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Old 03-22-2007, 03:14 AM   #1
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non dairy recipes

Hey guys
I need some great non-dairy, non-sugar alchohol recipes.
I am escpecially looking for snacks, but meals too.
Thanks for the help1
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Old 03-22-2007, 03:59 AM   #2
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I make things non-dairy for my DW all the time as she is lactose intolerant. Most times it is as easy as subbing almond breeze for the dairy in the recipe. Other times it is a bit trickier in cases where the dairy has to thicken. In those cases either cooking down the almond breeze can work but sometimes adding some xanthan gum, guar gum, or 1 of the thicknthin products will leave you with that thickened cream texture that a recipe needs. Soy milk will also work in these cases. I personnely have a problem with the taste of soy though.

Sugar Alcohol is another subject all together. If you are intent on completely eliminating SA from what you are making then you must resign yourself to the simple fact that in the majority of cases the texture of what you bake will not live up to what you have come to expect from things made with sugar. You can buy back some of the sugar texture that you loose by using not/Sugar but that by itself will not be the ultimate answer. If texture is something that you are not concerned with then just sub splenda, splenda quick packs, or some form liquid sweetener for the sweetener called for in any recipe.

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Old 03-22-2007, 04:26 AM   #3
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Thankyou!
Do you have any subs you use for cheese in a recipe?
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Do you have any subs you use for cheese in a recipe?
Soy cheese is one of the soy products I have a hard time telling the difference between it and the real thing when used in a recipe. In my case the local grocery store carry almost any flavor you might want.
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Old 03-22-2007, 06:37 PM   #5
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Fortunately I don't have that problem, but a lot people do. I have heard of people subbing coconut milk--the unsweetened kind, not the cream of coconut milk--and having good results. You might could try that. For the non-sugar, some people go all naturale and get the stevia (an herb) to sweeten things. It depends on if you want to sweeten tea or a muffin. I tried stevia and didn't like it, but some people get used to the different taste of it. I don't have any recipe per say, but if you have a specific request maybe we can find you something. I will check my recipe binders tonight and see what I can find for you. I think Kevinpa gave you some great suggestions.
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OK, my kids are asleep and I have gone downstairs to look at my recipe binders. I have not made this recipe before so I don't know about the ingredients. Here is one that I have found:

This recipe is from "Stevia Sweet Recipes: Sugar free naturally!"

Cashew Cookies

Yields 24 cookies

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup cashew butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp butterscotch flavor
1/4 tsp Stevia extract powder or 3/4 tsp Green Stevia powder
1/2 well chopped raw sunflower seeds
2 TBL soy beverage powder
1 tsp carob powder

Directions
Place coconut meal in a shallow bowl
Sir remaining ing. together in a mixing bowl in the order given. Chill briefly if mix. is too soft to form balls. For each small cookie use 2 level tsp of cookie mixture. Roll in balls and coat with coconut. FLatten to a 1-1/2 inch disk. Place in a flat storage container and chill.

Variations:

Omit butterscotch flavoring and increase vanilla extract to 1 tsp.
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:12 PM   #7
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Another recipe I have not tried:

Here is a quick recipe for low carb shortbread:

Take a half jar of a nut butter (your preference) and mix with an egg, drop little spoonfuls onto a baking paper tray and bake medium (I am assuming 350 degrees) for 10-12 minutes.
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:17 PM   #8
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This was a hot recipe that I got several years ago because of the coconut's benefit. I did try this with variations, but I will give you the original with just one change--instead of the cream, use the almond or even soy milk.

Taken from Low-Carb Cooking by Mia Simms

Coconut Cream Dream

1/3 cup water
1 packet gelatin
1 13 oz can coconut milk--again be sure it is unsweetened
1/3 cup whey protein concentrate vanilla flavor
1/4 cup cream
1/4 cup grated coconut
1/4 tsp stevia

Add gelatin to water in a small sauce pan. Turn heat on low and genlty stir gelatin in water until completely dissolved. Pour coconut milk, whey protein, cream, stevia, and half of the grated coconut into a blender. Blend for 30 seconds. Pour into 4 custard cups, sprinkle with remaining grated coconut and chill until dessert sets.
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:25 PM   #9
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For snacks that are dairy free and sugar free here is a list:

baked chicken legs
grilled and thinly sliced cold steak
boiled shrimp
sugar free jello
low carb soup
nuts
bacon
homemade sugar free gummi worms
Basically anything that can be eaten at a meal can be had at snacktime!!
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Cashew Cookies

Yields 24 cookies

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup cashew butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp butterscotch flavor
1/4 tsp Stevia extract powder or 3/4 tsp Green Stevia powder
1/2 well chopped raw sunflower seeds
2 TBL soy beverage powder
1 tsp carob powder

Directions
Place coconut meal in a shallow bowl
Sir remaining ing. together in a mixing bowl in the order given. Chill briefly if mix. is too soft to form balls. For each small cookie use 2 level tsp of cookie mixture. Roll in balls and coat with coconut. FLatten to a 1-1/2 inch disk. Place in a flat storage container and chill.

Variations:

Omit butterscotch flavoring and increase vanilla extract to 1 tsp.
I'd like to try this recipe, but I don't like Stevia. What is the "sweetening equivalent" of the amounts of Stevia listed in the recipe? If I know that, I can easily sub Sweetzfree. Thank you!
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Old 03-23-2007, 03:17 AM   #11
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Thank you so much Dawn in SC! and thanks Kevin for the soy cheese suggestion

I love sweet snacks so I will be trying the cookies.
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Old 03-23-2007, 03:17 AM   #12
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Kisal, I am curious do you own a komondor?
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