Here is another strawberry recipe, it’s time for round 2! I am loving this strawberry season! One thing strawberries pair really well with is dairy – whipped cream, cream cheese, cottage cheese, etc. But, my husband can’t eat dairy anymore. He developed an allergy to it about 5 years ago and he has really missed it. Especially when it comes to desserts. So I love to experiment with dairy substitutes in the hopes that I can create something delicious that he can enjoy. I’ve had several misses and a few hits. This one I must say though – was pretty darn amazing.

You can find many of the dairy substitutes at Publix, Sprouts, and/or Kroger. You can definitely find them all at a Whole Foods Market. My picture as usual isn’t the greatest but it tastes much better than the picture looks! This recipe takes a little extra prep time but let me tell you – it is worth ever minute! There was not one single morsel left of this dish after we got a hold of it!



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It is strawberry season in middle Tennessee! Hooray! Just a little warning, the next few posts may be strawberry related. We love strawberries around here, especially my son. I had hoped to take him strawberry picking this year but an unfortunate fracture in his foot and the resulting cast prevented us from traipsing through the strawberry fields. But that did not keep us from partaking of the strawberries as they offer them already picked as well.

This was the first recipe that I made when we got home with our fresh strawberries. We were ready for a strawberry treat and this one is so quick and easy. This version is completely vegan so it is safe for those allergic to dairy and/or egg. We like serving ours with coco whip (coconut based whipped cream – dairy free). I think this recipe took maybe 30 minutes from when I started to when I put it in the oven. It is such a beautiful dish too! Look at the beautiful bright red from the strawberry. No artificial dyes in this beautiful dish!



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You may be thinking to yourself, dairy free fudge pie? Is there such a thing? Well, yes there is! My sweet husband loves chocolate. He really, really loves chocolate. So when he was unable to tolerate dairy anymore, I had to get creative when it came to our desserts. One of our very favorites around here is homemade fudge pie. It’s easy, it’s delicious, and it’s chocolate. Need I say more? 

Now the key to making it dairy free is in your butter, pie crust, and chocolate. We prefer to use the earth balance vegan butter because I know for sure it is safe for both my husband and my son. For the pie crust, I tend to get a little lazy. You can make your own crust if you so desire but did you know that most of the frozen, ready to go pie crusts are dairy free? Yes, even the ones you can find at Wal-Mart are dairy free. Now, if you want to make this gluten free, just make sure your pie crust is GF and you should be good to go. Last, for the chocolate chips – “Enjoy Life” makes a very delicious semi-sweet chocolate that you can find in mini chip form at Whole Foods or often at Publix Supermarket. It is dairy free, egg free and gluten free.




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