaparilla and sassafras be substituted with licorice root?

I am trying to make root beer using natural ingredients, but sarsaparilla and sassafras root are difficult to get in my area. I found root beer recipes that used licorice root as an ingredient, and I ...
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1/4 cup of whiskey in cupcake batter substitute what type of liquid? And use the same amount?

I'm making chocolate coffee cupcakes with pecan praline centers. 1/4 cup of whiskey to batter. I don't want alcohol and don't know what the purpose of the alcohol is. Can I use some other liquid and ...
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Nonalcoholic Substitute for Marsala Wine

For personal reasons I won't purchase alcohol or have it in my home, but I'm a bit of a foodie and love Chicken and Steak Marsala. I've found decent nonalcoholic substitutes for dry and sweet white ...
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Using Jaggery as Substitute for Sugar

I generally use jaggery instead of sugar in all my baking recipies from cakes to bread. I have not experimented enough to quantitate any difference in taste (basically experience with using sugar in ...