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Contents: How to substitute lactose-free yogurt, kefir, cream cheese and sour cream for standard dairy ingredients in your holiday recipes, plus an important letter from our founder, Jennifer Bice
Rugelach, which means "little twists" in Yiddish, is a traditional Jewish holiday treat. Use our cream cheese and sour cream in the pastry of your favorite recipe for a lactose-free treat. Find all our lactose-free recipes here.
There is no need to turn your back on favorite holiday recipes due to lactose-intolerance. By substituting Green Valley Organics lactose-free yogurt, kefir, cream cheese and sour cream for standard dairy ingredients, family and guests can enjoy many of their favorite foods again - the possibilities are endless. Here are just a few of our favorite lactose-free recipe tips and ideas:
Did you know you can substitute equal parts kefir for buttermilk in any recipe? This opens the door for holiday-themed pancakes, waffles, cornbread, muffins and more. Creamy, rich kefir also can also be a replacement for cream in some dishes.
Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Pie
Yogurt is much more versatile than you might think. Use it in baking, marinades, dressings and desserts.
Yogurt Cheese Crostini
Sour cream is a must on baked potatoes and and can also be added to the batter in baked goods for a moister crumb. We love the way it elevates any number of plain foods to rich, creamy versions in seconds. Simply grab it from the fridge and spoon it out to transform:
Green Bean Sour Cream Casserole
Use ours in absolutely any recipe calling for cream cheese - from brownies, frosting, cakes, to savory sauces for pasta or meats.
Smoked Trout Cream Cheese Spread
As you may know, Green Valley Organics Lactose-Free dairy products are made by our parent company, Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery in Sonoma County, CA. Redwood Hill's Founder, Jennifer Bice, agreed last week to sell Redwood Hill to Emmi, a dairy maker in Switzerland that is, to this day, majority-owned by a cooperative of small-scale dairy farmers. Jennifer will continue to be the head of the company for several years and all of our employees will stay on at our creamery in Sebastopol, CA. Read about Jennifer's journey toward her decision in this personal letter to you: