The Bridge: Small town home-cooked meals

Hamburger steak & fries

A couple months ago, my sister was petsitting for our cousin. We decided to try a little restaurant by their house because the to-go menu said had gluten-free bread and buns. Even better, they don’t charge extra because “why should you have to pay for having an allergy you can’t help?” If only all restaurants … Read more

What to Order at Red Robin if You Have Dietary Restrictions

Red Robin has gluten-free buns.

*Red Robin! Yum.* It’s been a really long time since I’ve eaten at Red Robin. It’s not exactly far away, but it’s not a place I pass by often either. My dad invited Nikki & I to dinner & told us to pick a place. We’d been talking about going to Red Robin since we … Read more

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 Fettuccine Alfredo I GF, DF, SF recipe

Gluten-, Soy-, & Dairy-Free Fettuccine Alfredo

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while (thank you!, BTW), you’ll know that pasta is my favorite (well, Italian food in general). If I could eat Italian food all day, er’y day, I would. The Americanized version of Italian dishes aren’t known for being the healthiest (Curse you, carbs!), so that isn’t ideal. … Read more

Wondering What to Order at Which Wich? If You Have Dietary Restrictions?

Turkeywich with lettuce wrap.

In the interest of full transparency, I almost forgot to write this blog. In my defense, I kept forgetting it was Thursday (when I usually write). I was also watching Japanese wrestling (which is good since I was having withdrawals after their month-long tournament ended in August) and I was super excited because the new … Read more

Chili’s is more than baby back ribs (barbecue sauce)| Dietary Restriction Friendly Items

“I want my baby back, baby back, baby back ribs, CHIL-I’S BABY BACK RIBS.” You’re welcome for getting that jingle stuck in your head. That commercial came out years ago and it’s still the jingle I hear whenever I hear the name Chili’s. We’ve discovered that Chili’s has a Allergen/Vegetarian menu on their website. It’s … Read more

What to Order at Hickory Tavern If You Have Dietary Restrictions

Grilled chicken sandwich with bacon and a side of fruit. #hickorytavern #glutenfree #soyfree #dairyfree #dietaryconscious

With over 25 restaurants across the Carolinas and Tennessee, Hickory Tavern has become a popular spot for eating and/or drinking while watching sports. They’re like Buffalo Wild Wings more posh sister. Though their vibes are similar, Hickory Tavern is a little more classy and grown up, but still knows how to throw down. For instance, … Read more