Secret Ingredients: 10 Easy Food Swaps to Make Old Recipes Taste New!

Want to break out of a recipe rut? Try one of these simple ingredient substitutions to feel like you've got a whole new meal (10 Photos)

Casey Barber on Apr 15, 2013 at 12:15PM

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Secret Ingredients: 10 Easy Food Swaps to Make Old Recipes Taste New!

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Instead of Mrs. Dash, Use Za'atar

Never heard of za’atar? It’s a Middle Eastern staple that would love to be on a first-name basis with you – a spice blend of sesame seeds, sumac, salt and herbs like thyme and oregano. Readily available online and in specialty markets like Whole Foods, Penzey’s and other national chains, za’atar makes a superb rub for chicken breasts, lamb chops and pork tenderloin, and a surprising seasoning for snacks like pita chips and popcorn.

Try it in:
Rosemary and Sea Salt Pita Chips

Perked-Up Popcorn
Toasted Cumin and Rosemary-Rubbed Lamb Chops

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