What to Do When Your Loved One Has an Invisible Illness

Invisible illness

Oftentimes when a person has an illness, there are physical signs that we can see. This could be hair loss, puffy cheeks, or weight loss/gain. Not all illnesses have these physical signs, but they should be treated as any other illness. I have friends with Endometriosis and Fibromyalgia. I know someone with Hashimoto’s. I have … Read moreWhat to Do When Your Loved One Has an Invisible Illness

What to Order at Moochies Tavern If You Have Dietary Restrictions

Hamburger from Moochies Tavern

My dad had invited Nikki & I to dinner several times in about a 10 day period. Unfortunately, Nikki was dealing with a flare up and wasn’t ready to eat anything at a restaurant. We also needed new establishments to try. Last weekend, we were finally able to take our dad up on his offer. … Read moreWhat to Order at Moochies Tavern If You Have Dietary Restrictions

Top 5 Breakfast Foods When You Have Dietary Restrictions

Kashi Waffles

We’ve all heard the saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. Breakfast foods are so important (popular*) that people eat it mid-morning with mimosas and even have it for dinner. I mean, breakfast foods are pretty yummy no matter what time of the day it is. What about when you have dietary … Read moreTop 5 Breakfast Foods When You Have Dietary Restrictions

Easy Nice Cream (DF, GF, SF, Vegan)

Nice cream

Who else screams for ice cream? Here in Charlotte, it stays in the 90s this time of year. With the humidity, it can feel closer to 100 some days. I love where I live, but humidity is the bane of my existence. That’s one of the reason to love ice cream. What happens when you … Read moreEasy Nice Cream (DF, GF, SF, Vegan)

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)

No Bake Protein Fudge Bars (GF, DF, SF, Vegan)

Fudge bar

I had the ingredients for several recipes, but wasn’t sure which one to start. They all sounded good to me! I decided to put it to a vote on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. One recipe got an overwhelming majority of the vote across all three platforms: protein fudge bars. The inspiration for this recipe is … Read moreNo Bake Protein Fudge Bars (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