Living Free Expo Recap

Living Free Expo sign

Last Saturday, I attended the Living Free Expo here in Charlotte. Formerly known as the Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event, it underwent a brand change. Nikki Everett, founder of the expo, said this was because the gluten-free movement has splintered off into so many different things that a new name would fit it better. … Read moreLiving Free Expo Recap

Myths and Misconceptions About Food Sensitivities & Allergies

Food allergy meme

Ever since my sister had to remove gluten, dairy, and soy from her diet, I’ve seen and heard so many myths and misconceptions. I started Gluten-Free Spirited nearly three years ago and I’ve read a lot of myths and misconceptions in my comments and across social media. Common myths and misconceptions One of the biggest … Read moreMyths and Misconceptions About Food Sensitivities & Allergies

No Whey Chocolate Review

No Whey Chocolate Chocolate No No's

Raise your hand if you love chocolate. *raises both hands* I love dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate. The only time I don’t like chocolate is with coconut.  *insert green nauseous emoji* Nikki, on the other hand, likes chocolate in moderation. She only likes white and milk chocolate. We were perusing Vitacost one day and … Read moreNo Whey Chocolate Review

What to Do When Your Loved One Has an Invisible Illness

Invisible illness

Oftentimes when a person has an illness, there are physical signs that we can see. This could be hair loss, puffy cheeks, or weight loss/gain. Not all illnesses have these physical signs, but they should be treated as any other illness. I have friends with Endometriosis and Fibromyalgia. I know someone with Hashimoto’s. I have … Read moreWhat to Do When Your Loved One Has an Invisible Illness

Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event Recap

Samples from a swag bag

Last month, I attended my first event as a blogger. I attended the Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event here in Charlotte. The event features various vendors and speakers to help educate and serve those that cannot eat gluten and/or have allergens. Free product sampling before purchasing, lectures and demonstrations, and a free gift bag … Read moreGluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event Recap

Gluten-Free Spirited 2017 in Review

Another year is getting ready to close. Like many of you, I’ve been reflecting on what I accomplished in 2017 before setting intentions and goals for the next 365 days. My biggest goal for this year was also my biggest accomplishment: launching Gluten-Free Spirited. In the latter part of 2016, I began doing research on … Read moreGluten-Free Spirited 2017 in Review

Santa Hat Jell-O Shots (GF, DF, SF)

Santa's Hat ell-O shots

Looking for an quick, easy, festive treat for those adults on the Naughty list? Does it need to be dietary-restriction friendly? Lucky for you, Gluten-Free Spirited has you covered! This recipe is inspired by a video that I saw on Delish’s Facebook page. We modified the recipe to make it dairy-, soy-, and gluten-free. The … Read moreSanta Hat Jell-O Shots (GF, DF, SF)

Cookies for the Santa with Dietary-Restrictions

Christmas Snickerdoodles cookies

If Santa is anything like Scott Calvin, he needs cookies that are dairy-free. Why not make them Top 8 Allergen-Free? Shake things up for Santa and make him some snickerdoodles cookies!     If you’re a regular reader of this blog (if you’re not, you should be. Sign up for my mailing list to get … Read moreCookies for the Santa with Dietary-Restrictions

Guide to Yogurt Alternatives (GF, SF, DF)

So Delicious Blueberry yogurt alternative

I considered making the title of this post” Yogurt, Yogurt, and More Yogurt”. Alas, it’s not as fancy as the one that I went with. Yogurt is one of Nikki’s go-to snacks. She eats it so much that you could probably extract yogurt from her veins. If you want to get technical, they’re yogurt alternatives … Read moreGuide to Yogurt Alternatives (GF, SF, DF)

What to Order at Wayback Burgers If You Have Dietary Restrictions

Wayback Burgers Cheeseburger

A couple of weekends ago, I was having a girl’s day with my mom and sister for my birthday. Before going shopping, we decided to get lunch, which is wise because I tend to get hangry. I don’t do it on purpose, it just happens. Fun fact: I’m currently wearing a shirt that has Stitch … Read moreWhat to Order at Wayback Burgers If You Have Dietary Restrictions