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Substitutes for Sesame Seeds – What Can I Use Instead?

Substitutes for Sesame Seeds – What Can I Use Instead?

Sesame seeds are a food that has been exploited by humans since as far back as 3000 B.C., and for good reason. The range of uses for sesame is seemingly endless. It can be used as a topping for breads and bagels, it can be […]

Substitutes For Marjoram – What Can I Use Instead

Substitutes For Marjoram – What Can I Use Instead

Marjoram is an aromatic herb with a range of culinary uses. It gives the dishes freshness and warmth with its unique flavor profile. But not having marjoram at hand while cooking is not a big problem. There are a number of substitutes for marjoram. So […]

Substitutes For Arrowroot Powder – What Can I Use Instead

Substitutes For Arrowroot Powder – What Can I Use Instead

Arrowroot powder is a popular ingredient used as a thickening and binding agent. If a recipe calls for arrowroot powder and you don’t have it, don’t skip it. You will ruin your dish. Instead, look for alternatives. What are the best substitutes for arrowroot powder? […]

Substitutes for Kaffir Lime Leaves – What Can I Use Instead?

Substitutes for Kaffir Lime Leaves – What Can I Use Instead?

Kaffir lime leaves are an essential ingredient in quite a few Thai dishes, though they are quite easily forgotten about when it comes time to stock up. Finding a quality kaffir lime leaf can also be quite tricky depending on where you are. They don’t […]

Substitutes for Rosemary – What Can I Use Instead?

Substitutes for Rosemary – What Can I Use Instead?

Rosemary is a versatile culinary herb that is native to the Mediterranean. Like thyme, oregano, marjoram, and basil, rosemary is a part of the mint family, and it is also known as the “Dew of the Sea.”    Historically, rosemary has been used since ancient […]

Substitutes for Tamarind Paste – What Can I Use Instead?

Substitutes for Tamarind Paste – What Can I Use Instead?

The secret to delicious pad Thais, curries, chutneys, agua fresca, tangy stir-fries, sweet or sour juices or carbonated drinks are achieved with the wonders done by the tamarind paste. This ingredient is derived from the tamarind fruit which grows from the evergreen tree called the […]

Substitutes for Cointreau – What Can I Use Instead?

Substitutes for Cointreau – What Can I Use Instead?

Cointreau is just one of those special ingredients that adds a certain decadence to whatever it comes into contact with. Whether it’s cocktails with friends on a Saturday evening, or baked into a cheesecake, it just screams class and refinement and is just dangerously moreish. […]

Substitutes for Thyme – What Can I Use Instead?

Substitutes for Thyme – What Can I Use Instead?

Thyme (sounds as “time”) is a low shrub of the mint family widely used in the Mediterranean, French, British, Caribbean, African, Latin, and American dishes. Its spear-shaped leaves are green with long and thin sprigs.    The history of the use of thyme can be […]

Substitutes For Shallots – What Can I Use Instead?

Substitutes For Shallots – What Can I Use Instead?

Shallots are the mildest representatives of the allium family. Cooking with shallots means that you won’t have to deal with the overpowering flavor of onions and will add an elegant feel to your dish. Can you substitute shallots to achieve a similar result? What can […]

Substitutes for Spelt Flour – What Can I Use Instead?

Substitutes for Spelt Flour – What Can I Use Instead?

Spelt is known the world over as an excellent flour for those attempting to reduce their intake of gluten. It is incredibly nutritious, and quite tasty to boot. In fact, many who have tried it find it hard to switch back to regular flour afterwards. […]