Breaking Up with Dairy

100 Indulgent Plant-based Recipes for Cheese (and Butter, Cream, and Milk) Lovers Everywhere


By Bailey Ruskus

Foreword by Carleigh Bodrug

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Whether you've made the switch to a vegan diet or are just considering the change, cheese can be the breaking point that keeps you from breaking up. It's everywhere—and let's face it, it's delicious. Thank goodness Bailey Ruskus, aka Chef Bai, is here to hold your hand and show you that creating dairy-free cheesy dishes isn’t only doable, it is downright delicious.
In Breaking Up With Dairy, Chef Bai shares more than 100 unbelievable plant-based dairy recipes. From basics such as milks, coffee creamers, and sauces, to gourmet-quality cheeses (including muenster, pourable mozz, and a chevre log that’s perfect for either a date night or a solo eve with Sauv B), to pastas, tacos, pizzas, and the most decadent milkshake ever, Breaking Up With Dairy proves that sometimes the best, most delicious things in life are a big change and a new beginning.
Includes recipes for: Gorgonzola, Young Gruyere, Pepper-Jack, Parmesan, Macadamia Asiago, Paneer, Cotija, Cream Cheese, Amaretto Coffee Creamer, Sweetened Condensed Oat Milk, No-Whey! Protein Powder, along with dishes to use these fabulous basics, such as Baked Truffle Mac, New York Style Spelt Bagels with Roasted Garlic Cream Cheese, Breakfast Pizza Pockets with Hollandaise, Mini Quiches, Air-Fried Ricotta Balls with Ratatouille Sauce and more. So. Much. More.

On Sale
Feb 11, 2025
Page Count
320 pages
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Bailey Ruskus

About the Author

Bailey Ruskus, also known as Chef Bai, is a seasoned chef, activist, and holistic nutrition and health coach. Classically trained at Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco, she uses her culinary expertise to create rich flavors with nourishing ingredients and has been a professional chef for the last 14 years. She is an advocate for people with chronic health ailments, animal welfare, and the environment. Her own plant-based journey started with her desire to heal her chronic pain from a 16-year battle with endometriosis after exhausting all other options. She furthered her studies with a certification in plant-based nutrition from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is a certified Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Bailey now owns her business with her husband, Steve. The author of bestselling cookbook, Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!, Bailey lives in sunny San Diego, California, with Steve and their two rescue pups, Coconut and Pina.

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