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 moreHow to Have a Dietary-Restriction Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner

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

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

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

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 moreShowmars: A Staple in the Carolinas

Guide to Dietary Restriction Friendly Halloween Candy

Zachary Pumpkins are gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free.

It’s officially fall, even though it’s still in the mid 80s here in Charlotte. Halloween is right around the corner. Decorations and candy have been in stores for weeks now. I already bought my plastic pumpkin several weeks ago. Before you know it princesses, pirates, Doc McStuffinses, cats, and goblins will be at your doorstep … Read moreGuide to Dietary Restriction Friendly Halloween Candy

What to Order at Ruby Tuesday If You Have Dietary Restrictions

Grilled Chicken sandwich & fries from Ruby Tuesday.

“Goodbye Ruby Tuesday/Who could hang a name on you…” Sorry. Wrong Ruby Tuesday. The casual fast food restaurant has 540 locations across the US, Central America, the Middle East, Iceland, and Hong Kong. That’s great news if you’re traveling and need to find somewhere that offers various dietary options (and maybe if you want something … Read moreWhat to Order at Ruby Tuesday If You Have Dietary Restrictions

Smashburger Selections: What to order if you have dietary restrictions

If you’re looking for a fancier burger, but still affordable than your routine fast food establishment, Smashburger might be for you. After a day of running errands, we found ourselves hungry after 8 PM. Luckily, there was a Smashburger nearby. After consulting their menu for dietary restriction options, we decided to make our first visit to this establishment. Dinner … Read moreSmashburger Selections: What to order if you have dietary restrictions