The Professor and I are in a little bit of a shock to find ourselves mid-November already; I’m not sure why, but when I was younger, I wanted nothing more than to grow up and become an adult. As an adult, I want time to stand still so I can catch my breath for just one New-York-minute. And I’m absolutely certain that if I were to take a poll asking if anyone else is having this same experience, I’d be looking at raised hands as far as my eyes can see . . . which really isn’t that far . . . but that’s a different story for another time.

I’m really excited to share a brand new product that’s been added to the Green Valley Organics family: Lactose Free Cream Cheese! Made with just four ingredients: pure organic cream, sea salt, lactase enzyme and live, active cultures – all ingredients are those you can spell and pronounce! Even though Green Valley Lactose Free Cream Cheese is a soft, spreadable cheese, you can use it exactly as you would regular cream cheese—pastries like Rugelach, silky pumpkin cheesecakes, stroganoff sauce, spread on an Everything bagel or my Smoked Salmon Party Dip – can you say ‘Mmmmm?!’

Green Valley Organics and Redwood Hill Farms products can be found at your local Whole Foods Market and for now, the lactose-free cream cheese is found at Whole Foods exclusively until after the first of the year. All of the products made by Green Valley Organics are gluten-free and lactose-free, so they really are a great option for those of us with dietary restrictions.


When my boys were younger, we’d usually set aside Thanksgiving weekend to put up our Christmas tree and decorate the house; I’d make an assortment of snacks and fill the table with pretty plates of cheese, crackers, candied nuts, chips and this Smoked Salmon dip – partially because I love smoked salmon and partially because I thought it was ‘fancy’; I still consider it fancy because I only make the recipe this time of year. And when I do, my boys are still small and we’re decorating our tree, Christmas music is playing, candles are lit as the sun goes down and, for me, it signifies the beginning of the holiday season.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Green Valley Organics. I am being compensated to develop this recipe and share information about Green Valley Organics Lactose-Free products with you; however, all opinions are strictly my own.

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  2. My mum makes an awesome smoked salmon dip and I just end up planting myself in front of it until I’ve eaten half of the bowl. This is calling my name, Deb!

  3. I may have to break all the rules and add this to the Thanksgiving menu! 🙂

  4. This dip looks amazing! I love all the flavors in there – what a perfect compliment to the salmon. Love that it’s lactose-free too!

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  6. I remember the first time I ate a version of this dip…someone brought it to work and I adored it! Back in the day, they probably made it with canned salmon and smoke flavoring. Thank you for the memory! Your version looks absolutely scrumptious!

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