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Best Dairy-Free Recipes of 2011

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2011 was a great year for dairy-free foodies! This list contains some favorite dairy-free recipes from the year, from comforting breakfasts to nourishing soups and mouth-watering desserts. Whether you're allergic to dairy ingredients, lactose intolerant, vegan, or just health-conscious, you'll love these tastes of 2011! Enjoy!

Best Dairy-Free Breakfast Recipes of 2011

© 2011 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

The best way to start any day, in my opinion, is with a good breakfast. And although many of my everyday breakfasts aren't as "involved" as the recipes below, many of these favorites are actually pretty simple to prepare.

Whether you prefer a simple, classic home-cooking favorite like scrambled eggs or a dressed-up favorite like these Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes, you'll find something for most mornings in this tasty top ten list of 2011:

  • Crustless Tomato and Basil Quiche
  • Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Pancakes
  • Dairy-Free Scrambled Eggs
  • Maple Granola
  • Nutty Granola
  • Spanish Omelet
  • Strawberry Pancakes
  • Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes
  • Vegan Bisquick Biscuits
  • Vegan Zucchini Bread
  • Best Dairy-Free Soups & Sides of 2011

    © 2011 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    When it comes to preparing soups and side dishes without dairy, one of the best things to keep in mind is that many dishes from other cultures don't usually contain dairy to begin with. Brothy soups, vegetables roasted in olive oil, and salads that can be prepared with mayonnaise or other egg or tofu-based dressings are always easy solutions. This Cioppino is one such dish; although it's often prepared with butter in the base, substituting heart-healthy olive oil in its place does nothing but make it healthier and more flavorful!

    Of course, there were a lot of tasty soups and sides from 2011, so here are ten favorites that you and your family can enjoy:

  • Best Tuna Salad
  • Cioppino
  • Curried Egg Salad
  • Dolmas
  • Mulled Cranberry Tea
  • Quinoa Corn Fritters
  • Roasted Baby Potatoes
  • Tofu Fingers
  • Vegetarian Tom Yum Soup
  • Watermelon Gazpacho
  • Best Dairy-Free Entree Recipes of 2011

    © 2011 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This year was a fun one with regards to entrees! From this simple, mouth-watering Garlic "Butter" Pasta with Eggs to vegan fried rice, there were so many memorable dishes this year that it was difficult to narrow this list down to just ten!

    But here they are, my favorite dairy-free entrees of 2011:

  • Baked Tofu with Basil Cashew Pesto
  • Garlic Butter Pasta with Eggs
  • Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Pizza
  • Herb-Crusted Pork Tenderloin
  • Perfect Israeli Couscous
  • Red Lentil Curry
  • Summer Qunioa Stir-Fry
  • Vegan Broccoli Stromboli
  • Vegan Grilled Cheese
  • Vegetarian Fried Rice
  • Best Dairy-Free Kids' Recipes of 2011

    © 2011 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Best Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes of 2011

    © 2011 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    2011 was many things to me, but one thing that it was most definitely was SWEET! My favorite dairy-free dessert from the year? This creamy, bright, Vegan Meyer Lemon Cheesecake. It's so good, you'd never know it's a cheeseless cheesecake!

    And here is the full list of the top ten dairy-free dessert recipes of 2011:

  • Best Angel Food Cake
  • Blackout Cupcakes
  • Chocolate Truffle Cake
  • Coconut Lime Bars
  • Dairy-Free Root Beer Floats
  • Double Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Lemon Olive Oil Bundt Cake
  • Pumpkin Meringue Pie
  • >Raw Raspberry Gelato
  • Vegan Meyer Lemon Cheesecake
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