Thursday, June 30, 2011

Gluten and Lactose Intolerance

Come the hot summer heat, we, the intolerant don't have much trouble with wheat, but many cold summer soups are drenched in dairy. Coconut milk can help with some particularly if they are robust enough to dim the coconut taste. Various gazpachos and other vegan soups, borscht without cream for example work splendidly. Non vegans may want to thicken their soups with egg yolks or use a sstarch such as arrowroot. Soups with rich stock that gels are beautiful and festive. However, I often heed my Russian grandmother's words and remember that hot soups as well as hot tea push the body into emergency mode and that air drying cools. Only the kitchen gets hot. Eat outdoors.

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