Cooking Hacks

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Best Allspice Substitute

Need an allspice berries replacement in a hurry? We've got the best substitutes using the spices you probably already have on your shelf.

Sometimes referred to in Jamaica as “pimento” (Spanish for “pepper”), allspice got its name because its flavor shares some of the characteristics of these three...

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Best Ancho Chili Powder Substitute

Ancho chile powder is a staple in Mexican cuisine and is one of the most popular spices in the region, part of its ‘holy trinity’ -- this powder has moderate heat and is made from dried and ground poblano chiles. This spice is usually used in sauces, salsa, and most especially Mole.

Ancho chile po...

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Best Chili Powder Substitute

Chili powder is the dried, pulverized fruit of varieties of chili peppers. Some Chili powders have an addition of other spices, called a chili powder blend. It’s used to add pungency and flavor to dishes. It’s used in many cuisines, such as Tex-Mex, Indian, Korean, and Portuguese.

If you have a l...

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Best Chipotle Powder Substitute

Chipotle powder is made from just one ingredient: dried, smoked jalapeno peppers. They are then crushed into powder form, in pure, simplistic flavor glory. While you're in a pinch, check out these chipotle powder substitutes. For next time, order our ground, smoked chipotle powder in all sizes - the...

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Best Fenugreek Substitute?

Fenugreek seeds have a somewhat bitter taste, similar to celery, maple syrup or burnt sugar, and are often used to make medicine. However, fenugreek, like many spices has a far more pleasant taste when cooked. The seeds are the most widely used part of fenugreek, which are usually dried and ground. ...

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Best Kaffir Lime Leaves Substitute

Kaffir lime is a member of the citrus family which is mostly found in Southeast Asia and its neighbors. Both its fruit and leaves are sold dried or frozen in specialty Asian markets if you are located in the west. It’s a bit difficult to acquire especially if your area doesn’t have a lot of Asian gr...

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Best Sumac Substitute

The best sumac substitute replicates the citrusy tartness so notorious of sumac. We love adding lemon juice at the end of cooking or mixing lemon zest & black peppercorns.

Best Sumac Substitutes Lemon Juice Lemon pepper seasoning Amchoor Zaatar Tamarind or Vinegar

Lemon Juice You are worried becau...

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Best Adobo Seasoning Substitute

One Latin spice mix that adds serious flavor to your dishes is adobo seasoning. This mix provides an earthy and delicious sizzle to most dishes, from steaks to soups. It’s not something that everyone has in their pantry, so if in need of a substitute, here are some ideas.

Adobo Seasoning Substitu...

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The Perfect Cinnamon Sugar Ratio

There's only two steps to the perfect cinnamon sugar ratio: high quality, freshly ground cinnamon & the right measurements.

Ingredients 1 tbsp RawSpiceBar's Saigon cinnamon 1/4 c. granulated white sugar

Directions 1. Combine ingredients in a small bowl, using a fork or small whisk to thoroughly bl...

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What is Korintje Cinnamon?

Korintje cinnamon is a variety of the cassia cinnamon however both names are used interchangeably. Korintje is also often referred to Padang Cassia or Ceylon Cinnamon.

It is the most common type of cinnamon used in many recipes and desserts. Korintje is often commercially used for pre-packed food...

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Cooking Hacks: Best Coconut Oil Substitute?

Coconut oil can have a strong coconut flavor which might not be ideal for some recipes. Here are the best coconut oil substitutes.

Coconut Oil Substitutes

Olive Oil

Olive oil is a great alternative for non-baked cooking as its flavor can be overpowering. If you are looking to add fat on s...

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Dill Seed vs Dill Weed

The Lowdown: Dill Seed vs Dill Weed

One great flavor to use if you are looking to add a hint of freshness into your dish is dill. Dill often comes in two types – dill weed (which uses the leaves) and dill seed. Because of this, dill is available in both herb form and spice form. No spice collection...

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Spice Hacks: Best Soy Sauce Substitute

A good soy sauce substitute can keep all the flavor notes of soy sauce without much of the bad stuff.

Soy sauce is a staple condiment in many cuisines, especially Asian dishes. Even then, the seasoning is a hefty source of sodium, which can be dangerous in excessive quantities. Finding the right so...

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Spice Hacks: Best Lemon Zest Substitute?

Lemon Zest is usually made by cutting, scraping, or grating the outer part of the lemon peel (not including the bitter, white pith underneath). Lemon Zest is mostly used in deserts, but can also be used for certain meats or sauces.

