Go Dairy Free http://www.godairyfree.org Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:31:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Lenny & Larry’s The Complete Cookie http://www.godairyfree.org/product-reviews/lenny-larrys-the-complete-cookie http://www.godairyfree.org/product-reviews/lenny-larrys-the-complete-cookie#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:31:30 +0000 http://www.godairyfree.org/?p=206810 Though Lenny & Larry showcase phrases like “all natural”, “vegan”, and “non-GMO” on their packaging, and sell their product in supplement stores under the name of “The Complete Cookie”, don’t be tempted to believe it’s healthy. Yes, it does contain protein powder, little doses of calcium and fiber, and is probably lower in sugars than many [...]

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Creamy Potato Salad with Green Beans and Yogurt Dressing http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/creamy-potato-salad-green-beans http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/creamy-potato-salad-green-beans#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:13:26 +0000 http://www.godairyfree.org/?p=205377 As the spring holidays set in, early season green beans begin popping up in a variety of mains and side dishes, but this is the first time I’ve personally seen them paired in a scrumptiously creamy potato salad. This creamy potato salad with green beans recipe and photo were shared with us by Fresh from [...]

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RxBar Protein Bars http://www.godairyfree.org/product-reviews/rxbar-protein-bars http://www.godairyfree.org/product-reviews/rxbar-protein-bars#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:32:22 +0000 http://www.godairyfree.org/?p=206825 I love the well-thought out name and tagline of this simple snack: RxBar – As Prescribed By Nature. Though relatively hefty, each flavor contains just 6 or 7 ingredients that are almost too easy to read: dates, egg whites, almonds, figs, and dried fruit, nut butter, coffee or chocolate – depending on the flavor. Upon [...]

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Modern Oats All-Natural Oatmeal Cups http://www.godairyfree.org/product-reviews/modern-oats-all-natural-oatmeal-cups http://www.godairyfree.org/product-reviews/modern-oats-all-natural-oatmeal-cups#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:54:02 +0000 http://www.godairyfree.org/?p=206800 I confess, I was totally sucked in by the cute, vibrant packaging of Modern Oats Oatmeal Cups. I probably would have wanted to sample them even if their ingredients weren’t so darn virtuous, too. Each Modern Oats cup is made with certified gluten-free rolled oats, organic cane sugar, dried fruit, tons of seeds (chia, flax, [...]

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Mediterranean Lentil Salad with Marinated Onions, Roasted Tomatoes and Greek Olives http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/mediterranean-lentil-salad http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/mediterranean-lentil-salad#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:38:48 +0000 http://www.godairyfree.org/?p=206078 Spring has finally arrived and al fresco entertaining is on the horizon. But with so many people on a special diet, it can be hard to find a “one dish fits all” option. Enter this flavorful, fully-loaded Mediterranean Lentil Salad.  It’s naturally vegan and also free of gluten, grains, dairy, nuts and more. But don’t worry, [...]

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Califia Farms Pure Almondmilk with Protein (now Dairy-Free!) http://www.godairyfree.org/product-reviews/califia-farms-pure-almondmilk-with-protein http://www.godairyfree.org/product-reviews/califia-farms-pure-almondmilk-with-protein#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:02:13 +0000 http://www.godairyfree.org/?p=206792 I reported a warning last year about the confusion mounting when Califia Farms added dairy protein to one of their Almondmilk lines. Consumers complained and they have responded by replacing that past formulation with an Almondmilk with Protein that is now dairy-free! Yes, Califia Farms is back to being a dairy-free and vegan brand, and [...]

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Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burgers http://www.godairyfree.org/product-reviews/dr-praegers-veggie-burgers http://www.godairyfree.org/product-reviews/dr-praegers-veggie-burgers#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:40:49 +0000 http://gdftest.co.cc/s8-product-reviews/c88-frozen-entrees/dr-praegers-tex-mex-veggie-burgers-vegan/ Updated! Nobody does dairy-free vegetable-based patties like the sensible Dr. Praeger. With no shortage on options, Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burgers include TEN varieties, all made without a drop of milk or speck of cheese! I’ve yet to sample every flavor, but have happily taste-tested a few thus far. To note, I usually go all-veggie with my burgers. Though [...]

