Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie (GF, DF, SF,Vegan)

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Several weeks ago, I held a poll across Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram to help me pick the next dessert we tried. Overwhelmingly, the No Bake Protein Fudge Bars¬†won. The second highest vote getter was the Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie. As much as I love fudge, I also really wanted to try this recipe, as did … Read moreCarrot Cake Protein Smoothie (GF, DF, SF,Vegan)

What to Order at Chick-fil-A if You Have Dietary Restrictions

Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken nuggets

When you think of establishments to eat at when you have dietary restrictions, fast food restaurants are usually a big, fat NO. Even if you order a sandwich with no bun, there’s a very good chance the burger has been cooked in (or the chicken sandwich has been marinated in) soy or vegetable oil (which … Read moreWhat to Order at Chick-fil-A if You Have Dietary Restrictions

Dietary Restriction Friendly Cornbread

Slice of cornbread

A staple at many Southern dinner tables is cornbread. It’s a great side, especially with a hot meal. Sweet cornbread is typically found in the South, while “regular” cornbread is more common in the North. I feel like “regular” cornbread is bland and definitely prefer the Southern version. When Nikki had to make changes from … Read moreDietary Restriction Friendly Cornbread

How to Make Allergen-Free Blondies (Vegan, FODMAP friendly)

Blondie slice

This Blondies mix has been hanging around in my kitchen for a while. We’d been meaning to make them and decided Mother’s Day was a pretty good reason. If you’re not familiar with Namaste Foods, they are a family-owned, woman-operated company which I think is super awesome. They also own their own factory, so they … Read moreHow to Make Allergen-Free Blondies (Vegan, FODMAP friendly)

Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event Recap

Samples from a swag bag

Last month, I attended my first event as a blogger. I attended the Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event here in Charlotte. The event features various vendors and speakers to help educate and serve those that cannot eat gluten and/or have allergens. Free product sampling before purchasing, lectures and demonstrations, and a free gift bag … Read moreGluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event Recap

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs (GF, SF, DF, Paleo, Vegan, Keto)

Plate of chocolate peanut butter eggs

I wasn’t planning to make a recipe for Easter and my only Easter post was going to be the¬†Allergen-Free Easter Candy Review. Last week, I opened Instagram and this beautiful picture was staring at me and I couldn’t resist. I have been meaning to try making one of his recipes and this seemed like a … Read moreHow to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs (GF, SF, DF, Paleo, Vegan, Keto)

Homemade Shamrock Shake (GF, SF, DF)

Homemade Shamrock Shake

Can you believe it’s already March? Spring is almost here. *praise hands emoji* March is often associated with green. Green grass, green leaves, green beer. St. Patrick’s Day epitomizes all things green. Corned beef, fish and chips, and Irish soda bread are commonly associated foods with the holiday. Another favorite is McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. The … Read moreHomemade Shamrock Shake (GF, SF, DF)

Guide to Dietary-Restriction Friendly Snacks

Kite Hill Chive Cream Style Spread

Chips. Cookies. Fruit. Protein bars. Snack time is a good time, even with dietary restrictions. Whether you need something to hold you over between meals or you’re on the go, snacks always come in handy. Some of these snacks made good options for road trips. You’ll find a variety of snacks in this post, but … Read moreGuide to Dietary-Restriction Friendly Snacks

Homemade Sugar Cookies (GF, DF, SF, NF, TF, EF)

Decorated sugar cookies

Galentine’s Day. Singles Awareness Day. Valentine’s Day. February 14th. Whatever you’re celebrating, eat some cookies. Better yet, make them yo self. Need to make sugar cookies that are gluten-, dairy-, soy-, egg-, tree nut-, and nut-free? Keep reading. I gotchu. This blog is a few days late because Nikki had really bad back spasms last … Read moreHomemade Sugar Cookies (GF, DF, SF, NF, TF, EF)

Easy Vegan Cheese Dip (GF, DF, SF, TF, PF, Paleo)

Cheese dip and tortilla chips

With the Super Bowl coming up soon, I was trying to come up with a recipe for all the festivities. Dips are one of the most common dishes at any party, celebration, get together, etc. As I started perusing Pinterest for recipes, many of them were made with cashews. I even found one made with … Read moreEasy Vegan Cheese Dip (GF, DF, SF, TF, PF, Paleo)