Sent by AynsleyEditor: You didn't mention gluten, so I assume bread and muffins are OK? If so, I would recommend these Cheddar Leek Muffins. They're delicious and would be a very good accompaniment for the egg main dish you say the host is making.
Now, as far as lactose goes, most cheddar cheese (like many other cheeses) doesn't contain a bit of lactose. But I would substitute almond or soy milk (mixed with a tablespoon or two of lemon juice) for the buttermilk called for here in this recipe.
Readers, what else would you suggest?
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