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Substitute for celery in Thanksgiving stuffing

You don't need to substitute anything, you can just leave it out. I've made both regular and cornbread stuffing with and without celery and I've never felt it was missing anything without celery, in ...
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What can I bake for my nut allergic friend?

Step 1 should always be to ask which ingredients exactly you need to stay clear of, just in case it's more than nuts. My - possibly naïve - assumption would be that basic recipes that stick to flour,...
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Citrus allergy, need substitute

If you are not allergic to citric acid you can use it as a substitute for lemon juice in canning. Related Can I use citric acid instead of lemon juice when canning?
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Risks of allergen cross-contamination (and how to avoid)

If you do need indeed an allergen free kitchen, you have to ban the allergen in question from the kitchen. Cross contamination will happen in all situations you describe. Even for non-porous surfaces, ...
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Substitute for celery in Thanksgiving stuffing

In my experience, the stalks of swiss chard have a very similar mouthfeel to celery. I find the stalks more fibrous, but that shouldn't be a problem given you'll be cooking them. Chard is a member of ...
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How does one go about marking food in an oven?

I have spent decades cooking for people who can't have gluten, and I and several other people can't have shrimp. The simplest thing to do is to make everyone's food meet the needs of the allergic ...
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Is it possible to treat dairy with lactase to make it lactose free at home?

Ways to make lactose-free dairy at home Grind your lactase pills into powder, dissolve them in warm water, and dump the solution into your milk. Wait 24-48 hours. More convenient is to add 7 drops of ...
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Non-shellfish Shrimp Substitutes?

Surimi, sold as imitation crab and sometimes shaped to look like chunks of lobster or even whole shrimp, can be a great substitute for shellfish in a number of recipes, but be aware that, if choosing ...
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How to find out if the coconut oil that I will buy from a supermarket is food and/or allergy safe

Since the question is off-topic, I'm not sure if I should be answering this. If not, I'll rely on those more experienced to edit or remove it. If you have no known allergies to other nuts or seeds, ...
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Alternative to fish stock

I don’t know if there are commercially available products, but you can always make your own. My mom would regularly make shrimp stock from the heads and shells of shrimp. You can use the shells of ...
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Dried fruit and calcium levels

The only thing of note I've ever taken from commercially available dried fruit is that sulphur dioxide is almost universally used as a preservative. Some people are sensitive to this. There are ...
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Where can I buy dark chocolate which was not produced in a factory that handles milk?

If you want a product that is allergen/intolerance safe and/or compliant to a certain cultural standard - be it political (vegan, vegetarian), dietary (low carb, low fat), or religious (halal, kosher.....
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Tips on cooking for people with different allergies

If your friends are seriously allergic/intolerant to different items, then take a step back and think. Cross contamination could cause some serious problems here - nut allergies for example. Go ...
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Looking for peach preserves substitute

Apricots (Prunus armeniaca and peaches (Prunus persica) are botanically speaking “close cousins” and have a quite similar flavor profile. Fresh apricot tends to be both sweeter and tarter, peach is a ...
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What substitutes work with a capsaicin allergy?

You could try other piperine containing types of peppers (Piper genus), these include P. longum (long pepper) and P. retrofractum, as well as white pepper P. nigrum, though any member of the Piper ...
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Citrus allergy, need substitute

I'm allergic to citrus too. For savory dishes, I substitute sumac. For other uses, I mix one part mango balsamic with one part rice vinegar. You can also try cider vinegar in savory dishes. Citric ...
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What ingredients do Bernaise sauce and fruit smoothies have in common?

Bernaise = butter, egg, vinegar (usually white wine), salt, pepper, and herbs. It would surprise me if any of those things were in your smoothie. So, based on the information you provided, I would ...
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Can I make a buttercream using cacao butter?

Cocoa butter isn't like regular butter as it is very hard at room temperature. It's what makes chocolate so hard when cooled, so it's not ideal for a creamy frosting. There are many other alternatives ...
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What's a good substitute for onion for someone with an onion allergy?

I'm highly allergic to onions - start coughing from the smell. I broke out in a rash head to toe plus symptoms of going into anaphylaxis two years ago, so carry an epipen and benedryl. I use green ...
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Can you separate out the Gliadin from Gluten?

Gliadens CAN be separated from Glutenins. One method is by ethanol. Also, Gliadens are not a precursor to Glutenins. They are different types. Gliadens are momomers and are soluble in 50 % ethanol. ...
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Which foods are most likely contaminated by dairy due to processing methods used?

Practices will differ with country (or community in some cases) of origin. A country where few dairy products are commonly consumed or produced, or where a significant amount of the population is not ...
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What can I bake for my nut allergic friend?

I have a friend who's fatally allergic to nuts (along with many other things), but she loves making chocolate chip cookies (and eats them). There must be a specific brand of chocolate chips that are ...
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Citrus allergy, need substitute

It looks like the primary purpose of the lemon juice in preserves, jam, or jelly is to increase acidity for safety. So you should then be able to substitute any other acid to serve this purpose. The ...
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Citrus allergy, need substitute

So with an alergy, you will always have to be careful and test things before going all in. For a lemon flavour Lemongrass is close and is not a citrus fruit. This can be pulped and should add some ...
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Testing for beef

Molecular biologist here - there's no simple or cheap way to do this at home. You could try approaching your local university and see if they would be interested in testing samples for you - food ...
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Substitute for celery in Thanksgiving stuffing

Fennel By which I mean the vegetable - fennel bulb, not fennel seed. Substitute fennel for all the celery. It is a good fall vegetable and has a great crunch and flavor for stuffing. Fennel stalks ...
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How does one go about marking food in an oven?

Whatever works for you is best. If the allergy is serious, you'd definitely want to not just mark, which means either: just don't use whatever they're allergic to use easily-distinguishable separate ...
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Where can I buy dark chocolate which was not produced in a factory that handles milk?

i found these dark chocolate chips and an answer on there FAQ page. dont know if that is stringent enough for you but thought i would share.
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Do sulfites cook out?

hmmm... I know that cooking (wine and other) alcoholic beverages will burn off the alcohol content, but according to this article, Hydrogen Peroxide will remove sulfites through oxidation. Go figure.
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What's a good substitute for onion for someone with an onion allergy?

Hi ive been cooking all my life and my soul mate hates onions and garlic, so she substitutes them for carrots. Surprisingly it does the job very well!
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