Lemon zest gives a nice deep, lemon flavor to dishes, and may be us...

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Cooking Hacks: Best Guajillo Pepper Substitute?

Guajillo Chili Pepper is a staple in Mexican cuisine and is gaining popularity in the culinary world. Many recipes call for this pepper as it is one part of the holy trinity of Mexican chiles in mole. These peppers are tricky to source as they are not available in all supermarkets.

Guajillo peppers...

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Best Ginger Substitute?

Ginger is one of the most widely used spices in the world. It is used for both sweet and savory recipes and sold in many different forms, most commonly dried and ground. Fresh ginger is also very easy to find in grocery stores, as well as crystallized or preserved variants.

There are many dishes t...

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Spice Hacks: Best Cocoa Powder Substitute?

Good quality cocoa powder is the healthiest way to give your baked goods an intense, chocolatey flavor and is one of the main ingredients for cakes, cookies, and brownies -- it’s actually an acquired taste on its own. If you don’t have cocoa powder on hand, there are a few substitutes that can take ...

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Spice Hacks: Best Thyme Substitute?

Great Aromatic Alternatives to Thyme

A whiff of thyme is always a pleasant one, and that’s why it makes it to the list of one of the best aromatic herbs around. A relative of mint, this Europe-grown plant comes in many varieties. Its sweet, earthy note gives numerous dishes an extra level of flavo...

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Spice Hacks: Best Dill Substitute?

Dill is an herb that belongs to the celery family and is widely grown in Eurasia where its seeds and leaves are used in culinary applications. The use of this herb dates all the way back to biblical times and was commonly used in recipes with cucumber which dates back to the mid 17th century,

The f...

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Cooking Hacks: Best Gruyere Cheese Substitute?

Gruyère is a popular Swiss table cheese. It is a versatile cheese and is great for fruit and wine parings. Gruyère is often an ingredient for fondue because it easily melts when heated. It has a semi-soft and grainy texture when left in room temperature and has a creamy and distinctly nutty flavor ...

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What Are Hulled Sesame Seeds?

Sesame seeds have a hard outer shell called hulls or husks that can be removed. Hulled sesame seeds are seeds that have this outer shell removed to rid of bitterness the husks might have. Un-hulled sesame seeds are usually popular in Japanese cuisines, however, both types of seeds can be easily foun...

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Best Orange Zest Substitute?

Orange Zest is usually made by cutting, scraping, or grating the outer part of the orange peel (not including the bitter, white pith underneath). Orange Zest is mostly used in deserts, but can also be used for certain meats or sauces.

Orange zest gives a nice deep, orange flavor to dishes, and may...

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Cooking Hacks: Best Marjoram Substitute?

Marjoram is floral and woodsy and a great addition to fish, salads and Italian tomato-based sauces.

Best Marjoram Substitutes: Oregano Thyme Sage Sweet Basil Poultry Seasoning

Like marjoram, oregano belongs to the mint family and is used in many of the same dishes. Oregano tends to be more pu...

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Spice Hacks: Best Muscovado Sugar Substitute?

Muscovado sugar is actually not as exotic as you think. It’s basically just another form of brown sugar. If you’re not able to find muscovado sugar in your local store, there are a few alternatives for it.

Muscovado Sugar Substitute

Rapadura

A traditional sweetener that comes from Latin America, ...

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Cooking Hacks: Best Tarragon Substitute?

Tarragon likely achieved its lofty position from its prominence in French cuisine. Tarragon has a very distinctive anise or licorice flavor- and only the leaves of this herb are edible. Tarragon pairs perfectly with seafood, fruits, poultry, eggs and most vegetables, as well as sauces, particularly ...

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Cooking Hacks: Best Cotija Cheese Substitute?

Depending on where you are, Cotija cheese may be a bit hard to find. Luckily, some of the qualities of Cotija cheese can also be found in other cheese types.

Cotija can be quite hard to find. Fortunately, there are substitutes.

Some types of food are just perfect to pair with a pungent, flavorful ...

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Best Horseradish Substitute?

Horseradish is a root vegetable that is in the same family as mustard, wasabi, cabbage, and broccoli. It is also used as a spice in some dishes. This plant is native to southeast Europe and West Asia but has grown in popularity worldwide. This versatile root is enjoyed on its own or mixed into sauce...

