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June 5, 2015
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Don’t think of vegan recipes as only salads — there’s a wide variety of flavors and textures to explore. From dips and sauces to main dishes and desserts, there’s something to please every palate.
May 22, 2015
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Thanks to naturally gluten-free berries, cherries, melons, and more, you can enjoy the sweet tastes of the summer, even if you’re avoiding gluten.
May 15, 2015
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Beyond Meat Beast Burgers

Summer celebrations often include platters of grilled meats, tiered cakes, ice cream treats, bowls of chips and dips, and heaping helpings of potato salad. While these seasonal classics are delightful, they’re not a longed-for sight if you’re vegan.

May 8, 2015
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It’s only May, but I know the steamy temperatures and sun-filled days aren’t long off. And along with those days are the intense cravings for sweet treats that help us cool down. No matter how you like to beat the heat, I have delicious dairy-free recipes to help you do it.
April 10, 2015
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Explore some terrific new dishes and tasty ingredients on a vegan adventure.
March 27, 2015
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When you’re entertaining, it’s important to make sure every one of your guests has something yummy to eat. Here are my recommendations for special diet baking this spring!
March 13, 2015
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Focusing your plate on produce helps keep things interesting as well as invigorates your taste buds. Use it as an excuse to try out new textures, spices, and combinations you might have previously overlooked! Try out these bright vegan recipes at your next spring gathering.
February 27, 2015
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Soup is inherently communal, the perfect recipe for sharing with friends and family. Soup is also a dish that is so easy to make for diets of all kinds and please even the pickiest eaters. Check out these savory soups for supper sipping.
February 13, 2015
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When I think of comfort food, there’s not much else that embodies it more for me than a warm, hearty casserole.
February 6, 2015
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What happens when traditional cheesemaking meets dairy-free alternatives? Kite Hill, a new line of fine plant-based cheeses made from pure nut milks (no animal products!), answers that question — deliciously!
February 6, 2015
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While many Valentine’s Day menus focus on meats, cream-filled sauces and decadent desserts, there are plenty of options for those who follow a vegan lifestyle. These vegan recipes are wonderful dishes for sharing with your Valentine and evoke the same hearty flavors of more traditional Valentine’s Day menus.
January 30, 2015
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There are lots of great reasons to limit your sodium intake, but the heart of the matter is heart health. Check out some of our favorite low-sodium recipes.
January 17, 2015
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If you’re interested in trying out more vegan recipes, here are a few of our favorites. Try them out for your next Meatless Monday, or any time!
January 9, 2015
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These days, lots of folks are scaling down or living without dairy. For some, the shift is motivated by a dairy allergy or lactose intolerance. For others, living dairy free is part of a commitment to eat more plants and fewer animal products. Regardless of why you’re avoiding dairy, changing your diet is a big deal. Here are a few tips to help keep you happy, satisfied and inspired.
January 8, 2015
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Slow roasting tofu makes it delightfully rich and gives it a firm but tender texture. Combine tofu, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard and herbs and bake in this simple recipe for Oven-Roasted Tofu. Serve hot or warm with your favorite dipping sauce, or cool and add to salads and sandwiches.

January 3, 2015
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Whether you’re new to a gluten-free lifestyle or you’ve been avoiding gluten for years, Whole Foods Market offers unparalleled resources to help you find satisfying and delicious gluten-free options.
January 1, 2015
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A dairy-free take on a comfort food classic, this recipe substitutes a cashew cream for Stroganoff’s traditional dairy ingredients.
October 31, 2014
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Navigating special diets – whether it’s gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, food allergies, or something else – can be a difficult task, especially when it comes to Thanksgiving and other holiday celebrations centered on food. Follow a few simple tips your party be holly and jolly for everyone.
October 24, 2014
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No gluten? No dairy? No soy? No problem at Whole Foods Market! Our experts and in-store healthy eating specialists have curated special diet-friendly picks that are delicious enough for everyone to enjoy.
June 12, 2014
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I never wanted my daughter’s wheat sensitivity to keep her from experiencing all the joys and trials of summer camp. From packing the right snacks to getting chummy with the resident mess hall cook, here are some tips and tricks from a mom who’s hiked the path.
April 14, 2014
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Spring celebrations often mean a table loaded with eggs and ham and brisket, and while these seasonal classics are delightful, they’re not so great if you’re vegan.

Luckily spring is also bursting with fruits, vegetables and herbs that add a vibrant, fresh touch to any celebration. So whether you’re setting a vegan table or just love your veggies, these recipes make the most of springtime produce.

