Author: Sarah Hatfield

Sarah is the Associate Editor for Go Dairy Free. Her previous experience includes work as a copy editor at Thoroughbred Times magazine, a content writer at Travelago.com, and an intern at Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Sarah was a 'mom blogger' for many years but now mostly hangs out on Go Dairy Free and Instagram.

Are you looking for a delicious way to use up some large, end-of-summer zucchinis? This Disappearing Dairy-Free Zucchini Orzo is one of my favorite ways to do so. I first tried this recipe years ago when I read Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. The book is an account of her family’s decision to eat as locally as possible for one year. They used foods from their farm and other purely local sources. Each section has seasonal recipes that make the most of foods available during different months of the year. I have this dairy-free zucchini orzo on repeat in late…

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S’mores might be a summer theme, but treats like this easy dairy-free s’mores dip are turning into timeless recipes, thanks to more family time at home. Plus, it’s made in your oven; no campfire required! Sarah and her kids whipped it up as a fun and tasty little project they could enjoy together. S’mores Dip is an Easy, Dairy-Free Treat to Make Indoors One positive thing I’ve observed the past few months is people enjoying their homes and yards. My neighbor told me he’s seen my family on our front porch more this year than ever before. It’s amazing how…

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Restaurants and food publications may be turning their thoughts to fall, but we’re still hanging onto summer. There are two weeks till school begins and a month till the fall equinox, so bring on the ice cream! One of my biggest cooking triumphs this summer was figuring out a recipe for dairy-free drumstick ice cream cones, or old-fashioned nutty buddies as you might know them. Dairy-Free Drumstick Ice Cream Cones (aka Nutty Buddies Copycat) Everyone in my family enjoyed these chocolate “dipped’ cones, especially when they realized they could fill them with any flavor of dairy-free ice cream they wanted! It’s…

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I made the Garlic and Onion Broth from Nava Atlas’s cookbook Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for all Seasons, and it was delicious! But my husband Scott was all about the Accompaniments section at the end of the book. He’s the baker in the family, and that last chapter has several muffin, scone and bread recipes. Scott made the Vegan Focaccia Bread recipe – twice. We love this bread! Vegan Focaccia Bread is Naturally Dairy-Free and Versatile Focaccia is an Italian bread that’s similar to pizza dough, but is richer in olive oil and bakes up lighter. It’s also often…

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Years ago during a recipe contest, a reader submitted a recipe for chia chai banana pops. I liked the way she used coconut milk to make the popsicles creamy. But generally speaking, I prefer chia seeds in berry-based frozen desserts. I decided to combine the idea of creaminess with my preferred chia vehicle: strawberries. The result is strawberry chia popsicles with a smoother texture and great flavor. Strawberry Chia Popsicles made with Simple, Clean Ingredients Chia seeds add a little nutrition (and calcium!), but they also help to thicken the mixture so it has a little more body and is…

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Alisa asked me if I could test a basic dairy-free Fudgesicle recipe. One that suits almost any dietary need, and can be made with easy-to-find ingredients. We have recipes for yogurt fudge pops, raw fudgesicles, and even fancy mocha fudgesicles. But we didn’t have an everyday kind of recipe for dairy-free fudgesicles. Fortunately, you don’t have to ask me twice when it comes to chocolate. Dairy-Free Fudgesicles that are Simple and Cheap to Make I looked at several online recipes and realized the basic recipe for fudgesicles is almost identical to homemade pudding. Many of the recipes I saw used melted…

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This creamy, dairy-free artichoke rice salad is a favorite recipe in my household, and it’s also an easy ‘Kids Can Cook’ recipe. We enjoy it as a side, take it to potlucks, and even turn it into a main dish sometimes. I’ve included tips for adapting it to various demands and dietary needs. Mama’s Artichoke Rice Salad is a Dairy-Free Family Favorite I have a casserole addiction. The creamier the better. Potluck church dinners? Heaven on earth. Broccoli casserole, hash brown casserole, Turkey Tetrazzini, you name it. I love them all. You see where this is going, don’t you? Enter…

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My kids have been doing lots of cooking this summer. Recently two of them had frozen yogurt tubes at a neighbor’s house. They came home asking to make dairy-free frozen yogurt for their sister. Inspired by Alisa’s Berries and Cream Vegan Pops, I came up with an easy Kids Can Cook frozen yogurt breakfast pops recipe. It’s perfect for a festive Fourth of July breakfast or a cool snack on a hot day. Frozen Yogurt Breakfast Pops Layered with Dairy-Free Red, White & Blue By simply alternating red, white, and blue dairy-free yogurt alternatives (or, more accurately, pink, white, and…

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I don’t know about your dad, but my dad’s favorite dessert is pie. Scott likes pie, too, as does my father-in-law. For Father’s Day this year Katherine and I decided to feature Dairy-Free Rhubarb Pie. She makes this delicious pie year round with frozen rhubarb, but it is especially good right now when rhubarb is fresh. Glazed Rhubarb Pie that’s Easily Dairy-Free and Delicious Katherine makes this Rhubarb Pie with different crust recipes or sometimes with dairy-free store bought crust. Today we’re featuring an easy “push in” pie crust recipe that’s adapted from Family Feasts for $75 a Week and…

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A few months ago, a friend of mine brought a dessert trifle to a church dinner. My dairy-eating children loved it and asked if I could figure out how to make it dairy free. I did, and now our entire family can enjoy this dairy-free trifle — and so can you! How to Make Dairy-Free Trifle with What You Have on Hand The original trifle recipe uses instant pudding, whipped topping, brownies, cookies, and/or candies. I wrote it up with several options so you can use what you have on hand. Pudding Tips If you don’t have instant pudding, make…

