UPDATE: Please make sure to double check ingredients each time you buy. I hope I never overlook anything but it’s possible and ingredients can change. A lot of my posts are over two years old and since I have gone back dairy soy free I have discovered a few items I use to buy all the time that now have soy in them.
One of the the questions I get asked the most is if cutting dairy and soy out of my diet meant I had to buy lots of expensive hard to find ingredients. The answer is no. Now if you want to eat cheese, then yes you can find dairy soy free cheese. Unfortunately it's expensive, and you have to go to specialty stores. But for most recipes there are only 3 pantry items you need to make them work.
First is the wonderful coconut oil. This amazing item is found with the other oils, & most grocery stores carry it. Coconut oil has so many uses, but for cooking it can replace butter in almost every recipe. Coconut oil comes in a solid form (so it's great for recipes that call for not melted butter), but it melts easily so can be used as melted butter on things like popcorn, oatmeal, potatoes, etc. So as long as you have coconut oil in your pantry you can replace butter in most any recipe.
Are there any recipes you are having trouble with?
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