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Cooking 101: Chives vs Green Onions

Green onions and chives are remarkably similar in terms of taste and appearance. So the question is, can we use one to substitute for the other? While the two may be part of the same onion family, they still have their differences. Let’s take a closer look.

Check the stalks and bulbs. The sta...

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Cooking Hacks: Best Sherry Substitutes?

If you don’t have a bottle of sherry, don’t worry! Try using these effective sherry substitutes for your dish.

Sherry is a popular choice for various dishes because it boosts the flavor and adds a kick. It is often used for various soups and sauces, as well as beef and mushroom recipes. It adds dep...

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Cooking Hacks: Best Rice Vinegar Subsitute?

Rice vinegar is a staple in Asian cooking, however, its versatile and subtle flavor has made it popular in cuisines all over the world. It is commonly used as a milder substitute for the sharp flavor of distilled white vinegar and those that are fermented from grape-based wines. Rice vinegar has a d...

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Cooking Hacks: Best Tahini Substitute?

Tahini is an incredibly flavorful Middle Eastern condiment. It is added to hummus, often used as a marinade for raw foods, or simply on its own to complement savory recipes. It is a creamy light paste made of sesame seeds and carries a rich earthy and nutty flavor.

Tahini Substitutes

**Sesam...

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Cooking Hacks: Best Shallot Substitute?

Shallots have an incredibly unique flavor. It is an onion that grows in clusters similar to how a garlic would. It tastes just like onion and garlic combined but with a milder and sweeter flavor. Because of their mild but full flavor profile shallots are popular ingredients in recipes all over the w...

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Spice Hacks: Best White Wine Vinegar Substitute?

White wine vinegar has a fruity and lightly acidic flavor profile and is perfect for adding a subtle cut of flavor complement hearty dishes. It is commonly used for dressings, marinades, and pickling.

White Wine Vinegar Substitutes

Rice Wine Vinegar

Rice wine vinegar, also known as rice ...

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Cooking Hacks: Best Summer Savory Substitutes?

Summer savory is an herb that is widely popular in the Mediterranean. It is used to season meats and bean dishes as it’s peppery and piney flavor goes perfectly with mild flavors without it being overwhelming. Its flavor profile is a cross between mint and thyme. It’s also one of the additions in he...

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Cooking Hacks: Tomato Paste Substitute

Tomato paste is made by cooking down tomatoes and turning it into a thick and dense paste. This method of preparation results in a concentrated tomato flavor that is more intense than a regular tomato sauce. The paste consists only of the strained tomatoes and does not have any sugar or preservative...

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Fresh Parsley vs. Dried Parsley

Parsley is a very popular ingredient used for garnishing. It makes even the most simple dishes look fancy and attractive. It has a wide and distinct array of flavors and has full of uses. A very versatile herb used by many chefs and cooking enthusiasts alike, but is there a difference between fresh ...

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Spice Hacks: Best Celery Salt Substitute?

Celery salt is one of the many versatile spices that can be used for flavoring dishes or garnishing cocktails. This flavoring agent is basically a concentrated form of celery mixed with salt. Many people love to add this to the classic Bloody Mary or use it to give a little more oomph to roasts, sal...

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What is the Difference Between Jambalaya vs Gumbo?

Gumbo and Jambalaya are terms that may be used interchangeably by those who aren’t so familiar with these dishes but they are in fact extremely different. Both are popularized by New Orleans or Louisiana Creole cuisine and pack a lot of heat. The main difference between jambalaya vs gumbo is the add...

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Flavor Hacks: Best Lemongrass Substitute?

Asian cuisine uses a lot of lemongrass because of its health benefits and exceptional flavor. Aside from that, it can effectively enhance the aroma of a dish. So, it’s not a surprise anymore if you use it a lot in your own dish. However, if you find yourself running out of lemongrass, do not worry -...

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Cooking Hacks: Best Potato Starch Substitute?

Potato starch is one of the ingredients that is commonly used when one is on a gluten-free diet or on a weight-loss journey. This starch is used the same way as if one would use flour. Some people use it to thicken stews and soups, and others use it as a breading for fried foods. Potato starch is ve...

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Best Cream of Tartar Substitute?

You've probably come across cream of tartar in recipes, or at least have seen it in the spices aisle in the grocery store. In the middle of making a recipe & had no idea you needed cream of tartar? Not to worry, we've got the best cream of tartar substitutes for you.

