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Massaged Kale Salad with Pomegranate and Citrus

By Alisa Fleming Free of: gluten and all top allergens Kale is notoriously tough and a touch bitter, but massaging the leaves for just a few minutes makes them deliciously tender and mild. The dressing is light in flavor, but when combined with the bright sweet and sour notes of the fresh fruit, it really […]

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Alisa’s Advice: Secrets to Better Buttermilk

When it comes to brunch, everyone’s Grandma seems to have a favourite buttermilk pancake recipe. Pancakes don’t require buttermilk, but for that special version, you may be wondering how to substitute the key ingredient with a dairy-free alternative. Grandma might have obtained her buttermilk fresh from the farm, as the low-fat byproduct of milk churned into butter. But today’s store-bought versions are […]

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9 Spots Where Allergy Triggers Hide

You may think you’ve got allergy and asthma triggers under control in your own home. But do you really? Allergic Living helps root out some crafty culprits that have your household wheezing and sneezing: 1. The Dirt on Houseplants If you think the philodendron is setting off your sneeze attacks, think again. Indoor foliage is […]

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Note on Dairy-Free Chocolate

By Alisa Fleming Many people assume that chocolate contains dairy, but pure chocolate is in fact dairy-free. True dark and semi-sweet chocolates are made with a base of cocoa solids (cocoa powder), cocoa butter and sugar. Though cocoa butter sounds like a dairy ingredient, it is actually the fatty portion of the cacao bean, and […]

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Advice on: Substituting Cream in Dessert Recipes

My go-to substitute for heavy cream in sweet recipes is coconut cream. Despite the name, coconut cream contains no dairy. It’s made purely from puréed coconut, but has a rich, creamy texture. Like dairy cream, coconut cream is high in saturated fat, allowing it to solidify at cooler temperatures. Thus, coconut cream can be whipped, […]

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Watermelon and Strawberry Pops

Watermelon and strawberry have evolved to be one of my favorite fruit combinations. Plus, the riper the fruit, the sweeter the pops, so this cool recipe is ideal to enjoy in the heat of summer. Feel free to reduce the honey in the watermelon and strawberry blend if your fruit is particularly ripe, but be […]

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Carrot Cupcake

Carrot Cupcakes with Dairy-Free Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting

A touch of pineapple puts a spring in the step of this recipe.

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Baking With No Milk or Eggs

By Alisa Fleming There is no need to forego favorite family recipes, even if following a free-from diet. With the right ingredient substitutions, those beloved holiday desserts will make the transition flawlessly. The most important thing to consider when making substitutions is the purpose of the original ingredient. Take buttermilk for example. It adds a […]

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