Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dairy free me?

We've determined that our three year old seems to have problems with dairy. So now the question is, how do we go about living our lives (and liking our food) without any dairy? Just when I thought I knew something about cooking, the game has changed and now it's time to relearn everything. One problem, though. I tend towards a "traditional foods" or "real food" (Google Weston A. Price for more information) philosophy of food, and that means I'm not interested in soy based replacements or hydrogenated vegetable fats. I also love food, so I'm not just going to give up dairy and not replace that lovely mouth feel and flavor with nothing.

Luckily, I have several friends who are also dairy free for a variety of reasons and have a variety of philosophies on food (vegan, multiple food sensitivities, etc) but at least I'm getting some good help in this direction. Also, from what I understand, we should be able to keep milk in our diet from other animals, like goats and sheep, so I'm looking into options for keeping some cheese, etc, in our diet. I'm hoping to post about my journey on this blog, in the coming weeks.


Nikki said...

Oh no! Such a hurdle. Hopefully he doesn fine with coconut milk and such.

Have you checked out Elana's Pantry? I'm sure you've heard of it but thought I'd pass along.

How did your frozen rainbow cake turn out?

Jenna said...

WHOA, I guess I neglect my blog a lot. I have since found out that my husband, and my son and I are sensitive to gluten. Once we cut the gluten for him the dairy was fine again! BUT THE RAINBOW CAKE!! It was awesome. I should post a link.