done, over…and I must say I am glad. I
really don’t eat much dairy but I went full throttle and made sure anything I
was eating completely void of it. I don’t drink milk, so no problem there…I
LOVE cheese, problem. I have tried vegan
cheeses and I am sorry they are just not the same. But while doing this challenge the thing that
has surprised me the most is that my body reacted the opposite of what I
thought or expected it to react. I have
had more bloating and have been pretty constipated (sorry for that picture) and
I really thought that I would have A LOT less bloating. I think it is really weird. I don’t think I have changed my diet in any
other way, other than cutting the dairy out. Below is my conversation with Leanne, she recommended adding probiotics, and I have actually considered that before so I may actually give them a try.
for me, I once thought it was. This is not to say that I won’t still make vegan
meals or try different dairy-free versions of recipes, I enjoy eating
vegetarian and vegan and that isn’t going to stop. That may be the inner vegetarian in me trying
to get out, I still toy with the idea of going back to that lifestyle, but I
have yet to give in to it. For right
now, being gluten-free is enough.
dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan dish a try…
5-6 cremini mushrooms, chopped
1 chia egg (3 tbsp warm water plus 1 tbsp chia seeds)
vegetables are fine.
Add the flax and chia eggs, quinoa and seasoning, pulse until everything is combined.
to a large bowl. Add the rest of the beans to the quinoa mixture, stir to combine. Taste mixture
and adjust seasoning to taste, add oat flour stir to combine (add more if it seems too wet).
mixture into patties. Heat oil in a
large skillet on medium heat, cook patties for about 3-5 minutes on each side
until the outside is browned and the patty is heated through.
leaf with the Avocado Creme or any and all your favorite burger toppings. (I added some ketchup and fried onions…Yum!) The outside gets a nice crunch and the inside has a really nice texture.
pulse until smooth. Season with salt and
pepper to taste.
*My avocado wasn’t really ready, so since I wanted to use it right away (my mistake for not buying it a few days early) I used the microwave to quickly “ripen” it. The results, not bad. But I would let it naturally ripen if you have the time, use the microwave only in a pinch.
cheese to the mixture and/or topping.
You could also use a real egg instead of a flax egg, and bread crumbs
instead of the processed oats.}