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You would think that because we are a dairy and egg free family, our options for good food, specifically creamy and sweet frozen treats, are limited (dairy and/or egg are in almost every store/shop even some homemade frozen desserts).  But having spent the last nine months living without, I would suggest that just the opposite is true. When you eliminate something that has been the backbone of your diet for so long, eliminating it cold turkey is almost paralyzing. But once you take your first steps toward replacements and substitutes, talking to people with similar circumstances who have recovered and are thriving, you realize that there are really more options than you could have imagined. Eventually you realize that when you thought you were free to eat anything under the sun, you were actually quite bound by convenience, tradition, and the comforting guarantee of habit. I have never experimented more, failed more, and therefore learned more about cooking, taste, and my food ideals than I have in this past (almost) year. And I will keep experimenting, failing and learning as I go along, all the while accepting valuable advice from those wiser than me, especially when they tell me to eat dessert first.

click here for my ginger pineapple sorbet recipe at cafe zupas.


  1. i just have to tell you (i've been wanting to do this for awhile).... I came across your posts from the zupas blog. you're posts were like a breath of fresh air for me. I have a nine month old who has a sensitivity to milk and since I'm a nursing mama I cut out all dairy. I was a HUGE dairy girl so this change was like taking EVERYTHING away from me. I can totally relate to this post because being dairy free has changed my life. i have discovered so many great cooking alternative and recipes - things that i will always use. I've been dairy free for about 6 months now and it has changed my life (sounds so cheesy right - ha no pun intended). i've always been interested to know why you made the change (i might have missed a post if you explained it). I'd love to know your story. And please keep posting recipes because I LOVE THEM.

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  3. i love a good sorbet. and with ginger! sign me up.