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2 Months Dairy Free and Mustard Lime Chicken

Mustard Lime Chicken | Honey Bs and Birch Trees

Mr. B has been feeling ill for quite a while – bad enough and long enough to go see a  doctor about it and have some tests done.  We got the results last week, and they were not helpful.  Everything appears fine, though we know it is not.  Their solution for the next two months is a dairy-free diet.

The nurse at the hospital made light of it – “No ice cream, no cheese, you’ll lose some weight” and I felt pretty hopeful when we left.  This is going to be SO easy. And then I started doing research into what food items contain dairy.  Heh, its kind of gross.

There’s the expected – cheese, milk, ice cream, butter, milk chocolate, etc.  But then there’s the weird stuff.  Chicken and turkey often are injected with dairy, lunch meat has dairy, hot dogs have dairy.  NON-DAIRY creamer has dairy.  What?!?!?!

Mustard Lime Chicken | Honey Bs and Birch Trees

It turns out there’s a whole list of things to look for in food labels, including whey and casienate. It is incredibly overwhelming.  So much so that I haven’t even tried yet to create my own recipes.  I feel like I’m learning how to cook all over again.

I’ve spent the week visiting various grocery stores, checking out their vegan desserts and organic meats that haven’t been injected with anything to make them taste better.  Mr. B and I are going vegan, with meat on top, to help him avoid accidentally eating butter or weird hidden dairy products.  I am going along with it too, for solidarity, and to eat a little healthier.  Plus, I can always eat a great grilled cheese sandwich with cream of tomato soup at work.

If anyone out there has any dairy-free resources out there for me, please send them my way.  And keep an eye out for my newly dairy free cooking while we continue with our 2 month dairy-free diet test.

The recipe I’m sharing here today I have not changed in any way – because of that I’m sharing my pictures and just a link to the recipe on the website I found it.

Mustard Lime Chicken

from Elena’s Pantry

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Happy cooking, and eating for ya’ll.



Friday 20th of September 2013

Thanks for sharing I to am dairy intolerant and for month could not work out what was wrong no dairy but still not well. The chicken I lived on it can any one please tell me which chicken doesn't have dairy injected in the breast. Please.

Jenny B

Friday 20th of September 2013

We found that organic chicken is usually okay. Also, all Kosher meats are free of dairy. You should keep an eye out for anything with the Kosher label on it - meat and dairy products have to be eaten and prepared separately per the Kosher dietary laws. I hope that helps you out - its crazy what foods dairy is found in!


Wednesday 15th of May 2013

Check out the Post Punk Kitchen at Her cookbook, Veganomicon, is fantastic! Every recipe is delicious. Also, Paleo recipes are dairy-free. Unfortunately, they aren't meat free, but if you want to splurge on some good quality beef or chicken try Paleo recipes. Hidden ingredients make me insane so I get what you are going through. When I tried to cut my sugar intake I was astounded at the fact that sugar is added to EVERYTHING.... even things it has NO business being in (like frozen fruit!). Yikes.


Wednesday 15th of May 2013

Thanks Kristina! I'm going to have to try some Paleo recipes - I didn't realize that they were dairy free as well. The biggest issue we're having is with baked desserts and breads but its not such a bad thing to leave those out, ya know? And chicken and turkey, which are staples in our diet and are surprisingly injected with dairy. Yuck. I kind of like the cooking challenge but what I've discovered about the food industry is disgusting. No wonder so many people switch to an organic diet.