Ali Wren

whole-hearted living, healthy-minded eating

Simple Taste Bakery

There aren’t many gluten-free bakeries in the Indianapolis area, aside from some cupcake-specific bakeries and farmer’s market finds here and there. This past spring I discovered Simple Taste–a bakery in Carmel, just north of Indy. EVERYTHING is gluten-free, dairy-free, and yeast-free. Jenny, owner and baker, has a lot of allergies and is sensitive and accommodating […]

Best GF Places in Indy

I wrote a review on Stay.com, offering a guide to visitors who are looking for gluten-free dining options. You can check it out here!

Shoefly Public House

Do you ever find yourself in an eating rut? Adam and I often frequent the same restaurants because we know what to expect and it’s easy and convenient. We’ve been trying to branch out of our Indianapolis suburb and support more local Indianapolis establishments. We’ve been to Shoefly Public House a few times and we […]

The Garden Table

Trying out new (to us), local places is something the hubs and I love to do. This past weekend, we visited The Garden Table–a local eatery and juicery in Broad Ripple. In the mood for cold pressed juice, we ordered the $10 juice flight, which offered four flavors in 5-oz. glasses. We chose Amped Almond […]

Top 7 Allergy-Friendly Local Restaurants in Downtown Indy

My favorite healthy-minded and allergy-friendly local restaurants in the downtown Indy area.

A Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Review of Charleston

After Nashville, Adam and I drove to Charleston, South Carolina (check out #wrensflysouth on instagram). As you might guess, Charleston has a lot of southern comfort food, which is often not gluten-free or dairy-free. Here are a few food places we tried, from the perspective of a gluten-free and dairy-free foodie. Minero  Highlights: James Beard award-winning […]

A Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Review of Nashville

Adam and I went on a trip to explore the south (check out #wrensflysouth on instagram). Here are a few new places we tried, from the perspective of a gluten-free and dairy-free foodie. A Matter of Taste Highlights: crisp, clean, white + cool ambiance; sweet potato fries; everything is gluten-free. Lowlights: snippy, eye-rolling bartender; no […]

Whole30 Before 30 Week 1

I’ve completed week 1 of whole30before30. Whew! What a week it’s been. Here’s my week in review, including one word each day, along with some lessons I learned and observations I made each day: Day 1: COFFEE I was SO thirsty, that I had gulped down 48 ounces of water before 10:00 am. I think […]

Using Evernote to Organize My Food Life

Feeling disorder, disorganization, and discontentment with your food life? Evernote can help! I was honored to write a guest post for The Well Studio a couple weeks ago about the four ways I use Evernote to organize my food life. Here’s a recap of my tips for using Evernote to organize your food life: Organize […]

Tips for Holiday Gatherings with Food Allergies

The holidays can be stressful. Let’s be honest–the holidays are stressful. Arranging travel plans, overcommitting our calendars, fighting the crowds at the mall. And on top of all that–planning and preparing meals: grocery shopping, waiting in long lines, making a mess in the kitchen, and cleaning up the mess just to make a new one. Planning and […]