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dcapl
May 26th, 2004, 07:03 AM
There is rice milk (less the brands with canola oil) and rice ice cream but does anyone know of vegan non-soy, non-corn alternatives (preferably organic) for cheese, cream cheese, yogurt, tofu, tortilla chips, etc? I found one brand of rice-based cheese but it wasn't organic and it had some skim-milk something or another in it (I can't recall the exact wording) so it clearly wasn't vegan either.

Because such a high rate of soy, corn and canola is GMO (1) and organic doesn't necessarily mean Non-GMO (2) I'm trying to cut soy, corn, and canola out of my diet yet it's proving to be very difficult to find replacements. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks so much,
Dawn



(1) http://www.seedsofdeception.com/Genetically-Modified-Foods-at-a-Glance.php

(2) http://www.care2.com/channels/solutions/self/926 (http://www.care2.com/channels/solutions/self/926)

globesetter
May 26th, 2004, 09:28 AM
There is rice milk (less the brands with canola oil) and rice ice cream but does anyone know of vegan non-soy, non-corn alternatives (preferably organic) for cheese, cream cheese, yogurt, tofu, tortilla chips, etc? I found one brand of rice-based cheese but it wasn't organic and it had some skim-milk something or another in it (I can't recall the exact wording) so it clearly wasn't vegan either.


I donīt eat any of the foods you listed here, besides tofu, so I donīt have any suggestions for you! I stick with fruits, veggies, a few whole grains and legumes. I donīt eat tofu mroe than once or twice a week.

I imagine you could find some recipes for making some of those things - I know some people make a cheese substitute from nuts, and tortilla chips could be made with a dehydrator, I think.

There are some nut `cheese`recipes on www.vegan-food.net.

You could also check out raw foodists recipes for substitutes.


good luck,
globesetter

Artichoke47
May 26th, 2004, 01:33 PM
You can buy oat milk at www.truefoodsmarket.com. It's Pacific brand and organic.

ETA: Oh, you're not having a problem finding rice milk in organic, I'm sure. I apologize. I don't have an answer or suggestion.

Lord Perennialist
Jul 14th, 2009, 09:52 PM
Over here in central Ohio you can get hemp milk. Tastes a little hempy, but I like it.

Ms_Derious
Jul 15th, 2009, 12:42 PM
I've pretty much tried making milk out of any grain or nut that's not bright enough to get out of my way before I can throw it into a blender... Soy, oat and almond are at the top of the list though :)

Making your own milks is a little more effort, but if you have limited availability, it's really a good alternative to bought stuff.