Charlotte Restaurants with Gluten-Free Options

Charlotte skyline

In North Carolina, restaurants are currently closed for sit-down service. Takeout and delivery services are still available in many cases. While this current reality is difficult for many of us, it’s even harder for people with food sensitivities and food allergies. Here is a guide of Charlotte-area restaurants that offer takeout and delivery services as … Read more Charlotte Restaurants with Gluten-Free Options

Visit Veronét Vineyards & Winery

Veronet sign

A few Saturdays ago, I went with my mom and sister to visit family in Kings Mountain, NC. My aunt and uncle had been telling us about a nearby winery that they wanted to take us to. After getting lunch at another local place, we made a short drive to Veronét Vineyards & Winery. This … Read more Visit Veronét Vineyards & Winery

Beginner’s Guide to Cheese Alternatives

Shredded Violife cheese

When being told to remove dairy from your diet, many of the responses are “But, I love cheese!” We feel you. Nikki had this same response, but you do what you have to. Luckily, there are cheese alternatives out there so you don’t have to totally miss out. Here is our Beginner’s Guide to Cheese … Read more Beginner’s Guide to Cheese Alternatives

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup (GF, DF, SF)

Broccoli_Cheddar_Soup

We were going to our mom’s family Christmas party where there was going to be a soup bar. My cousin asked Nikki what kind of soup she could have. Nikki doesn’t eat much soup anymore, so she went to Pinterest for some ideas on how to make something she could eat that met her dietary … Read more Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup (GF, DF, SF)

Almond Nog Cookies (GF, DF, SF)

Almond Nog cookies

It’s egg nog season (for those of you who like it; I’ll pass). Nikki came across a recipe for egg nog cookies and really wanted to try it. She modified the recipe to meet her needs. Almond nog cookies will be a fun dessert to celebrate over the holidays. Since we already had pre-made cookie … Read more Almond Nog Cookies (GF, DF, SF)

How to Make a Pumpkin Cheesecake (GF, DF, SF, vegan)

Pumpkin cheesecake ingredients

Nikki has been wanting to make a cheesecake that meets her dietary restrictions for a long time. The main reason is because she couldn’t find a cream cheese alternative. We finally came across one that not only checked all the boxes, but tastes good too. Nikki highly recommends Violife’s Cream Cheese. Once we had that … Read more How to Make a Pumpkin Cheesecake (GF, DF, SF, vegan)

What to Order at Hwy 55 if you have food sensitivities

Hwy 55 menus

For a long time, we were under the impression that there weren’t any options at Hwy 55 for Nikki. I had scanned the menu and it didn’t look like they had anything she could eat. After going to a location in Florence, SC, we were pleased to find some options. If you’re unfamiliar with Hwy … Read more What to Order at Hwy 55 if you have food sensitivities

Beginner’s Guide to Milk Alternatives

Oatly Oat Milk carton and mug

Being dairy-free can be difficult, especially when looking for alternatives. It is getting easier to find alternatives that fit specific dietary needs. In my sister’s case, she needs alternatives that also don’t contain soy. She’s also had some trial-and-error with milk alternatives that don’t taste very good. Here’s a beginner’s guide to milk alternatives that … Read more Beginner’s Guide to Milk Alternatives

Dunwellz Custom Kitchen and Pour House

Chicken breast sandwich

Dunwellz Custom Kitchen and Pour House is a local establishment that’s really close to our house. I had been one time several years ago when I met up with a friend. I’m not sure why we never tried going again; we probably just assumed that there weren’t any options for Nikki. A couple months ago, … Read more Dunwellz Custom Kitchen and Pour House

What to Order at Carrabba’s if You Have Dietary Restrictions

Carrabba's Linguine Positano

Nikki and I are big fans of Italian food. Since she has food sensitivities, going out for Italian food is something we don’t really get to do. We usually make it at home so we can control what goes in it. We were pretty excited to discover that Carrabba’s has options for her. A couple … Read more What to Order at Carrabba’s if You Have Dietary Restrictions