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Cruise around the internet this time of year and you will read a lot of opinions about the perfect Mother’s Day. Some moms want to be left alone. Some want to be with their kids all day. Some want to go out. Some want to stay home. Most would love to sleep in – until, you know, 7:00am or so. The list of Mother’s Day wishes is long and varied, but I think all mothers agree that there is nothing as precious as the gifts their children make themselves. Those drinking straw and yarn necklaces and photo magnets and paper…

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Shopping is interesting these days, isn’t it? Two weeks ago, I went to the store and there was an entire pallet of all-purpose flour, but I didn’t need any. This week I went looking for flour, and it was gone. It seems that self-rising flour isn’t selling out as quickly, so Katherine and I have been having fun searching for recipes that use it instead. We found a self-rising, yeastless cinnamon roll recipe on TheKitchn and altered it to be dairy free. We used the self-rising flour to make these no rise dairy-free cinnamon rolls, but don’t worry if you…

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Lately, I find myself going back to recipes I haven’t made in awhile. This recipe for Taco Spaghetti is my version of syndicated columnist Mel Walsh’s Mexican Spaghetti from her cookbook, Guerrilla Cooking: The Survival Manual for People Who Don’t Like to Cook or Don’t Have Time to Cook. This Dairy-Free Taco Spaghetti is a Fast, Easy, and Family-Approved Years ago, I checked out Guerrilla Cooking multiple times from the public library before I broke down and bought my own copy. Mel Walsh’s recipes were easy to make dairy free, often by simply omitting the optional cheese listed as a…

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When Natural Bliss first launched their dairy-free creamer line, we included all varieties in one post. They’ve since added several other types, so we’ve broken them up into dedicated informational and review pages. This post covers Natural Bliss Coconut Milk Creamer specifically. We have other posts for their almond milk creamer, oat milk creamer, and cashew milk creamer. Natural Bliss Coconut Milk Creamer is Sweet Dairy-Free Creme I found this creamer to be quite surprising. I tend to prefer almond milk to coconut milk, but this was my favorite Natural Bliss variety! It has a lovely rounded, sweet taste that…

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Last Update in August 2021! In late 2017, Coffee Mate made their first foray into dairy-free creamers with a full line of Natural Bliss Non-Dairy Creamers. They originally launched in two almond milk creamer flavors and one coconut milk creamer variety. Since then, they’ve added two almond milk creamer flavors, a cashew milk creamer, and a line of oat milk creamer. Since they now have such a wide array, I’ve moved the coconut milk creamer to its own review page, and updated this post with all of the Natural Bliss Almond Milk Creamer options. Natural Bliss Non-Dairy Creamers made with…

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If you have leftover sweet potatoes or sweet potato casserole from Easter, this recipe for sweet potato casserole muffins is for you. If, like me, you found a 15-ounce can of yams in pineapple orange sauce hiding in the back of your cupboard, this recipe is for you. If all you have is one large sweet potato, this recipe is also for you. Sweet Potato Casserole Muffins made Dairy-Free & Family-Friendly These Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Casserole Muffins are my adaptation of a Catherine Newman recipe that ran in Wondertime magazine years ago. Quick Recipe Notes As Catherine pointed out at the time, this…

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I’ve seen so many easy bread recipes online recently, which is great! Some of them are being shared far and wide from their original sources, though, and details are being omitted. For example: this simple recipe for Quick Mayonnaise Rolls uses self-rising flour. I’ve seen it copied and pasted with simply “flour” listed as an ingredient with no leavener added. As Alton Brown would say, that is not good eats! Fast & Easy Dairy-Free Mayonnaise Rolls with Just 4 Ingredients I found this recipe for Quick Mayonnaise Rolls in a Gooseberry Patch catalog years ago and made it dairy free by using…

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There are many, many wonderful Fat Tuesday/Shrove Tuesday baked goods, such as pancakes, paczki, malasadas, beignets, and fasnachts–which my neighbor makes every year. They are all perfect for celebrating and for using up supplies before Lent begins. But my daughter and I wanted to do something different this year. We wanted to bake dairy-free king cake. In the United States, King Cake is associated with Mardi Gras. It is served during the weeks between Epiphany and Lent. The cake is named in honor of the Biblical Magi (kings). There are many different styles of King Cake, with many varieties of…

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My house is currently split 3-3 bean eaters vs. bean avoiders. One of my kids love seven-layer bean dip and makes it often, but it’s not a big hit with other members of the household. I thought he might have better luck with a different vegan bean dip recipe, one that’s more homogeneous. They like hummus, right? Easy Vegan Bean Dip that Brings Everyone Together We looked online and found several homemade versions of what I call “Frito-Lay Bean Dip.” We omitted the shredded cheese and used dairy-free substitutes for cream cheese and sour cream. Amazingly, we came up with…

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Follow Your Heart quietly dropped the “Vegan Gourmet” on their shreds, so they’re now just Follow Your Heart Dairy Free Shreds. It looks like the company is keeping Vegan Gourmet on their one remaining soy-based product line, but using Follow Your Heart on their soy-free lines – which includes their shreds! Follow Your Heart Dairy Free Shreds come in Classic Cheese Flavors We bought these allergy-friendly cheese shreds to try, and even shared them with extended family and friends. The reviews were overwhelmingly positive. Below are details on each flavor, and I’ve included tasting notes on the varieties that we…

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