So you are lactose intolerant, dairy free or gluten free? Here's how to have a wonderful Christmas filled with food you can enjoy!
There are so many alternatives that you don't have to go without this Christmas. Ignore the supermarket shelves of things you can't have, don't worry about eating out, fill your cupboards and fridge full of all the wonderful brands and products you can have, wish for snow, stay in and enjoy eating dairy free and gluten free.
If you are lucky enough to be able to make your own there are so many treats you can create:
Christmas Cake - http://lovelactosefreelife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/kindly-donated-by-sue-grove-this-tried.html
Mince Pies with marzipan - http://lovelactosefreelife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/oversized-dairy-free-and-gluten-free.html
Chocolate Shortbread - from The Intolerant Gourmet by Pippa Kendrick http://www.theintolerantgourmet.com/
Vegan Cookie Dough Truffles - http://lovelactosefreelife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/vegan-cookie-dough-truffles.html
Coconut Cream - http://www.thewholegang.org/2010/02/easy-gluten-and-dairy-free-whipped-cream-recipe-gluten-free-progressive-oscar-dinner-party/
Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows - http://lovelactosefreelife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/luxury-hot-chocolate-with-weather-like.html
Peppermint creams - http://lovelactosefreelife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/peppermint-creams.html
If you aren't blessed with baking skills don't panic there are many companies who have done it for you!
Cakes, Baking and Desserts
Hale and Hearty
Pure Dairy Free Spreads
Booja Booja, Moo Free, Plamil, Mulu, Montezumas, Inspiral
Conscious, Ombar, Hipo Hyfryd, Hotel Chocolat
Meals, Savoury and Drinks
My Dairy Free Dream
Lactofree (real dairy without lactose)
Vegusto, Cheezly, Redwood, Tofutti
Not forgetting that some savoury crisps are naturally dairy and gluten free, our favourites are vegetable crisps!
If you are in need of inspiration, advice or just a chat try these fantastic resources:
Please be aware that some of my earlier blog posts were not always gluten free as this blog was created when lactose was the main focus of exclusion. Also some links focus on one allergen while others tackle more than one. Please check all ingredients lists will suit your diet.
We will be taking orders at www.lovelactosefreelife.co.uk through out Christmas and New Year and will get them to you so long as Royal Mail are working!