**But First, What is Cream of T...

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Cooking Hacks: Best Rosemary Substitute?

One of the spices and herbs most people are able to identify quickly is rosemary – and with good reason! It has a very strong and distinct scent, so it is easy for many to recognize it as well as recall dishes that won’t be complete without it (like a roasted rack of lamb, for example). If you find ...

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Pickling Salt vs. Kosher Salt

Pickling salts and kosher salts differ in shape and coarseness. Pickling salt has finer and more regular shaped granules while kosher salt granules are larger and coarser. Because of these differences, both are used in different ways and recipes. However, one thing they do have in common is that the...

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Best Gochugaru Substitute?

Gochugaru is a vibrant, smoky, and spicy ingredient which is a staple in Korean cuisine. This spice is used in almost every dish, from making Kimchi and banchan (side dishes) to delicious stews and sauces.

Gochugaru is a coarsely ground red pepper with a texture similar to red pepper flakes, but wh...

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What is Vanilla Bean Paste?

Vanilla bean paste is a thick mixture of vanilla extract and vanilla seeds. The seeds are scraped out from the vanilla bean pod and added with vanilla extract. Vanilla bean paste is a great substitute for vanilla bean seeds since it can be cheaper and easier to find in grocery stores than high-quali...

Spice Hacks: Best Fennel Seed Substitute?

Fennel is a flowering plant related to parsley. The root and stalk are used as vegetables, but the seed is commonly used as a spice. Fennel seeds have been used in many different kinds of dishes, or even to freshen the breath after lunch or dinner. This spice is prevalent in Italian and French cooki...

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What is Orange Zest?

Orange Zest; What is It and How Do I Use It?

One way to add fragrance and flavor to your dishes is to use Orange zest. This ingredient can be used in both sweet and savory recipes. If you’re unsure about what exactly ‘zest’ is, don’t worry! Many people aren’t aware that this part of a fruit can...

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Spice Hacks: Best Mirin Substitute?

Mirin is an essential condiment in Japanese cuisine. It’s used for almost everything, from sauces to ramen.

Mirin is a type of sake or rice wine but has higher sugar content, usually around 14 percent. Its flavor notes are sweet and tangy, much like a dessert wine.

Not all places have access to mi...

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Cooking Hacks: Best Evaporated Milk Substitute?

Evaporated milk is a shelf-stable dairy product that is thicker than condensed milk, but with much less sugar. It is a high-protein, creamy milk product that’s best used for many recipes in many types of dishes. Homemade evaporated milk is available by heating milk and removing 60% of its water.

Th...

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What is Lemon Zest?

Lemon Zest; What is It and How Do I Use It?

One of the easiest ways to infuse citrus notes or flavors into your dishes is to add lemon zest. This ingredient can be used in both sweet and savory recipes. If you’re unsure about what exactly ‘zest’ is, don’t worry! Many people aren’t aware that th...

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Flavor Hacks: Best Sake Substitute?

Sake is a classic Japanese drink that has a subtly sweet flavor with more alcohol than most wines. It’s usually used with soups, sauces, marinades to enhance flavor and tenderize meat.

Here are some Sake substitutes that can give the same flavor profile:

Rice Wine Vinegar This is a great Sake ...

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Orange Peel vs. Orange Zest

One of the best ways to add the flavor of orange to your dish is to use either orange zest or orange peel, but you might find yourself asking “is there really any difference?” -- Well, Orange peel includes orange zest, but you can’t say the same thing the other way around. Knowing what to use in a r...

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Spice Hacks: Best Oregano Substitute?

Oregano is a leafy green herb that is part of the mint family of plants. It is a very common herb and is widely used in cooking and medicine. Related to the marjoram, it is often mixed with dishes to give a warm aromatic feel, with a slightly bitter taste.

Sometimes called the “pizza herb”, it is b...

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Best Peppermint Substitute?

Peppermint is one of the most popular herbs in the world and has a number of applications. It can be used in almost everything -- from baked goods, candies, beverages, and even perfumes. Peppermint has an intense flavor and a refreshing aroma, but what if you don’t have any of it on hand?

Peppermin...

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Spice Hacks: Best Nutritional Yeast Substitute?

Yeast has been used since the early ages to help in the production of bread. Unlike the yeast used to leaven bread, nutritional yeast is a special type of yeast that is inactive, meaning that it has been deactivated so it cannot be used to make bread rise or convert sugars into alcohol.

