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)

Instant Pot Key Lime Cupcakes (GF, SF, DF)

Key Lime cupcake

A while back, we discovered that ALDI had a Key Lime Cake Mix and a Lemon Cake Mix from their Live G Free line. We bought them with the intention for making an Easter cake with one, but for some reason that didn’t happen. A few weeks ago, we celebrated Nikki’s birthday and she decided … Read more Instant Pot Key Lime Cupcakes (GF, SF, DF)

Blueberry Lemon Pie (GF, SF, DF, vegan)

Blueberry Lemon Pie

Several months ago, we attended the Living Free Expo. As part of the blogger swag bag, we received a complimentary box of King Arthur Flour’s Gluten-Free Pie Crust Mix. We were eager to bake with it, but neither of us had made a pie before. We mentioned it to my mom, who said she had … Read more Blueberry Lemon Pie (GF, SF, DF, vegan)

Food Sensitivities and Allergies CliffNotes

Dumbledore food allergy meme

If you’ve been following GFS, you’re likely aware that my sister has Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Due to her diagnosis, she cannot have gluten, dairy, or soy. You can read more about why I started GFS here. I posted recently about May being Celiac Awareness Month and someone told me that they had never heard of … Read more Food Sensitivities and Allergies CliffNotes

The Best Dietary Restriction Friendly Pizzas: Part Two

Mod Pizza with ham

Back in 2017, a few months after launching GFS, I wrote a blogpost about pizza. Nikki had tried a few frozen pizzas, but was wanting to find pizzas at restaurants that met her dietary needs. Finding pizza with gluten-free pizza isn’t that hard, it’s finding places with dairy-free cheese. Since it’s been so long since … Read more The Best Dietary Restriction Friendly Pizzas: Part Two

Instant Pot Lasagna (GF, DF, SF)

Instant Pot, lasagna noodles, tomato sauce

Several months ago, I asked on GFS social media if they’d like me to share a recipe for Instant Pot Lasagna. The majority of voters said “yes”. For those that said “no”, this is not for you. My mom loves her Instant Pot and likes to try out various dishes. She tried lasagna to see … Read more Instant Pot Lasagna (GF, DF, SF)

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 more Gluten-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 more Living Free Expo Recap