Questions tagged [substitutions]

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

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Garlic substitution beef stew

My recipe calls for 2 cloves of garlic, peeled, that are then to be removed at end of simmer (1-1/2 hours) before veggies are added. All I have is minced garlic or garlic powder. Should I add either ...
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Oat starch to sugar conversion in oat milk

I noticed recently that some commercial oat milks do not have added sweetener but rather say that their sugar content comes from oat starch which was converted to sugar. Is there some reasonably ...
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How to cook for a diabetic without making the other guests suffer

I'm looking to host a big dinner and want to make it as diabetic-friendly as possible. I'm also looking to not make special diabetic-friendly dishes that only 1 person gets. I want to make meals that ...
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Help with friend with many allergies

I'm having a friends family over for dinner next week, Ang they have numerous allergies or sensitivities. Corn, gluten, soy, rice and citrus. The dinner I planned on making, contains quick ...
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Whats the difference between white and yellow corn meal. and all cornmeal or half flour half cornmeal

I usually make cornbread with white corn meal and no sugar. I like the no sugar part, but I want to experiment with the batter a bit. What are the following changes supposed to achieve: Yellow corn ...
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How do I make a pancake without egg?

I'm trying to make a basic pancake, with traditional texture, fluff, and taste, but without using eggs. Is this possible?
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What is a good substitute for oyster sauce (for someone with a shellfish allergy)?

I've recently developed a shellfish allergy, and I'm not sure what the best substitute for oyster sauce would be. I've read that the flavor of it is not really easily substitutable. What is the best ...
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Does Splenda caramelize?

Do any of you know if splenda caramelizes and melts like regular sugar? My parents are doing a low-carb, low-sugar diet and I'd love to surprise them with some diet-friendly hard candies.
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Chinese XO sauce substitute?

Can someone suggest a reasonable facsimile for Chinese XO sauce? I have Korean gojujang (red chili paste), red chili flakes, miso, dashi, fish sauce, anchovy paste and cooking wines along with a well-...
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Anti-Coagulant for Oat Milk

I am trying to make my own oat milk, primarily for use with coffee (Lattes/Cappucino's etc), so I am trying my best to mimic the results of oatly barista edition, which is not available to buy here in ...
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Could I substitute peanut butter in place of butter or crisco for cookies?

In the ever-present attempt to be healthier, I've started using peanut butter in place of crisco to keep the sugars together for my cookie dough snack (sans egg.) How would the same substitute hold ...
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a good substitute for pineapple when cooking a ham

I want to make a Dr. Pepper glazed ham, which calls for pineapple juice. Unfortunately, my child is allergic to pineapple. What can I use to replace the pineapple juice and pineapple bits on the ham?
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Swap for Cake Margarine in the U.S.?

A Great British Bake Off question! I'm interested in making a show-stopper cake (recipe) and it calls for "Cake Margarine" which is not available in the U.S. What is the equivalent that I can swap ...
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What exactly is apple cider?

What exactly is apple cider? I've been using Apple Bandit Cider for some recipes in which I needed to reduce the cider. However the Apple Bandit Cider is like a low-alcohol fresh cider/beer kind of ...
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Red vs green jalapenos for canning

I'm planning to can some salsa tomorrow and have a recipe picked out (Roasted Tomato-Lime Salsa, from ATK). The one catch is that it calls for red jalapenos, but I could only find green. I am ...
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Keep milk (or milk alternative) for a day without a fridge

I like to drink my coffee with milk, but my new place of work has no refrigerator I can use. Is there any milk or milk-substitute I can use that will not taste funny around 15 o'clock, when I remove ...
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What can I substitute for hot Korean chili oil in this pork noodle recipe?

Our local supermarket sells fantastic pork, normally also on offer. Yesterday I bought a kilo of cubed pork (magro). Yesterday we had kebabs, today perhaps Asian. So, I've thought about making this ...
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What's a good way to prepare vegan corn on the cob without too much of a price difference?

The cheapest is to just forgo using better, but are there a simple substitutes to butter/margarine? Or is there an alternative way to prepare ears of corn without animal products, yet still retains ...
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When baking what works well as a sugar substitute?

I'm curious about what I can use for a sugar substitute while baking. I'm not interested in artificial sweetners, really. For instance, I've found that apple juice works well in some muffins. Are ...
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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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Logic behind a good minestrone [closed]

I’m aware that something as rigid as a minestrone recipe is already a contradiction, since the ingredients and exact steps vary widely according to season, household, and simply taste. Nevertheless, I ...
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Coconut milk substitutions?

I am looking for a substitution for coconut milk. I am highly allergic to coconut, but often see recipes I would like to try that call for it.
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Substitute for coconut milk in curry

I would like to make Thai yellow curry or Panang curry but there is a severe coconut allergy in my family so I cannot put even a trace of coconut into it. I have the Mae Ploy curry pastes for both but ...
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How to reproduce beef flavor & texture

I love beef, but as a food source it is decidedly problematic: even aside from the ethical concerns of eating animals at all, farmed cattle are environmental disasters on hooves, and red meat just isn'...
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What can I use in lieu of white wine in this recipe?

I would like to make the below recipe for a bridal shower, but it is at a church which forbids alcohol and alcoholic products on premises. What can I use for a substitute for the white wine, to still ...
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Allergic to the whole pepper family - what can I use in its place?