Although it...

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Dairy Hacks: Best Sour Cream Substitute?

Sour cream is a popular dairy product typically used as a dip in sauces, salads, and baked goods.

Sour cream is produced by fermenting regular cream with lactic acid bacteria. With its creamy and tangy taste, many people like sour cream in their food, although some don’t want or can’t have it in th...

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Spice Hacks: Best Maldon Salt Substitute?

Maldon salt is a type of sea salt originating from Maldon. It’s a small town in Essex, in the east of England. Maldon salt is not known only for its historical value, but for its wonderful uses in cooking as well. Sometimes compared to Kosher salt, it has less iodine and fluoride than table salt. Th...

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Spice Hacks: Best Marsala Wine Substitute?

Marsala wine, a sweet and nutty wine with an intricate flavor profile, is made in Sicily, Italy. This fortified wine has two varieties- dry and sweet. Dry masala is typically used for cooking savory dishes, while the sweet variety is commonly used in desserts.

Marsala wine is typically used in Medi...

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Best Tamarind Substitute?

Tamarind is one of the ingredients that is widely used in Southeast Asian recipes. It gives dishes a tart, fruity flavor with a hint of sweetness. This ingredient is usually found in the form of pastes and syrups, but can also be found dried and in powder forms. This ingredient can sometimes be diff...

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Spice Hacks: Best Sage Substitute?

Sage is one of the quintessential spices that a seasoned cook needs especially during Thanksgiving dinner. It is one of the flavors that should never be absent in Turkey or even stuffing. Although this spice is a turkey’s best friend, it’s not limited to that role. This spice’s rich flavor is a wond...

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Best Molasses Substitute?

Molasses is a dark and sticky sweet syrup that is used in both sweet and savory dishes. It is a common ingredient used in baking cookies and cakes. It is also used for adding flavor and color to savory dishes such as barbecue sauces and meat glaze. In some cases, it is also used as a drizzle over pa...

Spice Hacks: Best Carom Seed Substitute?

Carom Seed, also known as Ajwain and Bishop’s Weed is a spice that is limited to India -- particularly the state of Gujarat. It’s used as a seasoning for vegetarian dishes, bread, and pastries such as paratha and roti.

It’s delicious in fried potatoes and is even included in some curry blends. This...

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Best Mustard Powder Substitute?

Ground mustard is one of the most common seasonings for a number of dishes such as meatloaf and lamb chops. Many dips, sauces, and vinaigrettes also include a fair amount of mustard in them. Honey mustard is one example and can be both a dipping sauce and a marinade.

Mustard is used for meat dishes...

Spice Hacks: White Pepper vs Black Pepper

There is more than one type of pepper. Know the primary differences to use them effectively while cooking.

A dish is never complete without its seasonings and spices. Pepper, one of the oldest spices in the world, is always a household and restaurant favorite. It was common in ancient healing pract...

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Cooking Hack: Mayonnaise Substitute

Mayonnaise is a white condiment that is used for a number of dishes and food preparations. It comes with a creamy and almost gelatinous texture with a hint of tangy flavor. It is a rich source of healthy unsaturated fats that is a flavor booster. If you run out of mayo in your kitchen pantry, there ...

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Cooking Hacks: Best Coconut Aminos Substitute?

Some people already see coconut aminos as a soy sauce substitute. However, its distinct taste has rightfully earned it more uses than just being a substitute for soy sauce.

Health buffs have long praised coconut aminos for its wellness properties. Chefs, on the other hand, have found many uses for...

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Cooking Hack: Oyster Sauce Substitute

Oyster sauce is an ingredient that adds umami deliciousness to a dish. This sauce is popularly used in Thai and Chinese dishes as it adds a sweet and salty undertone when cooking. It is like a sweet version of soy sauce and has a dark brown appearance to it. This sauce is made by condensing oyster b...

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Cooking Hack: Shortening Substitute

When it comes to baking, shortening is a common ingredient. But don’t fret if you run out of this ingredient in your pantry because there are simple substitutes that you can try. There are 3 options for shortening substitutes that you might want to use instead.

What is Shortening?

Simply put,...

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Spice Hacks: Marjoram vs. Oregano?

Do oregano and marjoram taste the same?

Experts describe oregano’s flavor as being both floral and earthy with lemon and camphor notes. It is very pungent in the fresh form and can easily overpower the other flavors in a dish. On the other hand, marjoram’s flavor is more refined. Despite being a cl...

