ONE Year, 365 Dairy-Free Recipes … What Should I Make?


To be honest, I’ve never been one to create New Year’s Resolutions. But the past two years have sent me a little off track with my goals. Some loved ones needed help, and family just had to come first. The cost wasn’t just pushing back book deadlines, it also sapped some of my kitchen mojo. While I’ve loved every recipe that I’ve created, each one has been taking a lot of extra mental oomph to accomplish, and I’ve found myself with an overly repetitive menu most days of the week. I want to not only regain my passion for recipes, but take my cooking up a notch to give you many more delicious dairy-free options and ideas.

In One Year, I'll Trial 365 Dairy-Free Recipes! What Should I Make?

And for this spreadsheet queen, nothing works better than repetition and tracking, so I’m setting a big goal and I know I will accomplish it! I’m going to … Trial One New Recipe for Every Day of the Year. 

It might be a favorite blogger recipe I’ve been dying to whip up, a recipe I’ve adapted to be dairy-free, or something brand new that I’ve been dreaming of! Some will be hits, some will be misses, but if all goes well, I’ll also emerge with 365 Dairy-Free Recipes that are winners for retesting. I guess you could call that my second big goal!

Each week, I’ll post one of my successful recipes for you along with updates on what I’ve trialed – I hope that the notes will inspire your own cooking, and perhaps you may even have some tips for the ones that didn’t work out. My first new recipe will be up on January 7th, and will continue weekly thereafter for all of 2016. Oh, and books? August 2016 is the “at last” release date for more dairy-free books!

I’ve got many recipes on my bucket list, but please comment with any recipes you would like me to trial dairy-free, and if you’re a recipe blogger, feel free to share a link to a recipe of yours that you think I should trial dairy-free!

You can also follow me on social media where I’ll share my trials of the 365 dairy-free recipes as I go with the hashtag #365dairyfree on Twitter and Instagram, plus my weekly recipe posts on Facebook and Pinterest.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, 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.


  1. I highly recommend the Dairy Free No-Churn Dark Chocolate Ice Cream from

    It’s super easy and can easily be modified if you don’t have hours to wait for ice cream to freeze. I like to make a coconut cream mouse with ground peanuts – it tastes like an amazing peanut butter mousse and you can do a dark chocolate or carob one and swirl the two flavors for a frozen peanut butter cup!

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  7. Wow, I’m impressed!! I have a hard time trying 3 new recipes a week, but 365 in a year? I think I have to up my spreadsheet game!

    I like all the recipes on my blog, but if I had to take one, it would be my Amazing Chickpea Spinach Salad: The original calls for feta cheese though. Maybe you find a way to replace it?
    Another recipe that I love to bits is this Pasta Salad with a Peanut Butter Dressing:

    Good luck with your challenge!! 😀

  8. That’s a great challenge, Alisa. Sometimes it takes something like that to help inspire creativity which I know you have a lot of. I’m looking forward to seeing all of your new recipes.

  9. Hi Alisa,

    This sounds really exciting and it would be great to see some Moo Free Chocolate feature in your recipes. Our chocolate is dairy Free, casein free and lactose free and is given a creamy flavour from rice milk.

    If this sounds like something you’d be interested in then email me and we can discuss it further.
    Catherine Morgan
    Moo Free Chocolates

  10. Woohoo!! This is a great idea (and great resolution!) I am actually proud of myself for keeping my goal last year (daily walks with the dog, no skip days.) Hmmm, personally I am a big fan of lemon curd, but I am not sure if that can ever be made dairy-free as the main ingredients are eggs and butter 🙂 Sorry for the tough challenge!

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