Becoming an expert with food substitutions

There may be times when you are missing one or more ingredients for a recipe, want to swap out ingredients to change the flavor profile of a dish, or would like to make a particular recipe healthier. Some cooks are hesitant to stray from a printed recipe, but with a little practice, creativity, and knowledge about how ingredients function in a recipe, you may come up with a number of new favorites.

If you are missing an ingredient for a recipe, you need to first determine what role that ingredient has in the recipe. Is it for adding moisture, flavor,

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