Category Archives: Dairy-free

Don’t Overthink the Pumpkin Cupcakes

I made a couple of dozen pumpkin vanilla cupcakes for a party tonight. My friend, who was having the party, instructed me not to “overthink the cupcakes.” Because she doesn’t know me very well! I wouldn’t have a baking blog … Continue reading

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Nut Bread with Banana and Orange

A friend’s husband believes that banana bread is traditional for Thanksgiving. And who is to say it’s not where he comes from? Continuing my quest to bake more healthy things, here is an orange banana nut bread that owes more … Continue reading

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Dairy-Free Cheesecake — Take 1

My mother’s cheesecake recipe, which to be fair, was really some other academic wife’s recipe that has a long, “you will die if you reveal this recipe” story connected to it that I’m not supposed to tell, is the best … Continue reading

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Secret Cooking Tips Files: Soup

It’s that time of year again — when a not-so-young girl’s fancy turns to making soups and stews. I briefly flirted with millet last year — good for you, high in protein, etc. — so I have some left over … Continue reading

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Vegan Caramel Apples with Maple Syrup (and some nutty caramels leftover)

Is good vegan caramel even possible? This is the kind of question that keeps my lactose-intolerant mind up half the night. One blog I read claimed that smashed figs are the vegan equivalent of caramel (!!!). Trying not to be … Continue reading

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Marble Banana Bread (Dairy-free)

As usual, I bought more bananas than I could eat in time.  Sometimes, I will peel them and break them into manageable chunks and freeze them for smoothies. This time, I had just made an only partially successful marble cake … Continue reading

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Vegan Almond Pralines — Easier Than You Think!

Making candy is no picnic. It’s the closest that cooking comes to true chemistry — and not in a good way. But which of the Shakespearean Richards was it who said, “My kingdom for a sleeve of Dickies?” The candy, … Continue reading

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Blueberry Banana Muffins with Millet

One of the nephews is tactless enough to be allergic to nuts, although he claims he is only allergic to pecans and cashews. How is that possible? I had a couple of old bananas around — plus an aging basket … Continue reading

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Coconut Clam Chowder (with bacon)

So yes, it’s lactose-free, but I went heavy on the bacon. I was trying to recreate the taste of a conch chowder I once had (and let’s be honest — I had a lot of coconut milk left over from … Continue reading

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Jamaican Banana Chocolate Millet Muffins

Probably the bananas are not from Jamaica at all, but I thought I read that those tiny red bananas we get in the Bay Area are called Jamaican bananas — among other things. They are pretty much the only other … Continue reading

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