What can I substitute for…

Updated 8 months ago by Pierre Wooldridge

For the majority of ingredients, if you would prefer not to use a vegetable, or don’t have one to hand, feel free to substitute with a vegetable that you enjoy.

For instance, if a recipe includes eggplant, you may want to try substituting it with mushrooms or zucchini.

If you can’t find farro but have quinoa in your pantry, use it!

In the event that you do not have or enjoy kale or sweet potatoes, you can substitute spinach (or anything green that you prefer) and regular potatoes.

If you are allergic to or do not like onions and/or garlic, or any vegetable that appears in smaller quantities, you can simply omit them from the recipe. The goal is to enjoy your meal, so take liberties if the resulting recipe will be more appealing to you.

For baking in particular, you can substitute arrowroot powder with a flour of your choice, or cornstarch.

For brown rice syrup, try substituting date paste or maple syrup (you may have to adjust the quantity to achieve the desired texture).


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