Our oldest grandson is allergic to dairy products. Before we knew that we called him "mouse" because he loved cheese. It took time to connect his illnesses with with his love of cheese. Poor kid was covered in sores and blotches by the time someone said "Hey, let's try taking him off milk products!"
No so long ago a dairy allergy meant that anything that even approached the taste and mouth feel of real cheese was impossible. Several new products have changed that. We really like the Daiya brand shreds for their melt-ability and taste. We also like So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer instead of milk in this recipe.
For the Pasta, we like whole wheat medium shells. We just like whole wheat pasta, but the important thing is not to overcook the noodles.
For those wanting to make a full dairy version, no changes are necessary. This recipe works either way.
Basic Mac and “Cheese”
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