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.

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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Have you been enjoying all of the vegan nogs this holiday season? Do you need a recipe to use up the remains? Are you looking for an easy Christmas morning breakfast, New Year dessert, or hostess gift? Katherine and I answered ‘yes’ to these questions, and ended up with this delicious recipe for dairy-free eggnog bread. The Best Recipe to Use Up Dairy-Free & Vegan Nog After enjoying vegan nogs in eggnog pancakes, in our coffee, and by themselves, we decided to try this simple recipe for eggnog bread. To challenge ourselves, we made it both dairy-free and egg free.…

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I was looking forward to buying a Starbucks Gingerbread Latte this holiday season so I could make an accurate dairy-free version. You know, for science. Alas, the Starbucks Gingebread Latte is no more. Luckily, the ingredients are still listed on Starbucks’ site, so I used that as a jumping off point to create this dairy-free gingerbread latte recipe. This Dairy-Free Gingerbread Latte is a Sweet Starbucks Copycat There are many copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Latte recipes online. Most of them use just ginger syrup, but the original ingredients list vanilla syrup as well. I used both syrups in my recipe to…

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Leftovers are my favorite part about Thanksgiving dinner foods. Turkey sandwiches, mashed potato cakes, cranberry sauce toaster pastries, I love them all. One of my favorite ways to use Thanksgiving leftovers is by making a Dairy-Free Turkey Shepherd’s Pie, or Cottage Pie. (I know, shepherd’s pies use lamb and cottage pies use beef. Farmer’s pie?) Whatever you call it, this turkey and vegetable pie is a simple way to refresh Thanksgiving leftovers on day two. Dairy-Free Turkey Shepherd’s Pie that’s Made for Leftovers This recipe is based on a Shepherd’s Pie recipe by Catherine Newman from the now defunct Wondertime…

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Sweet Pete’s specializes in all natural chocolates and confections. Their vegan and gluten-free sweets are unlike any other! I recently had the chance to try Sweet Pete’s chocolates and candies for the first time, and was so impressed. While Sweet Pete’s chocolates and confections are perfect for any time of year, they’re also wonderfully giftable and great for around the holidays. Tasting Notes for Sweet Pete’s Note: Many of Sweet Pete’s candies and chocolates are NOT dairy-free. On their website you can select to only browse through the dairy-free or vegan selections. They offer a delicious variety of chocolates, decadent…

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I often find baking inspiration in doctor’s office waiting rooms. Looking through magazines helps pass the time! Recently I read a recipe for black cocoa cookies in Good Housekeeping. The recipe was meant for Halloween, but after making a dairy-free version of the cookies I saw lots of possibilities. Dairy-Free Black Cocoa Cookies for Cats, Bats, and even Homemade Oreos Of course black cocoa cookies are perfect for Halloween, but they also make pretty pumpkin-shaped cookies for Thanksgiving. The taste and color of these cookies remind me of Oreos. Make a cookie sandwich with two of them and you have…

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We’re having a pumpkin spice fest here on Go Dairy Free. Alisa just shared a huge round-up of seasonal dairy-free pumpkin spice goodies, and today I have a recipe for delicious vegan pumpkin spice snickerdoodles. It’s no secret that my daughter Katherine and I love pumpkin spice. Last year we whipped up a Starbucks Copycat Pumpkin Spice Latte, complete with Homemade Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Sauce. We’ve also baked Frosted Pumpkin Bars, Pumpkin Roll Cake, Pumpkin Pasties, and Pumpkin Sugar Cookie Cobbler spiked with warm spices. And this fall, we’re craving cookies. Vegan Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles that Everyone will Fall For…

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Our rainy summer has meant a tricky growing season for local farmers. I’m excited to finally have some local corn on the table. I love fresh corn served with dairy-free buttery spread and salt, but sometimes I want to try something a little different. Katherine and I decided to make a dairy-free Elotes, and I think we did a good job! Dairy-Free Elotes are a Simple Twist on Farm-to-Table Street Food Elotes is a Mexican street corn that’s typically seasoned with Parmesan cheese. We used Parma! for our version, but you can also make your own easily with the Dairy-Free…

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Two dear ladies I know often make Texas sheet cakes for church events. One makes traditional chocolate Texas sheet cake, and the other makes a white Texas sheet cake. Recently they shared their white Texas sheet cake recipe with me, as well as both of their chocolate Texas sheet cake recipes. Now Katherine and I can make dairy-free versions! (In case you’re wondering, their chocolate Texas sheet cakes differ only in the amount of cocoa powder used.) Dairy-Free Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake that’s Big at Parties Today Katherine and I are sharing our slightly-altered recipe for Dairy-Free Vanilla Texas Sheet…

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Father’s Day dinner ideas often focus on the grill. Looking for something cooler for the warm summer months, Katherine and I created Dairy-Free Father’s Day Vesper Boards. This German variation on bread or cheese boards is usually served without cheese! Vesper boards were originally served as between-meal snacks, but they are hearty enough to serve as a main course. Dairy-Free Vesper Boards are a Delicious Alternative to Cheese Boards I first learned about vesper boards from Claire Lower at Skillet. They’ve also been featured on Treehugger as a dinner option and Goop as “the new cheese plate.” A vesper board…