I am allergic to the whole pepper family including black pepper. I don't know what to use as a substitute. I don't eat salt, so that's out. I am having to check every item that I buy to make sure it ...
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I want a burrito, but I have no avocado

I am thinking of making a rice, salmon, and (chili) bean burrito, but I don't have any avocados. After looking up some substitutes, I was thinking about peanut butter...but I am a little hesitant. ...
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Using carob as a substitute for cocoa

I've found a source of powdered carob. I've read that it is a substitute for cocoa, and I was wondering how this works out practically. Is it a one-to-one substitution, or should I only use it in ...
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Is white vinegar the same as White Wine vinegar?

Is white vinegar, aka the stuff just labelled as "vinegar" in the US and which I use for cleaning my kettle, the same as "White wine vinegar", which I have purchased on accident a time or two? If not, ...
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Making clarified butter by removing water but not the milk solids?

People say that clarified butter doesn't taste as good as normal butter, but what if you were to make it in a way that retains the milk solids but still removes the water? So it would be something ...
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Is it a bad idea to boil black jelly beans?

When I last bought jelly beans, I ended up with one black jelly bean that I don't want to eat. I could just throw it out, but that seems like a waste. Also: My dad's recipe for chicken wings/...
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What emulsifier can be used for an Egg-free mayonnaise?

What emulsifier can be used for an egg-free mayonnaise?
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When Swiss Meringue Buttercream is made with dried egg whites, must the meringue be heated before adding the butter?

I use dried pasteurized egg white powder for Swiss Meringue Buttercream because it's less expensive than fresh eggs and avoids the problem of how to use the egg yolks. Would there be a difference in ...
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How can I make breadcrumbs without a full, yeast-leavened loaf of bread?

What's the best (fastest, most efficient) way to make breadcrumbs from scratch, without having any old bread? I'm curious if there's something quick I can do, when I realize I want 5 cups of ...
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Substitute dried pig's blood for fresh

I have some dried pig's blood (fresh is not at all easy to buy in my country), which I wish to use in recipes where fresh blood is called for. How much dried blood + water should I mix to replace e.g. ...
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How can I make a last-minute birthday cake without using artificial flavor or color?

My dad's birthday party is tomorrow, and I do not know how to decorate his cake. He does not eat foods containing artificial flavoring or coloring. What are some methods I could use to accomplish ...
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Can I substitute gluten for eggs in coconut flour pancake recipes?

I'm looking to reduce carbs, yet still have things like pancakes, waffles, and maybe even tortillas. I've tried several coconut flour pancake recipes, but they all come out tasting like fried eggs to ...
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Meat Substitutes [closed]

Allow me to set the stage! My wife has decided it is time to be healthier, and while I begrudge the fact that she is right, I agree. In doing so, we want to reduce the amount of meat (of all types) we ...
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Can I use freeze dried fruit in a Sangria mix?

I want to make a few little gifts for some friends, and I had the idea of creating little bottles of all the things needed for different drinks. I was hoping that people would be able to hold on to ...
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Flour alternatives for roux

I have recently been diagnosed with celiac, so no wheat flour whatsoever. Also, I am allergic to corn.... I have read that arrowroot would not work in a roux; it is not just the thickening I want, ...
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What is a substitute for Miso Dressing? [closed]

I got a recipe coming up for Thai Fish Cakes. The recipe calls for Miso Dressing to be put on top of the fish cakes. Problem is, I can't find Miso Dressing in the stores I shop at ( I live in Central ...
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When roasting or sauteeing vegetables, does it matter if it was fresh, canned or frozen?

I am duplicating a recipe I used from Homechef, using store bought ingredients. One thing I often see is that canned or frozen vegetables (sometimes in streamable bags) are cheaper then fresh, but ...
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Ganache alternative for “Nanaimo bars”

Introduction I'm making Nanaimo bars for my coworkers. Some of them don't like chocolate, so I'm going to make a second, terribly non-traditional batch with different flavours (I'm thinking maple ...
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What flavor (if any) do ti leaves impart? How about substitutes?

I'm just back from a trip to Hawaii, and hot to make an oven version of kalua-style turkey. Of course, all the recipes call for Ti leaves for wrapping the whole thing up. I don't think I can easily ...
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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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Olive oil in Japanese cooking

I recently ventured a bit outside my usual European cooking and started making recipes from a "westernized" Japanese cookbook I was gifted. Some recipes for salads call for "vegetable oil" in the ...
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What's an acceptable substitute for Pandan Leaves?

When preparing Sri Lankan cuisine (especially curries) one of the key components is the Pandan Leaf (also known as a Pandanus Leaf). These aren't readily available where I live so I was wondering if ...
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Using whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose and semolina

I want to make pasta at some point and I am wondering if I could use all whole wheat flour instead of a blend of all-purpose and semolina flour. I know the taste will be a little different, but can I ...
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Is it possible to make oat milk ice cream?

If you think that normal ice cream is made from milk, is it possible to make it with oat milk? I am not too sure if the lack of lactose in oat milk would restrict the stickiness or formation of the ...
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What would be a good sub for pineapple, any other fruit or veggie for a strawberry pineapple mint salsa

I need to sub pineapple with something else, im highly allergic to it.