About Us

“A recipe has no soul. You as the cook must bring soul to the recipe.”
– Thomas Keller

Welcome to Substitute Cooking, where you can find the ideal substitute for every ingredient you don’t have at hand and save your recipe.

Who’s Behind the Scenes?

I’m Saurabh, and I’m a foodie, just like you.

My goal with this website is to provide a cheap, suitable alternative for hard-to-find ingredients for your recipe or ingredients you can’t get your hands on now.

I aim to discover different ways to make my favorite and new meals as healthier as possible without sacrificing flavor and share my findings with my readers. 

This website includes practical, informative, and easy-to-read content based on my experience in the kitchen. I’ve also stolen some of my mom’s old recipes and made a whole section for recipes that will leave you wanting more.

So, whether you’re looking for quick, delicious cooking and drinking recipes, readily available substitutes for almost every ingredient, or valuable cooking tips that work, you’re at the right place.

If you’re interested in learning more about my story and the purpose of this website, keep reading, and let’s get to know each other.

The Purpose of Substitute Cooking

“Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors—it’s how you combine them that sets you apart.”
– Wolfgang Puck

Honestly, I’ve initially built this website to deliver substitutes for different ingredients that will help people save their recipes.

However, I’ve realized that cooking isn’t so black and white as recipes online make it seem. It’s more like creating art.

As Wolfgang Puck said, cooking is like painting or writing a song. It’s a combination of different flavors and colors. And each meal has a unique flavor and color.

Along the way of writing cooking articles, I developed the wish to encourage people to experiment with different food ingredients and try new recipes.

I want to encourage you to come up with custom recipes and prepare meals that will comfort you when nothing else does.

For me, cooking is also like therapy. When I cook, I disconnect from the world and focus on the meals I prepare for myself and my loved ones.

It’s good to dissociate from real-life problems for a while and cook a heart-warming meal that will cheer you up when nothing else can.

The best part? Cooking something delicious and unique makes me feel empowered. And I’m sure it has the same effect on you and many others worldwide.

In other words, cooking is what connects humans worldwide in a very simple yet powerful way.

So, that’s the purpose of this website – to help people take new cooking risks, learn new cooking tips and tricks, feel empowered by creating something mouth-watering and connect with like-minded people.

Let’s Connect!

“Cooking requires confident guesswork and improvisation—experimentation and substitution, dealing with failure and uncertainty in a creative way.”
– Paul Theroux

If you’re like me and enjoy experimenting with food, share your findings in the comment section under any of the articles, and let’s chat.

I’m confident we can create a safe space where we can exchange cooking tips and tricks, advice, recipes, substitutes, products, and whatever else your heart desires.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or complaints, please email me at substitutecooking(at)gmail.com.