Crockpot Hot Chocolate (GF, SF, DF)

Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Confession time for my #unpopularopinion: I don’t like coffee and I never have. Hot chocolate? I’ll drink that all fall and winter long. I make it at home all the time. Even though I rarely go to McDonald’s, they have really good hot chocolate.   As much as I drink hot chocolate, I don’t think … Read moreCrockpot Hot Chocolate (GF, SF, DF)

What to Order at CharBar No. 7 if You Have Dietary Restrictions

Hamburger with gluten-free bun and a side of fruit

The day after Christmas, my dad invited Nikki & I to lunch. We decided to try a new restaurant in the area. CharBar No. 7 recently opened a location in Mint Hill. They have six locations throughout the state and one in Alabama. According to the CB7 Story , their name has nothing to do … Read moreWhat to Order at CharBar No. 7 if You Have Dietary Restrictions

Gluten-Free Spirited 2017 in Review

Another year is getting ready to close. Like many of you, I’ve been reflecting on what I accomplished in 2017 before setting intentions and goals for the next 365 days. My biggest goal for this year was also my biggest accomplishment: launching Gluten-Free Spirited. In the latter part of 2016, I began doing research on … Read moreGluten-Free Spirited 2017 in Review

Santa Hat Jell-O Shots (GF, DF, SF)

Santa's Hat ell-O shots

Looking for an quick, easy, festive treat for those adults on the Naughty list? Does it need to be dietary-restriction friendly? Lucky for you, Gluten-Free Spirited has you covered! This recipe is inspired by a video that I saw on Delish’s Facebook page. We modified the recipe to make it dairy-, soy-, and gluten-free. The … Read moreSanta Hat Jell-O Shots (GF, DF, SF)

Cookies for the Santa with Dietary-Restrictions

Christmas Snickerdoodles cookies

If Santa is anything like Scott Calvin, he needs cookies that are dairy-free. Why not make them Top 8 Allergen-Free? Shake things up for Santa and make him some snickerdoodles cookies!     If you’re a regular reader of this blog (if you’re not, you should be. Sign up for my mailing list to get … Read moreCookies for the Santa with Dietary-Restrictions

Guide to Yogurt Alternatives (GF, SF, DF)

So Delicious Blueberry yogurt alternative

I considered making the title of this post” Yogurt, Yogurt, and More Yogurt”. Alas, it’s not as fancy as the one that I went with. Yogurt is one of Nikki’s go-to snacks. She eats it so much that you could probably extract yogurt from her veins. If you want to get technical, they’re yogurt alternatives … Read moreGuide to Yogurt Alternatives (GF, SF, DF)

Dietary-Friendly Restriction Pumpkin Muffins (GF, SF, DF, paleo-friendly)

Simple Mills pumpkin muffin

Tis the season for all of the pumpkin spice things. I’m actually not very into anything pumpkin spice. Nikki isn’t really either, though she loves pumpkin bread. She wants to find a version that she can eat. Recently, she did find Simple Mills Pumpkin Almond Flour Muffin & Bread Mix. Not only is the mix … Read moreDietary-Friendly Restriction Pumpkin Muffins (GF, SF, DF, paleo-friendly)

How to Have a Dietary-Restriction Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner

Roasted Turkey holiday dinner

Definition of thanksgiving 1 a capitalized :thanksgiving day b :a public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness 2 :the act of giving thanks 3 :a prayer expressing gratitude This is how Merriam-Webster defines Thanksgiving. In the US, this holiday is celebrated the fourth Thursday of November. There’s also Friendsgiving, which is the celebration of Thanksgiving … Read moreHow to Have a Dietary-Restriction Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner

Beginner’s Guide to Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, and Dairy-Free Eating

Since my blog began, I’ve received comments about readers wanting to go gluten-free. There are multiple reasons to make this choice. If you’re unfamiliar with how Gluten-Free Spirited started, here’s a quick review: my sister is on doctor’s orders to be gluten-, dairy-, & soy-free because of IBS. She also follows the FODMAP diet. For … Read moreBeginner’s Guide to Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, and Dairy-Free Eating

Dietary-Restriction Friendly Pigs in a Blanket I GF, SF, DF

Gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free pigs in a blanket

For the last few years, it’s been tradition for my cousin to bring her children to my place to go trick-or-treating. It started with the oldest two children and they were eventually joined by their younger brother and baby sister. Before making their rounds in the neighborhood, they ate dinner. I’m not sure whose idea … Read moreDietary-Restriction Friendly Pigs in a Blanket I GF, SF, DF