When Jack was three months old our doctor suggested I take dairy out of my diet while I’m nursing Jack. I did and have been completely dairy free (minus a few slip ups) ever since. In the past I’ve been on a low dairy diet where I avoided dairy for the most part but did not vet the ingredients of every single thing I ate. Then when I was pregnant I started eating cheese again. Now I completely off all dairy. And let me tell you it’s tough. There’s milk in everything!
One thing that helps me get through is to focus on what I can eat not what I can’t eat. Oreos are dairy free so at first I ate a TON of Oreos. 😀 Then I found some time to bake again so I checked out the book Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar from the library. This book is great! There are so many yummy looking and sounding recipes. I am going to watch for a used copy at the bookstore or ask for it for Christmas.
The first recipe I tried was for Delux Cocoa Brownies on page 132. Check out their amazing fudgyness:
They were delicious. And they had tofu in them – surprise! You can’t tell when you eat them though.
If you are interested in vegan or dairy-free desserts I would definitely recommend Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. I am looking forward to trying out a few more recipes before I have to take it back.