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 more

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 more

Dietary-Friendly Restriction Pumpkin Muffins (GF, SF, DF, paleo-friendly)

Simple Mills pumpkin muffin

Tis the season for all of the pumpkin spice things. I’m actually not very into anything pumpkin spice. Nikki isn’t really either, though she loves pumpkin bread. She wants to find a version that she can eat. Recently, she did find Simple Mills Pumpkin Almond Flour Muffin & Bread Mix. Not only is the mix … Read more

The Bridge: Small town home-cooked meals

Hamburger steak & fries

A couple months ago, my sister was petsitting for our cousin. We decided to try a little restaurant by their house because the to-go menu said had gluten-free bread and buns. Even better, they don’t charge extra because “why should you have to pay for having an allergy you can’t help?” If only all restaurants … Read more

What to Order at Red Robin if You Have Dietary Restrictions

Red Robin has gluten-free buns.

*Red Robin! Yum.* It’s been a really long time since I’ve eaten at Red Robin. It’s not exactly far away, but it’s not a place I pass by often either. My dad invited Nikki & I to dinner & told us to pick a place. We’d been talking about going to Red Robin since we … Read more

How to Have a Dietary-Restriction Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner

Roasted Turkey holiday dinner

Definition of thanksgiving 1 a capitalized :thanksgiving day b :a public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness 2 :the act of giving thanks 3 :a prayer expressing gratitude This is how Merriam-Webster defines Thanksgiving. In the US, this holiday is celebrated the fourth Thursday of November. There’s also Friendsgiving, which is the celebration of Thanksgiving … Read more

Beginner’s Guide to Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, and Dairy-Free Eating

Since my blog began, I’ve received comments about readers wanting to go gluten-free. There are multiple reasons to make this choice. If you’re unfamiliar with how Gluten-Free Spirited started, here’s a quick review: my sister is on doctor’s orders to be gluten-, dairy-, & soy-free because of IBS. She also follows the FODMAP diet. For … Read more

Halloween Candy Review l Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free

Caramel candy that's gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy-free

Halloween is literally right around me the corner. You know that means: CANDY! If you missed it, I put together this Guide to Dietary-Restriction Friendly Candy. These lists include gluten-, dairy-, and/or soy-free options. While perusing the Halloween candy section at Target, we discovered a various bags of candy that meet all of the above … Read more

Dietary-Restriction Friendly Pigs in a Blanket I GF, SF, DF

Gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free pigs in a blanket

For the last few years, it’s been tradition for my cousin to bring her children to my place to go trick-or-treating. It started with the oldest two children and they were eventually joined by their younger brother and baby sister. Before making their rounds in the neighborhood, they ate dinner. I’m not sure whose idea … Read more

Showmars: A Staple in the Carolinas

“Everyone loves Showmars” is the fast casual restaurants slogan and seems to be an overall fact. I have never met anyone that didn’t love their food and service. Southern. Fresh. Greek. Three words that easily sum up this chain that has 30 locations throughout the Carolinas. Southern and Greek might sound like a head scratcher, … Read more