Posts Tagged "Non-dairy"

Dairy-free brie with cranberry pecan topping

Dairy-free brie with cranberry pecan topping

I made this holiday appetizer for years before I went gluten and dairy-free. It’s baked brie cheese topped with cranberry orange and pecan. Whatever party I took it to, everyone gobbled it up. I was sad for years that I had to abandon this recipe once I changed my eating style which included no cow’s milk. Low and behold, the healthy eating specialist at Whole Foods Market Cupertino introduced me to this new dairy-free brie cheese. It is a nut product using macadamia nuts and almonds as its base. I am thrilled to think about the recipe possibilities using this product. The first...

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Juice and Java Express – Restaurant Review

Juice and Java Express – Restaurant Review

I was delighted to find this little cafe right in the heart of Farmer’s Market in Downtown Pleasanton on W. Angela St. Not only do they serve organic coffee and tea in a quaint and cozy atmosphere but they have a whole menu of juice blends and smoothies with exotic names like Dragonfly, Green Isle, Love Birds, Beet Me Up (my personal favorite) and Fresh As A Cucumber. Their wide selection of fruits and vegetables are organic, when possible, and they offer several non-dairy boosts (flax seed, pumpkin seed and vit C) as well as a nice selection of organic non-dairy milks (almond,...

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Product Review – Quinoa/Rice Stuffing

Product Review – Quinoa/Rice Stuffing

I’ve noticed several new gluten free products at Williams-Sonoma (WS) lately. Having worked in the Housewares industry for over 8 years, I’ve always loved this store. It’s really too bad that most of the gluten free products they carry, have dairy in them. This includes the French Laundry Chef’s new flour mix, C4C, that WS stores are now carrying. This past weekend, I was able to try out one of their non-dairy, gluten free products for an early Thanksgiving meal with extended family. Along with my cranberry brussel sprouts and butternut squash kale, I brought...

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