Thanks for stopping by! I’m Melissa Belanger, a food-loving blogger, photographer and mom from the Midwest.
My husband decided it was time to go dairy free when we were living in France and I was about eight months pregnant with my daughter. At first, I was hesitant. I mean, how could I, a cheese-loving Wisconsin girl, go dairy free? But, I knew it was probably for the best since he’d been feeling pretty sick for a long time at that point.
After only a week or so, he saw some major changes. He wasn’t tired all the time. His persistent congestion and digestive issues went away. It was amazing that such a small, albeit difficult, diet change could make such a difference in his overall healthy.
Since we made the switch, I’ve found it hard to find recipes that were JUST dairy free. A lot of what’s out there is also gluten free, paleo or vegan. So I started playing around with recipes and looking for ingredients that could replace the dairy products in the things we ate regularly.
Now we’re settled down in my hometown of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and we’ve been a lactose & dairy free household for 3 years. I still treat myself to the occasional bowl of mac and cheese, but it’s usually when I’m alone or at a restaurant (so don’t freak out when you I share a picture of ice cream on Instagram).
Mostly everything you’ll find here (after 2014), will be lactose or dairy free. I’m currently in the process of updating old recipes to make them dairy free or, at the very least, provide dairy free suggestions for you to try. Please be patient because this may take some time.
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