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Hi my lovelies,

Thank you for visiting my website. Since you’re already here, let me introduce myself and tell you what this website is all about.

I’m Elaine Chen and I’m a passionate home cook, much like you. While I love spending time in the kitchen, surprising my friends and family with dishes from around the world, I often find myself frantically searching for ingredients that are not easily available. It’s not just that – sometimes I don’t have time to make a trip to the grocery store and run out of pantry staples. And I’m sure it happens to all of us.

On such days, I resort to finding substitutes for various missing ingredients I need for my recipes. Some days it’s a hit, some days a miss – but I always make it work in the end! And it was during one such kitchen emergency that the idea for came to me.

I realized that there were no websites dedicated to ingredient substitutions that home cooks could easily access. It was a wonderful opportunity for me to put my blogging skills to use and curate a website that would have listicles of various ingredient substitutions. That’s how was born!

You will not find recipes here – but you will get all the information you need to make that recipe you’ve been planning to, even if your pantry does not have all the ingredients you need. Isn’t that great? Well, if you like the idea, keep visiting my website! I promise to cook up some great stuff for you.

elaine chen