Emergency cooking substitutions and equivalents

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EQUIVALENT YIELDS

Lemon
Amount: 1 lemon
Yield: 3 tablespoons (45 ml) lemon juice and 1 tablespoon grated peel

Orange
Amount: 1 medium-size orange
Yield: ⅓-½ (80-120 ml) orange juice and 2 tablespoons grated peel

Bell pepper
Amount: 1 medium-size bell pepper
Yield: 1 cup (150 g) chopped

Carrot
Amount: 1 medium-size carrot
Yield: ½ cup (65 g) chopped

Celery
Amount: 1 medium-size stalk celery
Yield: ½ cup (60 g) chopped

Garlic
Amount: 2 small cloves garlic
Yield: 1 teaspoon minced

Green onion (white part only)
Amount: 1 medium-size green onion
Yield: 1 tablespoon chopped

Onion
Amount: 1 medium-size onion
Yield: ¾-1 cup (128-170 g) chopped

Egg whites
Amount: 8 large egg whites
Yield: 1 cup (240 ml)

Semifirm/firm cheese (Cheddar, jack, Swiss)
Amount: 4 ounces semifirm/firm cheese
Yield: 1 cup (113 g) lightly packed shredded cheese

Hard cheese (Parmesan, Romano)
Amount: 1½ hard cheese
Yield: ½ cup (40 g) grated cheese

Butter or margarine
Amount: ¼ pound (1 stick) butter or margarine
Yield: ½ cup (4 oz./115 g)

Whipping cream
Amount: 1 cup whipping cream
Yield: 2 cups (470 ml) whipped cream

Granulated sugar
Amount: 1 pound granulated sugar
Yield: 2⅓ cups (470 g)

Brown sugar
Amount: 1 pound brown sugar
Yield: 2⅓ cups (513 g) firmly packed

Powdered sugar
Amount: 1 pound powdered sugar
Yield: 3¾ cups (450 g) unsifted or 4½ cups sifted

Baking chocolate (semisweet or unsweetened)
Amount: 1 square baking chocolate
Yield: 1 ounce (30 g)

Walnuts or almonds
Amount: 4 ounces walnuts or almonds
Yield: ¾-1 cup (94-125 g) chopped nuts

Dry bread
Amount: 1 sandwich-size slice crisp, dry bread
Yield: ¼ cup (25 g) fine crumbs

Fresh bread
Amount: 1 sandwich-size slice fresh bread
Yield: 1 cup (45 g) soft crumbs

Graham crackers
Yield: 14-16 squares graham crackers
Yield: 1 cup (85 g) crumbs

Vanilla wafers
Amount: 22-24 vanilla wafers
Yield: 1 cup (80 g) crumbs

Chocolate wafers
Amount: 18 chocolate wafers
Yield: 1 cup (125 g) crumbs

Dry yeast
Amount: 1 package dry yeast
Yield: 1¾ teaspoons (7 g)

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