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Why can't you make cheese from coconut milk?

Your question is based on wrong assumptions. Depending on your preferred definition, they have made both coconut yogurt and coconut cheese, or they have never made either. If you choose a strict ...
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What's the point of "cheese alternative" that has dairy in it?

Lactose intolerance (which is different from a milk allergy, which is a smaller group) comes in varying degrees, so this may be useful for people who can have a bit of lactose (who can process casein ...
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What pasta sauces can I make that don't include cheese?

Tomato Sauce Putanesca Pesto (omit parmesan) Bolognese (meat sauce) Squash Puree (maybe with sage) Olive oil infusions (fresh herb/garlic/chilis/lemon zest) Roasted Red Pepper puree sauce etc
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Making potato pancakes without egg

The non-vegan ingredients are the egg and the ghee (clarified butter, browned to develop the nutty flavours). For the ghee you can substitute the same quantity of olive oil, possibly with some loss ...
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What pasta sauces can I make that don't include cheese?

There are very few pasta sauces recipe that actually uses cheese or milk products in their recipes. The ones that use cheese are easy to spot (caccio e pepe, carbonara...) so don't do them. You could ...
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Bete Noir -- no dairy

The key to a smooth ganache is fat - add too much water and you will end up with a “grainy” product. There are even recipes that use butter instead of cream (full or partial substitution), and while ...
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Vegan Cheese - Almond Milk Curdle

Vegan cheeses are typically mot made by curdling a vegan milk. As you have noticed, vegan milks don't curdle when you introduce an acid. Vegan cheeses tend to be made by either making a nut paste with ...
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Making potato pancakes without egg

This happens to be one of my favorite ethnic foods as long as I can remember. So the hunt was on. Anyway, I could not find any egg-free version of this (or Kartoffelpfannkuchen that is traditional in ...
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How can I fix hollow cream puffs?

This recipe uses a substitution for a key structural ingredient (gluten), which is always likely to lead to compromises. If you omit the xanthan, it is even less likely to work, basically it has ...
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How is this non-dairy creamer really non-dairy when it has sodium caseinate?

Title 21 (Food and Drugs) of the Code of Federal Regulation states "(d) When foods characterized on the label as "nondairy" contain a caseinate ingredient, the caseinate ingredient shall be ...
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Can I subtitute water for milk in crêpes?

You can substitute but don't expect them to be exactly the same, of course. The fat, protein, and sugar in milk all interfere with the flour and egg protein binding in the crepes. Milk will produce a ...
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Where can I buy dark chocolate which was not produced in a factory that handles milk?

If you want a product that is allergen/intolerance safe and/or compliant to a certain cultural standard - be it political (vegan, vegetarian), dietary (low carb, low fat), or religious (halal, kosher.....
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What's the point of "cheese alternative" that has dairy in it?

It's cheaper to produce than actual cheese. In fact, some years ago, technology in Eastern Europe caught up with the world but legislation didn't - and suddenly there was a scandal when people ...
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Can I swap soy milk for cream in a chicken pot pie?

Yes, you can use soy milk, but it will definitely affect the flavor. If you like the flavor of soy milk, go ahead, but I don't find it that appealing. Instead, I suggest using full fat coconut milk ...
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Substitute clarified butter with sunflower spread

"Spreads" are not an effective substitute for clarified butter for filo pastry, because they contain water and emulsifiers. The purpose of the clarified butter in filo pastry is to keep the ...
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Making potato pancakes without egg

Seeing "Pancake" with potatoes also make me smile. :) But anyway, you can (and we usualy do) not use butter but regular oil (canola in 90% of the cases as eruopean rape is different than USA one). ...
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Can I swap soy milk for cream in a chicken pot pie?

Soy milk/soy drink is, consistency wise, more of a milk than a cream substitute - but actual soy "cream" exists and is nowadays commonly found in many localities. It is undrinkably thick and creamy, ...
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Which foods are most likely contaminated by dairy due to processing methods used?

Practices will differ with country (or community in some cases) of origin. A country where few dairy products are commonly consumed or produced, or where a significant amount of the population is not ...
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Are there uses for sodium citrate other than with cheese?

Sodium citrate is sometimes used in "spherification", a rather unnecessary "molecular gastronomy" technique. Beyond that, it's generally used with dairy, so not much help to you. Also, if you don't ...
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Dairy substitutes for various purposes

I’m a huge dairy lover but I recently found out a couple years ago that I am lactose intolerant and had to make the switch over to non-dairy almost everything. If continuing to use butter isn’t a ...
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Substitute clarified butter with sunflower spread

The clarifying process of the butter is irrelevant here, what is relevant is the recipe in which you will be using the fat. Baklava is absolutely forgiving. Use any fat you want - butter, liquid oil, ...
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Non-dairy substitute for cheese on baked potatoes

We've used Daiya dairy-free cheese to make pizza and it's pretty close to the real thing. http://us.daiyafoods.com/
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Is it safe to add raw eggs to homemade coffee creamer?

It depends on how hot the coffee-egg mixture is (and remember, adding it will cool the coffee), and how long it stays at that temperature. Given that coffee does not benefit in flavor from being ...
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What's a good nondairy substitute for parmesan/grana padano as a salad-topper?

As someone who is also dairy and gluten free, first off you can make gluten-free bread crumbs now, with some decent gluten free breads on the market (I've also found gf crumbs in high-end grocery ...
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Where can I buy dark chocolate which was not produced in a factory that handles milk?

i found these dark chocolate chips and an answer on there FAQ page. dont know if that is stringent enough for you but thought i would share.
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best dairy-free yogurt for meat marinade (Biriyani)

In a marinade it is the enzymes and acids in yoghurt which are the important factor so a non-dairy substitute may not work well. Probably the best approach would be to use an oil and spice marinade. ...
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Do roasted almonds have similar calcium value to raw ones?

Looking at the USDA database, roasting the almonds does not affect the calcium levels (comparing equivalent weights). Look at the value per 100g or value per ounce rather than volume-based values and ...
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What pasta sauces can I make that don't include cheese?

As an italian, Amatriciana Alla norma Sauce "alla Fiorentina" (sage, garlic, capers, basil, chives) Mushrooms and ham Black Cuttlefish (nero di seppia) Aretina sauce (sugo all'aretina) Mushrooms, ...
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Dairy substitutes for various purposes

I don't think you'll find a single substitute. A useful one that keeps indefinitely in a cupboard is coconut milk powder (or the solid blocks, but the powder is more convenient). It's also not too ...
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Dairy-free substitute for milk when marinating chicken

Milk has been used in marinades for a long time, and it does work. It is thought that it is the calcium in the milk that activates enzymes in the chicken rather than enzymes in the milk tenderizing ...
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