Archive for October, 2010

Pizza Alternative {Dairy-Free}

Today was my girl’s Fall Party at her school and to most people that means ‘Yay! Party food!’, but my first thought was, ‘Time to research some fun alternatives and hope they turn out well!’  Today’s menu was pizza, cheetos, orange soda and dessert. Thanks to my wonderful friend who had signed up to bring dessert, I didn’t have to worry with that one. She knows my girl very well and watches out for her. I can’t tell you what that means to me! Many of my friends are like this and it is really such a blessing to me. So, she was bringing Oreos, which are free of my child’s allergens. My big alternative to find was for pizza. I’ve never found a good dairy-free cheese that makes pizza taste like real pizza, so I knew I would have to be creative. I decided to make a fruit pizza. So, I went to my Trader Joe’s and bought Whole Wheat Slims (very thin, round sandwich bread that is sturdy enough to hold toppings), Tofutti brand Cream Cheese, fresh strawberries, fresh raspberries and blueberries. I let the Tofutti sit out on the counter to reach room temp and then mixed in some brown sugar until it became a dip consistency. Then, I spread it between the two wheat slims to hold them together and make the base a little thicker. Next, I spread the dip on top of the wheat slim as you would a pizza sauce. Finally, I added fresh fruit. I refrigerated it overnight so that the cream cheese mixture would harden up a little bit. This turned out great!! My girl was very excited when I showed it to her this morning. Instead of cheetos, I could have added any type of her chips, but decided to just give her fresh strawberries to dip into some of that dip mixture and she was good to go. I can’t wait to see how she liked it.

Have any of you ever found a dairy-free cheese? I mean completely dairy-free that has not even been processed around dairy? If so, please let me know where!!!

October 29, 2010 at 11:44 am Leave a comment

Cherry Chocolate Chip {Dairy-free}

Yes, that’s the name of the new Soy Creamy Ice Cream I just discovered at our new Trader Joe’s. Believe me when I tell you my girl was one excited chic when I brought that out of the freezer and introduced her to her very first ‘specialty’ flavor of ice cream. I’ve never seen a flavor other than chocolate or vanilla or strawberry at any of our other grocery stores. So, when Trader Joe’s opened {1 week ago today!} I went searching and found this yummy treasure! If you are allergic to dairy or just want something different, run, don’t walk, to your closest Trader Joe’s. It will not disappoint!

October 29, 2010 at 11:29 am Leave a comment


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