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Old 03-28-2013, 08:29 AM   #3
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It sounds like you need something that is going to thicken and flavor whatever it is that you are making... and since you are trying to replace something that is cream based you'll have to address that as well, unless you're planning on using cream... for the thickening something like arrowroot might be a good substitute and as for as the flavor bases that you mentioned using your own cooked chicken or sautéed mushrooms would be the way to go...

I mean basically what makes canned soups palatable is all the salt in them... So if what you make is missing that "certain" flavor that you're used to that's usually the reason...

The other thing you could try is looking for alternatives to whatever recipe you're trying to make online by plugging in "healthy alternative" or "vegetarian or vegan version" of (even if you aren't going to make it veg/vegan...just to get ideas for the substitutions)
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