Author: Alisa Fleming

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.

When you can’t make it to your favorite coffee shop, it’s good to have some craft drinks at home. That’s why we appreciate La Colombe Oatmilk Draft Lattes. A couple years ago, they launched in a few flavors. This year, they changed up their core line, and have added two seasonal varieties: Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Mocha. All four flavors are sold at their cafes, in stores, and can be ordered online, for delivery right to your door. La Colombe Oatmilk Draft Lattes Deliver in 4 Dairy-Free Flavors La Colombe uses nitrous oxide to create a consistently silky, thick texture…

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After years of success with their half and half alternatives, Califia Farms has decided to enrich their dairy-free portfolio with a heavy cream substitute. Califia Farms Heavy Whip is unsweetened, unflavored, vegan, and allergy-friendly. According to the company, it can be evenly swapped for heavy dairy cream in any sweet or savory recipe. And yes, as the name implies, it whips! Califia Farms Heavy Whip is a Simple Dairy-Free Substitute for Cream Much like our soy whipped cream recipe, Califia Farms Heavy Whip is an emulsion, but it does contain coconut (oil). It’s a refrigerated product that can be whipped for…

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More than a decade ago, River at Wing it Vegan shared her recipe for vegan Spanish tortilla with us. It was buried in our news section, so today we’re updating this fabulous dish and moving it to our recipe section. Spanish tortillas are a bit like potato-filled frittatas. They’re typically made with eggs, and sometimes with dairy, but River makes her version free of eggs and other top allergens. This Vegan Spanish Tortilla is an Easy Pan to Plate Dish Spanish tortillas are served any time of day, for breakfast, brunch, or dinner. They’re also a popular tapa at Spanish…

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Who doesn’t love cookies? Especially when they land on your doorstep in a sweet box! And you can now order dairy-free cookie gifts online from three dozen different bakeries that ship nationwide. Our list below is perfect if you’re baking challenged, short on hand-crafting time, want to avoid the packing and shipping hassle, don’t have the necessary supplies, or simply want to support small businesses. You can order a box for a loved one you miss, to cheer up a friend, for a virtual cookie swap, or to treat yourself! All of the cookies listed below are dairy-free (obviously), most are…

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Here it is! The very first guide to ordering dairy-free Thanksgiving dinner in the United States. All of the stores and restaurants below cater to dairy-free needs with takeout feasts that serve one or more. There are many vegan and gluten-free options, too. But order soon. Most places have deadlines for the holidays and some do sell out! Where to Order Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Dinner (with Vegan Options) Our list starts with the nationwide options, then the regional places, followed by the local restaurants and shops. The local spots are roughly listed from the West to East Coast. Please comment if…

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Years ago, a dear friend named Kim ran a website and app called Cook IT Allergy Free. Kim has since moved more intensively into holistic nutrition, but we still have some of her wonderful recipes! She is a Celiac expert and amazing grain-free baker, as evidenced by these healthy dairy-free gluten-free cranberry banana muffins. These Cranberry Banana Muffins are Naturally Free of Dairy, Gluten, and Grains Kim’s recipe was buried in our news section, so I’ve updated it and given it a permanent home in our recipe section. I also have a few quick ingredient tips. Almond Flour: For the…

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After our recent Dairy-Free Mozzarella Taste Test, I had some extra cheese alternative to use up. Just five bags or so. No big deal. So I scoured online for ideas and came across my husband’s favorite Subway order: meatball subs. He hasn’t had them in years, since they contain dairy, so we thought it would be fun to whip up our own. And he says these homemade dairy-free meatball subs are better than the sandwich shop! Homemade Dairy-Free Meatball Subs that Rival Subway We used my dairy-free Italian meatballs recipe for these easy subs. You can make the meatballs ahead,…

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Back when Chef Jason Wyrick published a vegan magazine, he shared this recipe for dairy-free horseradish cheese with us. He said, “This is a take on a cheese I used to enjoy in the old days. It is creamier than the traditional cheddar I used to have, but the flavor is spot on.” Dairy-Free Horseradish Cheese to Spice Up Your Vegan Cheese Board We originally published this vegan horseradish cheese recipe in our news section. Now, we’re updating it and giving it a home in our recipe section. I’ve also added some more details and have answers to FAQs. What…

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Years ago, before online grocery shopping was the norm, I couldn’t find dairy-free granola in our little town. So I decided to bake my own, and never looked back. Now there are various brands on the market, but none taste as good as homemade. Not to mention, it’s so much cheaper to make it yourself. And this dairy-free overnight granola recipe is just too easy! Overnight Granola Cooked Low and Slow for Fuss-Free Flavor Don’t let the lengthy bake time fool you. This dairy-free overnight granola takes minutes to throw together, and it slow bakes while you eat dinner, enjoy…

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If you’re looking for a rich, creamy, comforting recipe that’s perfect for fall, then you are on the right page. This dairy-free pumpkin curry soup is a satisfying blend of flavors that cooks up in an instant. And it just happens to be gluten-free and allergy-friendly, too! Dairy-Free Pumpkin Curry Soup made with Rich Fall Flavors This is a great recipe for using up leftover Thanksgiving turkey or rotisserie chicken. It was shared with us by Minute Rice, but we’ve added some additional information and answers to FAQs. Is the Pumpkin Pie Spice Needed? The pie spice does add another…

