It has been estimated that over 7.5% of the U.S. population lives dairy-free, yet so few resources cater to this expansive and diverse group. To aid this niche, Alisa Fleming founded the informational website GoDairyFree.org in 2004, and produced the limited edition guidebook Dairy Free Made Easy in 2006, which quickly sold out. Back by popular demand, Alisa has updated and expanded her guide to address additional FAQs and to include an expansive cookbook section. Within this complete dairy-free living resource, you will discover …
Over 225 Delicious Dairy-Free Recipes with numerous options to satisfy dairy cravings, while focusing on naturally rich and delicious whole foods.
A Comprehensive Guide to Dairy Substitutes which explains how to purchase, use, and prepare alternatives for butter, cheese, cream, milk, and much more, from scratch.
Grocery Shopping Information from suspect ingredients lists and label-reading assistance to food suggestions and money-saving tips.
A Detailed Calcium Chapter to identify calcium-rich foods and supplements and understand other factors involved in building and maintaining strong bones.
An In-Depth Health Section that explains dairy, details the signs and symptoms of various dairy-related illnesses, and thoroughly addresses protein, fat, and nutrient issues in the dairy-free transition.
Everyday Living Tips with suggestions for skincare, supplements, store-bought foods, restaurant dining, travel, celebrations, and other social situations.
Infant Milk Allergy Checklists that go into detail on signs, symptoms, and solutions for babies with milk allergies or intolerances.
Multiple Food Allergy and Vegan-Friendly Resources including a recipe index to quickly reference which recipes are vegan and which are free from soy, eggs, wheat, gluten, peanuts, and/or tree nuts.
5 Stars The Ultimate Dairy Free Guidebook/Cookbook
Go Dairy Free is a book that has been my companion this past month. My daughters both have a sensitivity towards dairy and as a result have had many recurrent ear infections. Go Dairy Free is already beginning to look like one of my most favorite cookbooks. It is adorned with spilled ingredients and the pages are showing signs of being flipped through over and over and yet, over again.
When I was anxiously awaiting Go Dairy Free, I was expecting a book full of wonderful, delicious recipes – a cookbook. This is much more than a cookbook. This is a guide that every dairy-free person should own. It has empowered me to more easily provide my daughters a dairy-free diet. I have learned substitutions and easy recipes. I learned more about the allergy and why the dairy was causing my daughters to have reoccurring ear infections. I appreciate the eating out tips and the list of ingredients that contains dairy. One of our main concerns with eliminating dairy from our daughters’ diets was how to make sure they were both consuming enough calcium – Alisa covered that as well. She also explains the importance of making sure your medication and skincare is diary-free. I never thought dairy might be in my daughters’ lotions or sunscreen or even their daily vitamins. I have spent many nights sitting on our couch reading through all the information Alisa shares.
I have tried many of the recipes and our favorite so far is the Carrot Pineapple Bread. My daughter enjoys taking it for snack-time at her preschool. It was so important to me that I find dairy-free foods that my girls enjoy eating. She also enjoys taking the Multi-Purpose Muffins made with blueberries. I love the Home Baked Granola recipe, it is cheaper than buying it premade and I just store a container of it in the refrigerator to use as a topping in our oatmeal along with dried fruit. The Cheese Free Scallop Potatoes recipe is delicious, I love the creamy, dairy-free sauce!
The recipes in this book have not only provided dairy-free alternatives, but it has also helped our family take a further step away from processed foods. I look forward to trying more recipes and I know this book is one that I will be constantly referring to in the future.
5 Stars Great Addition To My Cookbook Collection
I have read it cover to cover and have started to dive into the recipes. I recently found out I have high sensitivity to casein(dairy) and eggs. This book has helped me start my journey toward better health. The resources are excellent! “Go Dairy Free” has made it easy for me to find alternatives that are satisfying. I have also been able to convert some of my own recipes to be dairy and egg free by using the suggested substitutions. Alisa, thank you for putting what you have learned into print for people like me.
5 Stars Go Dairy Free – An Excellent Resource
When I read this book by Alisa Fleming, I was incredibly inspired by her words. My daughter was recently diagnosed with lactose intolerance and I had been trying to find more information about living a dairy free lifestyle. Her book is incredibly comprehensive with great sources and tips on daily living. The content is great – my favorite information was the section about dairy substitutes. It really is a must-read for anyone either thinking about going dairy free or who has to for medical purposes. I also included a product review for her book on the AllergySense website as I know the book would benefit anyone with dairy allergies.[...]. Great job!
5 Stars great resource
This is a great resource if you are lactose intolerant and attempting to exclude dairy products from your diet. The author explains milk allergies and lactose intolerance and provides very helpful information in decoding food labels to ascertain if the products contain milk or other dairy products. She also suggests other calcium-rich foods to replace our dependence on milk to obtain the calcium in our diets, dairy-free alternatives in cooking and alternatives while dining in restaurants. I still find restaurant dining challenging but feel this book has been an invaluable resource in getting me started on a dairy-free lifestyle. The book also has recipes and numerous suggestions for dairy-free snacks and meals. I have tried and enjoyed several of the products recommended. The Cream of Broccoli soup recipe in the book is absolutely delicious and extremely easy. The author’s suggestion of using vegan cookbooks was also very helpful to me as I eat meat while dining out but chiefly eat a vegetarian diet when I cook for myself. In particular, I would recommend the vegan cookbooks by Nava Atlas.
5 Stars Healthy Dairy-Free Recipes!
This book is perfect for those of you looking for natural alternatives to your favorite dairy products, such as cheese, ice cream, milk, sour cream, and more. Go Dairy Free contains different recipes for each of those foods plus simple substitution ideas for practically all dairy products imaginable. From “Dairy-Free Fetta-ish to “Sunflower Seed Cheese to “Cashew Yogurt” to “Whipped Coconut Buttery Spread” to “Cashew Chai Frosting” this book has it all!
Go Dairy Free is about half recipes and half information on dairy. It starts out with “What is Dairy?” then moves into pasteurization and homogenization and the potential risks of these practices, and then on to evidence-based connections with dairy consumption and health issues which range from acne to cancer. Finally, if you are asking the question: “Where am I to get my calcium?” Alisa delves into non-dairy calcium-rich foods and other surprising secrets to strong bones. There are also chapters dedicated to dairy addiction, infants and food allergies, dining out, and reading food labels.
My kids absolutely love Alisa’s dairy-free Mac and Cheese! I make it with brown rice noodles and hemp milk meaning it is dairy, soy, and gluten-free! I highly recommend this book!