How to feed a (wonderful) lactose intolerant person

by Laura

Although it is hard for me to believe, there are ways to survive without 30% of your calories coming from dairy products. In fact, there are a lot of really nice people out there who cannot eat cheese, butter, ice cream, etc. It is very sad. But actually, as I learned tonight, it can make you try new recipes that are really delicious and usually a whole lot healthier.

I started out with cauliflower soup* from Smitten Kitchen (only thing I changed was to add bacon!) , followed by rice with Dijon chicken breasts and asparagus baked in the oven with olive oil, garlic and salt. I would recommend both recipes linked above almost exactly as they are and it was doable on a weeknight!

Worried about unadventurous eaters being enthusiastic about cauliflower? Top it with bacon!

Worried about unadventurous eaters being enthusiastic about cauliflower? Top it with bacon!

*Technically, this is not dairy free as there is some Parmesan cheese, but I was told it is dry and most lactose sensitive people can handle a little. You could always remove one or two servings before adding the cheese.

Dijon chicken breasts.

Dijon chicken breasts.

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