Friends. You know we’re all about the gluten-free game, but did you know that most of our recipes are also dairy-free?
Because we prioritize food sensitivities in general, we try as much as we can to abstain from using dairy. In fact, a lot of our products are straight-up vegan, and we feel this is a great stride in the direction of revolutionary baking for those who are sensitive to milk products.
Not sensitive to dairy?
Here are five reasons to try our dairy-free baking, anyway:
1. It’s fun to try dairy alternatives. Who knew that butter could be swapped for applesauce or coconut oil or avocado or pumpkin puree?
(Hint: we did).
There are also a lot of milk alternatives on the market that do a great job in replacing dairy, such as cashew and almond nut mylks. Try a canned full-fat coconut milk to replace heavy cream in recipes - like chocolate ganache.
(Second hint: our soon-to-be neighbors, The Habit Project, make incredible nut mylks.)
2. Many people live with dairy sensitivities and don’t even realize it. There are tons of different symptoms, but collectively, we tend to ignore them and think of them as “normal”. Examples are bloating, gas and acne. Even small bouts of dormant eczema can be triggered by dairy. (We speak from experience here).
Not normal, guys!
Dairy has been named as a major contributor to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and even chronic constipation.
3. As we approach Spring, you may experience seasonal allergies. Or could it be dairy?
Dairy contributes to chronic congestion and allergy-like symptoms. If you’re someone who suffers from year-round hay fever, we recommend you cut dairy for a bit and start eating our amazing cookies and scones, created sans dairy.
4. Dairy-free living can be energizing—literally. Why? Because dairy can make us feel sluggish and sleepy. Those who replace the dairy in their diets with plant-based alternatives often report a spike in energy!
(This may be the reason so many professional athletes are jumping on the Vegan Train…)
5. It’s a step towards better digestion—honestly. Ditching dairy is a well-known, direct contributor to improving digestion. If you have chronic issues with your tummy, then trying a dairy-free diet can really help.
You know what?
Since most of our goodies are vegan, you might be already eating a lot of dairy-free things from us, anyway—and you probably didn’t even know it. Dairy-free noms can be crazy good, friends!
Not sure what’s not dairy-free? Just ask.
Don’t be afraid to pick our brains, and then pick over our pastry counter.
The Polly Fox