So you're a meat eater but want to go vegetarian or even vegan? Well, don't panic if you think that you will miss out on your favourite meals because you won't.
There are many alternatives to meat, such as Quorn and Linda McCartney foods.
But how can you use these alternatives in making your favourite foods?
Well, at the base of every vegan and vegetarian food brand, there will be the basics, such as chicken-style pieces, fake mince etc. You can use these meat-style pieces in your recipes. You can even use tofu. It may seem bland but tofu absorbs whatever flavours are in the dish.
The last alternative is vegetables. Chunky vegetables are good for meat substitutes in usually meaty dishes, as they are quite bulky.
Check that the label says that the foodstuff you are buying says "suitable for vegetarians"
So go ahead and experiment with your food and embrace the vegan/vegetarian lifestyle!!