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Best Dairy Free Products and Vegan Restaurants in Vancouver

  Best Dairy Free Products and Vegan Restaurants in Vancouver Going vegan seems to be the latest food craze, but for some of us, we have no choice due to food allergies. I am no means a vegan but would label myself paleo as I can’t survive without meat,  as my cupboard contains such staples …

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2017 Dairy-free Living Event Tasting Notes

  At the Dairy-free Living event, the first food sampling was a platter of vegan cheeses that was placed upon every table   Although our leaflets contained information about various vegan cheeses we would be sampling, there were no labels on any cheeses in the cheese platter.  Therefore if …

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2017 Dairy-free Living Event – Learning about Dairy

  Although my blog focuses mainly on events, products and restaurants which offer good value at affordable prices, sometimes I deviate and will publish articles on skin products and dairy free products. I am lactose intolerance so therefore that’s where I spend the pennies I saved because the …

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Crab Park Chowdery Offers Chowders and Soups at Affordable Prices

Unlike Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi whose rigorous rules had customers quaking as they proceeded down the line in their quest for that golden bowl of soup at the end of the rainbow, the Crab Park Chowdery is a casual small eatery in Gastown seating less than 20 and the only rule is here that you …

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Virtuous Pie proves that faking it can be a good thing

Virtuous Pie proves that faking it can be a good thing I have a love hate relationship with cheese. I love it but it hates my guts. Literally. So when I heard that a new restaurant offering vegan pizzas and ice cream was opening I pushed Virtuous Pie to the top of my Restaurant Bucket List. Before …

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My Review of the Products at the Dairy Free Living Event

  Living my life cow free – My review of Dairy Free Living Event I used to be just lactose intolerant until a trip to the Mardi Gras in N’leans where endless parties and endless arrays of rich foods paired with an even more endless assortment of cream based shooters resulted in …

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Dairy-Free Living Event on April 3, 2016

Dairy-free Living Vancouver Public Library, Alma Van Dusen Room (lower level) Yes, you can thrive without dairy! Register for this half-day course on DAIRY-FREE LIVING SUNDAY APRIL 3rd 2016 – 2 p.m. – DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER Taste over 30 dairy-free products: Milk, cheese, ice cream, and …

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Nice Vice Ice Cream is the Nicest Vice of All – Dairy Free, GMO Free and Nut Free

I scream, you scream and then I scream in pain as I am one of those people who can’t even tolerant soy ice cream as some of them still contain 1% dairy which small amount still allows the company to legally label the product as non-dairy even though there’s that pesky 1% that upsets my …

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Nicli’s Next Door is your destination to good food, good wine and good friends

In true Italian fashion where no one goes home hungry and bottles of wine lay depleted but smiles ran rampant and seams on pants are exercised to their outer limits, NICLI’S NEXT DOOR serves cicchetti (Italian tapas) in portions that beg to be shared. At prices starting at $3 and averaging …

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Tis the season to be cherry – recipes, tips and win a $50 Whole Foods Gift Card

  If you missed the cherry sale at Whole Foods where cherries were 1.99/lb. (60% savings) on July 11, don’t be sad as prices of cherries tend to go down in the month of July.  And I’ll be going away a $50 Gift Card from Whole Foods on Sunday, July 20 so you can still get your cherry …

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More than a “cheesey” pizza joint, Parlour dishes up fresh and tasty tapas

When I won a contest for a menu tasting at Parlour Restaurant, my first thought was “Do I have to eat before I come?” As someone who is allergic to dairy, pizza joints usually aren’t on my list of places to eat because very few of them seem to be able to make a pizza that can be …

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Come Graze With Me where a bounty of garden delights awaits you

I spent a year and a living on the wild side of life in Los Angeles where movie directors walked door to door schlepping their own films, prescriptions for medical marijuana could be had for $50 if you shed a tear to prove that you were in the throngs of a deep depression [sic] and where the term …

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Cold Icy Summer Treats for the Lactose Intolerant and Dairy Sensitive Foodies

Photo Credit: What’s Shaken Milkshake Bar I scream, you scream, and then I double up in pain from eating ice cream!  Yes, being allergic to dairy means always having to say, “I’m sorry, but is there diary in that?”   Back in the days of yore, I used to be one of those …

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UNDAIRY ME: Hot and spicy Indian cuisine

Station Lamb from Atithi I call cream, ghee and yogurt the terrible Indian threesome as it’s hard to find dishes without one or all three. So what is a curry loving girl supposed to do? I made the mistake one time and had the Indian curry buffet and was literally coughing for three weeks as …

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UNDAIRY ME: Facts and Myths

I always snicker every time somebody looks at me with pity when I tell them I’m allergic to dairy and that they wouldn’t know what they’d do if they had to live their life without cheese. Well honey, if you started to pop out hideous boils on your face, cough up a mountain of …