Gluten-Free Spirited 2018 in Review

As I’m writing this, it’s a few days after Christmas and it’s pouring down rain. We’re just a few days from another calendar year. I launched Gluten-Free Spirited on March 31, 2017. What a ride it’s been so far. Thank you to my readers that have been here since Day 1 and those that have joined in the days since. My goal has always been to provide information for those with dietary restrictions and to their family and friends. We don’t recommend foods and restaurants we don’t like ourselves. Authenticity is something Gluten-Free Spirited strives for. If we don’t like something, we’ll tell you. Nikki recently said that the blog’s tagline should be “We don’t eat gross things.” lol She’s been through quite a few trial and errors on her journey and had plenty of gross food.

2018 Year in Review: We don't eat gross things. Click To Tweet

Since year end reviews generally include lists, I’m going to post the five most read blogposts of 2018. There were a few blogposts from last year’s list that came up, but I decided to include the ones from 2018 (save for one that is from last year, but didn’t make 2017’s list) An interesting note: I get a lot of comments on social media related to recipe blogs. For those of you that took my marketing research survey a few weeks ago, thank you! According to a lot of the feedback, readers want more recipes. I definitely plan on more recipes in the coming year. However, the most read posts are all restaurant recommendations.

Without further ado, I present 2018’s most popular blogposts.

Popular Blogposts

5. Midwood Smokehouse– Full disclosure: this is my favorite restaurant

4. Showmars– This post was written last year, but became popular this year.

3. Wahlburgers– A Charlotte location was announced last year, but there still isn’t one.

2. Bad Daddy’s Burgers– They have a wide variety of burgers that go beyond the standard.

1. Wayback Burgers– This chain continues to expand; hopefully their options for customers with dietary restrictions expand with it.


Even though they didn’t crack the top five most read blogposts, here are a few of the recipes we made this year. As always, our recipes are easy and use as few ingredients as possible.

Blondies– This recipe is also vegan.

Blondie slice

Yogurt Bark

Yogurt bark with strawberries and blueberries
It’s really easy to break into pieces.


Homemade Lasagna
Garfield approves.

Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie

Carrot Cake Smoothie
This Carrot Cake Smoothie will shake up your normal smoothie routine.

No Bake Protein Fudge Bars

Fudge bars
So gooey.


We did get some traveling in this year. Here are some photos from Atlanta and Chicago.


SunTrust Park
Baseball under the lights


Chop On sign
The Braves mantra this season.


Chicago skyline
Chicago from the plane


All In stage
I was one of 11,263 that witnessed All In in person.


Nikki & I at All In
We had to wear our Adam Page shirts. We watched him wrestle locally for several year and got to see him perform at the biggest independent wrestling show ever.

2018 was a great year and I’m really looking forward to 2019! I’ve been working on a new project related to the blog for the past couple of months. I can’t wait to share it with you soon! Be sure to sign up for my mailing list as my subscribers will be the first to know. I would also love for you to follow GFS on social media. You can find the buttons below.

I wish you all a happy and prosperous 2019!

Obligatory Year In Review post Click To Tweet

32 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Spirited 2018 in Review”

  1. I love this post! It looks like you had a great 2018 and I hope 2019 is even better πŸ™‚ By the way that yogurt bark looks awesome!

  2. Happy almost New Year!! I’m glad that you had a productive and gluten free year lol. Also love that blonde recipe, I haven’t had one in a long time.

  3. This is such a great year in review. It seems like you did some amazing things and also ate some really amazing food along the way!


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