Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Substitution Solutions

Years ago I read an article which gave some basic substitutions for individuals who had allergies!  Here are some of them:  You should use any of these if you need to. Don't wait for just the right recipe to come by, chances are... it won't happen unless you make it happen!

Milk: (for a recipe that asks for 1 cup milk)
* use 1 cup soy
* 1 cup rice milk + 1 egg yolk
* 1 cup fruit juice
* 1 cup water + 1 egg yolk
* 1 cup coconut milk

Buttermilk: (for a recipe that requests 1 cup buttermilk)
* 1 cup soy + 1 tablespoon lemon juice or 1 tablespoon white vinegar (let stand until it thickens)
* 1 cup coconut milk
* 7/8 cup rice milk
* 7/8 cup fruit juice
* 7/8 cup water

Yogurt: (for a recipe that requests 1 cup yogurt)
* 1 cup soy yogurt
* 1 cup soy sour cream
* 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
* 1 cup fruit puree

Butter: (Replace 1 stick of butter with one of the following)
* 1 stick fleischmann's unsalted margarine (NOT MY FAVORITE)
* 1 stick Earth Balance (Non dairy buttery spread)  LOVE IT!
* 8 tablespoons spectrum Organic Shortening
* 8 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil (I also use Olive oil for substituting)
If you are trying to reduce fat try this:
* 6 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce + 2 tablespoons of your choice above

Eggs: (Replace 1 egg with 1 of the following)
NOTE:  don't ever replace more than 2 eggs in a recipe. I learned the hard way the recipes never seen to turn out.
* 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce + 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1 tablespoon flax meal + 3 tablespoons hot water (Let stand to thicken)
* Egg replacer (according to directions...I use this one a lot)
* 4 tablespoons pureed silken tofu + 1 teaspoon baking powder

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