January 18, 2014
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Learn how one athlete manages her Crohn’s symptoms through careful diet which helps her thrive.
November 23, 2013
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It’s time to get your holiday bake on and the treat train won’t stop until the end of the year. If you’re sensitive to gluten or managing celiac disease, there’s no need to forego holiday pies, cookies, breads and muffins.

Gluten-free baking can seem like a pretty tough order, but it’s easier (and more delicious!) than you think.

November 15, 2013
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It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of turkey, stuffing, pie, rolls, and more pie. If you don’t have to worry about what you eat, planning the Thanksgiving meal is a breeze. But if you have food allergies, sensitivities or follow a special diet, or have guests who do, it can be a challenge finding foods that are suitable, yet still deliciously festive.

November 4, 2013
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I’m grateful for sound solutions for special diets. After hosting The Big Meal for more than five years with some vegan guests, here’s what I’ve learned.

There are a few approaches: the host offers a vegan main, a side and a dessert; vegan guests bring dishes and the host makes a couple too; or the entire meal can be vegan. Whichever strategy you choose, a vegan Thanksgiving is easier and tastier than you may think. I promise.

Recipes for Success

Here are a few tried-and-true vegan showstoppers and soon-to-be classics.

October 30, 2013
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Drew and Brittany BreesFamed professional quarterback Drew Brees, and his philanthropist wife, Brittany, joined the So Delicious Dairy Free team in 2012.

June 4, 2013
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It’s grilling season and what better way to cook tofu or lean proteins than over a hot flame. Watch and learn as Healthy Eating Chef Chad grills marinated tofu in a flash.
December 2, 2012
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Navigating holiday foods doesn’t have to be difficult for those with special dietary needs. With a little planning and preparation, you can create a spectacular meal suitable for many food preferences.

We’ve gathered some of our favorite holiday gluten-free and dairy-free recipes.

Gluten-Free Recipes

November 8, 2012
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Do you or your kids suffer from food allergies? During the holiday season, it can be extra difficult to figure out what’s safe to eat and what’s not. Get tips and strategies for enjoying the season without the stress.
October 18, 2012
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Learn how to make this flavorful (but not spicy) curry with sweet potatoes and green beans and a surprise ingredient, chunks of tempeh.
October 18, 2012
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Fall weather is a great invitation to start baking, but many of the treats that define the flavors of the season are pies and other baked goods. If you or your loved ones follow a gluten-free diet, you’ll need to get a little more creative.

October 5, 2012
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If you pay attention to food trends, it’s hard not to notice that a lot of people are going “gluten free” these days. So, what does that mean exactly? Gluten refers to proteins found in wheat, rye, barley and sometimes oats. Although oats do not actually have gluten proteins themselves, they can often be cross-contaminated with gluten-containing grains during harvest, storage or processing.

May 12, 2012
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May is Celiac Awareness Month! Whether you’re gluten free or just grain conscious, these recipes are sure to please.
January 25, 2012
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Pick up the items on our $50 Pantry Stock Up list, and you’ll be ready to add a few fresh ingredients, herbs and spices to be able to cook 14 of our favorite recipes.
November 18, 2011
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Navigating the holidays with severe food allergies can be challenging. Get tips and strategies for enjoying the season without the stress.
November 7, 2011
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We’ve put together a list of simple, delicious ingredient substitutions for flour to help you keep on track for a happy, healthy gluten-free holiday.
October 28, 2011
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Say “take a hike” to gluten and make your own snack bars just the way you like them. This recipe lets you easily substitute to your taste.
October 15, 2011
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Trying to find a healthy dessert for her toddler, team member and first-time Mom Christine bakes gluten-free banana bread.
August 25, 2011
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This tasty, moist cake with light almond-orange flavor is elegant, yet so simple to make that you won’t wait to make it for guests or a party.
February 24, 2011
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When cooking for one, Team Member Jaye often chooses seitan (say-tahn) over other meat substitutes. Its dense, chewy texture is perfectly suited for Greek salads and more.
December 3, 2010
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Baking basics such as sugar, butter and flour aren’t so basic when you have a special diet to consider. Take a look at some of these baking not-so-basics.
November 8, 2010
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This holiday season don’t be caught off guard by dinner guests with specific dietary restrictions. Try our tips and recipes to help make sure all of your guests are well-fed and satisfied.
October 11, 2010
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Remember Mary Poppins? “A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down….” Well, that’s just a spoonful. What happens when it becomes 22 spoonfuls, or worse, 34 spoonfuls? That’s right!
August 21, 2010
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June 19, 2009
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