What to order at Bojangles if you have food sensitivities

Bojangles box

It’s Bo Time. Anytime is Bo Time, really. Bojangles is a fast food establishment headquartered here in Charlotte. They’re an official sponsor of the Carolina Panthers. That’s how big of a deal Bojangles is around here. Fun fact: the name comes from the song “Mr. Bojangles”, which was made by famous Sammy Davis, Jr. and … Read more What to order at Bojangles if you have food sensitivities

Quick and Easy Top 8 Free banana pudding

Allergen free banana pudding

Banana pudding is one of Nikki’s favorite desserts. Since changing her diet to due to IBS, banana pudding is one of the dishes she’s missed. She’s been wanting to recreate a version that she could eat, but had a hard time finding the pudding. While shopping at a local, small business here in Charlotte, she … Read more Quick and Easy Top 8 Free banana pudding

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup (GF, DF, SF)

Broccoli_Cheddar_Soup

We were going to our mom’s family Christmas party where there was going to be a soup bar. My cousin asked Nikki what kind of soup she could have. Nikki doesn’t eat much soup anymore, so she went to Pinterest for some ideas on how to make something she could eat that met her dietary … Read more Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup (GF, DF, SF)

Almond Nog Cookies (GF, DF, SF)

Almond Nog cookies

It’s egg nog season (for those of you who like it; I’ll pass). Nikki came across a recipe for egg nog cookies and really wanted to try it. She modified the recipe to meet her needs. Almond nog cookies will be a fun dessert to celebrate over the holidays. Since we already had pre-made cookie … Read more Almond Nog Cookies (GF, DF, SF)

How to Make a Pumpkin Cheesecake (GF, DF, SF, vegan)

Pumpkin cheesecake ingredients

Nikki has been wanting to make a cheesecake that meets her dietary restrictions for a long time. The main reason is because she couldn’t find a cream cheese alternative. We finally came across one that not only checked all the boxes, but tastes good too. Nikki highly recommends Violife’s Cream Cheese. Once we had that … Read more How to Make a Pumpkin Cheesecake (GF, DF, SF, vegan)

Beginner’s Guide to Milk Alternatives

Oatly Oat Milk carton and mug

Being dairy-free can be difficult, especially when looking for alternatives. It is getting easier to find alternatives that fit specific dietary needs. In my sister’s case, she needs alternatives that also don’t contain soy. She’s also had some trial-and-error with milk alternatives that don’t taste very good. Here’s a beginner’s guide to milk alternatives that … Read more Beginner’s Guide to Milk Alternatives

Dunwellz Custom Kitchen and Pour House

Chicken breast sandwich

Dunwellz Custom Kitchen and Pour House is a local establishment that’s really close to our house. I had been one time several years ago when I met up with a friend. I’m not sure why we never tried going again; we probably just assumed that there weren’t any options for Nikki. A couple months ago, … Read more Dunwellz Custom Kitchen and Pour House

What to Order at Carrabba’s if You Have Dietary Restrictions

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 Dietary Restrictions

Instant Pot Key Lime Cupcakes (GF, SF, DF)

Key Lime cupcake

A while back, we discovered that ALDI had a Key Lime Cake Mix and a Lemon Cake Mix from their Live G Free line. We bought them with the intention for making an Easter cake with one, but for some reason that didn’t happen. A few weeks ago, we celebrated Nikki’s birthday and she decided … Read more Instant Pot Key Lime Cupcakes (GF, SF, DF)

What to Order at Another Broken Egg Cafe if You Have Dietary Restrictions

Pancakes, grits, & bacon

In my last blogpost, I told you about our visit to the Raleigh area to visit a very dear friend. Our hotel, Courtyard by Marriott, is located next to a shopping center. My friend noticed Another Broken Egg Cafe and mentioned it as a brunch option. Nikki was glad to see an option for gluten-free … Read more What to Order at Another Broken Egg Cafe if You Have Dietary Restrictions