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What Is Shirataki + How To Cook It

Are these miracle noodles for you?
It's a new year, and despite the hardships we have gone through, we still want to be and feel normal. This includes eating better every new year so we can start it with a healthier outlook. Eating better can mean limiting our diet, including ...

Christmas Hacks: Ingredient Shortcuts To Use For Any Dish

Cut cooking and prep time with these ingredient substitute ideas.
Being busy during the holidays is an understatement. There are many things you should be doing but there are only so many hours of the day and only one of you. Cooking doesn't have to be one of those chores that will tax you and take up ...

Use Beef Instead of Pork For These Recipes

These ulam dishes just got extra beefy!
There's no reason why you can't swap the meat in recipes. In fact, it's a genius idea to learn how to easily swap from one meat to another, especially since pork prices have risen to almost the same price level as beef. You have your choice of ...

How To Use Tofu As Giniling In Meals

Feel no guilt with this affordable meat substitute.
You might already know that you can make firm tofu or tokwa look like scrambled eggs. Firm tofu is crumbled before being cooked in a frying pan. The off-white paleness of the tofu is offset when you add this surprising but almost flavorless ...

Here's When You Can Use Oil Instead Of Butter In Baking Recipes

Read the ingredients list to find out.
Butter, along with flour, eggs, and sugar, is one of the main ingredients in many baking recipes. It's essential in cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, and even some bread recipes such as the pandesal.  Butter has many uses in the kitchen beyond baking, too. ...

Tuyo vs. Anchovies: Can Tuyo Be Used Instead of Anchovies?

Here's what you need to know.
Tuyo is a generalized term for fish that has been sun-dried. The most common kind of fish to be made into tuyo is the local herring. Herrings are different from the anchovy which, while in the same fish family, are much larger than ...

This Is How To Make The Creamiest Leche Flan Using Powdered Milk

Dry milk is super versatile in the kitchen.
Sweet and creamy leche flan that also has the browned bitter-sweetness of the caramelized sugar on top is always a great dessert. Many have learned the trick to make their version of the creamiest and the silkiest leche flan. Famed pastry chef Heny Sison shared her own leche flan recipe and is easy ...

This Is How Different Bread Flour Is From All-Purpose Flour

Learn how to use bread flour for these kinds of baking recipes.
Not all ingredient substitutes yield the best results. One of the more common ingredient substitutes in baking is the use of different kinds of flour, particularly bread flour in place of all-purpose flour or vice versa.Bread flour, in particular, is not always best to substitute ...

These Are The Saffron Substitutes You Should Use For Your Arroz Valenciana

It's expensive so use these ingredients instead in your paella.
Saffron is one of, if not, the most expensive spice in the world! It's a spice that comes from a part of a flower that grows natively in the Mediterranean.Why is saffron so expensive? It's actually not the spice itself that makes it so expensive but ...

No Ube Halaya? This Hack With Ube Flavoring Makes A Great Substitute

You might never know it's not made with real ube.
From ube cheese pandesal to ube cheesecakes, this vibrant tuber is a flavor that most Pinoys crave.It's the main ingredient in many of the desserts and even bread that have popped up recently. Ube or purple yam is popular locally for good reason. This local jam is ...

This Is How You Can Use All-Purpose Flour To Make Bread

If you only have all-purpose flour, this is how to use it for making bread.
Cooking and baking have become the new favorite pastime of many people. Since food is the one of the few constants that we need every day, baking has also become more popular even among those who would have never thought to bake before. For those who have ...

Out Of Evap? Here's How To Make An Easy Substitute

If even the sari-sari store is out, get this instead!
Evaporated milk is an essential ingredient to leche flan, cheese puto, and other creamy kakanin recipes you want to make at home. It's this demand that can make it run out at your local supermarket or even your sari-sari store! If you ever have ...

Out Of Vinegar? Here Are Substitutes To Make Your Dish Sour

You can turn to these ingredients in a pinch.
You'll find many uses in recipes when it comes to vinegar. The most obvious recipes would be for paksiw and of course, adobo. Vinegar does have many uses and its versatility might be the reason for that empty bottle.Whether you're making sinigang, paksiw, or just ...

No Broas? Here Are Substitute ingredients To Use For Your No-Bake Ref Cakes

Don't postpone making your dessert! Use these genius substitutes instead.
No-bake dessert recipes are famous for being super easy and simple to make. Since there is little cooking and no baking involved, it's automatically easier to do! However, if you have ever gone to the store and discovered that you cannot find any broas that ...

Got Cornflakes? Use Them Instead Of Breadcrumbs

That box of unflavored cereal can be quite handy.
The typical breading for fried chicken is usually all-purpose flour but some mix in other kinds of flour to create a crunchy coating. Cornstarch is one kind that you can mix in but there are some recipes that use potato starch and even rice flour for their ...

Here Are All The Milk Substitutes You Need To Know When Baking

Do you know what to use if you don't have milk?
We all know baking is a science. There are reasons why an ingredient is included in a recipe and a specific amount is listed with each corresponding item. When an ingredient is changed, this is where the recipe becomes different from the original one. This ...

These "Healthy Meals" Are Affordable!

"Healthy" never has to mean expensive! Here are great healthy options you can totally afford.
When it comes to eating better and healthier, the common misconception is that it's going to expensive.It's a sad misconception because there are many ingredients alternatives you can use that are in fact not that expensive. Plus, major supermarkets know that people are ...

Replace Eggs In Cake Recipes With These Easy Swaps

Out of eggs? Here's what you can use instead.
We usually don't recommend substituting ingredients in baking recipes. Why? Because baking is a science. There's a reason for each ingredient and even why each ingredient is precisely measured. Both of these things combined is how you achieve baking perfection.Sure, not everyone has measuring tools ...

Use This Ingredient As A Substitute For Pineapples In Sweet and Sour Recipes

You can ditch the fresh pineapple for this instead.
The sweet and sour flavor is one that isn't as popular as the other flavor combos. Not many recipes call for this combination but there is one recipe that does this pairing justice and it's just as super delicious: sweet and sour recipes. If ...

You Can Replace Cream With Gata + Recipes To Try

All-purpose cream makes dishes creamy, but only gata can make it creamier AND tastier.
All-purpose cream is a special ingredient that can make many dishes supremely delicious with its silky creaminess. Sometimes, however, too much creaminess can be heavy, cloying, and even downright unappealing when you have too much of it. We can solve that problem with a simple swap! Swap ...
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