Is eating dairy free a challenge for you?
Along the course of your treatment, there's a good chance that at some point or another your Naturopathic Doctor will suggest that you give eating dairy free a try. This includes milk, ice cream, yogurt, and most peoples favourite - cheese. Eating this way can be difficult for a lot of people, especially when it comes to favourite recipes that often include dairy. There are many substitutions available - these days you can find soy, almond, rice, and coconut versions of most dairy products (including milk substitutes, yogurt, and even ice cream).
Making those favourite meals is often a challenge at first so to help you out I'll share a favourite in our household. This recipe was given to me by the lovely Dr Monique Bassan (check out her website www.moniquebassannd.com for more delicious recipes).
Monique's No-Butter Butter Chicken (Dairy-free) Recipe :) Ingredients: 2 organic & free range chicken breasts - boneless + skinless 1 large onion 3 cloves garlic 1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/4 red chili powder (or more if you like it spicy!) 1/4 tsp ground cumin 1/4 tsp garam masala 1 tsp tandoori powder Optional: 1-4 strands of saffron 1/4 tsp sea salt add more to taste or use Herbamare 1 BPA-free can diced tomatoes OR 4-6 small diced fresh tomatoes Organic virgin Coconut Oil Grape seed oil 2 tbsp freshly ground cashew nuts or pure cashew butter Method: Sauté onion on medium heat until golden in 1 tsp grape seed or coconut oil. Add ginger, garlic and all spices with tomatoes, cook well on medium (4-5 min) until a thick paste is formed. Add sliced chicken breasts, cover and cook on medium until chicken is cooked thoroughly. Add cashew paste to thicken sauce. Simmer on low for another 10-15 minutes. Add coconut oil and watch it melt. Garnish with fresh cilantro or green onion & enjoy ;)
We eat this with cauliflower rice to make the meal that much healthier!
If you try it, let us know what you think!
- Dr Kendra Clifford ND