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Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Sugar, Oh my! This collection of dairy-free cookies has the best of the best dairy-free versions of the most popular cookies.

Dairy Free Cooking Spotlight10

Vegan Meyer Lemon Cheesecake

Saturday April 19, 2014

Vegan Meyer Lemon CheesecakeIf carrot cake is not your thing, then this Vegan Meyer Lemon Cheesecake might be just the perfect dairy-free and vegan cake for your Easter Sunday celebration tomorrow. Yep, that's right: it's a cheeseless (and eggless!) cheesecake, and it's so good, no one will know. Bright, lemony, creamy, and just so good, you will not have any leftovers.

Photo 2011 Ashley Adams, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Golden Split Pea Soup

Friday April 18, 2014

Yellow Split Pea Soup RecipeGreen Split Pea Soup has been a traditional Easter dish in my family for as long as I can remember, and although this tradition seems to have originated because ham is usually the main dish, I make it every year, sans the ham. This Yellow Split Pea Soup is a new favorite in our household, but after we enjoyed it last year, it's clear that it's here to stay. Healthy, hearty, and so cheap, you can prepare this lovely, comforting soup as long as you have:

  • 2 1/2 cups dried yellow split peas
  • 2 cans of vegetable broth
  • 2 onions
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • half a bulb of garlic
  • or, in other words, about 10 bucks. It's beautiful enough for a family Easter celebration but simple enough for everyday meals. (If you're just figuring out what to make for Sunday's celebration today, you might just need something simple!)

    Vegan Carrot Cake

    Friday April 18, 2014

    Vegan Carrot Cake RecipeI'm not sure if it's because of the bunnies or simply because carrots are in season in spring, but carrot cake and other carrot dishes are the foods that most readily come to mind when I think of Easter. Bright, sweet and healthy, carrots are a nice way to make any Easter table look festive.

    Now that Easter is just two days away, it's time to finish planning the feast (and start making it)! This Vegan Carrot Cake is a dessert that's present at every one of my Easter celebrations. Prepared with walnuts, dates, raisins and, of course, carrots, this is one cake that's hard to say no to. (It's made with vegetables, after all!) While most carrot cake recipes use butter and eggs, this recipe substitutes the fat with finely ground walnuts, oil and pureed dates and uses maple syrup to sweeten the deal.

    Here are a few more deliciously dairy-free, bright and brilliant carrot recipes for your Easter celebration:

  • Carrots with Raisins
  • Carrot Cumin Soup
  • Creamy Carrot Dip
  • Raw Carrot Cake
  • Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes
  • Vegan Carrot Soup
  • Photo 2009 Ashley Adams, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Dairy-Free Hot Cross Buns

    Friday April 18, 2014

    Dairy-Free Hot Cross Buns RecipeHot Cross Buns are sweet yeast rolls that are traditionally served on Good Friday (today!) and Easter that are typically served warm, currant-bedecked and filled with a rich creamy icing that also usually requires a frightening amount of dairy. These Dairy-Free Hot Cross Buns are prepared with soymilk, raisins and a lighter sweet glaze that runs down the buns cinnamon-roll style. They're perfect for a Good (or great!) Friday, but they also make a lovely addition to Easter dinner or brunch. And whether you're religious or not, they're really good.

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