What to Order at Carrabba’s if You Have Dietary Restrictions

Carrabba's Linguine Positano

Nikki and I are big fans of Italian food. Since she has food sensitivities, going out for Italian food is something we don’t really get to do. We usually make it at home so we can control what goes in it. We were pretty excited to discover that Carrabba’s has options for her. A couple … Read moreWhat to Order at Carrabba’s if You Have Dietary Restrictions

Instant Pot Key Lime Cupcakes (GF, SF, DF)

Key Lime cupcake

A while back, we discovered that ALDI had a Key Lime Cake Mix and a Lemon Cake Mix from their Live G Free line. We bought them with the intention for making an Easter cake with one, but for some reason that didn’t happen. A few weeks ago, we celebrated Nikki’s birthday and she decided … Read moreInstant Pot Key Lime Cupcakes (GF, SF, DF)

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

Blueberry Lemon Pie (GF, SF, DF, vegan)

Blueberry Lemon Pie

Several months ago, we attended the Living Free Expo. As part of the blogger swag bag, we received a complimentary box of King Arthur Flour’s Gluten-Free Pie Crust Mix. We were eager to bake with it, but neither of us had made a pie before. We mentioned it to my mom, who said she had … Read moreBlueberry Lemon Pie (GF, SF, DF, vegan)

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

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)

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

Dietary Restriction Friendly Waffles (GF, SF, DF, Low FODMAP)

Stack of waffles

One of the greatest debates is waffles or pancakes? Though I like both, I prefer pancakes. Since we’ve made dietary restriction friendly pancakes before, we decided to make waffles. I was recently gifted a package of EarthNutri’s Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour . Their flour is made of organic sprouted flour, which is brown rice flour. According … Read moreDietary Restriction Friendly Waffles (GF, SF, DF, Low FODMAP)

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