I can't tell you how many times it's happened; I was positive I hadn't eaten any dairy then those all-too-familiar symptoms started. And to top it off, it always seemed to happen at the most inopportune time, like a business dinner.
After a lot of research I've narrowed down a few of the foods hiding lactose and dairy products. This list is by no means complete and I'll keep posting others.
The best way to be sure is to check the ingredient list. Oh, and take it from my own personal experience, you'll want to check the ingredient list everytime, even if you're picking up your favorite foods. You never know when a manufacturer will change their recipe.
I learned many things in the six years I spent at Southern Living magazine. Making tender, flaky biscuits has to be one of the tastiest. They're easy to prepare and who wouldn't love to have these for breakfast?
While cornstarch may seem like an odd ingredient, since I don't use buttermilk or cream I needed something to help tenderize the biscuits. If you like the acidic twang that buttermilk gives, try adding 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar to the flour mixture.
Milk-based gravy can be found in all cuisines across the country but no more so than throughout the south. It's used to top all sorts of dishes but a plate of coutnry-fried chicken just wouldn't be served without a generous portion of this gravy poured on top. Now I'm all for a good dose of fat every now and then but I knew there had a to be a healthier option for this southern classic.