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Old 03-15-2014, 00:54   #61
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Default Non-dairy BUTTER

Using Spectrum shortening (made from palm oil)
I added a few drops of butter flavoring (Capella brand)
and a little salt.

and

got a buttery spread for my low-carb bread and for vegetables (something other than olive or coconut oil)

Spectrum Shortening:
for 1 Tbsp
12g fat
-- Saturated Fat 6g
-- Trans fat 0g
-- polyunsaturated fat 1g
-- monounsaturated fat 5g

Not perfect (still a little bit of PUFA) but not nearly as much as non-dairy margarine.

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I hope we can keep this thread open. IMHO its very helpful. I have been struggling with the dairy issue, as I definitely re act to HWC, though I am addicted to my ice coffee in the summer, BUT I can see, it is better when I refrain. I do like the coconut cream from the can (upside down, skimming off, etc.) in the blender with vanilla and stevia, but it is a bit more work....so for today I am doing black ice coffee....I wonder with the celiac condition if I stay off the dairy for a few months, maybe I can tolerate again.
Anyway, I am doing okay, and learning everyday. The forum is saving my life. I get good ideas from others, and see what a quirky struggle we all face....

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Okay, in the interest of keeping this thread alive and well....

LC/diary-free coconut "yoghurt" smoothie:

In a 1-qt measure (the spout helps pour it out later)

1 can coconut "cream" (turn the can over and open the bottom end, pour off the liquid, and scoop out the thick "cream"). The mixture will blend better if this is at room temperature.

1 container of So Delicious dairy free cultured coconut milk, plain

Almond milk (fill the empty So Delicious container)

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1T Ultra Gel* (a powdered thickener that doesn't have to be heated to thicken).

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Whisk the liquids together until very smooth. If you want it thicker, then whisk in the gel. Pour into a jar with a lid and refrigerate.

I tested 1/2 cup as one serving.
My BG was 105 to start, 113 1hrpp, 107 2hrpp

I also stirred into my serving a liquid probiotic, added a couple drops of EZsweet, and 2 drops of a chocolate-raspberry flavoring. It was yummy.

Probiotic: Inner-eco fresh coconut water probiotic (found at Natural Grocers)

Gel: Cornaby's Ultra Gel. Ingredients: Modified Food Starch (Waxy Maise) This stuff is better than a gum as it doesn't make the food slimy. I think I purchased it at netrition .com

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Thank you so much for keeping this thread alive and fresh with new ideas. I'm new here but as a prediabetic with two prior GD pregancies, and currently 14 weeks into the latest round of insulin-dependent gestational diabetes, and also a pretty extreme milk sensitivity -- this information is rare and priceless to me. I wish I had something to add -- I'm still just *really* hungry and eating almonds all day long. Thanks again for the great ideas. I'll be implementing many of them ASAP.

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Recently I've grown tired of using coconut cream as a replacement for dairy cream in a hot drink. My current formula is Almond Milk (which has no fats, but tastes good), Coconut Oil, and butter-flavored Palm Oil (a butter substitute). The Palm oil gives it that creamy mouth feel.

As usually, I flavor it with Capella's raspberry chocolate flavoring and sweeten with liquid sucrulose.

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Another experiment.

While the above drink is good, I find that coconut oil and coconut milk just don't stay with me for long (certainly not like others report that dairy cream does).

I find that animal fat does keep me fueled up much better than vegetable fats.

The only animal fat I have is bacon grease but wasn't wanting to eat straight (couldn't quite bring myself to do this) so I mixed it half-n-half (1T/1T) with palm-oil shortening. Then I chopped up a small piece of deli ham and mixed that in. (The bacon grease was cold from the refrigerator and I didn't melt it, the shortening is soft-solid at room temp, so the result was semi-soft.)

I piled this on two Optimist crackers. It was actually pretty good. A definite smokey flavor and the mouth-feel was good, too. It would probably be very good with smoked herring (kippers) mixed in.

(I don't know why I'm so reluctant to eat solid bacon grease. After all, others eat butter straight. It just takes a bit of getting used to the idea I guess.)

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I've had to come to the realization that dairy is not my friend, although I'm ok with butter and ghee one some cheeses occasionally. I particularly miss yogurt. So I've learned to make coconut yogurt. It's easy and delicious.

1 can of coconut milk. I'm currently using Nature's Way. It has no additives and it's in a bpa free can.

1 envelope of Yogourmet yogurt culture or the contents of one probiotic capsule

1 tsp unflavored gelatin

1 tsp sugar (this is for the bacteria, not you!)

I "incubate" in a vacuum thermos. Preheat by filling with hot water for at least five minutes before using.

Pour about 1/4 cup of room temperature coconut milk in a small bowl and mix it with the gelatin to "bloom" the gelatin.

Heat the remaining coconut milk gently until it is about 110 to 112 degrees. Remove from heat, stirring well. Add the gelatin mixture, the sugar, and the culture and mix well.

Pour the hot water out of the thermos and pour the coconut mixture in. Cover and put in an out of the way place for about 24 hours. Viola! Yogurt.

I love the flavor, especially with a handful of frozen blueberries.

If you don't have a thermos or a yogurt maker you'll have to find a way of maintaining the temperature. A jar in the oven with the light turned on works, you can put a jar in a food dehydrator, or in a styrofoam cooler in a hot water bath.

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I've tried to make coconut milk yogurt without much success. I'm so glad you posted this recipe. I don't have a thermos, but it's worth getting one for this. (Much easier than in a jar in a water bath in the crock pot and trying to regulate the temperature.

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I've tried to make coconut milk yogurt without much success. I'm so glad you posted this recipe. I don't have a thermos, but it's worth getting one for this. (Much easier than in a jar in a water bath in the crock pot and trying to regulate the temperature.
I'd highly recommend using the culture from Yogourmet, it makes it much easier, too. They have it at Whole Foods and I've seen it elsewhere, too.

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