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We’ve received some requests for a Dairy-Free Beef Stroganoff recipe. I decided to unearth–and update–my favorite version (originally called “Skid Road Stroganoff”) from Peg Bracken’s The I Hate to Cook Book. This quick and easy recipe uses ground beef instead of sirloin, making an inexpensive weeknight meal. Dairy-Free Beef Stroganoff for a Quick and Easy Weeknight Meal Peg Bracken made a career of writing simple recipes for reluctant cooks, complete with humorous asides. This very recipe contains one of her most-quoted directions: Add the flour, salt, paprika, and mushrooms, stir, and let it cook 5 minutes while you light a…

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I’m always on the lookout for quick weeknight meals, especially during the busy spring season. If a recipe is easy enough for my kids to make for dinner, that’s even better. One classic casserole I’d never tried making dairy-free was Tater Tot Casserole (or Tater Tot Hotdish, depending on where you are from). After a few attempts, I’m happy to say I have an easy Dairy-Free Tater Tot Casserole recipe to share. Dairy-Free Tater Tot Casserole Made Easy with Simple Swaps I made some adjustments to the recipes I found to make this casserole dairy free and optionally vegan. Tater…

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When I saw a recipe on Betty Crocker’s site for Birthday Cake Cinnamon Rolls, I knew they would make a perfect Mother’s Day treat. Katherine and I altered the recipe to be dairy free and vegan, and everyone who tried them loved the results. These cinnamon rolls are a perfect treat for any special occasion. But with their springtime colors and festive look, we think they are especially great for Mother’s Day. Vegan Birthday Cake Cinnamon Rolls that Rise to Any Occasion The original recipe calls for a cake mix that contains sprinkles, but the sprinkle cake mixes we found…

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We’ve been talking a lot about Blaire Wilson, American Girl’s 2019 Girl of the Year, who happens to be dairy-free. Blaire is lactose intolerant, a topic that’s well covered in both Book One, Blaire, and Book Two, Blaire Cooks Up a Plan. But the latter book weaves three dairy-free recipes into the story line. My milk allergic daughter and I decided to try the recipe for Eli’s Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Brownies from Blaire Cooks Up a Plan. American Girl Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Brownies of the Year This chocolate chip brownies recipe is not only dairy-free, it’s also egg-free and vegan.…

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In Blaire, Book One of American Girl’s 2019 Girl of the Year, we learned that Blaire Wilson is lactose intolerant. The story line touches on struggles with her new diet, which you can read about here. Book Two, Blaire Cooks Up a Plan, dives into more social situations with food. As I did in my review of Blaire, I am listing dairy-related events that occur in this book. There are a few spoilers for the food-related scenarios, but not the overall plot. American Girl Blaire Cooks Up a Plan and Dairy-Free Brownies In the first chapter, “Kids in Pajamas,”…

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American Girl’s 2019 Girl of the Year, Blaire Wilson, was mistakenly described as having a dairy allergy. American Girl clarified that the character has “a food sensitivity to dairy.” This still left parents wondering what exactly is written in the two books about Blaire and her dairy avoidance. I decided to read both Blaire and Blaire Cooks Up a Plan to find out. Rather than write traditional book reviews, I am listing dairy-related events that occur in each book. Some spoilers are included here, but most of them pertain to food-related situations, not to the overall plots. I’ll also be…

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Each year, my family makes two different dairy-free Easter bread recipes over the course of the holiday weekend. One of them is a from-scratch yeast bread recipe, and the other is an easy sweet roll assembled from prepackaged ingredients, giving you a choice of whichever recipe fits your Easter schedule best. I hope you enjoy trying one or both of them with your family. Dairy-Free Easter Bread with a True Surprise in the Middle My husband is in charge of the Dairy-Free Hot Cross Buns, a yeast-based Easter bread recipe that is traditionally served on Good Friday. The second bread recipe, Dairy-Free Easter Celebration Rolls…

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Gumdrop Bread is an old-timey recipe that is simple to make and lots of fun. While it is often served at Christmastime, it sometimes appears at Easter, too. Katherine and I thought it would be a good Springtime Kids Can Cook recipe. Gumdrop Bread Mini Loaves for Dairy-Free, Nut-Free & Vegan Treats Gumdrop Bread is traditionally baked in empty cans. We baked ours in mini loaf pans. The bread usually contains nuts, which we left out to make it nut free and safe for a school treat. We also made an egg-free version. I found the egg-free and vegan Gumdrop…

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Years ago, when Scott and I were first married, I brought a spinach salad to a family gathering. The salad was topped with berry vinaigrette, nuts, goat cheese, and strawberries. One beloved relative commented that he’d never had strawberries on salad before and that it was “interesting.” Twenty years later, fruit in salad is pretty common. But we still say “Strawberries on salad?” when someone comments on something new or unusual they haven’t tried before. I had some arugula from our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share that needed to be used, and I still love strawberries on salad, so when…

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Recently, satirical news site The Onion ran a headline guaranteed to strike fear into the hearts of parents: “Son Needs Costume, 30 Individually Wrapped Treats Tomorrow Morning for Some Celebration.” While the rest of us parents simply laughed, Australian chef Adam Liaw decided to use the article as inspiration. He tweeted: I am going to write a recipe for something that you can make 25 portions of in 5 minutes that can keep unrefrigerated for 8 hours and contains no dairy, nuts or eggs. I don’t know what it is yet but I will make it work for the good…

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