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    Almond cheese

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    I'm wondering what people think of those vegan almond cheeses. I've used it on occasion to top dishes, although the texture isn't very cheese-like and it doesn't melt that great. It does have casein so it's not completely dairy-free, canola oil and brown rice flour so it's not exactly primal. It does get me through a crunch though, when I really want cheese without doing dairy (dairy is a slippery slope for me, once I have a bit I crave it all the time like crazy. Almond cheese doesn't do that to me).

    What do you guys think? Is is better to do dairy or indulge once in a while with almond cheese?

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    Just eat dairy, avoid those frankenfoods like the plague.
    For lots of tasty recipes, check out my blog -http://lifeasadreger.wordpress.com/

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    Not everybody can eat dairy and I think almond cheese is a viable alternative once in a while. It is no more a frankenfood than regular cheese. And not all brands have rice and casein in them.

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    As someone who was a vegan for about eight months, I can say that I never found a non-dairy cheese that was worth my money. (And I tried the almond cheese -- I remember it being particularly terrible.)

    Daiya was as close to edible as any brand got. Sorry.

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    The tofu ones are gross but there is a brand of almond cheese they sell at Henry's that actually is tasty.

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    Are you trying to lose weight? I am, and I think that even though it's pretty low carb, it's got the rice flour... not worth it to me. I wonder if you couldn't invent a way to make your own....
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    Almond cheese has the same drawbacks as eating a whole bowl of almonds. Not optimal for weight loss.

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    Almond "cheese" is no more a frankenfood than regular cheese? Uh, I can make regular cheese in my kitchen from raw milk and tools I already own. Ingredients: Milk, salt.
    Almond "cheese" is factory food, pure and simple. I'm on the side of dairy > factory food. The reason it doesn't set off dairy cravings is probably that it's gross. I'm not about to try it though. Almond CHEESE? That should not be allowed as a marketing slogan any more than soy "milk" - it should be called "solidified food substance consisting largely of almonds and rice bran"

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    Jeeze. Lighten up folks. Nobody was advocating eating it 3 times a day. Once in a while, for dairy intolerant people it's not that big a deal IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleobird View Post
    Jeeze. Lighten up folks. Nobody was advocating eating it 3 times a day. Once in a while, for dairy intolerant people it's not that big a deal IMO.
    Point taken. I just have a bee in my bonnet about foods called "cheese" "sausage" and "milk" that are not actually anything of the sort. Truth in labeling.

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