What to order at Carolina Ale House if you have food sensitivities

Grilled Chicken on lettuce with bowl of fresh fruit

As is often the case, Nikki and I tend to find and try new restaurants with our dad. Obviously due to the pandemic, this has changed our habits a lot. One new place that we have tried is Carolina Ale House. Carolina Ale House is a sports bar/restaurant that has multiple locations throughout the Carolinas. … Read more What to order at Carolina Ale House if you have food sensitivities

Beginner’s Guide to Cheese Alternatives

Shredded Violife cheese

When being told to remove dairy from your diet, many of the responses are “But, I love cheese!” We feel you. Nikki had this same response, but you do what you have to. Luckily, there are cheese alternatives out there so you don’t have to totally miss out. Here is our Beginner’s Guide to Cheese … Read more Beginner’s Guide to Cheese Alternatives

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

Carrabba's Linguine Positano

Nikki and I are big fans of Italian food. Since she has food sensitivities, going out for Italian food is something we don’t really get to do. We usually make it at home so we can control what goes in it. We were pretty excited to discover that Carrabba’s has options for her. A couple … Read more What to order at Carrabba’s if you have food sensitivities

Gluten-Free Spirited is Two!

Two years ago on March 31, I launched Gluten-Free Spirited. ? If you’ve been reading for a while, you know the story of why I launched it. If you’re unfamiliar, check out my bio and my first blogpost.     Originally, it was geared towards travelers with dietary restrictions due to food sensitivities/allergies. It hasn’t been as … Read more Gluten-Free Spirited is Two!

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

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

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)