So I apologize for my lack of posting lately. As mentioned before – life get’s SO busy sometimes!
I did think it would be a great idea to make up a Dairy Free Survival Guide of sorts.
These are all my suggestions – with the help of some of my facebook crew. I didn’t get anything for these suggestions – it’s just what I have enjoyed over the past few years of being dairy free.
(I apologize if I missed your name the the suggestions, there were an overwhelming amount of them – please see facebook for the feed back!)
Almond Milk (Almond Breeze, unsweetened vanilla is my favourite) or homemade (super easy)!
Earth Balance (Michelle and Brooke are with me on this one!) I’ve used this in baking, mashed potatoes, on corn etc. and it’s awesome! There is a soy free version too!
Caramel (one of the things I miss the most) The closes to caramel I can do? tahini and maple syrup
Sour Cream – cashew cream (was never a huge fan before) Sheena suggests Tofutti Better than Sour Cream
<source> Tofutti Better than Cream Cheese is awesome – dare I say better than real cream cheese? (Sheena agrees) Sonia also suggested a tofu ricotta – here’s how she makes it. “Just crush up firm tofu with my hands (after draining it), and add some lemon juice, nooch, and italian spices + salt!”
Creamy Alfredo like pasta sauce
Donna and I both agree Raw Rose’s is awesome.
Cheesey product – Nooch also known as Nutritional Yeast – I use the Red Star Brand.
Yougert – homemade or soyourgut - Michelle suggests So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt – which I have yet to see!! (I hope it comes this way soon!)
So Delicious Coconut Milk Cookie Dough-both are to DIE for… Steph totally agrees with this one!
Buttermilk – dairy free milk of choice – 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice per 1 cup mik.
Creamer – coconut milk (I don’t really drink coffee, so I’m not sure on this one) and Emma suggests SOY NICE she said it’s the closest to half and half.
Brooke and Michelle also voted for the Enjoy Life brand chocolate chips! I’ve never tried them!!
Since I haven’t found a cheese that I enjoy – I find the best way to make a satisfying pizza is to use HUMMUS as the base!! – then no cheese is needed!! My favourite hummus is Sabre!
Something I didn’t realize was dairy free but am happy it is – for a random treat (really good crumbled in so good vanilla ice cream)
Oreo Cookies – they are not only dairy free – but VEGAN! (Yay Alyssa think they are great too!)
Now of course this list isn’t exhaustive and I may have missed a few things – if so please leave a comment here or on facebook!
I know being dairy free can be a real challenge – so if you ever need any suggestions or tips, feel free to post on my facebook wall or leave a message with your email!
I have also done a list of dairy free bloggers that I know of – you can find that here!
Good luck – and I’d love to hear if I have missed anything, or if you have favourites that I missed!!