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[personal profile] marydell
For me, total soy avoidance (I have soy allergy plus intolerance, whee) was impossible until I lined up a set of convenience foods, packaged foods, snacky wags, treats, and sandwichy things so that I can continue to eat like crap while respecting my allergy.  For those who may be looking, here's stuff you can buy that is soy-free.  I'm not talking about cooking here, just buying stuff and possibly assembling it

Salad dressing:  Brianna's - every flavor I've looked at is Soy-free, and they taste good

Mayonnaise: Hellman's Canola Oil Mayonnaise

Tuna Fish: Starkist Yellow Fin Tuna in Olive Oil  (note: "vegetable broth" means soy, usually, so most leading-brand Tuna has soy. Also, broth-free tuna packed in plain water is flavorless, and tuna in regular oil is gross and that's probably soy oil anyway.  So tuna in olive oil is the way to go.)

Peanut Butter: JIF Natural

Bread:  Panera Country White Miche.  You have to go to a Panera to get this, so this might just be a midwestern thing.  I get a loaf and put subsets into ziploc pairs and freeze them, then defrost them in the microwave and toast them to make sandwiches. (I don't get sandwiches made at Panera because they would use normal mayo, alas).

Chocolate: Equal Exchange milk chocolate with hazelnut from Whole Foods.  This is the only milk chocolate in the entire united states that is soy-free, I think.   

Chips: Garden of Eatin Blue Corn Tortilla Chips

Crunchies:  Pirate's booty white chedder puffs

French Fries:  Five Guys fries (the awesomest fries in the world) or fries from anywhere else that makes 'em in peanut oil.

Microwave Mac & Cheese:  Velveeta  Shells & Cheese cup

Microwave Pasta: Barilla Pasta Thingies, they just started distributing these so I don't remember the name but they're not bad.

I am still on the lookout for soy-free packaged cookies, pizza (frozen or fresh) , and any kind of frozen dinner.

Date: 2012-05-24 05:41 am (UTC)
torachan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] torachan
Wow, I didn't realise soy was in so much stuff just randomly. I guess it's become like corn, one of those big, government-subsidised crops, so they stick it everywhere.

Date: 2012-05-24 11:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] readinggeek451
Soy lecithin is in most mass-produced breads/crackers/etc., plus almost all milk chocolate and a lot of dark chocolate. For starters.

My mother's allergic to, not soy as such, but the genetically modified soybeans (~70% of the crop) that are used for commercial purposes like lecithin. So she can have the locally-grown organic tofu from the health food grocery near her, but not most bread. It's a problem. (That same hf grocery carries a brand of bread she can eat, and she bakes her own, also, but still.)

Date: 2012-05-24 11:31 am (UTC)
kate_nepveu: sleeping cat carved in brown wood (Default)
From: [personal profile] kate_nepveu
For those in NY or environs: Hannaford has a store brand of stone-ground wheat crackers (the kind that come in a square tube, err, you know what I mean) that are soy free. Also most/all Heidelberg breads.

Dark chocolates: 85% Lindt bars; Theo 85% dark plain, 85% with orange.

Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips.

Most/all of Annie's Bunny Grahams (maybe in organic or kids' section), which are decent cookies.

For frozen foods, Amy's does Indian & other meals that are pretty good and many of those are soy-free.

Date: 2012-05-25 03:09 am (UTC)
capriuni: A black field crossed by five parallel lighting bolts in blue, gold, green, red, and purple (Default)
From: [personal profile] capriuni
Annie's Gluten Free Bunny Cookies do have soy, however... Guess you can only tackle one allergy at a time ? :-/

Date: 2012-05-25 03:12 am (UTC)
kate_nepveu: sleeping cat carved in brown wood (Default)
From: [personal profile] kate_nepveu
Bummer. (I am also currently not eating dairy and the combination is pretty tough, though not as bad as gluten free and not permanent.)

Oh, and Mary, Snyder's pretzels (brown bags).

Date: 2012-06-01 03:32 pm (UTC)
dickens: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dickens
I gave the mac and cheese a try, not bad, thanks for the tip.

I found a soy-free milk chocolates in the Kosher-for-Passover section of my grocery store once. Neglected to write down the brand name though so I'm not as helpful as I could be.

There's a company called "Enjoy Life" that makes all sorts of packaged goods, including cookies, that are free of several common allergens. (Kindof expensive, but soy and tree nut free snacks are DIFFICULT.) The cookies are ok, but have an unusual texture/mouth feel so YMMV. I prefer just buying their chocolate chips and making my own. Their snack bars are good but surprisingly tiny for the package.

Date: 2012-05-24 11:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Anna's Ginger Thins for cookies. Made with Palm and Canola oil. There are other flavors, but that's the one we have in the house.

Date: 2012-05-24 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh yay thank you! Anna's are yummy.

Date: 2012-05-24 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
And the new Tostitos selects black bean and garlic chips have no soy, but you might need to check for other allergens. I also had some sweet potato chips a few weeks ago, but I don't know what brand they were. (I'm allergic to potatoes, more so than I am to soy.)

Date: 2012-05-24 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Also if you are sufficiently reactive to soy, black beans may prove a problem. :/

Date: 2012-05-24 12:33 pm (UTC)
ext_63737: Posing at Zeusaphone concert, 2008 (Default)
From: [identity profile]
What happens when you go out to eat?

Date: 2012-05-24 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Steak! Also baked potatoes. Moo goo gai pan is generally safe, too. And most Italian food.

Unfortunately the ubiquitous cheap sit-down family places in Chicagoland are off-limits for me at the moment, but I'm hoping 6 months of being good will result in being able to cheat occasionally.

Date: 2012-05-24 02:50 pm (UTC)
redbird: closeup of me drinking tea (Default)
From: [personal profile] redbird
Purely Decadent frozen desserts are both soy-free and dairy-free. (I gather you can eat dairy, so may not need this, since there are soy-free ice creams, but it seems worth mentioning.)

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