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Some simple substitutions for cooking ingredients ...

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Some simple substitutions for cooking ingredients

It is easy to modify some of your favorite recipes by using the substitutions listed below--no one will even notice the difference!

Instead of... Try...
1/2 cup oil - 1/4 cup applesauce + 1/4 cup canola oil or butter
1 egg - 1/4 flax, vinegar or lemon juice
1 cup chocolate chips - 1/2 cup chocolate chips, chopped dried fruit, or nuts
Frosting - Sliced fresh fruit with dusting of powdered sugar
Sour cream - pureed cottage cheese or plain yogurt
Whole milk - evaporated milk
Sugar - Artificial sweetener for some or all (follow manufacturer's directions); 1/4 to 1/2 less sugar in the recipe
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