As the title suggests, this is more than just a cookbook. It's a guide for anyone eating dairy-free or even just considering reducing the amount of dairy in their diets. Alisa Marie Fleming, author and creator of www.godairyfree.org and www.alisacooks.com, wrote Go Dairy Free as a resource for those of us wondering what to do once we say goodbye to dairy.
The best thing about Go Dairy Free is not, in my opinion, the recipes. Don't get me wrong...the recipes are awesome (I never knew you could use hemp seeds to make milk at home!), but Go Dairy Free also has information on the science of milk - What is it? Do you need to buy organic? What about the calcium conundrum? How can you make sure you're getting enough calcium in your diet? I might be in school for nutrition now, but I honestly learned so much from reading Go Dairy Free that I never learned in my classes!
As for the recipes, I literally wanted to try every recipe I saw. But due to my various sensitivities right now, I'll have to hold off until I can eat more foods. I did, however, make the Quick & Creamy Bean Soup, and it was a hit at a recent dinner. I also really want to try the Spiced Autumn Soup, which I will be able to eat! Not all of Alisa's recipes are gluten-free in Go Dairy Free, but many are and those that aren't could be easily adapted.
I've really only just touched on all the reasons why any kitchen would benefit from having Go Dairy Free in it. To check out more of Alisa's recipes, check out www.alisacooks.com. She actually has a really awesome giveaway up on her blog right now too!
Update: This giveaway is now closed.
Today's Giveaway: Alisa is sending one copy of Go Dairy Free straight to your door! (continental U.S. only)
How to Enter:
- Leave a comment! That's all. :)
- For a second entry, post about it on your blog.
- For a third entry, post about it on Facebook.
- For a fourth entry, tweet it.
And that's all she wrote! Happy Halloween! Safe tricking and treating, y'all!