Ingredient Substitutions

Can you swap applesauce for butter? What should you use if you run out of vinegar? Find out everything you need to know about ingredient substitutions for cooking and baking.

13 Ingredient Swaps for Healthier Cooking

These easy, healthy ingredient swaps are proof that eating healthy doesn't have to be a chore. Even just tweaking little things here and there—like adopting meatless Mondays, weaning yourself off soda...

Nutella's Too Sweet for Me

by obillo 8 days ago

I'm happy to have discovered one substitute. Google Dark Choco Dream Belgian Cocoa Spread and you'll see Choco Dream (Azon's price is clearly an error) as well as LeKKco and Pan di Stelle at way be...

Cream cheese substitute for baking

by kittyfood 1 month ago

I live in New Orleans, and I want to make a king cake with a Mexican twist for a tamale party. I plan to make a guava filling, but cream cheese would make it even better. The hostess has digestive ...

Substitute for garlic chile sauce

by jan_holly 21 days ago

I want to fix some wings but I don't want the usual hot wings or bbq wings. I found an Asian marinade recipe that calls for garlic chile sauce which don't have. The recipe only calls for 1/4 cu...

Use Spoiled Milk in place of buttermilk?

Hank Hanover
by Hank Hanover 9 years ago

I, recently, met a gentleman that keeps his old spoiled milk around for when he needs buttermilk in waffles or baked goods. He says they are perfectly interchangeable. This guy is a chemical engi...

Killer wine

by fthivierge 1 month ago

I make James Bond martini what can I replace the killer wine with?


by raberbm 23 days ago

Has anyone out there ever made kimchi, using "store-bought" sauerkraut?

Substitute for Feta?

by steph995 1 month ago

Hi, looking for suggestions for replacing the Feta in this ATK bean dip recipe. Just don't like any goats cheese. Thanks in advance! Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta White Bean Dip 1 (15-ounce) ca...

Bokar coffee discontinued What's your substitute?

by law_doc89 7 years ago

I have been drinking this for decades, having been introduced to it by my mother who's own mother drank it. Imagine my chagrin upon finding it gone. I always bought in bulk, so I missed the annou...

Perfect crab cake substitute

by law_doc89 2 months ago

Discovered a dinner guest allergic to iodine when serving crab cakes. So whipped up this substitute that worked better than I could have hoped using cubes of heart of palm as crab substitute. 1...

Wheat Starch?

by Candy 11 years ago

I am trying to make a dough for a Chinese dumpling and the dough calls for wheat starch. I cannot find anything with that label. Seems like everything but. Bloomington is pretty diverse and I am s...

Thai Cooking

by codmeister 3 months ago

In my Thai cooking I obviously use coconut milk quite often. I have found that Chaokoh is a very good brand and have trust in its quality. Today while buying coconut milk I noticed Chaokoh had so...

coconut milk substituted with regular milk

by sylvan 8 years ago

when making chicken curry and the recipe calls for coconut milk, can I substitute regular milk? I'm not concerned with being "authentic" thanks

Baking advice please

by karen180 3 months ago

I need to bake a holiday coffeecake in a few days. Can I substitute cranberries, rather than blueberries, in a basic “ blueberry crumb coffee cake”?

Haku Smoked Shoyu, on a whim

by msmarm 3 months ago

Ah, Amazon. Ah, surfing for creative beginnings. On a whim, I bought Haku Smoked Shoyu, "cold-smoked using Mizunara hard wood, giving an incredibly bold and smoky flavor".... haven't taken the plas...

Different green edibles that are not in the mustard family?

by GrammyKH 4 months ago

I just found out I have a food allergy to the Mustard Family Brassicas. I have been eating Kale, Broccoli, Arugula, etc., thinking it was healthy for me. Come to find out it has been causing inflam...

Substitute for fresh mint in Turkish soup

by sophia519 8 months ago

I was watching Milk Street and want to make the Turkish red lentil soup shown on the program. Recipe calls for garnishing with fresh mint. Since I don’t care for fresh mint, I thought I’d substitut...

Fat free half'n'half as substitute for cream

by CLSPARKS1950 4 months ago

So I had this wonderful double crust pot pie recipe from Jenny Can Cook. She of course cuts out the fat and I of course tried to put it back in as I had no whole milk, so I used 1% and some fat fr...

Sazerac Rye Substitute

by lisaud 5 months ago

I had a Sazerac (well, two actually) recently on my first visit to New Orleans and I fell in love with it! I live in NJ and apparently Sazerac rye is quite hard to come by around here. I could hav...

Powdered milk vs. protein powder

by codmeister 5 months ago

I am trying to stop using expensive protein powder that claims to deliver 20 grams of protein per serving. It's just too expensive. I want to replace it with powdered milk. Can anyone help me wi...

What's your foolproof way to make a creamy sauce?

by CookingWithEwa 1 year ago

Hi guys, I am looking forward to hearing from you about foolproof ways to make a creamy sauce without using dairy products. All tips and tricks welcome!