Welcome to another episode of Dairy-Free State! This week’s guest is Annie Wegner LeFort. Annie was a pastry chef around the same time she realized she needed to go gluten-free. What a torturous thing to be surrounded by temptation as you’re changing your diet!
Part I of In Defense of Food discusses the history and complexities of nutritionism, something that is hard to explain and even harder to understand. (And harder still to summarize. Seriously, buy the book). Behind the scenes, nutritional scientists have a lot of complex relationships and nutrients on their hands with no clear conclusions, but […]
My journey into dairy-free eating was not a one-step process. I didn’t find out that I had a problem digesting lactose until I was a freshman in college (which made a lot of sense after I looked back on how I felt during high school after eating dairy). Avoiding lactose solved the problem for a […]
The first book I read by Michael Pollan was Food Rules, put out after In Defense of Food, and this intro touches on a lot of what he covers in that book. If you haven’t read it, buy it now. It’s pretty much my manual for eating. The mantra of In Defense of Food is […]
Maybe it’s one of your 2013 resolutions, but it’s not always easy to make homemade meals every night of the week. We all have after-work obligations and crazy schedules from time to time, and ordering food might seem tempting after getting home after your normal dinner time. Don’t give into temptation!
One of the hardest things about not being able to eat dairy has got to be finding a good substitute for cheese. This past weekend, I made some homemade pizza using Teese mozzarella cheese.
Last winter, I became obsessed with steel-cut oats, and for good reason. Steel-cut oats are not just trendy, they are a million times more delicious than your run-of-the-mill rolled oats. The best part is that they’re not mushy (think chewy in a good way) and are easy to make ahead so you can make a […]
I was always a hardcore reader, the kind that would carry stacks of books out of the library as a kid. I wanted to add a section for books on this blog, because I think reading is an important way we can inexpensively expand our horizons and learn more about the world around us. Also, […]
The holidays can get expensive, so every year I try and make something homemade for friends and family members. I have fun coming up with new gifts every year, but this year, I may have stumbled across a homemade tradition that sticks. I ended up buying a mini loaf pan from Williams-Sonoma (no endorsement here, […]
Let me start off this review by saying that as a kid, I was never allowed to have Lunchables. The only time I ever had this much-coveted childhood staple was at my grandmother’s house, and even then I had to be pretty secretive about it so as not to tick off my mom.