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food allergies/restrictions and substitutions

Let's get a thread going for allergies and substitutes for said allergies/restrictions!

What are you allergic to and how do you substitute for that substance in recipes/when you order food?

Do you have any dietary restrictions? Are you vegan/vegetarian/paleo? (No keto talk here, it's a terribly dangerous fad and I don't want more people to start doing it.)

I'll start, I'm a type 1 diabetic that is allergic to eggs and dairy.

My substitutes for eggs are pretty vast - I've used unsweetened applesauce, banana, baking soda/vinegar, and agar agar in baking. For cakes/bread that require eggs, I have found that agar agar works best.

For dairy subs I usually use unsweetened soy milk because it's the most neutral milk I've found! It's easy to mask the flavor of soy in savory cooking, and baking tastes great with it!


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Reply by necromancer

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I'm always vegan and almost always WFPB although I do drink & eat junk food socially. I don't think of "substitutions," plant ingredients are just as good if not better in their own right to meet nutritional needs.


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Reply by scourgu!

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keto is not dangerous, it just doesnt work for you specifically because you’re type 1, im type 2 and its literally saving my life


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Reply by baboonbiddy

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I'm always vegan and almost always WFPB although I do drink & eat junk food socially. I don't think of "substitutions," plant ingredients are just as good if not better in their own right to meet nutritional needs.
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Reply by xenon

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i have acid reflux which means my body rejects all citrus, all coffee, all tea, most dairy, all spicy food, and all greasy/oily/fried food

i usually drink almond milk and eat non dairy frozen desserts. i drink mango, apple, and peach juice instead of lemonade or orange juice. i didn't like spicy food in the first place so im kinda glad that my body doesn't like it. when i go out to eat, because I live in the usa, usually the only thing i can eat without feeling awful is in the dessert section. surprisingly enough i can have cake and cookies, but not fries. there are a few things i can eat at some restaurants though. wendy's has a cheese and bacon potato and silver diner has chicken noodle soup. i try to eat inside my house as much as possible to avoid any fried foods


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I'm sure your tips will be incredibly helpful for fellow type 1 diabetics with egg and dairy allergies. Using unsweetened applesauce, banana, baking soda/vinegar, and agar agar as egg substitutes in baking is a clever approach. Agar agar for cakes and bread sounds intriguing!
Also, if you're interested in adding a unique flavor and nutritional boost to your dishes, you might want to explore mushroom blend powder. It can add depth and umami to your recipes while providing various health benefits.
Thanks for sharing your insights, and let's keep this thread going to help others with their allergies and dietary needs!


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