I have read and read and read. All the site seem to have conflicting information and I keep getting more and more confused.
:. I have come to the conclusion that I want to eliminate regular dairy from my diet. DH thinks that I am crazy. I do enjoy dairy products and cook with them frequently like cheese and sour cream, and even milk. I have been buying orgaic milk for awhile but it is homogenized and pasturized.
Now I have been reading about the bad things about pasturization with totally make sence to me. However, my understanding is that it is illegal to buy raw milk in TN so I won't be able to buy that locally.
Then I decided to not use dairy products at all and find replacements like soy. Based on more research I did.
But, I am also concerned about soy products and how they are manufactured. I have read about the chemicals added to make them. I was wondering about buying a soy toy or the like to make all my milk at home. I still don't know what I would use for sour cream, cream cheese, yoghurt. I guess I would just have to alter our diet a lot which I really don't want to do.
My problem is that I can't buy almond cheese here which is the only alternative I have heard of. I can buy rice milk or make it which would solve that problem.
I just want everyone's opinion. What do you do with your family? How can I cook without dairy and not notice? Any advice or suggestions are appreciated.