Diagnosing Lactose Intolerance with a Kahlua and Cream


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!!!

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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