Substituting Ingredients

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With more than 1,000 healthy, easy-to-find, and cheap substitutions, no cook will ever abandon an appetizing dish for the lack of a particular ingredient.

The Essential Kitchen Companion Everyone has been in this predicament: you’re at home, with no time (or desire) for a trip to the store—but the recipe you’re using calls for an ingredient you don’t happen to have on hand. With this book, you’ll have a solution: substitute. In Substituting Ingredients, author Becky Sue Epstein has collected more than 1,000 easy-to-find, healthy, and cheap substitutions. You’ll find: • Substitutions for difficult to find items and common items you may not have on hand • Green, nontoxic household cleaner solutions • Less expensive ingredient options • The best ways to measure fruits and vegetables for recipes • Simple recipes for condiments, sauces, marinades, and spice mixtures • Strategies to remedy too much or too little of an ingredient “With this paperback on the shelf there’s no need for mad, midrecipe dashes to the grocery store.” —Bon Appétit

Table of Contents
Introduction | ix
How to Use This Book | xi
Substituting Ingredients A to Z | 1
Herbs and Spices at a Glance | 162
Measurement Equivalents | 168
Too Much, Too Little, Too Late: Remedies
for Common Kitchen Disasters | 176
Household Formulas | 180
About the Author | 192