I am not a vegetarian, but I come asking for advice from the experts! My son has a rare digestive problem called FPIES. He cannot tolerate certain proteins, among them being rice, oat, dairy and soy. I have found quite a few things he can tolerate, but I'm having a tough time finding a substitute for butter, cheese, etc. I've found dairy-free cheeses in the produce section, but they all have rice or soy in them. Does anyone have any advice? Is there any hope?
Many vegans resort to cashews to create cream sauces and cheeses. Soaking cashews overnight and processing them in a food processor with miso, lemon juice, Braggs liquid aminos, and pepper creates a cheese to the consistency of your liking depending on what it is you are making.
Nutritional yeast is a flakey parmesan cheese-like substitute that you can put on top of salads, vegetables, pastas, anywhere you'd sprinkle cheese on.
Another option is zucchini "cheese" sauce from www.choosingraw.com
1 heaping cup sliced zucchini
1/2 red bell pepper
1 1/2 tbsp ground chia seed
1/2 c nutritional yeast
2 1/2 tbsp liquid aminos
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp dijon mustart
1/2 tsp tumeric
Blend all ingredient in a blender until smooth and enjoy on vegetables, pastas, anything you'd like.
Try coconut for dairy alternatives such as yogurt, creamers, and milks. Don't give up hope, there are plenty of options out there to try. I suggest finding a vegan cookbook with different "cheese" recipes and other substitutes.
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