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Sumac Substitute

Sumac Substitute

Sumac is a unique spice in the cashew family with origins in the Middle East. The dark red berry has...
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Thyme Substitute

Thyme Substitute

Thyme is a pungent warm, woody spice related to mint and oregano. One of the oldest culinary herbs, it is...
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Paprika Substitute

Paprika Substitute

Paprika is a vibrant spice that can have earthy, sweet, smokey and fiery flavor depending on the variety used. The...
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Nutmeg Substitute

Nutmeg Substitute

Nutmeg is an intense and fragrant spice often found in baked goods and custards. You can find ground or whole...
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Fennel Substitute

Fennel Substitute

Fennel has such a unique flavor that leaves many wondering “What does fennel taste like”? Fennel is a fragrant sweet...
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Cilantro Substitute

Cilantro Substitute

Cilantro is the versatile leaf of the coriander plant which is a member of the parsley family. The taste is...
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chili powder in spoon

Chili Powder Substitute

Chili powder is a rich, bittersweet blend of ground chiles and other spice ingredients such as paprika, cumin, garlic, oregano, and...
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Oregano Substitute

Oregano Substitute

Depending on the recipe you are using - there are some good and quick substitutes for Oregano in a pinch. For Mexican Oregano the best substitute is Marjoram. For Greek or Mediterranean oregano try basil, parsley or tarragon. 
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Basil Substitute

Basil Substitute

Basil substitutes can include its mint cousins: oregano, mint, and thyme. Tarragon and savory are also suitable alternatives to basil. Because basil is included in Italian seasoning, that is also a good alternative for basil in a pinch.
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Chives Substitute

Chives Substitute

Chive replacements include their cousins: onions, shallots and garlic. Since chives have a more delicate flavor, if you are replacing with one of these be sure to use less so the flavor isn't overpowering. Some fresh chive substitutes for garnishing you should consider include green onion (scallion) or leek.
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Cinnamon Substitute

Cinnamon Substitute

Substitutes for Cinnamon can range from spices with similar flavor profiles such as Nutmeg and Allspice to a blend. If you go this route - substitute for ¼ of the amount of cinnamon. Alternatively, apple pie spice and pumpkin pie spice blends often contain cinnamon and can serve as a good substitute in a pin
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vanilla extract substitute

Vanilla Extract Substitutes

Vanilla can also be an ingredient that runs out and if used rarely, quick substitutes are helpful to have on hand. There are many common ingredients that can be used as a vanilla substitute already in your kitchen.
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