Shelby Cook

Shelby Cook, BS, DI, is a dietetic intern at Texas A&M University - Kingsville with over 6 years experience working in health community and assisting in low-income minority communities. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science and finished her Master of Science degree in Human Sciences.

arborio rice substitutes

What Are The Best Alternatives to Arborio Rice?

If you’re looking for the best replacements for Arborio rice for your recipes, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we will discuss similar alternatives and how to use them. What is Arborio Rice? Arborio rice is Italian in origin and is a short-grain rice and is a part of the “superfino” (starchy) …

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keto sweeteners

Top 11 Substitutes for Sugar on a Low Carb Keto Diet

Sugar is a popular sweetener used in cooking and baking. It comes in many different forms including monosaccharide form (fructose, galactose, and glucose), disaccharide form (lactose, maltose, and sucrose), and in xylose form (found in wood). These forms of sugar all end up breaking down into glucose, which is the body’s primary nutrient for making …

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kosher salt substitutes

What Is A Good Substitute For Kosher Salt When Cooking?

Salt – the worldwide staple in cooking and baking and the king of all seasonings. There are many forms of salt, such as kosher salt, which is coarse in texture, does not contain iodine (a mineral that is important to obtain from the diet), and is used during the cooking process. (1) It is called …

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worcestershire sauce

What Can You Replace Worcestershire Sauce With?

Worcestershire sauce; the infamous sauce that everyone owns, but no one can seem to pronounce and no one seems to know what is inside it. Before we go into the ingredients typically found in Worcestershire sauce, let’s briefly discuss the history of this epic sauce.  During 1837, in Worcester, England, two chemists by the name …

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Sour Cream Substitutes

What Are The Best Substitutes to Use in Place of Sour Cream?

Sour cream, with its deliciously sour and slightly bitter creamy goodness, is a staple in Western culture households, adding a flavorful touch to any dish, savory or sweet. But what exactly is it or what is it made out of? Well, to make sour cream, one must add certain kinds of bacteria to it, and …

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fish sauce substitutes

What Should I Substitute for Fish Sauce When Cooking?

Though fish sauce is a new concept in Western cooking, fish sauce has been used in Southeastern Asian cooking for hundreds of years. Though the origins of fish sauce are not completely known, it is believed that, during the ancient times, the Vietnamese got inspiration for the modern Asian fish sauce from the Chinese soy …

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A list of paprika substitutes

What Are The Best Alternatives to Paprika When Cooking?

Let’s start off by answering the question, what even is paprika? Well, paprika is typically used as a spice and originates from Capsicum annuum pods, which is a pepper shrub indigenious to Mexico, Central and South America, and the West Indies. Paprika can either take on a red, brown, copper, or orange color, depending upon …

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