While 4% of the population suffers from diagnosed lactose intolerance, it is estimated that a staggering 50 million Americans suffer from some degree of dairy intolerance/allergy. Moreover, recent research has linked milk protein (casein) to cancer and autoimmune illnesses and found evidence that our bodies quit making the enzymes necessary to digest milk as we age--thus setting up those who consume a dairy-rich diet for IBS, allergies and other autoimmune and digestive difficulties. Dairy has become the "new gluten"--something that people are realizing needs to be minimized in our diet whether they have a formally diagnosed allergy or not. The Dairy-Free Kitchen contains 100 delicious recipes for the foods you love without the dairy. It also provides you with a wealth of information on weeding out hidden dairy in everyday foods and getting adequate levels of calcium and minerals from a dairy-free diet. Going dairy-free isn't as complicated as you think. You can do it! The Dairy-Free Kitchen will help.
Ashley Adams is the dairy-free cooking expert and former writer for The Spruce. She has worked in many aspects of the dairy-free food industry, from catering, to recipe development for restaurants, to teaching classes on vegan/vegetarianism and dairy-free cooking. Ashley has been dairy-free for over a decade, so she knows first-hand the struggles that come with food restrictions and how to overcome these while still eating nutritiously and deliciously. She currently resides in Anchorage, Alaska.