This weekend most of my family is participating in the Gluten-Free Challenge. It’s going well. I bought some Chex cereal for them to have for breakfast. For lunches, they are enjoying calzones that I baked and froze the other week. Dinners, of course, are gluten free anyway.
I have been on a gluten-free diet for over nine years, but I have a new challenge to face these days. I am trying to eat dairy free. I bought this thyroid bookrecently, and in addition to a gluten-free diet, the author also recommends a dairy free diet for most people with Hashimoto’s disease. I have suspected dairy for some time, and I’m finally ready to give it a good try. This is a hard one for me. I’m not a milk drinker, but I use plenty of it in baking recipes. I am a cheese and butter eater. I love cheese and butter. I try to go easy on them because of their fat content, but the thought of giving them up for good is sad.
However, I know I can do this. It’s been a week, and already I have found that it’s not as hard as I thought. Last week I had pizza without cheese and really didn’t miss it that much. I’m still very new at this, though, and I would love to get your help. I know many of my readers are also dairy free, and I would love to hear from you. What are your favorite substitutes? What are your favorite web sites? What are your favorite cookbooks? Please leave a comment or send me an email.
As for this blog, I’m not sure what this change means. You will certainly be seeing some dairy free recipes, though some recipes with dairy will probably still show up. I look forward to hearing from you!
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