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 personal story was shared with us by Foods Matter, from their December issue. The author found relief from eczema through dietary changes like dairy-free living, but also through hydrotherapy. Because eczema is common among those with food allergies and intolerance, we wanted to share this helpful story. Sara Hannan describes her family’s experience with the healing waters of Avène-les-Bains in southwestern France. It’s a hydrotherapy centre which is renowned for its success with eczema and psoriasis.  If you are racking your brains for a present for an eczema or psoriasis sufferer this Christmas, gift them a stay in Avène-les-Bains.…

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This naturally dairy-free pumpkin candy recipe was summited by a reader, who originally found the recipe on Food.com. Brazilian Docinhos, often called Brigadeiro, are similar to a fudge candy. They are usually made with sweetened condensed milk. But this pumpkin recipe skips the dairy altogether, for a sweet that focuses more heavily on coconut and pumpkin. It’s definitely not traditional – Brazilians love their sweetened condensed milk! But this recipe does make a tasty treat in its own right. You can serve these sweets for fall birthdays, around the holidays, or even gift them. They look nice in little candy…

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Special Diet Notes: Egg-Free Molasses Cookies By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. Optionally soy-free. Egg-Free Molasses Cookies Print Author: Alisa Fleming Ingredients ½ cup of shortening, such as Earth Balance or Spectrum (for soy-free) 1 cup white sugar 1 cup dark molasses ½ cup of water 4 cups all purpose flour 1½ teaspoons of salt 1 tsp baking soda 1½ teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground cloves ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon ground allspice Instructions Cream shortening and sugar in a large bowl. Mix in water and molasses. Sift together…

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This recipe for vegan baked apples was originally shared with us by the people at Veg Paradise. We’ve adapted it a bit with some additional notes and updated instructions. Nonetheless, it remains a beloved autumn and winter treat that you can enjoy for breakfast or dessert. Special Diet Notes: Vegan Baked Apples By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, optionally nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, optionally paleo-friendly, and vegetarian. Vegan Baked Apples with Maple Spice Sauce Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 60 mins Total time 1 hour 15 mins Unlike other recipes,…

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This unique pumpkin bread stuffing recipe has a deliciously rich and sweet flavor from the bread. But it’s complimented by classic savory stuffing ingredients. You can use a pumpkin yeast bread for less sweet, enjoy my healthy vegan pumpkin quick bread, or choose a gluten-free loaf, if needed. Special Diet Notes: Pumpkin Bread Stuffing By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, optionally gluten-free, optionally nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, optionally vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. Pumpkin Bread Stuffing Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 70 mins Total time 1 hour 25 mins You can use a sweet pumpkin quick…

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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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