Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Going Dairy Free

I've been trying to go completely dairy free for a while now and I'm partially there. I have found some links to make, or buy, dairy free(df) foods - this would be great if you're trying to go df, like I am. I'm going to use the Easy Peasy Sour Cream and the Cashew Cream recipe to make creamy chicken soup I need for this recipe this weekend for a lunch party at my house. I am substituting all the dairy items with non dairy items. My friends that are coming over are trying to eat gluten free, so I will show them dairy free options as well.

Cashew Cream

Almond Cream

Cashew Sour Cream

Easy Peasy Sour Cream

Coconut Whipped Cream

Coconut Carmel Sauce

Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk

Store bought sour cream substitute

I've decided that for recipes I make that need milk, I am going to buy slivered almonds and make my own milk specifically for that recipe. The almond milk I use every day has some a little bit of sweetener in it and it can alter the flavor of recipes I'm making so I will start making regular almond milk instead of buying a whole carton of regular almond milk which has no flavor to me.

Cheese for sandwiches, very important, I buy this, it's really good and grates easily and has real cheddar cheese texture and flavor. Lately tho, I've been buying this one because it's been on sale, but I do prefer the first one - even tho I have to grate it myself.

The coconut whipped cream I always have on hand for my desserts. It's so easy to cut up some frozen strawberries (I always have on hand too) and mix it with a dollop (or two) of the whipped cream for a satisfying, easy dessert. The caramel sauce I make when I need it and it's so good, both these recipes are great to have on hand for when you need them. It does take some preparation to make, but it is so worth it.

I hope this helps you in going dairy free - there are so many options on the Internet and by being creative, we don't ever have to be without dairy. BTW, I have tried and really like all the product images shown.

Thanks for reading!!

Comments or questions are always welcomed. I would love to hear what you think of this post or any of my other posts. Thanks! 

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