Now that I’m spending most of my time at home, I am cooking more than usual. This gives me the perfect opportunity to try out all those recipes that I’ve been saving on my computer.
While I’ve been able to create quite a few culinary masterpieces, I’ve also had a couple recipes almost derailed by one missing ingredient. Unfortunately, a quick trip to the grocery store for one item just isn’t feasible these days. So, I’ve had to improvise with ingredients that I do have on hand.
Thanks to the Internet, I’ve found plenty of substitutions for common ingredients (did you know that you can substitute water for chicken broth?). The best part: you may not even taste the difference.
Swap It Out
If you find yourself in the kitchen and discover that you’re missing an ingredient, don’t fret. Most likely, there’s an easy swap available (trust me, I know!). Here’s a list of simple substitutions for common kitchen ingredients.
I’ve learned some swaps are not only convenient, but they’re also good for you. Here are a few swaps that will make your recipes healthier:
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