Ashley Adams

  • Has been dairy-free since her teen years
  • Professional cooking experience as a restaurant line cook, head cook, and baker
  • Author of "Dairy-Free Kitchen" cookbook



Ashley Adams is a former writer for The Spruce, contributing recipes and articles for more than seven years. She has worked in many fields of the dairy-free food and restaurant industry. From teaching vegan, vegetarian, and dairy-free cooking workshops to working as a head cook, baker, and recipe creator at several restaurants, she contributes her knowledge of culinary techniques and nutrition with those around her. She has authored a book on dairy-free cooking and published articles in print publications and online.


Ashley Adams holds a bachelor's degree in English from Ohio University. She has a practical education in dairy-free cooking and substitutions, both in the restaurant industry and as a home cook.

Awards and Publications

Author of the book "The Dairy-Free Kitchen: 100 Recipes for All the Creamy Foods You Love—Without Lactose, Casein, or Dairy" (Fair Winds Press, 2014).​

She has contributed both articles and photography to various publications, including GOOD, Narrative, San Francisco Medicine, Anchorage Press, Anchorage Daily News, PDN, Tundra Telegraph, The Tundra Drums, Alaska Dispatch, and the Kashi Journal.

Expertise: dairy free, vegan, vegetarian, baking

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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