A member of my gaming group has developed a ton of food intolerances/allergies, so I need substitutes for cauliflower and cashews in vegan recipes. And can anyone spot a pattern to her allergies?
So one of the folks in my monthly gaming/supper club has food intolerances/allergies that keep getting worse and more random as she gets older. When she joined us years ago, it was just onion family/derivatives, soy (as in soy sauce), and brewer's yeast.
She began experiencing more problems a few months ago, and the list was revised, effectively putting her on a soy-free vegan diet--a challenge, but nothing insurmountable.
Then a wrench got thrown into the works. After the latest round of tests, she now has to exclude the following from her diet:
Oranges (this includes any citric acid product made using citric acid derived from oranges)
All onion, onion family, and onion derivatives (leeks, scallions, chives, onion powder, onion juice, you name it)
...and the previously-mentioned soy (including soy derivatives like soybean oil). She can have all of the red and white meat she can stand, however.
Everyone in our gaming club cooks for our monthly get-togethers. We already have a vegan, a diabetic, and someone with food intolerance for fish and seafood, so we're all used to adjusting around people's dietary needs. But this last update has left us a little flummoxed, because many vegan recipes--especially desserts--call for cashews or cauliflower in one form or another if you're trying to recreate the creaminess of certain dairy-based dishes (example
, more examples
I'm looking for two things:
1) Can anyone suggest substitutes for cashews and/or cauliflower in the sorts of recipes that I'm talking about? Whenever I find a good soy-free vegan recipe for a creamy dish or dessert, it invariably calls for cashews or cauliflower, which she can't have.
2) Can anyone spot a pattern to her food intolerances/allergies? She jokes that her food intolerances are like rolling a d20 on a Random Allergies Table from an early edition of Dungeons and Dragons--they seem to have no rhyme or reason.
Thanks in advance!