November 2021 | Issue XVII
Living with Lactose 101
The Digestion Diaries
Good evening, Dairy Dreamers 🙇🏽♂️
Welcome back to another instalment of Living with Lactose.
In our 17th digestion diary, we dive into much needed updates and interesting facts:
➕ Our visit to Love Cheese Live 🧀
➕ The growing list of milk alternatives and why we’re here 🤠
➕ Our Recipe of the Week: The Best Baked Camembert 👩🍳
Quote of the Week: Anonymous
“A day without cheese is like a hug without a squeeze”
Dairy Dream or Reality: Our Time at Love Cheese Live 🥛
Last week, we had the pleasure of visiting Europe’s largest cheese festival, with thousands of visitors arriving and getting to know Leaving Lactose.
Timed perfectly with the release of our new website, we had a great time chatting to so many of you and dishing out samples to countless families that had a son, sister, or nephew desperately in need of a Leaving Lactose care package 😍
Our plan is to continue visiting events and spreading the good word of lactase so that more and more people realise they truly have a choice when it comes to happily and healthily enjoying our favourite foods 😄
It was a great feeling being able to relieve so many families from the thought of giving up dairy, it is always more helpful being able to chat in person! If any of our readers have a suggestion as to where we should visit next, we’re all ears 👂
Full Taste: No Limits 🐄
According to Waitrose’s annual Food and Drink report, potato milk is set to be one of 2022’s biggest food trends.
Though more choice is never a bad thing, and increased awareness of intolerances may make it feel like our choices are limited, we can’t help but reflect on the taste and importance of the real thing.
Researchers have predicted that the market for dairy alternatives could almost double over the next five years. Whilst this is still a fraction of overall milk production, as a company, it’s important for us to distinguish those deciding on alternative milk for lifestyle reasons, and those choosing alternative milks due to pain, feeling they have nowhere else to turn.
After many conversations with customers and families this past week, it’s become evident that plenty of us currently on lactose-free and dairy-free foods would jump back to regular options if we could enjoy them pain-free again.
Fortunately, we’re on a mission to show people that dairy and pain don’t need to go hand-in-hand. Whether at home, or out and about for a special occasion, it is possible to enjoy the full taste, texture, and nutritional goodness of dairy - without the pain.
This is why our promotion of samples has been so important, no one should feel limited to a certain group of foods, and now you can try the magic solution for yourself 🥳
Recipe of the Week: Baked Camembert 🥣
Oh, baked camembert, what a decadent and delightful dairy pleasure. Fresh off the back of another mesmerising and hunger-inducing photoshoot, we’ve decided to offer an enchantingly gooey, slightly spicy recipe for when you’re huddled up warm over the coming months.
The beauty of camembert is in its simplicity, blissfully paired with a bottle of wine, this recipe only needs a baguette, chili flakes, honey, rosemary, sea salt, and of course, a wheel of camembert.
- Let’s begin by pre-heating the oven to 200˚ (180˚ on the fan setting), with a baking tray on the middle shelf.
- Remove any packaging and then either place the camembert back in its original wooden box, or into a small baking pot.
- Proceed to slash a deep X or star pattern on the camembert, a few times in whichever direction suits you, before drizzling over some honey to glaze the cheese and inserting some rosemary leaves into the gaps.
- Now you can add a few touches, such as a sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper to taste, before finishing it off with some chili flakes if you’d like a slightly spicy twist.
- After 15-20 minutes, your magnificent creation will be gooey and ready for dipping with a toasted baguette or crackers.
Until Next Time & 15% off 😎
To celebrate our new website, as our dairy dedicated subscribers, we hope you enjoy a 15% off code for this month!
Dairy is such an unavoidable and enjoyable fact of life, we started a business just so we could focus on it 😎 supplying high quality lactase tablets that ensure you’re prepared for any indulgence, and any occasion, that life might throw at you! ✨
See you next week Dairy Dreamers 🤩
BBC, 'Will coffee drinkers plump for potato milk?' (BBC, 27 October 2021) <https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59049400> accessed 30 October 2021