Save the whales, kill the veggies: A substitution guide for vegetarians

Meat-free exchanges for veggie enlightenment.

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You had a sudden epiphany and realized that your true calling in life is to save the animals and be one with the Earth. You're sort of a born again vegan-Jesus, walking the countryside to spread the good word of peace, love and kindness to animals. Or maybe you’re in college, everyone else is doing it, and it would match your new leather sandals and woolly socks. Whatever your reason, you've decided to go vegetarian and here are some substitutions that you can make to vanquish animal products from your diet.

Butter
For many new vegetarians, this one might be a hard one to do without. But do not fear, for there are perfectly suitable replacements for butter in the market nowadays. Kelapo virgin coconut oil is a great substitution for butter. You can fry with it, spread it on toast, use it to bake cookies and pastries and incorporate it into any recipe that would call for butter. It even imparts a really nice coco-nutty aroma to whatever you’re cooking.