I post recipes almost daily, and throughout the year I receive a lot of feedback and comments, which I love to read.So, to kick off 2011 with the best of the best, I decided to pull together my top recipes (by views and ratings) of 2010. Thank you to all of you readers who review the recipes you try! Enjoy!
This delicious, spicy dish has been a favorite since it was posted on dairyfreecooking in 2008, and I'm not surprised--it's favorite in my home, too! Here's what one reviewer had to say:
- "My boyfriend is a gourmet cook and unless a dish is outstanding and especially savory - he's generally not asking for more. He had 3 helpings! This is also a GREAT vegetarian dish and one I will recommend to my clients."
Prepared with silken tofu in place of the eggs and butter called for in traditional recipes, this Vegan Chocolate Cake is one of the healthiest around, and it is still so tasty! Here's what one reviewer had to say:
- "This recipe is Godsend! I am allergic to eggs and dairy products but I love decadent chocolate cakes. It is SO healthy yet it tastes much better than some other conventional choc cakes. The texture is moist and has hardly any oil! You can't believe that it contains no eggs or dairy. YUMMY! Other reasons why I love this cake - it is so easy to make! My friends and family LOVE it. With this cake, you can literally have your cake and eat it too - without guilt to boot!"
This Easy Dairy-Free Lasagna is so easy, healthy, and delicious, and it's totally vegan! Here's what one reviewer had to say:
- Sounds crazy -- but this is fantastic! My daughter is egg, milk, peanut, fish allergic so I am always looking for things I can make for her. This recipe was pretty easy and tastes WAY BETTER than my sister-in-laws' (yes, 2 of them) cottage cheese lasagna that my daughter cannot eat. I think it tastes pretty much like regular lasagna with regular ricotta. I added ground meat to my sauce because we are not vegan...so for those of you who don't need the meat-free know that it is awesome with some ground beef or turkey -- probably chicken too! I will DEFINITELY make this again!"
Dairy-free, egg-free and delicious, this chocolate pudding is rich and satisfying while still healthier than traditional puddings that are usually made with milk and egg yolks. It's been a favorite or mine for years, so I'm not surprised that others love it, too!! Here's what one reviewer had to say:
- "You guys ROCK! I have tried to make dairy-free puddings for my milk-allergic son repeatedly with no success. This was very easy to make and tasted incredibly delicious! My son is the only one in our family that has the milk allergy (we have other food allergies in the family as well) and we all love this dairy-free pudding! My daughter has had Jell-O pudding before and likes this pudding much better! THANK YOU!!!"
There is something so special about a sandwich made with homemade bread, and this recipe is definitely one of the easiest and fastest dairy-free yeast bread recipes to make. Although traditional white sandwich bread recipes contain dairy ingredients like milk, this one's 100% vegan and so good, you'll never miss the dairy. Here's what one reviewer had to say:
- "Wonderful bread that I would recommend to anyone. I can not have dairy, and I was sooo thankful for this recipe. I have made double loafs twice. My whole family (and they are not all lactose intolerant) loves this bread. Even my husband thought this bread was more moist than the bread machine bread I made in the past. Thank you Ashley and About.com!"
Most baked oatmeal recipes are prepared with unhealthy ingredients like butter, milk, and eggs, but this vegan version is healthy and still delicious.Here's what one review had to say:
- "It has been a tradition in our home to have baked oatmeal on christmas morning. The recipe I always make has eggs, butter, etc. While searching for one a little healthier this year I came across this one and tried it out! It was amazing! The whole family loved it. I also added some dried cranberries and pecans."
These fluffy flapjacks are easy to make for a relaxing weekend brunch or for weekday mornings, and you can pretty much add whatever you want to your hotcakes, from dairy-free chocolate chips to fresh fruit. Here's what one reviewer had to say:
- I love these pancakes!! They came out perfect for me. Other than not remembering to put in the canola oil, I followed the recipe exactly, but added a bit of vanilla and blueberries!!! Perfect, fluffy, tasty!"
Most flourless chocolate cakes contain a lot of butter and other dairy ingredients, but this one is dairy-free, not to mention gluten-free, wheat-free and so good. To make mine extra-special, I like to top it off with this coconut milk ganache. Here's what one reviewer had to say:
- "Fantastic! turned out perfect and mega easy to make. We made it twice in 2 days, needless to say we are all now 2 kilo's heavier!"
These cookies are enjoyed by those on the dairy-free diet and milk-drinkers alike, either for a lunchbox treat or an after-dinner dessert with a tall glass of non-dairy milk. But don't just take my word for it! Here's what one reviewer had to say:
- These cookies are wonderful. I have been making them for years. Being lactoce intolerant is hard expecially when you enjoy chocolate and cookies so much. I take them to all my family events and everyone just raves about how good they are."
This cake is a favorite of mine, and it is great for everything from kids' birthday parties and holidays to an informal weeknight dessert. Somehow cake is always easier to justify when there are carrots in it! I'm so happy that readers have enjoyed it as much as I have over the years. Here's what one reviewer had to say:
- "Made this as a birthday cake, adults loved it. the taste was exellent. the rise was wonderful. will make again soooooooo soft and moist."