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Richly Satisfying Carrot Crumb Cake http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/vegan-carrot-crumb-cake http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/vegan-carrot-crumb-cake#comments Sun, 22 Mar 2015 13:24:56 +0000 http://www.godairyfree.org/?p=206360 There is never a bad time for carrot cake, as far as I’m concerned, but something about the gentle sunshine, fresh air, and renewed hints of warmth particularly call for this earthy sweet treat. Cream cheese frosting, slathered with abandon in thick, creamy flourishes is the topping de rigueur, but for the tender beginnings of [...]

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Summer Camp Options for Food Allergic, Gluten-Free and Vegan Kids http://www.godairyfree.org/news/celiac-vegan-food-allergy-camps http://www.godairyfree.org/news/celiac-vegan-food-allergy-camps#comments Sat, 21 Mar 2015 14:55:00 +0000 http://gdftest.co.cc/s1-news/c27-nutrition-headlines/summer-camp-options-for-food-allergic-gluten-free-and-vegan-kids/ Updated for 2015! Sending a child to camp for the first time can be a scary proposition for any parent, let alone the parent of a little one (or teen!) with special needs. Fortunately, there are now enough food allergy camps, gluten-free camps, and even vegan camps to warrant this pretty lengthy listing (which we update annually!). Children [...]

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The Dairy-Free Easter Chocolate Round-Up for Europe and Australia http://www.godairyfree.org/news/dairy-free-easter-chocolate-europe-australia http://www.godairyfree.org/news/dairy-free-easter-chocolate-europe-australia#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:04:57 +0000 http://www.godairyfree.org/?p=206744 My North American Chocolate Easter Bunny & Egg Round-up has become so long that most people didn’t even notice I had listings for Australia, the U.K., and the rest of Europe, too! So I decided to break out the European and Australian dairy-free Easter chocolate options into this dedicated post. The following chocolatiers offer dairy-free Easter chocolate [...]

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All Veggie Stir-Fry http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/veggie-stir-fry http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/veggie-stir-fry#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:15:05 +0000 http://www.godairyfree.org/?p=193100 Updated! Sometimes, I just want some vegetables. But I have to admit, I struggled to find a good veggie stir-fry recipe that was simple, easy, didn’t have other additions (like tofu), and showcased fresh seasonal goodies. That is, until I found this one… Seasoned simply with a natural sweetener, soy sauce, and sesame seeds, this [...]

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Pantry Chicken and Vegetable Quinoa http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/pantry-chicken-and-vegetable-quinoa http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/pantry-chicken-and-vegetable-quinoa#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:56:04 +0000 http://www.godairyfree.org/?p=206145 We’ve all been there. It’s late afternoon, your working away, and the family starts asking, “What’s for dinner?” Not wanting to leave arms reach of your computer (no, just me?), you head to the refrigerator in hopes that some leftovers will magically appear. Sadly, it’s bare and you really don’t want to head out on a big [...]

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Chocolate-Covered Cocomels Coconut Milk Caramels http://www.godairyfree.org/product-reviews/chocolate-covered-cocomels-caramels http://www.godairyfree.org/product-reviews/chocolate-covered-cocomels-caramels#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:25:13 +0000 http://www.godairyfree.org/?p=206719 You might recall our full review of the four flavors of Cocomels Coconut Milk Caramels. Well, those Chocolate-Covered Caramels I mentioned in that post have finally landed and of course, we had to taste all three varieties. We started with the Vanilla Chocolate-Covered Cocomels, as this appeared to be the baseline flavor. Sold two per package, [...]

