Model, foodie, cookbook author and television host Chrissy Teigen has shared a handy guide of genius cooking substitutes on her blog. Picture from Instagram
Model, foodie, cookbook author and television host Chrissy Teigen has shared a handy guide of genius cooking substitutes on her blog. Picture from Instagram

Chrissy Teigen shares ingredient substitutions to meet all your cooking needs

By Lutho Pasiya Time of article published Apr 22, 2020

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Model, foodie, cookbook author and television host Chrissy Teigen has shared a handy guide of genius cooking substitutes on her blog. 

We have at some point experienced the frustration of getting started on a dish - only to realise that there are missing essential ingredients. And with lockdown in place, it is not easy to run out for one or two things at the grocery store. To save all that time, you can first search your home for these swaps.

Last week, Teigen updated her Cravings by Chrissy Teigen website with a helpful breakdown of what to use when you are out of everything.

She broke her guide down into oils, baking ingredients, condiments, spices, and dairy.

Model, foodie, cookbook author and television host Chrissy Teigen has shared a handy guide of genius cooking substitutes on her blog. Picture from Instagram

Teigen said that if she has learned anything from the past weeks, it is that being creative in the kitchen is not just fun, it is necessary.

“I have been so many times where I crave something, but don’t have all the ingredients to make it. And, I don’t know about you, but once I want something I must. eat. it. So, I’ve been using these different ingredient hacks to get the job done. Just think of this as one less trip to the grocery store and STAY HOME,” she wrote.  

Below are the cooking substitutes Teigen suggests you try.

Condiments

Mayo: Greek yoghurt or mashed avocado

Chinese mustard: Dijon mustard

Tahini: Two tablespoon peanut butter and one teaspoon sesame oil

Oil

Olive oil: Avocado or grapeseed oil

Canola oil: Sunflower oil, safflower vegetable oil, corn oil

Dairy

Butter: Coconut oil

Milk: Oat milk, almond milk, soy milk, cashew milk

Sour cream: Plain yoghurt

Seasoning and spices

Chili powder: Dash of hot sauce, oregano, paprika and cumin

Cinnamon: Nutmeg

Cumin: Chilli powder

Baking

Milk chocolate chips: Chopped milk chocolate bar

Semi-sweet chocolate chips: Bittersweet chocolate chip

Vanilla extract: Bourbon or rum

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