Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Dairy-Free, veggie-free diet

I have wrecked my body with stress. I now have messed up my resting heart rate, blood pressure and am completely and utterly lactose intolerant, among other things.

It is wicked hard to find good tasting, dairy-free recipes. Come through for me, Weblings! I really need some ideas!

I can have sharp chedder and lactose-free milk. That's it for the dairy aisle. Oh, and Fleishman's no dairy margarine.

Ideas? Besides spaghetti and chicken fajitas and roast beef? I'm getting kinda tired of those.

Oh and I have another dietary restriction that prevents me from eating most green vegetables. So, salads are out. So are onions, mushrooms, and sweet potatoes.

Pasta, rice and potatoes are good for me. For more helpful tips, visit WFMW.


Kim said...

Can you eat corn or green beans? How about Sheppard's pie or a hamburger rice casserole. Baked potatoes with chili (can you do tomatoes?)

I would be very wary of a veggie free diet...there must be some veggies you can tolerate, maybe in small amounts?

Why not just have meat and a starch side? Roast chicken and spuds?

Fish? Meatballs with BBQ sauce over rice. Meatloaf & mashed.

Hope some of these help.

Have you considered seeing a naturopath to see about getting your digestive system back on track?

Charlotte said...

I agree with seeing a naturopath. I have gotten a few good comments today about dealing w/allergies, if you come by. Something I am eating a lot of right now is beans and rice!

Donetta said...

We use tofu. It can be blended and used as you would a can of soup in recipes. It makes wonderful enchiladas.

Haldear said...

We have done "casein-free" for a long time, which is completely milk-free. Some of the things that I like to cook with are soy milk, rice milk and almond milk. You can also buy soy sour cream and soy cream cheese. If your recipe calls for buttermilk, you can mix soy milk with soy sour cream until you get the same consistency as buttermilk. This works great for my corbread recipe with I love to have with red beans.

Haldear said...

Also, if you go online and do a search for "casein-free recipes" you will find a bunch. This might help you some. It's always there with gluten-free stuff, but you can ignore that bit.

Rebecca said...

Black Bean and Quinoa Salad -- combine equal parts cooked quinoa and cooked (or canned) black beans; add dressing: 1/4 c olive oil, 2 T orange juice, 1 T red wine vinegar, 1 t cumin, 1/2 t chili powder. I add large chunks of multi-colored peppers for the adults, but my wimpy kids prefer the non-veggie variety.

You can also make it with rice instead of quinoa, but I really like the texture of quinoa.