Call me lame, but I’m a creature of habit. Once I find something I like to eat in a restaurant, I order that same thing until one of two things happens: either the cooks have a bad day and the meal turns out gross, or someone mentions something that sounds even more yummy than my current favorite.
That’s making what, for me, amounts to a major dietary shift pretty darn tricky. See, I love cheese, milk, and all the derivatives thereof. Except sour cream. Cheese bread, pizza, macaroni & cheese, alfredo…those were my comfort foods. Now that I can’t have them anymore, I have to shop outside the box and read labels obsessively. As sensitive as I seem to be, pretty much every processed food is out, unless there’s no milk, dried milk, lactose, whey, caseins, etc. I’ve even had to switch allergy medicines (to a gel cap, no lactose involved).
I went to the health food store and found a few lactose-free things, including a soy-free, lactose-free, soy-free, cholesterol-free alfredo pasta. Yeah…that was rice pasta, cumin and garlic. Ew.
Anyone got recipe ideas? I’m collecting.