Michelle – I was thrilled to find your website! I have been living with lactose intolerance for almost 20 yrs. My stepmom diagnosed it after a card game with homemade kahlua and cream. I had had stomach problems for years and never knew what was going on – after one drink, and one hand, I was immediately sick. Spare you the details 🙂 Long story short, I eliminated so called normal dairy products and began to feel better. Yep, she was right …
And over the years, people in the general population have begun to realize that it's NOT "in my head" and yes, I really do get sick if I drink regular milk or have some real butter in a restaurant. Fiance included – he has been a witness and now he believes me. He even reminds me sometimes about butter on buns and in soups in so called restaurants. He is wonderful.
I have been cooking with Galaxy cheese products (cheers to you!!) and also cooking with Silk milk for probably 3 years – more heavily now. And it's been going well; he actually likes my stuff. He won't drink the milk alone so we have a gallon of 2% and mine, but it's cool if I cook with my milk. It's ;nice to eat the same meals!!
We have recently moved to CO and their resident soy milk is "Great Value" marketed by WalMart – third party certified. What the heck does that mean? Anyway, it is almost as good as Silk but more inexpensive. I buy 2 pkgs of cheddar, 2 pkgs of mozz, 2 containers of milk, and 1 pkg of sliced cheese every week [all dairy-free]– is there a way to get more variety?? Cream cheese, mozz stix, sour cream?? Galaxy makes thse products but I can't find them in WalMart. Whatever, I am still glad to find your site and have some options. THANKS!!!