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

Food Sensitivities and Allergies CliffNotes

Dumbledore food allergy meme

If you’ve been following GFS, you’re likely aware that my sister has Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Due to her diagnosis, she cannot have gluten, dairy, or soy. You can read more about why I started GFS here. I posted recently about May being Celiac Awareness Month and someone told me that they had never heard of … Read more Food Sensitivities and Allergies CliffNotes

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!

Living Free Expo Recap

Living Free Expo sign

Last Saturday, I attended the Living Free Expo here in Charlotte. Formerly known as the Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event, it underwent a brand change. Nikki Everett, founder of the expo, said this was because the gluten-free movement has splintered off into so many different things that a new name would fit it better. … Read more Living Free Expo Recap

Myths and Misconceptions About Food Sensitivities & Allergies

Food allergy meme

Ever since my sister had to remove gluten, dairy, and soy from her diet, I’ve seen and heard so many myths and misconceptions. I started Gluten-Free Spirited nearly three years ago and I’ve read a lot of myths and misconceptions in my comments and across social media. Common myths and misconceptions One of the biggest … Read more Myths and Misconceptions About Food Sensitivities & Allergies

Lowdown on Low FODMAP

Maria Von Trapp in field meme

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ve probably seen the term “low FODMAP”. “What the heck is that?,” you mentally ask. It is essentially a diet for people with IBS and other gastrointestinal disorders. FODMAP is an acronym for Fermentable Oligo-, Di-,Mono-saccharides And Polyols. According to Wikipedia, FODMAP occurs naturally in food. … Read more Lowdown on Low FODMAP

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

My New Coaching Program: Food Sensitivity Success Map

Food Sensitivity Success Map

If you are subscribed to my mailing list, you were the first to know about the program I’ve been working on since November. If you follow GFS on social media, you learned about the program two days later. If you missed the announcement, here’s more about it: Food Sensitivity Success Map: Your ultimate guide to … Read more My New Coaching Program: Food Sensitivity Success Map