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Subject: Looking for recommendations
Date Posted: 7/4/2012 12:47 AM ET
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I have found that I am totally lactose intolerant and would love to have a cookbook to help me be able to cook without using dairy products.

Theresa

Date Posted: 7/4/2012 10:49 AM ET
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Have you looked at the library? I've seen tons of these cookbooks there. (sorry if it's obvious, I've just found lots of people don't think about the library in terms of cookbooks)

Date Posted: 7/4/2012 11:09 AM ET
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Well what I was looking for was people to say "such and such cookbook was a good one because it had cook friendly recipes" or "this one wasn't any good because of _______"
Date Posted: 7/4/2012 3:56 PM ET
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I don't know of any specific cookbook that is for lactose intollerance.  You could use olive oil instead of butter for sauteing or in savory dishes and Acidophilus milk in recipes that call for milk.

The best idea is to get some Lactaid tablets to replace the enzymes that your body is missing so you can have cheese, milk, butter and ice cream without the consequences.  There are also the Lactaid drops that you can add to any gallon of milk to make it digestable for you. 

Here is a website for more information.  If you just replace the enzyme that you are missing, you can eat dairy.  Acidophilus.org

Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 7/6/2012 3:33 PM ET
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Maybe look into kosher Jewish cooking. My sister used to work at a kosher deli with a meat restaurant (they are either meat or dairy, never both). She used to tell me about the amazing things their cook made with no dairy, using things like non dairy creamer as substitutes. 

If you look in the hippy section of your grocery store (wherever they stick the tofu and granola) they will have a lot of non dairy alternatives for the vegans. Nut cheeses, many alternative milks like soy, almond and rice (I've tried a couple in cooking, they usually work fine), fake butter. You will find vegans are now your friends, they know the tricks. You can also look into vegan cookbooks for substitution tips and maybe some nice meatless meals that aren't too much like bean sprouts and walnuts. One of my internet friends is a vegan and she has sent me vegan cookies before and you couldn't even tell the difference from regular ones made with butter. 

Oh, I tried some almond milk based cheddar cheese before, it wasn't bad. It has a slightly chewy texture to eat plain but it melts and cooks nicely. Nut cheeses are expensive but if you're a cheese lover it's worth it to have a treat sometimes. 



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