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Emergency Substitutions

By September 26, 2023No Comments

Emergency Substitutions

You’re in the kitchen and cooking something but you just realized you’re out of a key ingredient. Here’s some ideas on emergency substitutions that are still a healthy alternative.

Breadcrumbs, dry, 1 C                         3/4 C cracker crumbs

Buttermilk or sour milk, 1 C                1 C plain nonfat yogurt

1 T vinegar or lemon juice + skim milk to equal 1 C

1-3/4 tsp cream of tartar plus 1 C milk

Cake flour, 1 C                                     1 C minus 2 T sifted all-purpose flour

Cornstarch, 1 T                                    2 T all-purpose flour

2 tsp arrowroot

Garlic, 1 small clove                            1/8 tsp garlic powder

Ginger, fresh, 1 I minced                     1/8 tsp ground ginger
Lemon juice, 1 tsp                               1/2 tsp vinegar

Mustard, prepared, 1 T                       1 tsp powdered mustard
Tomato juice, 1 C                                1/2 C tomato sauce + 1/2 C water
Tomato sauce, 1 C                               3/8 C tomato paste + 1/2 C water
Vinegar, 1 tsp                                      2 tsp lemon juice

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