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6 ingredients you don’t really need to buy

By Hilary Meyer, September 29, 2011 - 11:08am

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This reminds me of other possibilities:

1. Don't have ground pepper, user whole pepper and ground them up.
2. Don't have lemon juice, cut a whole lemon and squeeze the juice out.
3. Don't have dry oregano, dry some fresh oregano and use it.
4. Don't have chicken breast, catch a live chicken, kill it, take the breast out and use it.

You get the point.


02/14/2015 - 6:53pm

Peppers in vinegar alone do not make hot sauce, and canola (rapeseed) oil tastes awful. There's a reason it's blended with other oils to make vegetable oil. Only someone with damaged taste buds thinks canola oil is a good substitute for olive oil.


10/13/2014 - 2:44pm

these are all excellent substitutions that I will try. I have vegetarian family members and sometimes I need a recipe but do not have all the ingredients specified in the recipes and do not want to drive to the store to pick up say ricotta cheese; however, I almost always have cottage cheese on hand. This makes life much easier as a substitute.


04/21/2014 - 9:40am

Cottage cheese is extremely salty and has less of a refined taste that ricotta offers.


01/27/2013 - 1:32pm

Cottage cheese is extremely salty and has less of a refined taste then ricotta.


01/27/2013 - 1:30pm

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