Plant-based is not just soy, kale, portobellos, and nutritional yeast. It’s mashed potatoes, strawberries, apples, pears, and green beans. I started a list to remind myself how many plant foods I am already acquainted with. I was amazed by how many I had almost forgotten. I wanted a list that would also include vegan / plant-based staples that I had never heard of before, like nutritional yeast and agar-agar.
I am bilingual and bicultural, so I included names in English and Spanish if I could find them. Since food names vary greatly from place to place, I settled on Southwest American English and Central Mexican Spanish. The links contain details about specfic items. I’m adding items and details every day. It is helpful and inspiring to think about all the wonderful, colorful, tasty food plants at our fingertips. Some days I feel like concocting a fancy meat substitute dish, but other days I can just slice an avocado or dig into a watermelon, and go to the beach! I hope you find the glossary helpful and will refer to it often as more items are added.