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Dairy Free Milk: The 4 Things You Need to Know

There was a time when people with a dairy allergy had one milk alternative—Lactaid. Lactaid is a brand of milk enhanced with lactose enzymes that are supposed to make it more digestible. But as I mentioned in a recent post, dairy allergies and intolerances are not so granular, which means...
Andrea Sprague
July 20, 2020
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Hidden Sources of Dairy That May Surprise You

You’ve discovered that you’re allergic or sensitive to dairy, so you finally committed to completely cutting it out of your diet. Initially, you felt great. Then, some of those old symptoms started to resurface: a little belly bloat, a stomachache, another sinus infection. It can be really discouraging to make...
Andrea Sprague
July 5, 2020
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Healthy Chocolate Truffles

I was first introduced to these Healthy Chocolate Truffles while cooking for a First Descents trip in Hood River, Oregon. My sous chef had just learned how to make these delicious little gems at the culinary school she attended. After one bite, I was hooked! I made sure I got...
Andrea Sprague
May 4, 2020
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Dairy Free Pesto

I used to think pesto was out of my life forever.  When I went dairy free, I sadly said goodbye to pesto and mourned the loss of its deliciousness.  Every pesto in the stores and in most restaurants is full of Parmesan cheese. This is a challenge when you are...
Andrea Sprague
March 2, 2020
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Allergy-Free Holiday Dessert Recipes!

Even though I’m a nutritional therapy practitioner, I’d never ask a client to completely give up dessert—especially on a holiday. Rather than avoiding all indulgences, which may or may not lead to a binge later on, I recommend whipping up sweet treats that you can feel good about. Fortunately, there...
Andrea Sprague
December 9, 2019
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Irresistible Peppermint Recipes for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is all about being with friends, celebrating and, of course, baking. There’s nothing quite like preparing desserts you can enjoy throughout the season. And there’s nothing more seasonal than peppermint indulgences! The peppermint recipes I’m sharing will help you avoid sugar spikes (and crashes), allergenic ingredients and...
Andrea Sprague
December 2, 2019