When I first started cooking vegetarian for my partner, I didn’t realize all of the ingredients I had to consider in order to make the food 1oo % Vegetarian. My first faux pas was to use bouillon cubes made of chicken by product for sauces, soups, and beans.
It didn’t dawn on me that I was contaminating the food and not making it Vegetarian. I had trouble finding vegetable broth in a box or can at the local Walmart. What I did find one day was bouillon cubes from Knorr that are all Vegetable. This was a great find. They also have cubes that are combined with other herbs such as garlic and cilantro.
I use the cubes in gravy, sauces, and soups. I know that I could make my own broth which is probably lower in salt, but when you want something quick like a hearty vegetable soup, the vegetable bouillon cube is the way to go.
We have also found other brands that make a vegetable bouillon cube at our favorite vegetarian cafeteria in Ponce, Puerto Rico called El Eden and at Freshmart in San Juan. I just needed to venture out and find them.
What other Vegetarian mistakes did you make when becoming vegetarian? If you made one what did you substitute it with?