Crockpot Hot Chocolate (GF, SF, DF)

Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Confession time for my #unpopularopinion: I don’t like coffee and I never have. Hot chocolate? I’ll drink that all fall and winter long. I make it at home all the time. Even though I rarely go to McDonald’s, they have really good hot chocolate.   As much as I drink hot chocolate, I don’t think … Read moreCrockpot Hot Chocolate (GF, SF, DF)

What to Order at CharBar No. 7 if You Have Dietary Restrictions

Hamburger with gluten-free bun and a side of fruit

The day after Christmas, my dad invited Nikki & I to lunch. We decided to try a new restaurant in the area. CharBar No. 7 recently opened a location in Mint Hill. They have six locations throughout the state and one in Alabama. According to the CB7 Story , their name has nothing to do … Read moreWhat to Order at CharBar No. 7 if You Have Dietary Restrictions

Gluten-Free Spirited 2017 in Review

Another year is getting ready to close. Like many of you, I’ve been reflecting on what I accomplished in 2017 before setting intentions and goals for the next 365 days. My biggest goal for this year was also my biggest accomplishment: launching Gluten-Free Spirited. In the latter part of 2016, I began doing research on … Read moreGluten-Free Spirited 2017 in Review

Santa Hat Jell-O Shots (GF, DF, SF)

Santa's Hat ell-O shots

Looking for an quick, easy, festive treat for those adults on the Naughty list? Does it need to be dietary-restriction friendly? Lucky for you, Gluten-Free Spirited has you covered! This recipe is inspired by a video that I saw on Delish’s Facebook page. We modified the recipe to make it dairy-, soy-, and gluten-free. The … Read moreSanta Hat Jell-O Shots (GF, DF, SF)

Cookies for the Santa with Dietary-Restrictions

Christmas Snickerdoodles cookies

If Santa is anything like Scott Calvin, he needs cookies that are dairy-free. Why not make them Top 8 Allergen-Free? Shake things up for Santa and make him some snickerdoodles cookies!     If you’re a regular reader of this blog (if you’re not, you should be. Sign up for my mailing list to get … Read moreCookies for the Santa with Dietary-Restrictions

Guide to Yogurt Alternatives (GF, SF, DF)

So Delicious Blueberry yogurt alternative

I considered making the title of this post” Yogurt, Yogurt, and More Yogurt”. Alas, it’s not as fancy as the one that I went with. Yogurt is one of Nikki’s go-to snacks. She eats it so much that you could probably extract yogurt from her veins. If you want to get technical, they’re yogurt alternatives … Read moreGuide to Yogurt Alternatives (GF, SF, DF)

Dietary-Friendly Restriction Pumpkin Muffins (GF, SF, DF, paleo-friendly)

Simple Mills pumpkin muffin

Tis the season for all of the pumpkin spice things. I’m actually not very into anything pumpkin spice. Nikki isn’t really either, though she loves pumpkin bread. She wants to find a version that she can eat. Recently, she did find Simple Mills Pumpkin Almond Flour Muffin & Bread Mix. Not only is the mix … Read moreDietary-Friendly Restriction Pumpkin Muffins (GF, SF, DF, paleo-friendly)

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 moreThe Bridge: Small town home-cooked meals

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 moreWhat to Order at Red Robin if You Have Dietary Restrictions

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 moreHow to Have a Dietary-Restriction Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner