Who is Alisa?


Hmm, a question I seem to ask myself everyday.  My name is Alisa Fleming and I am the founder of GoDairyFree.org and the author of the book Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living.

I was born with a milk allergy that just didn’t seem to go away. Luckily, I view it as a blessing in disguise. My brief stint on dairy turned disastrous, while my return to dairy-free living has been delicious and so much more enjoyable.

To be honest, even if my allergy disappeared, I still wouldn’t go back to eating milk products.  I feel so much better, my diet is full of interesting foods and flavors, and quite frankly the taste of milk-based products just doesn’t do it for me anymore.  To say that my cravings have vanished would be an understatement.  I actually find the sight of yellowing milk and the smell of cheese quite repulsive.

Beyond the diet, I am an editor, writer and a financial analyst with a bachelor’s degree in business finance.  I enjoy research on topics from nutrition to corporate financials, and many things in between.  I have written content for doctors and reports for public accounting purposes.

Personally, I have an incredible husband and a fantastic cat. Yes, we are cat people, no kids as of yet. I enjoy baking (bread, muffins, cookies, you name it) and hope to continue with my international travels very soon.  Asia and Australia are still very foreign to me, something I would like to take care of.

Go Dairy Free has become more than a one-man show, though I am the key editor.  So, if there is anything in the non-dairy world that you are looking for or would like to share, just let me know.  In the mean time, I hope that you enjoy the website and my blog!

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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