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Lactose intolerance. Milk allergy. Casein-free diet. Whatever your reason for going dairy-free, it might seem like a scary prospect at first. Dairy is in so many favorite foods and recipes. But with a little know-how and effort, you can cut the dairy out of your diet and still eat really well.

Most importantly, you should know that you aren’t alone. For many reasons, there’s a growing number of people who are choosing dairy-free lifestyles to avoid allergens, live healthier or even manage other conditions. Milk allergies are among the top eight food allergies in the United States. And like other food allergies, the symptoms can range from mild to severe.

Foods to Avoid

The first step in a dairy-free lifestyle is adjusting your diet to cut out dairy-filled foods. You should avoid everything that contains dairy including milk, cream, milk-based cheese, butter, some margarines, cream cheese, cottage...more

Dairy-Free Double Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

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Dairy-Free Double Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

MAKES 34 TO 36 COOKIES

Many commercial Passover macaroons are overly sweet and contain ingredients that aren’t allergy friendly. These meringue macaroons are slightly chewy. They’re infused with vanilla and a double dose of dark chocolate, delivering rich flavor. They can be baked a day ahead and stored in a covered container in layers, separated by parchment paper. This gluten-free, dairy-free recipe can be made with egg replacement; see instructions on page 66. Keep in mind that egg replacer and regular baking powder are not kosher for Passover and may not meet some Passover guidelines.

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