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Old 03-18-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
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Anyone have advice for eating Dairy free?

I have a friend who lives in my house and she is completely lactose intolerant. She can't have anything with even a trace of dairy products (even lactose free milk and goats milk) because she will feel sick. I make food that I usually share with house mates and I feel bad every time I make stuff because it usually has dairy in it and she can't have any.

Basically what I need are a few ideas for substitutes in recipies that I use. I bake chocolate chip cookies often and I know I can substitute crisco or some other type of fat there, I also usually add a dollop of sour cream in them because it helps them stay chewy longer. Is there a substitute I can use for that? I had a thought that maybe a soft tofu might work for that one but I don't know. Secondly, I make pizza as well and I need some sort of substitute for dairy cheese. Finally I ask, Where can I get this kind of stuff because it seems to be lacking at my local rainbow grocery store.

Any help would be much appreciated :D

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Old 03-18-2013, 01:09 PM   #2
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IMO you should take your direction from your housemate.

It seems to me that this would not be at all new to her and may not be a big deal.

As an example for the pizza her solution might be as simple as just leaving out the cheese or passing on the pizza altogether and having a salad.

These things may be new for you but, they should be normal for her!
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:15 PM   #3
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IMO you should take your direction from your housemate.

It seems to me that this would not be at all new to her and may not be a big deal.

As an example for the pizza her solution might be as simple as just leaving out the cheese or passing on the pizza altogether and having a salad.

These things may be new for you but, they should be normal for her!
She does not ordinarily use any cheese substitutes or anything like that. Overall, The only thing she does is avoid foods which use dairy in them.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:28 PM   #4
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Cheese is dairy. No dairy means a cheese like substance.

You can start with Google Dairy Substitutes for Vegans and a Non-Dairy Diet - Dairy Substitutes for Baking - Vegan Substitutes

I have not tried any of the cheese substitutes because I like cheese.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:37 PM   #5
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There is no such thing as dairy-free cheese.

But there is fake cheese made from soy: Products | Dairy Free Cheese Alternatives | GO Veggie!
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:39 PM   #6
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You can buy soy milk, sour cream, cream cheese, yogurt, and fake cheese.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:57 PM   #7
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Howdy neighbor. The Whole foods carry dairy free cheese "Daiya" brend, and number of tofu products. The tofu though I doubt would help you with chocolate chips cookies, but mayo might. My wife uses margarine when she makes her cookies and they are absolutely awesome, even without any other additions.

Substitute milk in the recipe with Coffee Rich coffee creamer found in Rainbow or Cub Foods in the freezer section. There is non-dairy cream cheese and sour cream in the refrigerator organic section of those stores; it is made by “Tofutti”. I do not recommend soy or rice milk because they do not taste so great; however there is Almond milk that is very good. You have to be careful though because some of the almond milk and non-dairy products in fact contain some dairy derivatives that might be harmful for severely allergic people. I suggest looking into kosher products, the ones that say “Parve” are completely dairy free. The ones that have little “D” on them are in fact dairy even if packaging says “Non-dairy”.
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Coconut milk works really well in a lot of recipes that call for milk or cream. Apparently, if you let the can of coconut milk sit for a day or more, you can scoop the creamier stuff off the top.
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there is canned coconut cream on sale, but that is providing person likes the coconut. I for one hate that stuff.
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You guys are all awesome. Thank you for the suggestions!
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