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BOOK REVIEW: Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets


Title: Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets
Author: Alisa Fleming
Genre: Non-Fiction, Health, Cooking
My Rating:

Book Description:


For millions of people, this one simple change–cutting out milk and other dairy products–has resolved most, if not all, of their adverse health symptoms and helps to reduce the risk of many common medical concerns, including allergies, skin conditions, and even cancer.

And it’s easier than you might think. Eat Dairy Free is the cookbook you’ve been craving to enjoy a dairy-free diet without special substitutes. Alisa Fleming, author of the bestselling dairy-free guide and cookbook Go Dairy Free, shares more than 100 recipes for satisfying yet nutritious dairy-free breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, and healthier desserts that use regular ingredients.

Completely free of milk-based ingredients, including casein, whey, and lactose, these recipes are safe for those with milk allergies and other dairy-related health issues. And for those with further special diet needs, every recipe has fully tested gluten-free and egg-free options, and most have soy- and nut-free preparations, too.

Inside, discover delectable dishes such as:

Mushroom-Pesto Pizza Shake & Bake Buttermylk Chicken Peanut Power Protein Bars Chocolate Banana Split Muffins Southwestern Sunrise Tacos Mylk Chocolate Cupcakes Cheesy Twice-Baked Potatoes Strawberry Cheeseshakes Live well and eat dairy free!

My Review

When I saw this book offered up on netGalley.com I was hoping I would be able to review it. I am allergic to milk – and pretty much anything made out of milk. I always look for ways to make food I grew up on (I wasn’t allergic to milk/dairy when I was a child) but without milk.

I appreciate that she tells us how to tell the difference between coconut milk & coconut beverage. I have never really be able to figure this out. I had no idea there where pea milk or hemp milk – I have learned much already from this book and we are only a few pages in! There is even a recipe for a milk beverage! Looking through all the recipes – I see so many things I avoid because of my milk allergy I could now try. Yes I have looked at other milk free recipes – and I have made a lot of them. However there are things that need the milk – this book gives recipes that use milk beverage. For some reason reading this book has made me think of things I haven’t had in 20 years that I could probably eat again learning what I learned in this book. I plan on buying this book. I am excited to try some of these recipes of food I haven’t been able to eat in so long or have been wanting to try.

Yes I know this book was written for the dairy free life style people are doing. I had no choice in that life style.


I received this book from netgalley.com for a honest review.

Waiting

I’m waiting. Waiting for what? For the previous registrar of my domain to release it to the new registrar. I would like to get things going on the new host. I somehow feel it will be a bit stressful. I have downloaded the XML file so I can upload my site right away. But waiting for the domain to transfer is all that is holding me back.

Anyhow. A few days ago Blizzard released the alpha release for Word of Warcraft Battle For Azeroth (BfA) expansion pack. It has me really worried I won’t get Loremaster done. Nor will I get a warrior to 110. The other night Grace suggested I put a list on my site of what I want to get done before BfA drops. I thought it a good idea. I have no idea how I am going to display the list or where on my site. I’m going to start a list here in this post so I can look back on it.

  • Get a warrior to 110.
  • Get Netherstorm & Icecrown zones done for Loremaster achievement.
  • Get the Rogue class hall & mount done.
  • Get the warrior class hall & mount done.
  • Get first aid to 800 on my draenie hunter Ásta.
  • Get the mining, blacksmithing, jewelcrafting, & inscription professions to 800 on various toons.
  • Finish getting the leather set for 25man (I think heroic) Ulduar raid.
  • Work on Netherwing reputation on my dk Grëtchën.
  • Farm Sha’tari Skygaurd reputation on my dk Grëtchën.
  • Get to exalted with the Nightborne on my dk Grëtchën.
  • Farm claws for the mount in Tanaan Jungle on my dk Grëtchën.

There is a theme with reputation and my dk Grëtchën. She is what I call my ‘rep whore’. She is my ‘main’ and has 43 exalted reputations. Getting exalted with some reputations takes a lot of work and time. I’ve decided she will be the one I work on rep first for each expansion starting in BfA. I was alliance until a few months ago for the Legion expansion and I regretted it completely when I started playing Grëtchën again. It felt wrong not to have the expansions factions not exalted on her.


On a personal note I am a bit stressed. For those that do not know I am on SSI. I got a letter saying I have a phone appointment. I am worried they will think I am well enough to work. I’m not though. I can barely move some days. I just sit here at my desk or lay down on my bed because no matter what I am in so much pain. I can’t sleep because of it so I stay on the pc & try to do something productive. It’s why I have so many level capped toons on WoW. My hands have hurt a lot this winter which is really unusual for me as well. I hope they decide I’m still eligble for SSI. There is no way I can work when I can hardly use my hands or move for that matter. I ignore the pain as much as I can and it makes my numb to everything else. I literally do not feel anything emotionally as a by-product of ignoring my pain. If I even let myself feel I would be a crying mess all the time. I know one day I won’t be able to keep going like this. I am holding out for at least 2 more years before I let things come to the surface. There are a few reasons for that I just dont have the energy to explain. I do know I need to get a power of attorney stuff done before I let it all go. The men children will be the ones responsible for me and it’s not their business nor is it their responsibility. I plan on making my mom my power of attorney. I don’t know how fair that is to her but she knows more about what to do & whats going on with me besdies Heather & Grace. And she lives 10 minutes away. As of right now I am still on pain management. My rheumatologist will not let me have Orencia until I get a shingles vaccine. I am not old enough for one. We are at a stalemate of sorts. if I live until I am 50 I guess I will be able to have orencia then. That is 13 years away though. I personally hope I don’t live that long. I am so tired of the pain. Just tired in general. This life has been shit and I just want to rest.


This turned rather depressing. It’s how I am when I talk about the pain & my illnesses. I’ll leave here with a reminder that the Mish Mash KCAL Hev & I are hosting starts next week! I hope to see some join!

Rheumatoid Arthritis And Just Plain Old Arthritis

At 37 you would think a person is too young to have arthritis.  If I didn’t have Lupus, RA, etc I would agree with you.  In November I posted about being diagnosed with Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.   I don’t think I mentioned this but the neurologist thought CTS was a ‘side effect’ of rheumatoid arthritis and/or plain old arthritis.  I told him I had an appointment to get a sonogram of my hands to see whats going on with them.  In December 2018 I got the sonogram done and got the results.  It required a visit to see the rheumatologist.  I knew they found something as he never sees me just to discuss results that produce nothing.  He told me I had the beginning of rheumatoid arthritis and arthritis – just plain old arthritis you would expect to see in and senior person.  This also brought news there was a medicine for me to try.  I was no longer just on pain management.  Orencia is the last medicine for me.  If it doesn’t work with at least my hands then its back to the world of pain management.  The only thing stopping me from getting Orencia is I can’t find any pharmacy willing to give a 37 year old woman the Shingles vaccine for the doctor to administer.  The pharmacies all say I need to be 50 to receive the vaccine.  I’m sure that is going to be a fin fight.  Once I get the vaccine or he lets me go without it I will get to inject myself once a week with Orencia.  Yay for shots.