The Kitchn's Best of 2014

10 New Tricks for Old Ingredients

Image Credit: Jessica Goldman Foung

Guess what? Burgers, hot dogs, and even pigs-in-a-blanket don't have to contain meat. In fact, there are fun vegetable substitutes for these comforting meat-centric dishes that don't require hard-to-find ingredients or weird chemicals or flavorings.

Here are ten classic ingredients like cucumbers, jam, and even grapes that can find new life as healthy substitutes for bread, bottled sauce, or even olives!

Even if healthy cooking isn't really on your radar, there are some fun ideas here for classic dishes that can be remade into something entirely new with a simple ingredient swap.

Image Credit: Jessica Goldman Foung

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Welcome to The Kitchn's Best of 2014 roundup!

From December 22 through January 4 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year. Happy Holidays!