Monday May 20, 2013
There's just something about a humble, bubbly cobbler that's truly quintessential to picnics, potlucks and outdoor barbecues, and a cobbler is simpler to prepare than a pie, which requires mixing, chilling, rolling and chilling again. Whip up a cobbler like this Plum Cobbler for your Memorial Day festivities next week, and serve it with your favorite dairy-free vanilla ice cream.
Here are a few more dairy-free cobbler recipes everyone will love:
Black Currant Cobbler
Chocolate Raspberry Cobbler
Gluten-Free Plum Cobbler
Red, White, & Blueberry Cobbler
Strawberry Cherry Cobbler
Sunday May 19, 2013
Summer is the time of year for potlucks, outdoor parties, and picnics, and it's been my experience that there is no dietary-restricted group that loves potlucks as much as vegans. I've been to my share of vegan potlucks and have a few already lined up for this season, so this week I thought I'd pull together some of my favorite dairy-free, egg-free, animal-free recipes into this collection of Vegan Potluck Dishes. From appetizers and dips to salads, sides, entrees, and desserts, you'll find something to bring to your next outdoor party, whether it's a dairy-free affair or not. (The nice thing about bringing allergy-friendly dishes to any kind of potluck is that more people will be able to eat them!)
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Saturday May 11, 2013
Happy Mother's Day weekend! If you're still looking for something to make for your mama tomorrow, you can't go wrong with a dairy-free quiche. Simple but impressive, healthy but decadent, a dairy-free quiche is something that feels in indulgnet but is actually pretty good for you.
As those of your who regularly follow my blog know, I love a good dairy-free quiche. Quiches are normally prepared with a lot of dairy ingredients (butter in the crust, milk or cream and cheese in the filling), but I've been making them for years with substitutions, and there have been so many times that people have told me they prefer the dairy-free quiches to regular ones (they're healthier than dairy-laden versions but lack none of the delicious creamy texture and rich flavor). Look through my favorite Dairy-Free Quiche Recipes for your favorite!
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Saturday May 11, 2013
It may seem a little corny or even cheesy (is that corny?), but Mother's Day is the perfect time to bring out the Light Goddess Dressing to celebrate the goddess in your life. Traditional Goddess dressing recipes contain sour cream, which, needless to say, are not dairy-free and are high in saturated fat, but this recipe is prepared with dairy-free soy yogurt and just a bit of heart-healthy olive oil, so it's something you can feel good about sharing with someone you love.
Served over a fresh mixed greens salad or steamed beets, this is a light but flavorful dish for a Mother's Day lunch, first course, or light dinner. But remember: a dressing is only as good as what it dresses! So on the 13th, choose fresh vegetables that are in season and look healthy, even if they're not what you set out to buy initially.
Photo © 2009, Ashley Adams, licensed to About.com, Inc.