SUBSTITUTES IN THE KITCHEN

Below I leave a small list of ingredients that can be used to replace others in a recipe, in case you do not have the original.

PRODUCT                     SUBSTITUTE

Cream of tartar                 White vinegar
Honey                               Agave syrup
Sour cream                        Yogurt
Brown sugar                     White sugar mixed with molasses
Chicken stock                   Hot water with 2 bouillon
Buttermilk                        Whole milk with lemon
Baking powder                Baking soda with cream of tartar
Whole milk                      Nonfat milk with butter

Remember that this is a small list to help you with what you use daily.

I hope you find it helpful.

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PLEASE NOTE BEFORE YOU PURCHASE

-You check the nutritional information before you buy the food?

 -How much fat and calories are in the products you buy every day? 

These are some questions that even I did every day, until I learned that what I wanted to know is found in the nutritional information on the back of each box or package.

This table shows the total content of calories and fat per serving and what is even more important tell us the exact amount to consume.

We must educate in this area, to maintain a healthy and balanced diet, especially if you are watching your weight.

I advise you to look in the pantry and review the products and their nutritional information to be more aware of what you buy and consume.

Remember do not buy to buy, you just have to learn how to eat better.

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TIP OF THE DAY

I highly recommend the following steps to be taken before freezing vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and zucchini.

1. Cut off the vegetables in the same size.
2. Cook for one minute in salted boiling water.
3. Move the vegetables to a bowl filled with ice cold water, this stops the cooking immediately.
4. Place on paper towels to remove as much water as possible.
5. Spread on a tray and place in the freezer for half an hour.
6. Store in plastic bags and freeze completely.

Can last between 3 to 6 months.

This is the method I personally use to freeze my vegetables.

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TIP OF THE DAY

If you like flavored oils such as garlic, rosemary, chile peppers, etc.  This is what you need to do: in a saucepan over medium heat add 1 cup of oil 4 sprigs of your favorite herb or 5 garlic cloves, allow to boil.

Remove from the heat and let cool.
Ready just pour it in a bottle and refrigerate.
This will last about a month.

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