Friday, May 24, 2013

7 Quick Takes (Vol. 41): Thoughts on Food

So, good news and bad news. Cutting out dairy from my diet has virtually eliminated Anne's gas pains. Her quality of life has improved dramatically, making her a much happier girl. That's the good news.

Bad news is that my husband is a cheese-phile. He was jokingly bemoaning his fate today, now that we've cut dairy from most of our dinners. I reminded him that he still has a cheese sandwich for breakfast and at least one glass of whole milk each day. "Yeah, but I miss my macaroni and cheese." He does make a mean baked mac-n-cheese.

I say we've cut dairy from most of our dinners. We still have quesadillas once or twice a week because Peter and my husband really enjoy them. I have my tortilla spread with peanut butter, sprinkled with raisins, and rolled up. Truthfully, I like it better this way. :-)

I saw this recipe on Facebook yesterday. Cookie cake with no eggs, grain, sugar, gluten, or milk. It is rumored to be excellent. I am almost curious enough to try it.

My friend, who enjoys exaggerating his conservative politics (he cheers for the Empire in Star Wars), was picking a flavor for the Keurig machine tonight. "Columbian fair trade? I don't know about that..." "Yeah, you like yours to taste like oppression."

Not to completely ruin your evening, but I did just learn something awful about Skittles. They replaced the lime with sour apple. I KNOW! Who does that?!

I want your ridiculously cheap recipes that are dairy free. I've had two problems searching the Internet: dairy-free usually brings up vegan (and I'm fine with eggs, for example) and there's no way for me to know if it's any good. So, please share!


  1. My problem with the cookie recipe (as with many gluten-free recipes) is the almond flour. EVERYTHING calls for that, and I have one with a tree nut allergy. I've started grinding my own wheat, and my one with gluten sensitivity (no celiac) can eat that with no problem. So I make all our bread, etc. from scratch.

    1. Ahh, how frustrating! Your kids are blessed to have you.

  2. Are you vegetarian? Because if not, I have a morrocan chicken recipe I can send you and a Chicken Shawarma recipe that's amazing.

    1. I'm not vegetarian and like chicken because it's cheap. I'd love your recipes!