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Sources for dairy-free recipes?

gimlis1mum | Oct 31, 2012 06:21 PM

Our 3-year-old may be allergic to milk and i'm looking for dairy-free versions of some things he loves, such as mac and cheese. I've searched for dairy-free recipes but many of them are also vegan, or also gluten-free and the end result is a dish that's far afield from whence it came.

I have tried a few versions of dairy free cheeses. Some have tasted ok and melt well, make things creamy etc but the ingredient list is kind of scary - hydrogenated oils in the Tofutti cream cheese, ugh. I'm hoping to find versions of dishes that don't require too many of these products. For example, I tried a lasagna where you puree tofu in the food processor and use that as a replacement for ricotta. Combined with just a little of the fake cream cheese, it made a decent fake lasagna.

I would love to be able to make a dairy-free mac and cheese for my little guy. I guess in terms of the amount of effort, I'm willing to whir up a block of tofu but I'd rather buy almond milk than make it myself, mostly for the convenience. I;m just trying to limit the amount of the highly processed stuff.

Anyone in the same boat? Got recommendations for websites with dairy-free recipes that don't use a lot of expensive, harder-to-find ingredients?

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