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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Daiya - An awesome cheese alternative!

I have been reading through some recent posts on a variety of blogs and website pages and a particular dairy alternative keeps coming up.  My family, too, has recently discovered them!  We just had them on baked potatoes this past week.

Here is a great alternative for those looking to have some dairy-free  'cheese' on their pizzas, burritos and nachos!
Daiya DF Cheese Shreds Review from S.A.F.E.

Daiya Cheddar Style Shreds, manufactured by Daiya Foods Inc., Vancouver, BC, Canada.


Ingredients include FILTERED WATER, TAPIOCA AND/OR ARROWROOT FLOURS, NON-GMO EXPELLER PRESSED CANOLA AND/OR NON-GMO EXPELLER PRESSED SAFFLOWER OIL, COCONUT OIL, PEA PROTEIN, SALT, INACTIVE YEAST, VEGAN NATURAL FLAVORS, VEGETABLE GLYCERINE, XANTHAN GUM, CITRIC ACID (FOR FLAVOR), ANNATTO, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (A NATURALLY OCCURRING MINERAL).

It also states on the packaging
  • MADE IN A PLANT FREE OF ANIMAL INGREDIENTS, MILK, EGG, SOY, PEANUTS AND TREE NUTS (EXCLUDING COCONUT)
  • DAIRY, LACTOSE AND CASEIN FREE
  • CHOLESTEROL FREE
  • 0 TRANS FAT
  • 90 CALORIES
  • PAREVE/VEGAN
For more information, visit their website at:   http://www.daiyafoods.com/

You will find information about possible distributors nearby, recipes, a newsfeed link and contact information.

Here is a product promotion I did in conjunction with our local Boise CO-OP: Daniella Likes Daiya
You can also try out their mozzarella and pepperjack style shreds!  So, if you're looking for a cheese alternative and have many other allergies, this is a MUST TRY brand!

3 comments:

  1. We've tried both - cheddar in a mac & cheese recipe and mozzarella in a ziti recipe. We thought the cheddar's flavor was a little less artificial, but both will do in a pinch. I can eat dairy, unlike my son, so maybe I'm partial :(

    I came across your site on the Circle of Mom's top 25 Food Allergy Mom Blogs. It's given me the idea to start a blog hop for allergies, asthma and eczema - parents or adults dealing with the condition. Please check out the page here and add a comment if you'd like to join. Thanks!

    http://itchylittleworld.wordpress.com/blog-hop/

    Jennifer

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    1. Jennifer.... I have to laugh when I just came across this... you are doing great and I am proud to have been an inspiration for you and your blog!! All my best.. Daniella

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  2. Thanks for taking time to post! I wish you the best with your new blog. I am flattered to hear that you have been inspired to join many of us trying to make the lives of those managing food allergies easier. I look forward to following your blog. I hope you come back often and share your thoughts. Daniella

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