I thought it would be useful to have a thread dedicated to food substitutions. I am ALWAYS running out of things and looking for something to substitute for, ie. the other week I lost my gravy and had to make my own using stock and flour.

Gravy - stock and flour
Golden Syrup - honey
Butter - nuttalex
full cream milk - lactose free milk

Please add to this list, and try to ensure that they are items most people have in the pantry or fridge. there is only so much in a food parcel and you need to be very creative to make an decent meal from one. Even a really nice cheap meal that can be thown together from and empty cupboard is welcome.