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

Gluten-Free Spirited is Two!

Two years ago on March 31, I launched Gluten-Free Spirited. ? If you’ve been reading for a while, you know the story of why I launched it. If you’re unfamiliar, check out my bio and my first blogpost.     Originally, it was geared towards travelers with dietary restrictions due to food sensitivities/allergies. It hasn’t been as … Read moreGluten-Free Spirited is Two!

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

My New Coaching Program: Food Sensitivity Success Map

Food Sensitivity Success Map

If you are subscribed to my mailing list, you were the first to know about the program I’ve been working on since November. If you follow GFS on social media, you learned about the program two days later. If you missed the announcement, here’s more about it: Food Sensitivity Success Map: Your ultimate guide to … Read moreMy New Coaching Program: Food Sensitivity Success Map

Top 8 Allergen Free Pumpkin Cupcakes (Vegan, Low FODMAP)

Pumpkin cupcakes

October is upon us again, which means pumpkin. Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin scented everything, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin decorations, you get the idea. Pumpkin tends to last into November and December these days. People make pumpkin work for Thanksgiving and Christmas too. Confession: I’m not a fan of pumpkin. Nikki makes some good pumpkin … Read moreTop 8 Allergen Free Pumpkin Cupcakes (Vegan, Low FODMAP)

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

How to Make Allergen-Free Blondies (Vegan, FODMAP friendly)

Blondie slice

This Blondies mix has been hanging around in my kitchen for a while. We’d been meaning to make them and decided Mother’s Day was a pretty good reason. If you’re not familiar with Namaste Foods, they are a family-owned, woman-operated company which I think is super awesome. They also own their own factory, so they … Read moreHow to Make Allergen-Free Blondies (Vegan, FODMAP friendly)

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