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One of the Most Aggravating [and common] Dairy Allergy Myths Dispelled

I’m here today to clear a few things up when it comes to dairy allergy facts. Whether you’re aware of it or not, you know someone who suffers from dairy allergies, or you suffer from them yourself. I’m going to say something, and I want need you to repeat it with me:Milk was a Bad Choice Meme - Will Ferrell

SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS: “Not everyone is lactose intolerant! I will not assume that someone who says they’re allergic to dairy is lactose intolerant. In fact, lactose intolerancy isn’t an allergic reaction at all.” <fistpump>

Your reward for this deed: Dairy-Free Ahi Poke Recipe

Whew! Doesn’t that feel good? I can’t tell you how many people (nearly all I encounter) assume I’m lactose intolerant – oftentimes talking over me when I’m answering their question – when I tell them I’m allergic to milk…some are even lactose intolerant people! No worries though everyone – we’re all in this together. So let’s learn a bit:

An allergic reaction is an autoimmune defense – lactose intolerance is not an autoimmune response, it’s a digestion problem. For the parents out there, this has to be tough to tell whether the usual tummy ache and flushed skin is actually an allergic reaction to milk.

Here’s a breakdown to clear a few things up:

There are 2 Main Proteins in Milk: Casein & Whey

Apha-s1 Casein: This is the main protein found in cow milk, which is often referred to as the curd, or part of the milk that coagulates and solidifies. This is different from the casein in goat milk (alpha-s2 casein), so goat milk is often a match made in heaven when it comes to finding a cow milk alternative that tastes rich and creamy.

Whey: After milk curdles, the liquid that remains is called “whey”. Yep, that yucky stuff that you pour out of the cottage cheese container.

Yall Got Any More of that Whey Protein Meme - Dave Chappell | Tall Allergic Chick

Wait then – What IS lactose?

Believe it or not, lactose is just sugar that’s found in milk. Although it’s a natural sugar, it is a sugar nonetheless, and many people are unable to digest it. Something I’ve always wondered about is the connection between diabetes and lactose intolerance. Never needed to find out since it hasn’t affected me personally.

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Ending with this guy….because I just LOVE that he exists in the world! <3 Source

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Sources:
Breaking the Vicious Cycle
G.I. Kids
Mayo Clinic

10 Gluten Free Recipes that Top My List

Eating Gluten-Free isn’t something I have to do, it’s something I do when I can. For people like my mom, living with celiac disease is something she had to get used to later in life. Life changed. The kitchen soon had duplicates of everything hoping to prevent any cross contamination, and Dad was eating all of her GF goodies in the house.

I figured – why not eat gluten-free whenever I can? Gluten isn’t necessary in anyone’s diet and it’s often repulsive to learn all of the products that have wheat in them. The one that grossed me out the most was deli meat…why?! From that day forward I’ve relied on brands like Columbus and Boar’s Head. Try it – cut out gluten and see how you feel!

10 Best Gluten Free Recipes:

Gingerbread Almond Butter

1. Looking for a tasty morning treat? Check out this recipe from Wayfaring Chocolate to spice up your breakfast toast! Homemade Gingerbread Almond Butter – Gluten-Free, Vegan.

Quinoa Mint Salad

2. The Gluten-Free Goddess weighs in on life with celiac’s and shares this tasty GF recipe for Quinoa Salad with Fresh Mint and Lime – Gluten-Free, Vegan.

Japanese Fried Chicken

3. I follow Gluten Free Girl on Twitter, have for years. If you want a quality gluten-free chef to follow, look no further! This is one of her infamous gluten-free concoctions that she made following a magical trip to Japan. Recipe Here: Tokyo Fried Chicken – Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free.

Giant Lemon Fennel Beans Recipe

4. If you’re in need of a side dish that’s unique and easy to make, then start gathering provisions for this recipe from 101 Cookbooks: Giant Lemon Fennel Beans – Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian.

Baked Eggs with Spinach and Mushrooms

5. Ah, breakfast. The most important meal of the day. Now you can make it feel like the most important meal with this fanceh one from Smitten Kitchen: Baked Eggs with Spinach and Mushrooms – Gluten-Free, Vegetarian.

Chicken Stock GF

6. Gluten hides everywhere – especially in beef, fish, vegetable and chicken stocks. The only affordable way to be sure your stock is 100% gluten-free? Make it yourself! Read here: Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe – Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free.

Chipotle Orange Chicken

7. Orange is the New Black isn’t just a hit TV show I love, it’s the why this recipe shines! If you like spicy and sweet, this is the allergen-free recipe for you: Chipotle Orange Chicken – Gluten-Free, Dairy Free.

Adorable Pocket Pies

8. Blueberry Peach Pocket Pies (Gluten-Free) are the most adorable little things! Especially if you wrap them up nice and pretty like Carol from Simply Gluten-Free :)

Gluten-Free Beer Bread

9. What’s a GF post without something to do with bread? Super informative – bread stays fresh for 3 days without toasting! Recipe Here: GF Beer Bread – Gluten-Free

Maple Blondies

10. A happy – sweet – ending for this post is in order. And what better to end with than this delectable maple-y buttery dish: Maple Butter Blondies – Gluten-Free

Sharing is Caring – GF Style

Have any good gluten-free recipes you’d like to share? Put ’em in the comments below to help other Gluten-Free’ers out! Thanks for reading :)

Lollipops | Organic, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut Free

Yummy Earth Certified Organic Lollipops are not only awesome for excluding high fructose corn syrup and allergens, but they taste delicious! I picked a bag of these up at our local Sprouts grocery store as an afterthought.

As I read the bag: 100% vegan, tree nut free, GMO free, pesticide free, soy-free, dairy-free, wheat-free, no MSG, no artifical dyes, 100% natural fruit flavors, casein-free…I thought,

“Is this too good to be true?”  – Well, it’s not! These are really tasty, and even kid approved. At 22 calories per sucker, you can rest assured these are not full of sugar too!