In this day and age of food allergies and intolerances, you’d think that being a vegetarian would be pretty straightforward. Apparently, it’s still not. I’ve been a vegetarian for 25 years now and I still get people who are completely confused by what it means or who make assumptions about what I eat or don’t eat. Some of this is cultural, some of this is just dumb, and some of this is people who just aren’t thinking.
So, for those of you who are so inclined, I’ve written up a handy reference chart. Keep it where you keep the lists you consult when you’re trying to figure out what to make for the kosher vegan with the nut allergy when he comes over to visit. It’ll make life easier, I promise.