Gimme my CHEESE… (without symptoms).
I never thought the day would arrive, but after much speculation, much nervousness, and much hesitation, I heeded the call of my message board posters and tried eating Kraft Shredded Cheese. I know, the label reads “Contains 0 grams of lactose per serving” but, leary about labels and their interpretations, I wasn’t willing to try it. But then I did.
And the SUN broke through the CLOUDS, because after consuming a whole plate of quesadillas I had virtually none of my normal LI side effects! Still speculative, though, I tried it again, this time on tuna melts. Again, no gas.
I’m still kind of scared to try out my discovery in public, but I suppose I could take a Lactaid just to be safe. So, if you don’t believe me, try it yourself. No guarantees, but I am actually considering having people over for homemade pizza on Friday. Wish me luck.
(Update: I had people over. They happily stayed for a significant amount of time after the meal. Enough said!)
Anyway, if you’re still skeptical about eating cheese, try some recipes from The Uncheese Cookbook : Creating Amazing Dairy-Free Cheese Substitutes and Classic ‘Uncheese’ Dishes by author and vegan educator Joanne Stepaniak.
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