Interchangeable Ingredients In Recipes

It often happens that when you start cooking the dish, you realize that you don’t have some of the products listed in the recipe. It seems that without going to a grocery shop you can`t handle it.

But actually most of the ingredients can be replaced by others, which you surely have in your kitchen. Moreover, part of the ingredients can be substituted for cheaper ones, which won`t make the taste worse!


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Can be replaced by a mixture of rolled oats and bran, shredded to the optimum consistency using a coffee grinder.

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Semisweet chocolate

Can be easily replaced with 50 grams of unsweetened chocolate and 1 tablespoon of sugar.

Also, instead of semisweet chocolate you can use 3 tbsp. of chopped semisweet chocolate chips.

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One cup of kefir you can replace with 1 cup of milk and 1 tbsp. of vinegar.

Also, you can replace it with a glass of milk and 1 tbsp. of lemon juice/a glass of yogurt. Equally effective for pancakes, and for a marinade.


Rice for sushi

Any round rice.

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1 egg can be replaced (several options):

  • ¼ cup of mashed potatoes;
  • ¼ cup of canned pumpkin;
  • ¼ cup of canned vegetable marrow;
  • ¼ cup of prune puree;
  • ¼ cup of egg substitute;
  • 2 tbsp. of potato starch;
  • 2 proteins and 2 yolks.


Flour with baking powder mixture

One glass of flour with the addition of baking powder mixture: 1 glass of any flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of soda.

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You can replace it with a syrup made of ¼ glass of sugar and ¼ glass of water.



Prepare a mixture of ½ teaspoon of dry mustard powder and 2 teaspoons of vinegar.


Whole milk

You can substitute a glass of whole milk by:

  • ½ cup of evaporated milk and ½ cup of water;
  • 1/3 cup of dry low-fat milk and 1 cup of water.

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Thickener for soups

Take dry mashed potatoes (or tofu) and add to your soup.

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Seasoning for chicken

1 teaspoon of seasoning for chicken can be replaced with a mixture of ¾ teaspoons of chopped sage and ¼ teaspoon of dried thyme.

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Cocoa milk

Cocoa milk is easily replaced with non-fatty (10-15%) cream and for desserts – with normal milk.

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Tomato sauce

2 cups of tomato sauce can be prepared from ¾ cup of tomato paste and 1 glass of water.

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Oil marinade

Instead of an oil marinade you can use:

  • wine;
  • balsamic vinegar;
  • non-greasy broth;
  • fruit juice.

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Whipped cream

1,5 cup of vaporized milk and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice – and your whipped cream is ready!

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Dijon mustard

Mix a traditional mustard with sugar.

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You can substitute 100 g of rum with rum essence (10-15 g) and cognac (100 g).


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