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

Local Landmark: Landmark Diner is Charlotte’s Oldest Diner

Unless burger from Landmark Diner

Landmark Diner has been a staple in my life since my childhood. Their website doesn’t have the exact year it opened, but the owners say they were the first to bring Greek style diner to Charlotte. Landmark Diner is one of the few places that stay open late in the city. They open daily at … Read moreLocal Landmark: Landmark Diner is Charlotte’s Oldest Diner

Valentine’s Day Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispies cut into squares

A few weeks ago, Nikki & I were at the grocery store when she spotted Strawberry Rice Krispies. Right away, I said “we can make Rice Krispies for the blog.” Nikki immediately replied, “With strawberry Smashmallows.” Nikki went through a couple boxes before we actually made the Strawberry Rice Krispie treats. Shoutout to Target for … Read moreValentine’s Day Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

What to Order at Outback if You Have Dietary Restrictions

Outback bag

I’ve been meaning to review Outback for a while, but end up going to other restaurants instead. It’s hard not to when some of my favorites are nearby. My mom had been craving lobster tail for the previous week or so when she saw a commercial for Outback’s offer for lobster tail and steak. Now … Read moreWhat to Order at Outback if You Have Dietary Restrictions

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

What to Order at IHOP When You Have Dietary Restrictions

IHOP hash browns & grits

IHOP isn’t probably a place you’d expect to eat at if you have dietary restrictions. For many diets, it’s probably not an option. However, if you’re traveling or wanting to try something different, you might be able to find something that works for you. A few weeks ago, our dad sent a text late one … Read moreWhat to Order at IHOP When You Have Dietary Restrictions

Easy Party Mix (GF, DF, SF)

Party mix

I know the title of this blog is pretty vague, but I wasn’t really sure what to call it. Nikki suggested calling it a “party mix” because that’s what she saw it called on Pinterest. This recipe was inspired by a party mix that my aunt made at Christmas. She filled Mason Jars with pretzels, … Read moreEasy Party Mix (GF, DF, SF)

Instant Pot Chicken Tortillas

Chicken tortilla with cheese and broccoli

Instant Pots are all the rage these days. Several of my friends and family own them. My mom bought herself one for her birthday. She uses it several times a week. For Christmas, we got her a stackable steamer insert pans that also came with tongs. She can steam vegetables and can even make a … Read moreInstant Pot Chicken Tortillas