Let’s start off by saying I have a confession…. I am a dairy-oholic. Love almost every dairy item, especially ice cream! Here is the problem. I can officially say I am allergic to dairy :(. See I have pretty bad eczema and knew I was allergic to something. So the best way to test this is by elimination. Taking out individual things like milk, wheat, eggs, nuts, etc one at a time for over a week and up to 3. After about a week my eczema was getting better and I was a lot less itchy.
Then I cracked and went on a dairy binge, eating everything from cheesy popcorn to ice cream. Now I am all itchy again. So starting today tomorrow (since I am eating ice cream while I write this as my last hooray) I have to give up dairy for good :(.
So what is one to do when they have to give up Dairy? Make substitutions. Instead of using milk we have been using almond milk, soy milk, or coconut milk. Make recipes using these non-dairy milks instead like these awesome vegan pancakes. Some recipes might not work. Supposedly pudding is not as firm with soy milk according to the package, but I think pudding has milk solids in it so I guess it doesn’t matter anyway. Instead of yogurt or ice cream you can try soygurt or soy or rice ice cream. Use margarine instead of butter. Substitute cheese for fake veggie based cheese or just go without. Be careful with this, because I bought a veggie cheese thinking it was dairy free, but it was just lactose free and still contained milk. So make sure to read your labels! Things you wouldn’t think of probably have dairy or something else your allergic to in it.
I would love to hear any tips or tricks in eliminating dairy! Please feel free to comment!
This was part of the Homestead Barn Hop