I finally had in depth functional medicine GI tests done and discovered that besides SIBO I had H. pylori. Oddly, once the H. pylori was cleared up with antibiotics, my dairy sensitivity returned. Now I’m back on on dairy free diet and once again experimenting with cheese substitutes.
I made a faux Alfredo sauce (fauxfredo) with cashew yogurt and sesame paste to go with spaghetti squash for lunch the other day & it turned out surprisingly well. It would also be good as a faux cheese sauce over steamed vegetables, as a nacho cheese substitute, a spread on sandwiches or wraps, and as a cheese fondue substitute.
1/2 cup dairy free plain yogurt
1/4 cup tahini
1 Tbs Shiro miso paste
1 Tbs nutritional yeast powder
1/2 tsp granulated garlic
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp salt
dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
Add ingredients to a small sauce pot on medium low heat. Whisk together until smooth and heated through, about 5-7 minutes. Serve over pasta or vegetables or use chilled as a faux cheese spread.