Have you heard of masa harina? If you’re searching for advice about how to find a substitute for it, the chances are that you have. Masa harina, which means dough flour in Spanish, is a substance similar to flour that is used in many Latin American recipes. It’s made from a corn base, and it is the key thickening agent in many recipes in addition to being great for making tortillas.
Not everyone is able to find masa harina in their local store, or you might simply be out of it. While nothing can perfectly replicate masa harina, there are many great options that will still help you make a great final result.Continue reading
You’re working on a recipe, but when you go to reach for the next ingredient, you suddenly realize that you’re out of it. So what do you do?
This happened to me recently. Somehow, I had run out of butter but did not realize this until I was halfway through making a batch of cookies. Rather than run to the store, I decided to use margarine instead!
Yes, it’s possible to substitute margarine for butter, but you need to understand what you are replacing and when it is okay to make this substitution.Continue reading
Goat cheese is a unique ingredient that not everyone enjoys or keeps on hand in their kitchen. While its flavor is unique and can add a special touch to many recipes, some people would rather use a substitute.
But what makes for a good goat cheese substitute? Can you just simply use another type of cheese, or do you need to look for something else?
I’ve wondered these same things before...after all, I love goat cheese so much that I tend to eat it all before I get to make any new recipes!
Here’s some of the best information that I’ve gathered about how to successfully substitute for goat cheese.Continue reading
The unique fragrance and pungent flavor of rosemary make it a key part of many dishes, particularly in meat recipes. If you’re in the middle of cooking and realize that you are out of rosemary, you might think it’s time to call it quits.
After all, what could replace the special flavor that rosemary adds to a dish?
Frankly speaking, there is no perfect substitute. If you want the exact flavor of rosemary, you need rosemary!
But that does not mean that there are no other good rosemary substitute options. In reality, there are many great options that you can use to substitute for rosemary!
While they do not have the exact taste, the following substitutes have similar flavor profiles that work well in recipes that call for rosemary!Continue reading
Cumin has an incredibly unique flavor, so it can feel like a total deal breaker when you run out. I know that I’ve gone into flight mode, drove to the store, and bought myself a giant bottle of cumin to solve this problem before!
Still, that’s not the only solution. Little did you know that there are actually a few great options that can be used to replace cumin that you probably already have!
When looking for a cumin substitute, don’t look any farther than your kitchen. That’s right - the answer is in your pantry!Continue reading
Oh no… you’re in the middle of making dinner, only to realize that you’re out of an important ingredient, tarragon! All hope might seem lost for the flavorful meal you were hoping to create.
While you could run to the store or send someone out to get some, there’s no need. While tarragon is a unique flavor, you can replace it with another ingredient that’s in your cupboard already. There’s even more than one way to replace it!
I’ve been in this situation before and have been able to substitute for tarragon successfully. Tarragon gives a lot of flavor to a dish, but it’s not the only way to impart flavor. When your hands are tied, find the perfect replacement for your dish.
Let’s explore your options!Continue reading
Tomato paste is common in everything from pasta sauce to meat marinades. When you realize that you don’t have any tomato paste at home, you might be compelled to run to the store.
Don’t grab your keys just yet - you may have a substitute for tomato paste in your cupboard!
I’ve been here before, and I know what works. Let’s run through the basics of cooking with tomato paste and choose the right substitute for your needs!Continue reading
It’s happened to us all before.
You’re in the middle of getting the ingredients ready for dinner when you realize you’re missing one. Today, you’re missing Dijon Mustard!
But don’t panic. Thanks to the dynamic flavor profile of Dijon Mustard, you probably have ingredients that will help you make a simple substitution and keep cooking.
Confession time: I don’t actually like Dijon Mustard at all! When it comes up in a recipe, I always substitute it with on the items below.
Read on to find out some of my favorite ways to substitute for dijon mustard. I bet they’ll become your favorites, too!Continue reading