Summer Reading Series Giveaway: Going Lactose-Free, Dairy-Free, or Vegan …

Posted by on August 11, 2010 | 118 Comments

This week’s books combine knowledge and food for two informational reads and of course, some delicious recipes to boot.

The first is a fun one, Planet Lactose: The best of the blog is a neatly organized collection of featured posts from lactose intolerance guru, Steve Carper. The bits and bites (almost like reading a series of newspaper and magazine clippings) are sorted into the following chapters: Lactose Intolerance, For the Vegans, Probiotics, Dairy and Other Allergies, Babies: Formula and Feeding Issues, Food and Nutrition, Dairy and Nondairy Milks, A Hungry Person’s Collection of Cookbooks, Genetics, Product Reports, Animal Planet, and Miscellany and the Just Plain Weird.

Planet Lactose

The second, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook (you might recognize this one?) is half information, half recipe, substitutes and more. Whether you are dairy-free, wanting to cut back a bit, or simply interested in the diet, I think you will find it a good read and a good baseline for recipes. It is vegan-friendly (egg-free and meat-free options for all!). I know some of you are already Go Dairy Free owners, but I won’t fault you if you want to win a copy to give as a gift.


I was just going to giveaway Planet Lactose this week, but thought I would throw in a copy of Go Dairy Free since I was feeling extra generous and the two books go together well as (dare I say) *must* reads for anyone who is dairy-free.

Enter to win these books NOW:

1st Entry – Comment and answer the following: Do you follow any type of free-from diet?

2nd Entry – Become a fan of Go Dairy Free on Facebook (or in other words ‘Like’ it), and leave a comment here letting me know you did (or that you already are a fan!).

3rd Entry – For another chance to win, share this giveaway via facebook, twitter, or your blog, and leave a second comment here letting me know that you did.

Entries will close on Monday, August 16th!

The Summer Book Series Giveaways will go on every week in July & August, so stay tuned!


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Comments (118)


  1. Andrea says:

    I’m a vegetarian who is in the process of going vegan so I’m meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free.

  2. philip anslow says:

    I am a mountain guide taking people mostly to the himalayas, where milk is unpasteurised and i beleive this has contributed over the years to my inability to digest lactose, casein and all dairy products. Your site is a blessing as i like to keep my self in top shape which your ideas and recipies help me do. Thankyou.

  3. Shannon says:

    i’d probably say i don’t follow any specific diet… while I have made some switches due to lactose intolerance (almond milk and coconut milk ice cream), I still enjoy certain cheeses and greek yogurt without problems. I also have decreased my meat intake, but still enjoy on occasion. so maybe the best way to describe my diet is flexitarian!

  4. Dawn says:

    I am interested in starting a vegetarian diet, I did go veg when I was younger, but I was really eating a junk-food-etarian diet. After much research, I am really excited about a change, an am looking forward to the challenge.

  5. Janyre says:

    my daughter is going through testing for food allergies. she’s 5 and hates going without. so i’m doing it with her and finding that my body freaks out with dairy. guess we’ll be trying to figure out what sets me off as well as my daughter. Yikes!

  6. Janyre says:

    I became a fan of Go Dairy Free on Facebook too 🙂

  7. Sybil says:

    I follow a dairy free and (mostly) meat free diet. I am newly lactose intollerant and get violently ill from consuming anything with dairy products in it. I have to read labels really closely!!

  8. Sybil says:

    I am already a fan of Go Dairy Free on FB. I love the posts and read them all!!

  9. Sybil says:

    I posted your info on my facebook page!

  10. Marianne says:

    The only thing my diet is free from is foods I don’t like 😉

  11. Aisling says:

    My granddaughter is a vegetarian who loved cheese and cream sauces until she was diagnosed as lactose intolerant. Now she’s struggling with finding healthy meals that taste good. I’d love to win these books to share with her.

  12. Aisling says:

    I’ve “liked” Go Dairy Free on Facebook (Gaye McGill).

  13. susan smoaks says:

    i try to be sugar free

  14. B. Young says:

    My diet is very restricted… no dairy, eggs, corn, or many processed foods. Fortunately, there are so many great substitutes out there, I don’t feel deprived at all!

  15. Jen says:

    Lactose intolerant.. so free from dairy here!

  16. Libby says:

    Just under the wire…

    I don’t have any food allergies or intolerances, but my son is severely allergic to 7 different foods, only 4 of which are in the big 8.

    So I’ve done my best to adapt our family’s meals so that we can all eat them…since I prefer to cook dinner only once.

  17. Karen says:

    My husband is lactose intolerant, has been for years, and now I want to go back to vegetarian. Many of the dairy free cookbooks rely heavily on meat dishes, or they go the other way and are vegan. We are not vegan, we harvest our own eggs, but I can’t use a typical veggie attitude of simply adding more cheese to make the taste pop. So I am shopping cookbooks, and found your site.

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