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Healthy Vegan Shamrock Shake http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/vegan-mint-shamrock-shake http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/vegan-mint-shamrock-shake#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:49:00 +0000 http://gdftest.co.cc/s6-recipes/c32-beverages/healthy-shamrock-mint-shake-dairy-free-soy-free-and-naturally-low-fat/ Updated! Who says St. Patrick’s Day indulgences have to be loaded with fat and sugar? This breakfast-worthy vegan shamrock shake, which I originally posted two years ago, is not only diet-friendly, it’s also loaded with nutrients that give it a beautiful green hue naturally! I enjoy this creamy, minty delight throughout the year, but like to [...]

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Top 10 Tasty Trends in Natural Food (2015 Edition) http://www.godairyfree.org/news/top-10-tasty-trends-natural-food-2015 http://www.godairyfree.org/news/top-10-tasty-trends-natural-food-2015#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:23:59 +0000 http://www.godairyfree.org/?p=206691 Beyond the individual product finds, it’s always exciting to see what tasty trends are stirring in natural foods at each Expo West. For 2015, we saw the beginnings of what looks like many exciting dairy-free foods to come in the following consumer categories: Seedy Resurgence – Wholesome hemp showed strong promise in natural food several [...]

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Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Granola http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/vegan-chocolate-chocolate-chunk-granola http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/vegan-chocolate-chocolate-chunk-granola#comments Sun, 15 Mar 2015 17:48:00 +0000 http://gdftest.co.cc/s1-news/c27-nutrition-headlines/chocolate-chocolate-chunk-vegan-granola/ A few years ago, I received a special request for a chocolate chocolate chunk granola recipe from Attune Foods. You see, Attune sadly discontinued their chocolate probiotic granola. It was awesome, and had a loyal following, but marketing a refrigerated granola has its challenges. Needless to say, Attune anticipated many disappointed customers, and wanted to [...]

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Banana Cream Pie 4 All http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/dairy-free-banana-cream-pie http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/dairy-free-banana-cream-pie#comments Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:32:01 +0000 http://www.godairyfree.org/?p=206653 I’ve been depriving Tony of a favorite dessert for quite some time, but with Pi Day on the horizon, I knew it was time to get to the kitchen and bake a banana cream pie. Unlike most banana cream pie recipes, this one is made from scratch, rather than a pudding mix, and has a special [...]

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Chill Cherry Mango Smoothies http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/cherry-mango-smoothies http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/cherry-mango-smoothies#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:58:20 +0000 http://www.godairyfree.org/?p=206645 One of my favorite ingredients for banana-free smoothies is frozen mango. It offers creamy body and an amazing sweet, tropical flavor that is delicious with just about any red fruit: strawberries, pomegranate, raspberries, and definitely cherries. These simple cherry mango smoothies have just 4 healthy ingredients, and a scrumptious sweet-tart taste. This recipe was shared [...]

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23 Top New Dairy-Free Food Finds at Expo West 2015 http://www.godairyfree.org/news/expo-west-2015-best-dairy-free-food http://www.godairyfree.org/news/expo-west-2015-best-dairy-free-food#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:30:48 +0000 http://www.godairyfree.org/?p=206596 We sampled dozens of cookies, noshed on countless bites of bars, slurped what seemed like gallons of beverages, and yes, probably gained a few pounds. But this major show comes along just once per year, and I wasn’t going to leave Expo West 2015 without covering as much as humanly possible. In the end, I [...]

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The Dairy-Free Chocolate Easter Bunny (and More!) Round-Up http://www.godairyfree.org/news/nutrition-headlines/the-dairy-free-chocolate-easter-bunny-and-more-round-up-updated-annually http://www.godairyfree.org/news/nutrition-headlines/the-dairy-free-chocolate-easter-bunny-and-more-round-up-updated-annually#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:51:00 +0000 http://gdftest.co.cc/s1-news/c27-nutrition-headlines/the-dairy-free-chocolate-easter-bunny-and-more-round-up-updated-annually/ Updated for 2015! Seven years into our annual Dairy-Free and Vegan Chocolate Easter Bunny Round-up, and the list just keeps on growing. Our round-up includes over fifteen chocolatiers in North America (all in the U.S., several in Canada). For options elsewhere, see our Australia, Europe & New Zealand Dairy-Free Easter Chocolate Round-Up. Of course, there is more to [...]

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