I haven’t posted in a little while because…
I’ve been busy making a DAIRY FREE CHICKLET!
It’s a girl!
We are winding up for a fabulous trip to California and then moving into a new place as soon as we come back. I’m excited to post about the trip and the beautiful views (we’ll be roadtripping in Cali up the Big Sur route), the delicious food, and the fun times.
After we return, we’ll be busy cleaning and painting and moving into our new place. We are so excited to be moving into our first very own home! If you’re into those kinds of things, take a look at my pinboard of ideas for decorating it!
Suffice it to say, Dairy Free Chick will be taking a 2 week break from regular programming (recipes and dairy-related posts).
See you soon with trip pics. For a play by play, follow me on Instagram.
Here is a cheat sheet for the nondairy milk possibilities out there. Each of these have a distinct flavor profile and are useful for different purposes. Were you surprised by the nutritional information? My favorite out of all of these is almond milk because I think it’s the most versatile and has the most neutral flavor. What’s your favorite?
I love ice cream, especially on a hot, summer day. After I discovered I was lactose intolerant, ice cream (or dairy-ful frozen desserts) were hard to give up. Don’t get me wrong, I certainly didn’t eat them on daily basis, but for special occasions, I would feel left out and a bit sad.
When I came across Arctic Zero‘s line of “frozen desserts,” I was very excited to try them! The folks at Arctic Zero generously provided me with samples to review for you. Please note that, although I did receive free product, this post is not compensated and all opinions are my own.
Arctic Zero makes a pints of gluten free, lactose free, very low calorie ice cream-like frozen desserts and has recently come out with a line of popsicles (which I haven’t tried). Their pints come in lots of delicious flavors like Vanilla Maple, Chocolate, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Strawberry, Coffee, Cookies and Cream, Mint Chocolate Cookie and more. Whole Foods stocks a lot of their flavors, but is a bit a of drive for me, so I went to my local grocery store, which only stocks the Vanilla Maple and Peanut Butter Chocolate flavors.
At 150 calories A PINT, I happily dug right in with my spoon. I know, that’s kind of bad— but really, what other ice cream allows you the luxury of doing that without feeling like you pigged out? Take a look at the nutrition facts for a typical pint. Not too shabby, right?
Please note that the ice creams are not dairy free as they do contain whey.
The ice cream was quite tasty as well, with a creamy consistency. The only drawback on this product is the price, ranging anywhere from $4.59-$5.99 (depending on where you buy it). It’s about 2-3 times as expensive as a pint of traditional ice cream, but on par with other dairy-free frozen desserts.
To go along with yesterday’s post on zucchini noodles, I wanted to share with you a delicious marinara sauce. I am not a raw foodist, but I am a girl who loves quick meals. Sometimes raw is the fastest because you don’t have to wait for things to cook (duh!). This marinara sauce is made like of my favorite recipes: put everything in a blender, give it a whir and you’re done. Bam! Clean up is also super easy because you only got the blender dirty. This sauce goes well atop of veggie noodles, pasta, salads, or eggs. It’s fresh and delicious!
Raw Marinara Sauce