What Are Good Dairy-Free Dinner Options?

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Q: Help! My new boyfriend is lactose intolerant (total deal breaker if I didn't like him) and all of my cheese-tastic recipes are now off the table.

Do you have any good dinner recipes that don't have dairy but are still delicious?

Sent by Kate

Editor: Kate, first off, not all cheeses are off the table if your boyfriend is simply lactose intolerant (as opposed to allergic). Check out these posts for a little more on lactose intolerance:

Lactose and Cheese: Are You Really Lactose Intolerant?
Food Science: What is Lactose Intolerance?

Having said that, there are many things that don't involve cheese or dairy. What about a pot of hearty stew, or a dairy-free creamy soup like this Zucchini Garlic soup? Serve with bread and a salad. Or any kind of meat, simply prepared and roasted, or braised, won't involve dairy. There are lots of options!

Readers, what are your thoughts for Kate?

Related: What Are Some Alternative to Cheese For Topping Pizza?

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