My favorite thing about moving to a new place is checking out all of the local small businesses, especially places to eat. I enjoy taking time out of my day to stop at a nearby coffee shop, pick up freshly baked sourdough at a small bakery, or get a refreshing ice cream cone on a […]
When you have a special diet, it’s hard to find reliable quick eat locations sometimes, especially when you’re not in a big city. When I visit my parents, for example, if I need to pick up something when I’m out and about, my options are limited. Plus, since I started eating more Low FODMAP meals, […]
Last year, we moved from one side of Wisconsin to the other. Don’t worry, we’re still in the Dairy State, so this can still be Dairy-Free State. But now, instead of being closer to Chicago, we’re closer to the Twin Cities. While I’m sad to be farther away from Chicago Diner, Upton’s Breakroom, and so […]
Have you ever gotten a kitchen gadget that is truly only good for one thing, but it’s so incredibly user-friendly that you find yourself grabbing for it, time and again? A frivolous purchase in someone’s hands becomes an indispensable purchase in yours. I love my little Dash Mini waffle maker (Dash, sponsor me! We’ll do […]
I started Dairy-Free State in 2013 after being fed up with dairy-free products that didn’t taste good. I wanted to share my thoughts on products I didn’t think were worth the money, and also praise the items I bought again and again. When I find something I like, I become a loyal customer for years. […]
Everyone’s got “those places” in their town – The places that have lines around the block, waiting lists that fill up immediately, or things that sell out every week. In Hudson, Wisconsin, one of those places is Melt Pizza Company, a pop-up Detroit-style pizza restaurant inside of Pedro’s Del Este, a popular tapas restaurant. The […]
Dairy-free tortellini + winter = A match made in heaven Especially when the weather gets colder, I love easy, no-fuss, comforting meals that feel fancier than they are. It’s also so exciting to me to get dairy-free versions of things that are hard to find just anywhere. That’s what I love about Kite Hill’s almond […]
You know those ads that follow you around the internet until you cave and buy something? I’m a sucker for those. One of my favorite YouTubers has actually made some videos based on buying things from ads he sees. Luckily, I don’t usually get ads for weird half space suits, unimpressive belt buckles sold as […]
You’ve probably noticed a bit of a shift on this blog. Instead of just talking about food, I’m starting to cover more topics – chronic health, what’s going on with COVID-19, some more insights into my life. That shift is fully intentional.
Being cooped up in the house has been really interesting for the past month. I was one of the first people to opt to stay home from work, and I haven’t left the house much since. Here’s how The Glass Pantry is helping me stay safe at home.