What to Order at Another Broken Egg Cafe if You Have Dietary Restrictions

Pancakes, grits, & bacon

In my last blogpost, I told you about our visit to the Raleigh area to visit a very dear friend. Our hotel, Courtyard by Marriott, is located next to a shopping center. My friend noticed Another Broken Egg Cafe and mentioned it as a brunch option. Nikki was glad to see an option for gluten-free … Read moreWhat to Order at Another Broken Egg Cafe if You Have Dietary Restrictions

Guide to Ice Cream Alternatives

SO Delicious Salted Caramel Cluster

I SCREAM. YOU SCREAM. WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM ALTERNATIVES. Well, we might not exactly be correct. But, for those with dairy/milk sensitivities or allergies are likely screaming for ice cream alternatives. Sometimes they’re referred to dairy-free alternatives or frozen treats. No matter what you call them, here’s a guide to ice cream alternatives that we … Read moreGuide to Ice Cream Alternatives

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 moreFood 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 moreThe 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 moreInstant 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 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

Lowdown on Low FODMAP

Maria Von Trapp in field meme

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ve probably seen the term “low FODMAP”. “What the heck is that?,” you mentally ask. It is essentially a diet for people with IBS and other gastrointestinal disorders. FODMAP is an acronym for Fermentable Oligo-, Di-,Mono-saccharides And Polyols. According to Wikipedia, FODMAP occurs naturally in food. … Read moreLowdown on Low FODMAP

What to Order from Metro Diner if You Have Dietary Restrictions

Metro Club

There’s a restaurant that’s not too far from us that we kept passing and always forgot the name of. One night, Nikki took a picture of it so that we’d remember it. Nikki Googled it and learned that they had a gluten-free menu. Score! A few weeks later, our dad invited us to dinner and … Read moreWhat to Order from Metro Diner if You Have Dietary Restrictions