Chrissy Teigen's cunning ingredient substitute ideas
Teigen has some great ideas to keep you cooking when the cupboards are getting sparse!
“If I have learned anything from these past few weeks, it’s that being creative in the kitchen isn’t just fun, it’s necessary!” So writes Chrissy Teigen in the introduction to a super handy new page of her website, Cravings by Chrissy Teigan. The TV personality, model and cookbook author has released a list of really clever substitutions that will save you a lot of bother when cooking.
“There have been so many times where I crave something, but don’t have all the ingredients to make it. And, I don’t know about you, but once I want something I must. eat. It."
This list is intended to mean one less trip to the shops, which is obviously very important at the moment.
Some are fairly self-explanatory – a chopped up chocolate bar can replace chocolate chips – but others are highly ingenuitive. She suggests that tomato paste, cider vinegar, granulated sugar and water can make a quick an easy ketchup substitute, and that bourbon, maple syrup and almond extract can substitute vanilla extract.
These suggestions are ideal for our troubled times. Everyone is baking and cooking these days, but going to the supermarkets is really worth avoiding. Also, on the rare occasion you do go, the supermarkets leave a lot to be desired: most have sorted out the supply of essential items, but baking goods like cocoa, yeast and flour are still hard to get your hands on.
To check out the full list, click here.