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Monday, 6 October 2008

Healthy Alternatives/Money Saving Tips

Here's a money saving tips I got from the Seawood Village News (Crescent City). This is not only healthy for your wallet, healthy for the body as well.

***Making Your Own Groceries***

The first basic rule is to know that equivalents and substitutions are two very different things. Substitutions are ingredients that will work in the recipes like other ingredients. For instance, 3 tbsp of cocoa powder plus 1 tbsp. of shortening can be substituted for 1 square of unsweetened baking chocolate in a recipe.

1. If recipe calls for 1 tbsp. cornstarch for thickening, substitute with 2 tbsps. all purpose flour
2. If recipe calls for 1 tsp. baking powder, substitute 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar plus 1/4 tsp. baking soda
3.If recipe calls for 1 cup cake flour, substitute with 7/8 cup all purpose flour
4. If recipe calls for 1 cup self-rising flour, substitute with 1 cup all- purpose flour plus 1 tsp baking powder plus 1/2 tsp. salt plus 1/4 tsp. baking soda
5. If recipe calls for 2 tbsps. flour for thickening, substitute with 1 tbsp. cornstarch, 1 tbsp potato or rice starch, 1 tbsp arrowroot or 4 tsps. instant tapioca.

So there you go, I those tips will help solve some of your cooking problems. I'll be posting for more tips later on.

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