What to order at Zaxby’s if you have food sensitivities

Zaxby's Grilled Chicken sandwich

We tend to avoid fast food in general, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. One of the establishments we avoided is Zaxby’s. We assumed that there wouldn’t be any options for Nikki. There’s a location nearby, so Nikki finally decided to look into any options that they may have for her. Before we get to that, let’s … Read more What to order at Zaxby’s if you have food sensitivities

Beginner’s Guide to Milk Alternatives

Oatly Oat Milk carton and mug

Being dairy-free can be difficult, especially when looking for alternatives. It is getting easier to find alternatives that fit specific dietary needs. In my sister’s case, she needs alternatives that also don’t contain soy. She’s also had some trial-and-error with milk alternatives that don’t taste very good. Here’s a beginner’s guide to milk alternatives that … Read more Beginner’s Guide to Milk Alternatives

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 more Living Free Expo Recap

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 more Lowdown on Low FODMAP

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 more Local 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 more Valentine’s Day Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

What to order at Outback if you have food sensitivities

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 more What to order at Outback if you have food sensitivities

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 more My New Coaching Program: Food Sensitivity Success Map

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 more Easy 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 more Instant Pot Chicken Tortillas