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and don't know how! I love milk and ice cream and so does dd. I've noticed her eczema flares up when she has it though. And I think I may have IBS which is ften associated with lactose intolerance.<br>
Please give me some suggestions for good sources of calcium for me and dd who eats very limited solids.<br>
Also how do you make lasagna or burritos etc without cheese?
 

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Check out the soy and rice "cheeses" at your local health food grocer, but be sure to stay away from any that ahve casein, which is a protein derived from milk and could cause problems for your dd.
 

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This cookbook has glowing reviews although I have not tried it:<br><br>
The Uncheese Cookbook: Creating Amazing Dairy-Free Cheese Substitutes and Classic "Uncheese" Dishes<br>
by Joanne Stepaniak<br><br>
You can also read: <a href="http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/calcium.htm" target="_blank">http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/calcium.htm</a><br><br>
HTH!
 

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Many people with dairy sensitvcities are also sensitive to soy, so be cautious with replacing the dairy with soy. I did that and found out soy makes my ds's eczema flare worse than diary. We've been drinking Almond Breeze fortified almond milk. Kale is also high in calcium- but my kids won't eat it, although they love broccoli.
 

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Never fear! There is life beyond dairy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> And it's a good life too.<br><br>
Visit this page for a <a href="http://www.vegfamily.com/product-reviews/index.htm" target="_blank">list of non-dairy products</a> including several brands of ice cream. There is a fantastic vegan cheese on the market now called Vegan Gourmet Alternative Cheese. Go to <a href="http://www.imearthkind.com" target="_blank">www.imearthkind.com</a> to get more info. I use the mozarella to make lasagna and pizza. I use the cheddar for quesadillas and mac and cheese.<br><br>
Visit <a href="http://www.vegfamily.com" target="_blank">www.vegfamily.com</a> for recipes and such. Get How It All Vegan, the vegan cookbook for some great recipes.<br><br>
It's an adjustment but it's so much easier these days to enjoy a non-dairy life.
 

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Non dairy sources of calcium are tofu, almonds, sesame seeds, broccoli and leafy greens like kale, sea vegetables, beans and legumes. Using tahini or almond butter in sandwiches is a good way to add calcium.<br><br>
For lasagna or stuffed shells, etc., You can make ricotta type cheese from tofu. Puree tofu with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, and basil.<br><br>
Here's an easy way to make "Better Than Ice Cream" without no dairy or sugar:<br><br>
Strawberry-Banana Cream<br><br>
1 cup frozen sliced bananas<br>
1 cup frozen strawberries<br>
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract<br>
1/4 to 1/2 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)<br><br>
In a food processor, pulse fruit until coarsely chopped. Add milk a little at a time through top of processor, and puree until creamy. Serve immediately, or freeze in individual-size containers for later.<br><br>
Yield: 4 servings<br><br>
Amasake Cream<br>
Amasake is a rice drink with no dairy or sugar but tastes from sweet and rich like a milk shake.<br><br>
1 cup frozen peach slices<br>
1 cup frozen raspberries<br>
1/4 to 1/2 cup amasake<br><br>
In a food processor, pulse fruit until coarsely chopped. Add amasake a little at a time through top of processor, and puree until creamy. Serve immediately, or freeze in individual-size containers for later.<br><br>
Yield: 4 servings
 

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another food that contains comparable amounts of calcium is broth made from bones, chicken, beef, fish or whatever animal you like. It's a good substitute because it also contains other important minerals. Bonebroth is used alot in cultures who don't rely on dairy for calcium.
 

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The Milk-Free Kitchen. It has some "regular" recipes converted to me dairy free. It also contains many you forget are so good and dairy free.<br><br>
To make ice cream, get an ice cream machine and put some coconut milk, plain in it. Turn on and wait til finished. It is good. Coconut milk often either in the beverage (adult) section of your grocer or oriental food section.<br><br>
I have been dairy free off and on most of my life. Let me know if you need help.
 
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