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Many years ago, a wonderful sugar-free, gluten-free recipe creator shared her healthy black bean brownies recipe with us. Amy Green has since moved on from her days as a blogger and cookbook author, but we still have this great dessert from her collection. It’s naturally dairy-free, flourless, optionally nut-free, wonderfully rich, tender, and moist. Yet each bite is relatively low sugar, and even boasts a little dose of protein and fiber. In fact, these delicious treats are seriously snack worthy! These Dairy-Free Black Bean Brownies are Low Sugar, Flourless & Fudgy Amy’s recipe was buried in our news section, so…

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Many years ago, Brianna Rose Monson shared a great fall recipe for “pumpkin surprise” with us. It was a sample from her book, Allergy Free for the Family Cookbook. Brianna’s son has multiple food allergies, but she doesn’t believe in cooking multiple dishes for one meal. Instead, she makes all of their dinners, including this dairy-free stuffed pumpkin, without milk, eggs, nuts, wheat, and fish for her family to enjoy together. Dairy-Free Stuffed Pumpkin Dinner is an Allergy-Friendly Surprise This recipe was buried in our news archives, so today, I’m updating it and giving it a new home in our…

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In case you haven’t noticed, fermentation is trending. Some of it is problematic for dairy-free consumers. But many innovators are using it to develop umami flavors in products made specifically for us, like Nature’s Fynd Dairy-Free Cream Cheese. Nature’s Fynd uses fermentation to grow their trademark product Fy, which is a fungi protein that contains all 9 essential amino acids. It’s the base for these allergy-friendly alternatives. Nature’s Fynd Dairy-Free Cream Cheese is Now in Stores Nationwide We weren’t able to find them in time for our best dairy-free cream cheese taste test, but Nature’s Fynd is now in one…

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Updated for 2022! Did you know that there are almost more brands of vegan “eggnog” on the market than dairy-filled ones? How cool is that? In stores like Whole Foods, dairy-free holiday beverages will actually dominate the shelves. But have no fear, you can find many of these delights at conventional grocers, too. And I’ve confirmed with all of the brands below that these should be popping up for purchase now through the holidays. The shelf-stable ones can also be purchased online in some cases. Dairy-Free Eggnogs & Vegan Holiday Beverages Available this Year Unfortunately for eggnog traditionalists and lactose…

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Arguably the biggest dairy-free upset of this year was an accidental formula change to the Grilled Chicken Nuggets and Grilled Chicken Filets at Chick-fil-A. This fast food chain has been a favorite among dairy-free consumers for their waffle fries and grilled chicken options. But in August of 2022, a supplier mishap added milk to all of the Chick-fil-A grilled chicken products. Today, we’re happy to announce the official return of their dairy-free recipes starting this weekend. Chick-fil-A Removes Dairy Allergen from their Grilled Chicken Chick-fil-A immediately put out alerts on their allergen chart and ordering apps when the grilled chicken…

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Honestly, I’d never thought to make popcorn crispy treats, until I saw this super cute spider web creation for Halloween. But they are just as tasty and versatile as the old-school rice crispy version. You can top with sprinkles, drizzle melted dairy-free chocolate on top, or just enjoy them as is. Easy Popcorn Crispy Treats with Options for Every Occasion We have a few quick notes in FAQ format for these sweet popcorn crispy treats. How Many Mini Marshmallows are in a Bag? One 10-ounce bag of marshmallows contains about 5 1/2 cups. You can use the whole bag in…

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Updated for 2022! Over the years I’ve learned that it’s never too early to update this list of dairy-free advent calendars. I actually begin updating it in September, when the first options pop up. And I finalize it on Halloween, since some companies don’t officially release their advent calendars until November 1st. And this year, I have MORE than 30 options in North America, Europe and Australia to share with you. The information below includes a variety of vegan and non-dairy advent calendars, plus highly-rated refillable and non-food advent calendars. I’ve even updated the pictures to this year’s advent calendars specifically.…

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The bar market is bursting at the seams, and it includes options for everyone. But sleuthing through hundreds of labels takes time … which is why we did it for you! This guide covers all of the dairy-free protein bars at a glance to help you find your holy grail of mighty snacks. Our list includes options for vegan, keto, paleo, meal replacement, and even top allergen free. Almost all of the following are gluten-free, too. Find Your Perfect Dairy-Free Protein Bars with This Guide We had to draw the line somewhere on a “protein” bar versus a snack bar.…

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Updated 2022! I could toil in the kitchen for hours on end, laboring to create perfectly cute Halloween recipes for eats and treats to dazzle at upcoming parties. But let’s face it – though I can create some scrumptious recipes (if I do say so myself), when it comes to artistic ability, my talent ceased to develop after kindergarten. I believe that was the year of the black cat for my creativity. Okay, I did manage to whip up these insanely delicious Dairy-Free Mini Pumpkin Pies, which can be pretty darn cute as a Halloween treat when adorned with chocolate chip decoration. And…

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Chef Beverly Lynn Bennett shared her delicious “pumpkin cheesecake” recipe with us many years ago. But it isn’t really a cheesecake in terms of flavor. The filling is a lot like pumpkin pie in taste, but it’s denser and baked in a springform pan with a graham crust, like cheesecake. It’s also topped with frosting, and optionally garnished wtih maple pecans, much like a layer cake. Yes, this really is a unique and impressive vegan frosted pumpkin pie cake with multiple layers of sweet flavor. This Vegan Frosted Pumpkin Pie Cake is Worthy of a Special Occasion We’ve updated Beverly’s…

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