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Spice Hacks: Best Coconut Sugar Substitute?

Coconut sugar is a common ingredient in many Asian fares. Its reputation as a healthy sugar alternative gives it a great mass-market appeal.

Coconut sugar is a superb replacement for white sugar due to its health benefits. Its taste is lighter and fluffier, with added minerals like iron, zinc, calc...

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Spice Hacks: Best Sesame Oil Substitute?

Sesame oil is a staple for many Chinese, Korean, and Indian dishes. Its aromatic and potent nutty flavor makes it a great ingredient to have to season soups, stir-fries, or other savory dishes.

Sesame Oil Substitutes

Perilla Oil

Perilla oil matches the earthy, aromatic flavor profile of ...

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Cooking Hacks: Best Heavy Cream Substitute?

Here are some suggestions that will lend the same consistency as heavy cream with only minimally altering the flavors.

Heavy Cream Substitute · Milk and Butter Adding butter to milk provides similar fat content to that of heavy cream. To do this, add 1 part of melted butter to 3 parts o...

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Cooking Hack: Fish Sauce Substitute

Fish sauce is an Asian condiment that packs a salty and slightly sour flavor to Asian dishes. It is a savory ingredient that is made by fermenting fish and shellfish using salt. While this ingredient is commonly available these days, you can try a few options as fish sauce substitute if you run out ...

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Cooking Hack: Whipping Cream Substitute

Whipping cream is a common ingredient for baking or making desserts. Also known as heavy cream, this ingredient is commonly used for making pies, cake toppings, trifles, mousse, and cupcake frostings, among other things. But what if you run out of whipping cream in your pantry? Try these options for...

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Cooking Hack: Red Wine Substitute

Red wine is a popular ingredient used for cooking. When used in a dish, it adds a complexity of flavor that only wine can bring. But what if you do not have access to red wine in your pantry? What is a good option for red wine substitute if you are looking for a non-alcoholic ingredient for your coo...

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Spice Hacks: Best Nutmeg Substitute?

Missing freshly ground nutmeg that a recipe calls for? A good nutmeg substitute is only a pinch away. Its flavor is warm and woodsy, yet delicate, making it versatile enough to be used in many cuisines including a vast range of Indian and Middle Eastern dishes.

Best Nutmeg Substitutes The highest ...

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Cooking Hacks: Best Parsley Substitute?

Parsley is one of the most popular herbs in the world. Some people believe that it’s just a garnish that you can sprinkle on top a dish to make it look more appetizing, but it’s actually a versatile ingredient that can do a lot in terms of flavor. Here are good substitutes when you're out.

**Parsle...

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Cooking Hack: Powdered Sugar Substitute

Powdered sugar, also known as confectioner’s sugar, is one of the most commonly used ingredients for baking. This is an essential ingredient for making icings and frostings. This type of sugar is characterized by its fine crystal size that provides a smooth finish to buttercreams and icings on baked...

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Star Anise Substitute

Missing star anise that recipe calls for? A good nutmeg substitute is only a pinch away. Its flavor is warm and woodsy, yet delicate, making it versatile enough to be used in many cuisines including a vast range of Indian and Middle Eastern dishes. Try these spices to start.

Best Star Anise Substit...

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What is Turbinado Sugar?

Turbinado sugar, also known as raw sugar, looks a little darker and a bit courser than your run-of-the-mill granulated sugar and definitely differs from plain old’ brown sugar.

It differs from common sugars as it comes from the first couple steps of pressing sugar cane, which makes this sugar more ...

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KitchenHacks: Best Honey Substitute?

In a pinch? Here are the best honey substitutes when you're totally out.

The Best Honey Substitutes

Agave Nectar

Agave nectar is extracted from the Agave plant and offers an incredibly sweet flavor. It is a great substitute, however, it browns and cooks faster than honey or sugar. Make sure to re...

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Cooking Hacks: Best Shaoxing Wine Substitute?

Shaoxing Wine, or Chinese cooking wine, has a distinct flavor that lends Chinese dishes their characteristic flavor.

Shaoxing wine is a variety of fermented red yeast rice wine. Aged for 10 years, it has a potent flavor and an alcoholic content of 16-20%. A little bit of Shaoxing wine can add depth...

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The 5 Best Spice Sets

We've rounded up the 5 best spice sets for chefs new and old, from organic to salt free blends....

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