Friday, December 10, 2010

Recipes using Substitutions

TVP Tacos
(substitute meat with TVP)

1 1/3 cup TVP
¼ cup Taco Seasoning (or 1 pkg)
1 (14 oz.) can low sodium beef broth

In a large skillet, heat the broth over medium heat. Add TVP and stir well. Allow the TVP to reconstitute for 2-3 minutes. Add taco seasoning & stir well. Allow to cook for another 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently. Serve in place of ground beef in your tacos. Garnish tacos with refried beans, sour cream, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, olives and cheese

Soda Cake
(in this recipe, you can substitute eggs and oil with a diet soda)

1 chocolate cake mix (without “Pudding in the Mix”)
1 can Caffeine-Free diet Coke

Combine the box of cake mix with the can of diet soda in a medium mixing bowl. Bake cake according to box directions. Allow to cool in pans for about a half hour before you frost or try to eat your cake.

**You can also use a yellow or white cake mix with a can of diet 7-up

Chocolate Chip Cookies
adapted from Jessica's family recipe

1 cup butter
¾ cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar (not packed)
2 eggs (or use gelatin egg substitute below)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 ½ cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups Semi-Sweet chocolate chips

Turn oven on to 375. Cream margarine first, while mixing, add granulated sugar, then brown sugar. Slowly add one egg at a time. Now add teaspoon of vanilla and cream together. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl and mix together with spoon. Turn on mixer, add slowly and cream together. Add chocolate chips and incorporate into cookie dough.

Use cookie scoop to shape cookies and place on cookie sheet, about 1 doz. Makes about 2 dozen large cookies. Bake for 8-11 minutes. Take cookies out of oven and let stand 5-10 minutes.

Gelatin Egg Substitute
(substitute an egg with this gelatin recipe)

1 tsp Knox unflavored gelatin (in the Jell-O section)
3 TBSP cold water
2 TBSP + 1 tsp warm water

Mix gelatin and cold water until dissolved. Then add warm water and mix. Substitutes for 1 egg!

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