Questions tagged [substitutions]

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

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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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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?

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.
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using vital wheat gluten instead of flour?

I want to make Naan, but I am on the Keto diet and traditional wheat flour has too many carbohydrates. Can I make it with vital wheat gluten instead of flour? Do I have to add anything else?
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can paprika or other dried spice be substituted for red bell peppers?

Can paprika or other dry spice can be substituted for red bell peppers? This recipe call for 1/2 medium red bell pepper, but a child will not eat the red peppers and I am hoping that using a dried ...
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Making baking powder substitute with baking soda and powdered citric acid

I have no baking powder, but I do have baking soda and powdered citric acid. Can these be combined to substitute for 1 teaspoon of baking powder? If so, how much of each would I use?
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Substitute for bell peppers in meat dishes

I recently became addicted to the taste of fried bell peppers (green specifically because that's what's cheapest) as an ingredient in meat dishes. However, in my area the price has doubled so I can't ...
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Can milk chocolate plus cocoa powder substitute for dark chocolate?

I just got a smoking deal on milk chocolate and bought a bunch. However, I tend to like a darker chocolate flavor in my baking. I would like try to use the milk chocolate plus some cocoa powder (and ...
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Liquid soy lecithin vs sunflower lecithin

I'm currently reading Modernist Cuisine at Home and one ingredient that keeps coming up is "liquid soy lecithin". I'm pretty familiar with the powdered variant for making light, airy foams, but the ...
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What can I substitute for eggs in a pancake recipe?

I'd like to make pancakes. I have all the other ingredients that I'd normally use (flour, canola oil, sugar, salt, and corn starch) in a pancake mix, but I don't have any eggs. Can I substitute milk, ...
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Preserving sweetness during baking without sugar

noob here (both to this site and to cooking in general!). For health reasons I can't really do sugar, and the low-carb thing has saved my life (literally). I am trying to do more low-carb baking at ...
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Substituting minced garlic for whole garlic cloves [duplicate]

How much minced garlic is equal to 3 medium garlic cloves?
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What are some good substitutes for salt for those on low sodium diets?

I try to keep my sodium intake fairly low to ensure that my blood pressure doesn't get too high. Salt is such a common part of cooking, and it's especially difficult to cook Asian-style food without ...
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What's the difference between tamari and soy sauce?

If a recipe calls for tamari, can I use plain soy sauce instead? If using one for the other, what effect would it have on a recipe?
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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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How could I cook industry like foie gras?

I would like to learn the industrial skills that allow them to achieve such successful commercial products like the cheap and addictive foie gras. I know that in many cases, it is required to have ...
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Will artificial sweeteners work in a coffee syrup recipe?

Here’s the recipe for coffee syrup Ingredients for 1 cup of coffee syrup 2 cups sugar 1 cup strong coffee Directions Mix sugar with the coffee Boil mixture down to the ...
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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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Can I substitute condensed milk for evaporated milk in icing?

My icing recipe for German chocolate cake pecan icing calls for evaporated milk, but I only have condensed milk. Can I use the condensed milk instead? If so, do I need to make any adjustments to it?
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Is there an alternative to condensed milk?

In Denmark we don't have condensed milk in our regular stores and I've actually only seen it in an UK-import store a few years ago. Is there an alternative to it or can you craft it with regular ...
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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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Egg YOLK replacement?

I am making an old family recipe for Easter Bread, but I would like to make a vegan version of it for a friend. The non vegan ingredients that the recipe calls for are: milk (substituting with ...
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Substituting honey for sugar in bread

I want to make one of my favorite white bread sandwich loaves, but I'm out of sugar. What I do have is honey. How much honey should I use to replace 3 Tbs of granulated sugar? How much should I reduce ...
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Can I make ravioli dough with only all-purpose flour or do I NEED semolina flour?

This is the exact recipe I'm talking about: https://selfproclaimedfoodie.com/butternut-squash-ravioli/ I'm not a very strong cook, I'm only 22 and have very little experience. I've got working with ...
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Chocolate pancakes using melted chocolate

I have a friend who wants to make American-style chocolate pancakes for breakfast in Mother's Day. That's alright and there are plenty of recipes laying around, but the thing is she would like to use ...
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Could I use orzo instead of paella Rice?

I'm making a paella but don't have paella Rice! Could I use orzo?
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Can I substitute Soy Milk when a recipe for baking calls for regular milk?

If a baking recipe calls for regular milk, can I substitute Soy Milk...
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Alternative to swiss cheese

I am planning a fondue party. I personally despise swiss cheese. I am defining swiss cheese here as any cheese that has that similar flavor, like swiss, ementhalar, jarlsberg etc. as they all have ...
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What is the best alternative for tomatoes in chicken curry?

Some peoples do not like tomatoes in chicken curry. What alternative should I use instead of using tomatoes?
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Can this shrimp paste be used to make kimchi?

I live in a rural area of Canada, asian markets aren't a thing around here. Since there isn't much good kimchi around, I decided to try myself ! I went to a largeish city a few weeks ago and was able ...
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What to use instead of cling film to wrap pastry

I'm trying to stay away from single use plastics for the environment. The only kitchen thing I have not yet managed to find a substitute for is wrapping pastry in cling film to let it rest in the ...
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What hot sauce should I use for Buffalo wings sauce?

After watching "The Wing and I" in Good Eats and being the one that always ordered Buffalo wings (I no longer live in the US), I decide to give it a try. The recipe for the sauce is: butter garlic ...
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Bread and butter pickles without mustard seed

I would like to make bread and butter pickles. I already have the sliced cucumbers, onion, and salt sitting in the fridge! However, my son is allergic to all forms of mustard. Can I simply leave the ...
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Can I just substitute fresh ube for the “frozen ube, thawed” my recipe asks for?

I got a recipe that asks for "frozen ube, thawed", and looking around my local stores and a quick google shopping search has failed to bring up any frozen ube, but I have found I can order fresh ube. ...
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Can I substitute bread flour for bread machine flour?

Can I use Bread Flour instead of Bread Machine Flour when making a loaf of wheat bread? Recipe calls for 1 and 1/2 cups of wheat flour and 4 cups of bread machine flour.
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Vegan Alternative to Monte au Beurre?

I was just in my kitchen making pasta and a wild thought appeared when I mounted my sauce: Can I do a vegan monte? What alternatives could provide the same bind and richness? Been looking for a ...
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When, if ever, are dried herbs preferable to fresh herbs?

Sometimes I see a recipe call for dried herbs. If I have access to fresh herbs, should I go for fresh herbs instead? Is there any benefit in using dried herbs with some recipes?