Many vegetarians will tell you that making the switch opened up to them a whole new range of dietary possibilities – as a child we have been conditioned to eat the same things over and ever again and it often takes a dietary switch like vegetarianism to make us raise our heads as see what’s actually out there!
- tahini: Like peanut butter except with sesame seeds. Tahini begins as an acquired taste and ends as an essential one!
- miso: Made from malted barley, this is what the Japanese use as their stock for stews and soups.
- spelt: Many people don’t react at all well to wheat – this alternative cereal easier to digest and is much more nutritious. You can buy spelt bread, pasta and breakfast cereals in health food shops.