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.

This vegan flaky pie crust will work for sweet or savory pies.  It comes from the cookbook “Vegan Vittles”, by Joanne Stepaniak.  Joanne has written several other popular cookbooks, such as  “Table for Two” and “The Uncheese Cookbook.”  Here are some helpful tips she offered for this recipe: Work quickly and handle the dough as little as possible to guarantee the flakiest results. This crust calls for whole wheat pastry flour, and this is a critical ingredient. Do not substitute all-purpose whole wheat flour, which is what is typically found in supermarkets, or whole wheat bread flour. Neither will produce good…

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  Special Diet Notes: Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Nutmeg By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, top food allergy-friendly, vegetarian, and optionally nut-free and soy-free. Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Nutmeg Print Author: Alisa Fleming Serves: 6 Ingredients 2 pounds medium-size Yukon Gold or white potatoes, scrubbed Salt to taste ¾ cup dairy-free milk alternative, plus a few extra tablespoons if needed (oat milk works best, but unsweetened soy or almond may be used) 2 to 4 tablespoons butter alternative, cut in pieces (try Earth Balance Buttery Sticks) White pepper to taste Freshly grated…

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The following Dusseldorf Potatoes recipe comes from The Big Carrot Vegetarian Cookbook, by Anne Lukin.  They are well noted for the rich dijon sauce, for the more adventurous cook. Special Diet Notes: Dusseldorf Potatoes By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. Dusseldorf Potatoes Print Author: Alisa Fleming Serves: 8 Ingredients 7 large potatoes, scrubbed 10 cups spring water ¼ cup sunflower oil 1-1/2 cups finely chopped onions 1 teaspoon turmeric ⅓ cup rye or whole wheat flour 2 tablespoons pale miso (light barley or rice) 2-2/3 cups spring water ⅔ cup…

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We couldn’t identify the source of this simply inexpensive and low fat tofu-garlic mashed potatoes recipe.  The creator advises not to overwork the mashed potatoes, as they may turn gluey. Special Diet Notes: Low Fat Tofu-Garlic Mashed Potatoes By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. Low Fat Tofu-Garlic Mashed Potatoes Print Author: Alisa Fleming Ingredients 6 medium cloves garlic, peeled ¾ cup vegetable broth ½ cup low-fat firm silken tofu 2 tsp. olive oil 1½ lbs. potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks 1½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper pinch…

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This garlic mashed potatoes recipe was altered from Razzle Dazzle’s Thanksgiving selections. Special Diet Notes: Garlic Mashed Potatoes By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, vegetarian, and optionally nut-free. 5.0 from 1 reviews Garlic Mashed Potatoes Print Author: Alisa Fleming Ingredients 7 medium russet potatoes ⅓ cup vegetable broth ⅔ cup water 2 cups chopped onions 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast ⅓ cup unsweetened dairy-free milk beverage 5 pressed garlic cloves 1 tablespoon dairy-free margarine 2 teaspoons of rosemary Salt Pepper Instructions Boil potatoes and onions in a large saucepan for 15-20 minutes…

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These creamy miso garlic mashed potatoes are a delicious twist on traditional mashed potatoes comes from the kitchen at Whole Foods. Special Diet Notes: Miso Garlic Mashed Potatoes By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. Miso Garlic Mashed Potatoes Print Author: Alisa Fleming Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 bulb garlic, unpeeled ½ teaspoon olive oil 2 lbs potatoes (Russets or Yukon Gold), rinsed and quartered ¾ teaspoon salt ¾ to 1 cup plain unsweetened dairy-free milk beverage 2 tablespoons miso paste sea salt, to taste black pepper, to taste chives or…

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Gravy is a sneaky food. Some are made with butter, others use milk or cream, and some appear dairy-free, but actually contain milk in the seemingly clear broth. And vegan gravies are even harder to come by, since they are often chicken or beef flavored. But vegan gravy is quite easy to make at home! All you need is a combination of basic pantry ingredients and seasonings to make this flavorful recipe. Classic Vegan Gravy for Mashed Potatoes and Meatless Meals This vegan gravy recipe was originally published with the Quad City Times. about sixteen years ago. They no longer…

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This green bean casserole recipe was published with the Quad City Times. Special Diet Notes: Green Bean Casserole By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. Green Bean Casserole Print Author: Alisa Fleming Ingredients 1 can French-cut green beans 1½ canisters vegan French-fried onions 1½ cups dairy-free milk beverage 1 cube veggie bouillon (if not vegan, may use chicken bouillon) ⅔ tablespoon corn starch mixed with 2-3 tablespoons cold water to use as a thickener ½ medium onion, diced 1 carrot, diced ¾ cup chopped mushrooms (button, crimini or…

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This vegan turkey loaf recipe originated with the Weimar Institute of Health & Education. Special Diet Notes: Vegan Turkey Loaf By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, vegetarian. Vegan “Turkey” Loaf Print Author: Alisa Fleming Ingredients ½ cup onion, chopped 1 cup whole-grain bread crumbs 1 ½ pounds firm tofu ½ cup parsley, chopped 2 stalks celery, fine chop 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning ½ cup chopped water chestnuts 3 tablespoons soy sauce Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together. Press mixture into a loaf pan that has been coated with…

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This simplest pumpkin pie recipe originated with the Weimar Institute of Health & Education. Special Diet Notes: Simplest Pumpkin Pie By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free,  vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. For gluten-free: use a gluten-free pie crust such as Wholly Wholesome Crusts. Simplest Pumpkin Pie Print Author: Alisa Fleming Ingredients 14 oz. firm tofu (for a creamier texture use Silken) ¾ cup real maple syrup Pumpkin pie spice (desired amount) 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon salt 1 pinch turmeric (optional) 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling) 1 unbaked non-dairy 9″ pie…

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This creamy, dairy-free almond gravy is thickened with both nuts and starch for a rich, but seamless finish. It pairs well with mashed potatoes, vegetables, meats, meatless meats, and more. The recipe originated with the Weimar Institute of Health & Education, but we have updated it! Almond Gravy that’s Rich, Creamy, and Made Purely from the Pantry Here are some quick FAQs for this almond gravy recipe to help ensure the best results every time you make it. What are Blanched Almonds? These are almonds with the skins removed. It produces a more seamless almond gravy in taste and color.…

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A special breakfast treat on winter weekends is practically required.  This No-Butter Scones recipe was originally shared with us from the Desert Modernism blog. Special Diet Notes: No-Butter Scones By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, peanut-free, soy-free, vegetarian, and optionally nut-free. No-Butter Scones Print Author: Contributed Serves: 6 Ingredients 2 egg whites ⅓ cup canola oil ½ cup sugar ½ cup dairy-free milk beverage 1 teaspoon almond extract ½ teaspoon almond or vanilla extract ¼ cup plain dairy-free yogurt 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 2¼ cup flour ½ cup dried cherries Instructions Preheat oven…

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I’m not a big cake fan, but there are a few exceptions. One is gingerbread. Most cakes are fluffy and lack substance, in my opinion. But this iconic holiday dessert has the depth of warm spices and a rich flavor that adds some heft to the experience. And this vegan gingerbread cake recipe has even more allure with a touch of earthiness from whole wheat pastry flour and comforting maple syrup. Vegan Gingerbread Cake made without Dairy, Eggs, or Refined Ingredients This is one of those “cakes” or that you could justify enjoying for breakfast. In fact, I’ve been known…

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A soufflé is a baked egg-based dish that originated in eighteenth century France. It contains egg yolks for richness and whipped egg whites for lift. Most soufflé recipes contain milk, cream, or cheese, but they don’t need to. This pumpkin soufflé for example, is completely dairy-free! It’s rich not only from the eggs, but also from the smooth consistency of pumpkin. The recipe was shared with us by a reader way back in 2006, but we’ve since given the post an update. Special Diet Notes: Paleo Pumpkin Soufflé By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free,…

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This dairy-free maple custard recipe was shared with us way back in 2006 by a reader. But today, we’re giving it a big update! This dessert is more of a cross between a simple baked custard and a flan, since the maple syrup is drizzled on the bottom, and the custard is inverted onto a dessert plate to serve. Nevertheless, we have options listed below for alternate serving methods and ingredients. Dairy-Free Maple Custard that Turns Dessert Upside Down Looking for simpler presentation? Craving more maple flavor? Looking for the best ingredient substitutes? We have quick answers! Maple Infusion: You…

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This is not so much a recipe, but a delicious hack for dairy-free instant pudding! Instant Pudding Print Author: Alisa Fleming Serves: 2-3 Ingredients 1 4oz box of instant pudding mix (dairy free flavor of choice) 1 cup vanilla or plain dairy-free milk beverage Instructions Follow the directions on the box, using just one cup of dairy-free milk in place of all of the milk. Refrigerate for at least one hour. 3.5.3229  

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This Cheese-Like Sauce is a unique blend of flavors and comes from a contributor to All Recipes. Special Diet Note: Cheese-Like Sauce By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, vegetarian, and optionally nut-free. Cheese-Like Sauce Print Author: Alisa Fleming Ingredients 2 tablespoons sesame oil 2 tablespoons margarine 1 clove garlic, chopped ½ small onion, chopped ¼ head cauliflower, broken into small florets 2 tablespoons miso paste ⅔ cup nutritional yeast 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar (optional) ¼ cup diced roasted red pepper (optional) 2 teaspoons cornstarch ¼ cup dairy-free milk beverage, room temperature…

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Ener-G bread loaves were some of the first gluten-free and allergy-friendly bread options on the market. I often describe this company as a functional brand. They offer different varieties of breads for nearly every dietary need, including sodium-free, low protein, phenylalanine-free, high fiber, preservative-free, and more. But this company doesn’t fall victim to food trends, nor do they waste money on excessive marketing. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I saw a promotion of any kind from Ener-G. And product changes are slow and methodical. That said, over the decades, the Ener-G Bread line has seen some additions…

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This kale pinwheels recipe was shared with us by Meatout Mondays. They adapted it from VegHawaii. It’s a tortilla pinwheel snack that’s high in dairy-free minerals, and is quite versatile. You can add other vegetables (like roasted red pepper) or protein (like baked tofu). You can also swap the mustard with your favorite dairy-free cream cheese alternative, cashew “cheese”, or hummus. Photo from the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii. Special Diet Notes: Kale Pinwheels By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. For gluten-free kale pinwheels, use your favorite gluten-free or grain-free tortillas.…

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Special Diet Notes: Zucchini Spinach Lasagne By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. Zucchini Spinach Lasagne Print Author: Alisa Fleming Serves: 8-10 Ingredients 1 recipe cashew pimiento cheese sauce 9 lasagna noodles 1 cup chopped onion ½ cup chopped green pepper 1 cup raw spinach 2 medium zucchini, sliced, raw 16 oz. stewed tomatoes 8 oz. tomato sauce 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon basil ¼ teaspoon oregano Instructions Cook noodles until just beginning to soften. Saute onion and pepper until tender. Add zucchini, tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, basil and oregano and…

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