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2/26/09 12:13 P

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I stopped eating cheese and all other dairy back in October. Cheese was the hardest part for me to give up. I would have horrible cravings for it. I'm past it now though and don't even miss it. I can come face to face with a cheese board and there isn't a single part of me that wants it anymore. The benefits of giving it up way out weigh the taste of cheese. You might want to try giving it up all together.

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2/25/09 6:15 P

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Lots of yummy nut based cheese recipes on www.goneraw.com made with cashews and other types of nuts.

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2/25/09 10:09 A

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VeganDad's blog has a delicious-looking mac-n-"cheese." Check it out! vegandad.blogspot.com/2008/06/creamy
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2/24/09 2:39 P

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Mm... I love avocado, that sounds great!

I haven't tried nutritional yeast, aside from one boxed mac & "cheese" that I didn't really enjoy. I'll have to give it another shot.

As far as craving cheese, try to figure out what it is about it in particular that you are craving and try to find something similar. For instance, if it is the saltiness or protein that you are longing for, try a small handful of nuts instead. If it is the smooth creaminess, try some hummus or guacamole.

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2/24/09 11:02 A

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Thank you all so much. I will look into some of these ideas.

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2/24/09 10:02 A

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Darren, you have no idea! They're sinful! :)



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2/23/09 11:23 P

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BRRRANDI78 I like that open sandwich idea! Cheers for that! emoticon

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2/23/09 5:11 P

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The cookbook Veganomicon has a "cheez sauce" recipe using nutritional yeast. I haven't tried it yet but they claim it's yummy, and use it for a baked mac-n-"cheez" dish and some other recipes.

Otherwise making your own is probably the easiest and least-processed way, as mentioned previously. There are good cheesemaking instructions and books out there; I was going to dabble in it but haven't got around to it barring one overcooked "mozzarella" attempt. They sell vegetarian rennet tablets to do the congealing with. (Homemade yogurt is way easier, thankfully.)

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2/23/09 3:39 P

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I love nutritional yeast. Try sprinkling it on an open-faced avocado sandwich and toasting it. It's a "grilled cheese" without any guilt, cholesterol, or cruelty.

I should mention that bovine milk has been found to have traces of morphine, codeine, and other opiates; your addiction may be more serious and genuine than you thought! :) E- me if you want more details.

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2/23/09 8:09 A

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If you can't get away from it, you can always make your own kifir and then make your own cheese. It's not that difficult. Just pick some granials up from your local health store and follow the instructions and/or ask them how to do it.

If you want to quit dairy altogether, although it's not the same texture, it does have a similar flavour, and if you make it with a home-made veggie dip, it'll be even closer to the real thing, try nutritional yeast. Different from baking yeast, you don't have to worry about yeast issues, and it has a cheesy flavour, and it's really very good for you, even containing B12.

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2/23/09 7:27 A

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I love it!!!! I eat a piece or two of cheese everyday as a snack before dinner but I think its getting out of hand!!! I feel like I eat to much of it and I don't feel healthy.

Is there any Cheese out there that's Healthy (no overly processed, not a lot of animal fats) and still tastes good? emoticon

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