Gone are the days when you had to worry about whether there was milk or other dairy products in the meals that you prepared. There are numerous recipes that you can add to your cookbook that don’t include dairy, cutting back on the fats that are in milk products and keeping the stomach and digestive system calm as well. You’ll find that many of the ingredients in the recipes can be substituted for the items that your family will enjoy.
If you like chicken but want a few more flavors with your dish, then consider adding a bit of roasted cauliflower and olives. You can cut the chicken into strips or chunks before adding the cauliflower and olives. Bake everything together with a bit of olive oil. Lemon juice and thyme will add an earthy taste to the dish that you wouldn’t get from a lot of other ingredients. Another dish with chicken is to make it with cauliflower rice and pineapple. Cauliflower rice is surprisingly easy to make and tastes delicious, despite what you might expect.
Butternut Squash Linguine
Instead of getting all of the carbohydrates from linguine or any other pasta, consider using butternut squash. Cut the squash into thin strips that look like linguine or spaghetti. Prepare the squash with a bit of olive oil, sage, onions, garlic and vegetable broth for a delicious meal that you can enjoy any time of the year. If you’re looking for a beverage to enjoy with your meal that is dairy-free, then consider coconut milk or almond milk as these give you the taste of drinking milk but without the dairy. Another healthy alternative to your beloved pasta is to use a spaghetti squash. Cut it in half, scoop out the seeds, then place each half face down in a baking dish with 1 cup of water, place in the oven at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes. Take squash halves out and gently rake the “noodles” out into a dish as serve just as you would linguine. You’ll be surprised how yummy it is!
This is a meal that you can make in a crock pot. Slice a chuck roast into thin pieces. Add asada marinade with citrus juices, such as lime and lemon, along with coconut sugar and olive oil. You can also add various spices that blend with the citrus. Serve the dish with a side salad that is made with peppers, lettuce and tomatoes, or consider going a little on the heavier side with a pasta as a side dish that is drizzled with olive oil and vinegar.
It may be a fun option to pair your dishes with some creative drink options. One flavor option for a coffee, hot chocolate, or spiced cider would be a dash of Monin Pumpkin Spice Syrup. You can make the flavor as rich as possible while still meeting the dairy free needs of your guests and yourself.
Your cookbook will be full of recipes that don’t include dairy products. When you’re cooking without dairy, you need to keep in mind that you shouldn’t use cheese, yogurt and butter with the meals. Soy or coconut are good substitutes for dairy products.