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Dietary Substitutions for Bites from Brazil

We strive to accommodate the needs of all families. Below please find recommended substitutes for our Rad-Families with dietary restrictions, compliments of VeegMama, a lifestyle blog sharing new approaches to healthy living through food, wellness, and personal fulfillment.

Gluten Free
No substitutions needed for this kit.

Dairy Allergy
Brigadeiro Chocolate Bonbons >> Instead of using sweetened condensed milk, use the cream at the top of two cans of coconut milk. (Chill the cans before using and scrape just the cream from the top of each can, not the liquid part. Do not shake the can before opening.) Place the coconut cream into a bowl with the rest of the ingredients outlined in the recipe, along with 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar (or regular sugar).  Do not heat. Stir until combined and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Complete recipe as directed.
Brazilian Cheese Bread >> Use a non-dairy milk such as almond, rice, coconut, or soy. Use a dairy-free cheese such as Follow Your Heart’s grated Parmesan cheese.

Vegetarian
Gaucho Steak Skewers >> Instead of steak, used cubed tofu, tempeh, or seitan.

Vegan
Brigadeiro Chocolate Bonbons >> Instead of using sweetened condensed milk, use the cream at the top of two cans of coconut milk. (Chill the cans before using and scrape just the cream from the top of each can, not the liquid part. Do not shake the can before opening.) Place the coconut cream into a bowl with the rest of the ingredients outlined in the recipe, along with 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar (or regular sugar).  Do not heat. Stir until combined and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Complete recipe as directed.
Gaucho Steak Skewers >> Instead of steak, used cubed tofu, tempeh, or seitan.
Brazilian Cheese Bread >> Use a non-dairy milk such as almond, rice, coconut, or soy. Use a dairy-free cheese such as Follow Your Heart’s grated Parmesan cheese. Instead of an egg, use an egg replacer such as Follow Your Heart’s VeganEgg, Ener-G Egg Replacer, or a flax egg (mix 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed meal with 2.5 tablespoons of water and allow to sit for 5 minutes).