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.

You may use 1 cup of brown sugar or evaporated cane juice in place of the liquid sweeteners in this recipe. Special Diet Notes: Apple-Walnut Sweet Potato Bake By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. Apple-Walnut Sweet Potato Bake Print Author: Alisa Fleming Serves: 8 Ingredients 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced ½ cup brown rice or agave syrup ½ cup maple syrup ½ cup non-dairy butter alternative 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ginger ¼ teaspoon cloves ¼ teaspoon nutmeg…

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The Vegan Connection created this delightful and irrestistible pumpkin pie recipe. Special Diet Notes: Irresistible Pumpkin Pie By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. Optionally nut-free. Irresistible Pumpkin Pie Print Author: Alisa Fleming Ingredients 2 cups canned pumpkin, solid-pack 1 cup dairy-free milk beverage ¾ cup brown sugar ¼ cup cornstarch 1 tablespoon molasses or blackstrap molasses 1 teaspoon cinnamon, grounded 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon ginger, ground ½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon allspice or cloves, grounded 9″ unbaked pastry crust Instructions In a blender, combine all ingredients.…

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This easy pie crust is perfect for your favorite pie – sweet or savory! Special Diet Notes: Easy Pie Crust By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. Easy Pie Crust Print Author: Alisa Fleming Serves: One 9 inch pie crust Ingredients 1½ cups pastry flour (can be white or whole wheat or combo of both) ½ teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoons sugar ½ cup oil (extra-light olive or canola) 2 tablespoons orange juice or plain non-dairy milk alternative Instructions In a large bowl place all of the dry ingredients. Add…

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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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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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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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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 is not so much a recipe, but a delicious hack for dairy-free instant pudding! 4.5 from 2 reviews 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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We aren’t sure where this Cashew Pimiento Cheese Sauce Recipe came from, but we like the sounds of it! It is recommended for use with the Zucchini Spinach Lasagne recipe. Special Diet Notes: Cashew Pimiento Cheese Sauce By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. 4.0 from 1 reviews Cashew Pimiento Cheese Sauce Print Author: Alisa Fleming Ingredients 1 cup raw cashews 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons onion powder 2-1/2 cups water 4 oz jar of pimientos 2 teaspoons of salt ⅛ teaspoon of garlic powder Instructions Whiz above ingredients in…

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