Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Lactose-intolerance and eating out
Re: Lactose-intolerance and eating out
Tue, 27 Apr 1999 16:20:42 -0400
On Tue, 27 Apr 1999, Jan Mussler wrote:
> Mark brought up that a young man ate milk products on a camp-out knowing
> he was lactose-intolerant. Don't be too hard on the kid, from one who
(G) Been here, done this.
In my case, there are milk-containing products that very very rarely give
me problems and other that ALWAYS cause problems; I can't, for instance,
drink white milk even once, but I *can* use a little on my cereal every
couple days and I can drink a cup of cocoa or the occasional
8-oz of chocolate milk; I *can* eat ice cream, cheeses, and anything
where the milk was COOKED (even cottage cheese).
> Fruit juice can successfully be substituted, in many cases, for the milk
> in a cake mix. Plain water won't work because the sugar content in milk
> is necessary in the recipe.
?? I often sub plain water and it seems OK to me. However, you could
dump in an extra tablespoon of sugar and that should fix it right up.
> Rice milk, I find, is the best substitute for milk - soy milk often
> flavors a recipe adversely.
Coconut milk goes well in a fresh coconut cake. (g)
> Gravies don't need to have milk added to be good. Often, milk in a gravy
Ugh. Using water keeps it from burning as easily too.
> mellows the flavors a lot. Mashed potatoes are better with potato water.
> Try it on company and see.
But you have to cook real potatoes to get potato water, Jan! (g) Some
years back a DISTANT! cousin put Crisco in the mashed potatoes because
she didn't like the taste of margarine. It has occurred to me to wonder
if the Butter-flavored Crisco would taste as bad as the plain white, but
I haven't been curious or desperate enough to find out! Instant potatoes
can easily be done without the milk, though, even the au gratin and
> Plain chips are best for the lactose-intolerant person and have less fat
> and chemical additives anyway. Who needs all that fake ranch, cheddar
> etc. on all their snacks? Watch crackers - some are ok and some not.
Pretzels? What about "Junque"? or "Chex-Mix"? If you're into spicy,
try the Indo-Pak groceries -- they have bags of fried lentils, nuts, what
looks like shredded wheat and chow-mein noodles, and assorteds. (And you
can tone down the spice by adding a can of chowmein noodles and a C of