That's right: Milk is back on the menu!
For nearly two weeks now I've eaten dairy with absolutely no repercussions for Caroline. To say I'm thrilled is to understate the issue. Here in Texas, queso is as ubiquitous as bread and butter in the rest of the country. Queso, literally translates simply to "cheese" in Spanish. But in Texas, it means "cheese dip". It's a beautiful concoction of melted cheese, salsa or pico de gallo, and occasionally ground beef. Mexican restaurants can be made or broken over the quality of their queso. Well, that and their margaritas or Mexican martinis. And I, dear readers, am a connoisseur
But I haven't gone binging. Well, not too much, anyway. And my stint (look - correct usage!) as a dairy-free consumer has taught me a few lessons.
1) I actually really like soy milk. I'm continuing to drink it in lieu of milk, and I'm using soy creamer in my coffee.
2) Luna bars rock. And they make a great breakfast.
3) I don't need to eat as much or as often as I previously thought. Perhaps I should say "as I previously did", since thinking had little to do with it.
4) Replacing the main fat component in your diet with other things - or nothing at all - has a nice effect on the body.
But damn, it's nice to have my cheese and chocolate back.