Those two little letters changed my life forever. Lactose Intolerant. HATE THEM!
I, the world-champion milk drinking, custard eating, ice cream consuming, creme brulee inhaling, cheese aficionado-ing dairy diva.
No one said this was a fair world, and, in the grand scheme of things, I know there are worse conditions to live with.
I was actually fine with all the white stuff until I reached age 40, then it became curtains for my bec fin after that.
For several years, I yearned and mourned for my milken delights, no longer mine to savor and enjoy! I actually went through the equivalent of withdrawal. But whoever said necessity is the mother of invention was right. And reward is its father, too! I began finding ways to satisfy my dairy urges, as I have come to call them. Shopping, browsing, networking, experimenting – I found out that not only was I not alone, but there actually were substitute products out there for people just like me. I also began to learn the trial-and-error process of lactose-free recipe adaptation that has brought me some of my greatest triumphs and masterpieces in the kitchen.
This blog is a compilation of some of the recipes and discoveries I have made along this dairy-free journey into a brave new world of cooking, tasting, and living without milk products. I hope it can serve as a guide to fellow sufferers, and the newly-diagnosed. Sometimes living without dairy is not easy, but with a little ingenuity and resourcefulness, it can be done very well. Life is good.