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

Gluten-Free Spirited 2018 in Review

As I’m writing this, it’s a few days after Christmas and it’s pouring down rain. We’re just a few days from another calendar year. I launched Gluten-Free Spirited on March 31, 2017. What a ride it’s been so far. Thank you to my readers that have been here since Day 1 and those that have … Read more Gluten-Free Spirited 2018 in Review

Reindeer Snack Mix (GF, DF, SF, Vegan)

Reindeer Snack Mix

We’re just a few days away from Christmas. How is it already time to celebrate my favorite holiday again? If you celebrate Christmas, chances are you’re getting ready for family meals and parties. Gifts? Check. Holiday outfit? Check. Adult beverages? Check. Food?…oh, crap. What was I supposed to bring? If you’re looking for a quick … Read more Reindeer Snack Mix (GF, DF, SF, Vegan)

Holiday Candy Cane Brownies (GF, SF, DF)

Brownie topped with Swedish Fish candy cane

This year has seemed really long at times and others, it has flown by. It’s hard to believe it’s already December. Christmas is my favorite holiday! I love sparkling Christmas lights, cute decorations, holiday music, picking out gifts, and of course, the food. Nikki & I have been discussing holiday recipes to make just for … Read more Holiday Candy Cane Brownies (GF, SF, DF)