Alisa Fleming ~ In recent years, home cooking has taken on a whole new value. Purchasing expensive, pre-made dinners just isn't in the budget, and gifts from the kitchen are back in style. Of course, if you have been dairy-free for a while, then you already know that from-scratch is really the way to go … but, how to create a festive dinner that everyone will enjoy, even your cheese-addicted sister (okay, maybe that's just my sister)?
For starters, I recommend taking a peek at The Biggest Gathering of Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Recipes that I compiled for you last month. How convenient is it that the major holidays share so many traditional dishes? If the big day wouldn't be complete without a festive pie, check out The Huge Dairy-Free Holiday Pie Recipe Round-Up and Mission Impossible Pies (vegan and gluten-free crustless pies!). Also, for those of you scrambling for last minute, quick & easy dairy substitutes (perhaps for that cream of mushroom soup or sweetened condensed milk?), you can get Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook in an ebook format, delivered instantly.
Now, a few weeks have passed since Thanksgiving, so I have had some time to discover a few more dairy-free recipes (lactose-free, casein-free, milk-free, you name it). That's right, the recipes below are dairy-free as is; no hoping that your substitutes will work … after all, who has time for experimentation at the 11th hour?! …
Article by Alisa Fleming, founder of GoDairyFree.org and author of Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a freelance writer for several publications, with an emphasis on creating recipes for various types of special diets.