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

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

Blueberry Lemon Pie (GF, SF, DF, vegan)

Blueberry Lemon Pie

Several months ago, we attended the Living Free Expo. As part of the blogger swag bag, we received a complimentary box of King Arthur Flour’s Gluten-Free Pie Crust Mix. We were eager to bake with it, but neither of us had made a pie before. We mentioned it to my mom, who said she had … Read more Blueberry Lemon Pie (GF, SF, DF, vegan)

Guide to Ice Cream Alternatives

SO Delicious Salted Caramel Cluster

I SCREAM. YOU SCREAM. WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM ALTERNATIVES. Well, we might not exactly be correct. But, for those with dairy/milk sensitivities or allergies are likely screaming for ice cream alternatives. Sometimes they’re referred to dairy-free alternatives or frozen treats. No matter what you call them, here’s a guide to ice cream alternatives that we … Read more Guide to Ice Cream Alternatives

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

Gluten-Free Spirited 2018 in Review

As I’m writing this, it’s a few days after Christmas and it’s pouring down rain. We’re just a few days from another calendar year. I launched Gluten-Free Spirited on March 31, 2017. What a ride it’s been so far. Thank you to my readers that have been here since Day 1 and those that have … Read more Gluten-Free Spirited 2018 in Review

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)

Easy Festive Fresh Fruit Turkey

Fresh fruit turkey

I still can’t believe Thanksgiving is almost here again. Time to start getting our comfy clothes ready, stretch our stomachs, and plot nap times around parades, eating, football, and eating. I know some of you will be fueling up for Black Friday. More power to you. I just wait for Cyber Monday. Since Thanksgiving revolves … Read more Easy Festive Fresh Fruit Turkey