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Last Post by TBpony414 at 11/06/2012 5:13 PM (6 Replies)
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User is Offline EMRabbits
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11/06/2012 6:21 AM

Apparently I'm milk allergic, and probably gluten allergic, also. It only took me about 20 years to realize that having a sore throat or nearly drowning in phlegm every time I just look at dairy stuff hard is not normal.  I learned that Lactose intolerant and milk allergy is completely different. It means almost no candy and chocolate, no dairy, and nothing with the two bad ingredients in it. (can't spell them) But it's worth it if I start feeling better. 

 

My family eats a lot of dairy, so I was wondering if any of y'all knew of any dairy and gluten free recipes that won't break a poor college student.  Also, if there are any dairy and gluten free people on here, I'd love to hear some suggestions and tips. 


User is Offline Elrohwen
Hudson Valley, NY
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11/06/2012 9:32 AM
Check out vegan cookbooks for non-dairy ideas; many include gluten free recipes too. Some vegan recipes use dairy replacement products, like soy milk, while others make do without, so both of those methods might appeal to you.

I drink a lot of dairy and eat a lot of gluten, so I can't help with specifics, though I can point you towards some vegan recipes that I make. What type of food do you like? Some of my favorite vegan recipes involve a can of tomatoes, some type of beans or chickpeas, and spinach. Stirring in some hummus gives it a creamy quality without using dairy. Serving with corn tortillas is really good too. I made something the other day that was basically tomatoes and black beans, with eggs cracked over the top and baked until the eggs were cooked through. You can easily add some chicken or sausage or some other meat to most vegan recipes if you want.

Did you get tested for these allergies? I'm just curious, since I have a lot of allergies, but thankfully no food allergies.
- Elrohwen

User is Offline Stickerbunny
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11/06/2012 10:52 AM
Indeed, a lot of vegan meals are both gluten and dairy free - so take a look there. The best milk alternative I have found is almond milk, it doesn't an aftertaste like most of them, though I have heard hemp milk is good too. If you have a health food store, or alternative food store, they often have things you can buy in bulk and a gluten free section of the store.

User is Offline sleepy538
new jersey
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11/06/2012 11:47 AM
i too have a milk allergy, not lactose intolerance. i'm also vegan. unfortunately i don't do much cooking, so i don't really have recipes. however, there are a lot of substitute products that you can use in your current recipes. soy/almond milk (i like silk vanilla), vegan margarine for butter (i like earth balance), vegan cheese (daiya and follow your heart are good brands...watch out for soy cheeses because they tend to have casein), tofu or soy based ice cream (i like tofutti), and dairy free chocolate. can you tell i like my junk food? i actually make some rockin' vegan desserts! my cousin is gluten free. she substitutes rice flour for flour and eats a lot of mexican food, which tends to be gluten free as long as you eat corn and not flour tortillas. if you wander through whole foods or trader joe's you'll find quite a variety.

User is Offline LoveChaCha
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11/06/2012 12:41 PM

I don't have a milk allergy or anything, but I chose to stop drinking cow's milk and dairy products due to what I have researched about dairy products. I drink unsweetened almond milk and will drink a small glass of light chocolate milk after a work out. There are many alternatives such as soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, hemp milk. You just have to see what you believe tastes good to you

 

After switching to almond milk, I find myself drinking less of it (I used to drink go through at least a half gallon of milk in a week) and one good thing about the alternative milks is that the milk does not go bad as fast as regular cow's milk. There are lots of ways to get calcium

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User is Offline Roberta
Wanneroo, Western Australia
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11/06/2012 2:32 PM
Gluten/wheat intolerant..... Didn't discover it till I was in my forties. Turns out it was also behind my depression and a few other issues that have since ceased to bother me after adjusting my diet. Have oodles of recipes mostly garnered from the net. Will round up some links tonight.
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User is Offline TBpony414
Washington, DC
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11/06/2012 5:13 PM
Being allergic to milk is WAY different than being lactose intolerant. Get used to explaining it to everyone lol. I've been allergic to milk since I was a baby, it becomes easier to deal with in time. I strongly suggest using "rice drink" in place of milk for all cooking, baking, cereal, etc. It tastes way better than soy milk. Once you get your system cleared out you'll feel better and may want to go for a splurge now and again. If I'm out to eat and we get mozzarella sticks as an appetizer, I'll eat one and enjoy every bite of it. I LOVE milkshakes so a few times a year I get a small oreo McFlurry or something. I will be stuffed up and can't breathe for the next 10 days after that but it tastes sooo good that it's worth it. (Sort of...haha)

You're lucky that now it's so easy to connect with other people through the internet to discuss this stuff. Growing up I never had anyone to talk to and it was only in the last 5 years or so that I've been able to chat with other people who have similar allergies or food sensitivities. Rice milk wasn't even on grocery store shelves back then, I had to avoid an entire category of foods that I loved simply because there were no available alternatives. Good luck and congratulations on finally figuring out what's been making you sick for so long!
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