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 more

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 more

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 more

What to Order at Ruby Tuesday If You Have Dietary Restrictions

Grilled Chicken sandwich & fries from Ruby Tuesday.

“Goodbye Ruby Tuesday/Who could hang a name on you…” Sorry. Wrong Ruby Tuesday. The casual fast food restaurant has 540 locations across the US, Central America, the Middle East, Iceland, and Hong Kong. That’s great news if you’re traveling and need to find somewhere that offers various dietary options (and maybe if you want something … Read more

How to Make Dietary-Restriction Friendly Pancakes

An image of dietary restriction friendly pancakes.

Pancakes. Hotcakes. Griddlecakes. Flapjacks. No matter what you call them, they are a great meal anytime of day (who doesn’t like breakfast for dinner?). Pancakes also contain problem ingredients for many with stomach issues and dietary restrictions. Luckily, there are alternate options that are delicious. We came across King Arthur Flour at our local Food … Read more

Cookout Season: how to have one that’s dietary restriction friendly

Memorial Day is the official kickoff to summer and to cookout season (I think some of you actually refer to cookouts at BBQs). This means hamburgers, hot dogs, barbeque, chips, and all of the desserts. Getting hungry, aren’t you? Same. For our friends and loved ones with dietary restrictions, cookouts can be frustrating event. If … Read more

Golden Corral: Best Buffet in the USA

I might say that Cici’s Pizza is the best buffet in the USA, but it’s Golden Corral’s tagline, so I’ll go with it for the purpose of this blog entry. Who knew that Golden Corral had the best menu for the dietary-conscious? We haven’t been to one in years, so I’m not sure how long … Read more

Road Trip Rewind-Part Two: Zoo Atlanta

In the Road Trip Rewind: Part One, I left off with the breakfast options that Drury Inn & Suites offered & what Nikki ultimately chose. (Need a refresher? I’ll wait while you read it.) Saturday was set up to be a day of epic proportions as we were going to Zoo Atlanta to see the … Read more

Road Trip Rewind-Part One

If you read last week’s blog, you know that we took a road trip to Spartanburg & Atlanta over Easter weekend. On our way to Atlanta, we made a pit stop in Spartanburg for WWE’s NXT show. We met some friends at Wade’s, a Spartanburg landmark we were told. We got there during prime dinner … Read more

ROAD TRIP!!

For some reason, MLB decided that Easter weekend would be a good idea to have Opening Weekend at the Braves brand new ballpark. I had planned to go to Opening Day, but after issues with pre-sale & general tickets, we decided to only go to the Saturday game. I won’t go into details on my … Read more