I'm not, not dairy free that is. I cannot mix meat and milk products though. About Carbonara, I thought the whole point that it is pasta and black pepper, no meat.@CharlieD , if memory serves, aren't you dairy free? Carbonara uses cheese, lots...
Here's a non traditional recipe that is very good and easy to make.
Classic carbonara has egg yolk, Pecorino Romano, guanciale, black pepper, pasta and maybe some pasta water, that's it. But, it seems like sometimes you end up with scrambled eggs and pasta. This method virtually eliminates that possibility. This recipe also is not classic in that it uses...www.discusscooking.com
The thread also mentions the recipe from Serious Eats, which is also quite good.
There is also a more traditional/classic recipe by another member. I've made a similar recipe that is also good.