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She's just found out, any advice about what she can eat/drink?.<br><br><br><br>
At the moment she is drinking hazelnut milk, but is quite dear. She lives in the UK. Ive given her my soya milk maker that she can use to make alternative milks.
 

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I am allergic to soy and I prefer Almond Milk. It's delicious, not overpowering when you cook with it, and it works in all my recipes just as well as Soy Milk does.<br><br><br><br>
Also, chocolate flavored Almond Milk is <i>the bomb</i>. I'd cut off an arm for a glass of that stuff. Yummy! The brand I buy is Blue Diamond. I found it at my regular local grocery market.<br><br><br><br>
Make sure they remember to avoid tofu and other meat substitutes. Most of them are mainly made from soy. I would suggest homemade Seitan for a meat substitute. There are recipes for it everywhere and it's a good substitute. Very delicious. I'm not sure about Tempeh, but that might be in the running as well. Don't quote me on that, though.
 

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She can give rice milk a try, too, if it's available in the UK.<br><br><br><br>
I echo HandcuffedAngel on the seitan suggestion. There's loads of other things to use in place of soy as a general protein source, though: nuts of any and all sorts for snacks or in dishes to add crunch, extra flavour, and texture (I like to soak and blend cashews to make a creamy sauce for pasta); chickpeas (falafel, hummus); lentils and split peas (curries, stews, soups veggie pot-pies); black or kidney beans (burritos, quesadillas, wraps). Just for starters.
 

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We've just switched to Oatmilk and we like it better than soya milk. You can get it in the UK, it is not as expensive as nutmilks. I buy our Oatmilk (and chocolate Oatmilk) at Waitrose.
 

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I recommend rice milk. You can get it in Tesco & Morrisons at least, in both vanilla and original flavours. It's a little more expensive than soy milk. <i>Rice Dream</i> is by far the best brand.<br><br>
Grassingtons Spicy Bean Quarterpounders are vegan and look soy-free. It might be a pain in that she'll miss out on a lot of meat subs and have to cook a lot from scratch but she should be good as long as she eats plenty of other legumes. Good luck to her <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I love almond milk but also drink enriched rice milk (the normal stuff is blech!). (oh and yes, I'm allergic to soy). Tempeh is generally off the list as it's made from soy although there is someone over here who makes non soy tempeh, he's only just started though and I'm not 100% sure what is in it. Watch for soy flour in a lot of vegan bikkies and stuff (like the Leda bikkies, they have it I think) and yeah, tofu is off the list too.<br><br><br><br>
It takes a bit of work and getting used to. I don't like seitan. I keep trying to but it's just not going to happen I don't think so I just don't eat meat replacers. The only thing that sucks about soy allergy is being in love with tofu and not being able to eat it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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Is she actually allergic or intollerent? I was soy intollerent for about a year and i managed okay. Being allergic would mean being a lot more restricted, having to be very careful with chocolate, margarine etc.<br><br><br><br>
Rice and oat milk are available in most supermarkets, as are various other vegan ready made products that are soy free. I think most frozen goodlife products are vegan and soy free (nut cutlets and other things) Cauldon also have falafel and a few other things that are vegan and soy free, also nearly every supermarket now clearly states on the back of packaging if products contain soy.<br><br><br><br>
Tell her to check out her wholefood shop for other alternatives, such as nut milks and even quinoa milk, isnt seiten also soy free? It's possible to be vegan and soy free, it's just a little frustrating as here we have yet to get soy free alternatives to yoghurt, ice cream etc.
 

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Eh, I rarely eat soy products anymore. Really, I only ate them to get enough protein at first, but it is not necessary if you are eating a well balanced Vegan diet. I get around 60-70 grams of protein a day and usually consume 1800 calories or more. The only soy I have is the occasional tofu.
 

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I dont really eat soya apart from tofu. not into the fake meat thing and never liked any form of milk.<br><br>
asda do really good vegan bean burgers but i dont see mch vegan food around apart from that, soy free or not (i just eat 'normal' food usually and holland&barrett is like a treat hehe). i wanna try oat milk now but dont think theres a waitrose in bristol<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">it's just a little frustrating as here we have yet to get soy free alternatives to yoghurt, ice cream etc.</div>
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Sorbet!!!!!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Pirate Ferret</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I dont really eat soya apart from tofu. not into the fake meat thing and never liked any form of milk.<br><br>
asda do really good vegan bean burgers but i dont see mch vegan food around apart from that, soy free or not (i just eat 'normal' food usually and holland&barrett is like a treat hehe). i wanna try oat milk now but dont think theres a waitrose in bristol<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Sorbet!!!!!</div>
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Yes! Sorbet is yummy. Just watch out for the ones with added dairy.
 

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Thanks folks. I havent spoken to her yet, a mutual friend told me she was allergic thats all I know at the moment.<br><br>
Alternative 'milks' are expensive. Hopefully she can make her own.<br><br>
Its amazing how we rely on soya products isnt it?. My friend and I said we would die without soya!!
 

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You can make your own rice milk or almond milk.<br><br><br><br>
Check out <a href="http://members.tripod.com/~iskra/nomilk/altmilk.htm" target="_blank">this site</a>.
 

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I dont really eat soya apart from tofu. not into the fake meat thing and never liked any form of milk.<br><br>
asda do really good vegan bean burgers but i dont see mch vegan food around apart from that, soy free or not (i just eat 'normal' food usually and holland&barrett is like a treat hehe). i wanna try oat milk now but dont think theres a waitrose in bristol.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Sorbet!!!!!</div>
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Holland and barrat sell oat milk or you can buy it online. As for sorbet, yes it's good, but sorry there is no comparison between sorbet and ice cream, nothing beat chocolate ice cream.
 

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Yep, I'm not a sorbet fan and the chocolate sorbet has dairy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsdown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":down:"> The only other 2 flavours we have here are passionfruit and mango, I'm not a big fan of either (note to self to buy an icecream maker!!)
 
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