Things I’m Loving, 1st Edition

iPhone picture of the Grand Tetons (Jackson Hole, Wyoming): January 2013 

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I had a wonderful time with my family and fiancé in Jackson, Wyoming. We visited for yet another white Christmas and it was beautiful. Filled with laughter, snowboarding, eating, drinking and more. I can’t wait to go back (for our wedding)!

If you have never been to Jackson, you must visit! It’s extremely gluten-free friendly, and has a wonderful foodie scene. If you visit, download my free mobile app and find GF options near you. Filter by type of food, view menus, tips and more. Search LOCATE SPECIAL DIET in the iTunes and Android marketplace. If you aren’t visiting Jackson anytime soon, no worries, Locate Special Diet is also in 45 other U.S. cities and expanding very soon.

Instagram photo of my gluten-free and dairy-free waffles at Lotus Cafe in Jackson, WY. Almond milk latte on the side, of course.

Back to my vacation…

It was lovely. I snowboarded everyday (my favorite sport), and was able to purchase my first board, boot and bindings (Hello, Burton FeelGood Flying V)!

So many great powder days! 

I came up with the idea to do a series called “Things I’m Loving” while flying home to Austin. Everyday, I come across so many interesting articles, blog posts, recipes, photographs, products, etc, that I thought would be great to share on here. Most of the time I’ll share these finds on Facebook and Twitter but thought you all might enjoy seeing these on occasion as well.

If you have come across a new “gluten-free find”, share it in the comment section. ATX Gluten-Free has grown to be a wonderful community and I’m thankful for that. Being gluten-free can suck sometimes, let’s be honest. I’m also dairy-free now which can also be a pain in the a**. We’re here to help, and your input is always welcome. Leave some comments below and share your favorites with other readers!

Things I’m Loving …

Gluten-Free Spicy Corn Muffins … because I LOVE everything spicy.

Gluten-Free Chicken Tenders by Applegate Farms … Great for when you need something fast!

Oatmeal with Torched Bananas … YES.

A mobile app that helps you find gluten-free options … of course I had to add my app! ;)

Paleo and Primal eBook bundle sale – 33 eBooks for only $39 … That’s an awesome deal.

Camille Styles … I just love her blog!

Bacon-wrapped dates … you had me at bacon.

A new social network for people with health conditions …  Request an invite!

Monogrammed items from Ann Page … an expanding Houston company with cool things!

Jawbone UP … super cool technology that lets you track your sleep patterns, fitness, diet and more.

Rudi’s gluten-free tortillas … they recently launched a new and improved product line.

Taste Guru … a gluten-free goodie box delivered right to your door.

Thundercloud Subs gluten-free hoagies … (Austinites: South Lamar and  Lake Austin only!)

Cheers to a wonderful 2013!

Locate Special Diet for iPhone and Android

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The day has finally come!

I’m so excited to announce the launch of the Locate Special Diet mobile applications for iPhone and Android.

Download the Locate Special Diet app for FREE from iTunes or Google Play!

Locate Special Diet

Our mission is to help you find local places that offer gluten-free, vegetarian or organic food or drink options.

Features:

- Search for businesses near you

- Choose your dietary preferences (gluten-free, vegetarian, organic)

- Save your dietary preferences in your settings once you have created an account; or filter by dietary preference when you search

- Narrow your search by restaurants, grocery stores, and places with drinks

- Filter restaurants by type of food (ex: Italian)

- Save businesses and tips to your favorites list

- Submit tips and view public favorite tips

- Share places you like on Facebook and Twitter

- View business websites, call the business and view map directions

- Submit menu photos and businesses on the go

We are adding new businesses every week. We currently have listings in over 27 U.S. Cities and growing.

Note: Austin, Texas is the currently the only city in the database with a full listing of drink options around you. We are working hard to expand this option to other cities, and will soon, but we need your help! Let us know what places you like to grab a gluten-free beer, shop for gluten-free drinks, or grab an organic non-alcoholic beverage.

Current Locate Special Diet Cities (does not include small towns and new areas just added):

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • Jackson Hole
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Nashville
  • New Orleans
  • New York City
  • Oklahoma City
  • Orlando
  • Palo Alto
  • Phoenix
  • Portland
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Antonio
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Waco
  • Washington DC
  • And MORE

Locate Special Diet: iTunes, Android, Website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest

 

Locate Special Diet is LIVE!

It’s finally here. After a year and a half of work and research, the Locate Special Diet website is live. Oh… it feels so good to type those words. Let me tell you a little bit about my baby…

Locate Special Diet helps people find local businesses that cater to a gluten-free, vegetarian, or organic lifestyle. 

The database currently includes approximately 30,000 businesses in over 27 U.S. cities. Users can browse local restaurants and grocery stores by location, dietary preference and type of food. There is also a section to filter places that offer gluten-free, vegetarian or organic drinks. Austin is currently the only city with the largest drinks database, and it includes places to get smoothies, juices or even gluten-free beer.

Don’t see your favorite local business in the database? Users can submit businesses to Locate Special Diet and after they are approved by our team, we will add them in. This includes restaurants, grocery stores and drinks for any city. Our team is also furiously working to extend the current database to reach others looking to find places that cater to their special diet lifestyle.

I thought I would share some of my Favorite Things About Locate Special Diet.

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  • Submit Tips, Photos, Menus and more.
  • Create a free account and invite others to join Locate Special Diet.
  • Read tips from other users, and save tips to your Favorite Tips list.
  • Search local businesses and save them to your Favorite Businesses list.
  • Join our social media world by following us on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
  • Stay up to date on what’s going on in your city by subscribing to our newsletter.
  • Stay tuned for the Locate Special Diet mobile application launching very soon on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
  • Submit businesses to our database. Once they are approved by our team as an appropriate business for Locate Special Diet, we will add it to our existing database.

If you would like to learn more out our services, feel free to visit the About section of the website and the Press Studio.

Feedback is appreciated so let us know what you think of Locate Special Diet!

Create your free account TODAY and start browsing!

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 Locate Special Diet cities include:

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • Jackson Hole
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Nashville
  • New York City
  • Oklahoma City
  • Orlando
  • Phoenix
  • Palo Alto
  • Portland
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Antonio
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Waco
  • Washington DC

Wordless Wednesday: Sunrise in Jackson Hole

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Merry Christmas from Jackson Hole!

Merry Christmas from the folks behind ATX Gluten-Free. We hope you have a delicious gluten-free Christmas!

We will be back with recipes, news segments and more after the new year.

See you in 2011!


Vacation Post: Shooting Star in Jackson Hole

I’m pretty sure I could move to Jackson Hole in a heartbeat. It is gorgeous, the people are great, the nightlife is exciting, and there are tons of gluten-free friendly restaurants and food shops. Last night we dined at Shooting Star, a premiere country club with some of the best food in town. I opted for the risotto with seared duck breast, corn and brie. It was heaven in a bowl. Perfection. I loved the addition of the corn and brie. It gave the risotto a rich, creamy texture. I’m glad I chose that dish because they were changing the menu today for August and September. I’m sure they will add an equally delicious risotto to the menu. Many of the restaurants here buy and use local ingredients in their dishes. As you probably know by now, I am all about buying local. I’m looking forward to checking out the local goodies tomorrow at the Jackson Farmer’s Market. I hear one of the vendors has a wicked gluten-free key lime pie.

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Vacation pictures- A look at the Gluten-Free foods of Jackson Hole

We had a great time on our vacation! It was nice to take a break from the heat and enjoy the fresh air of the mountains. I thought I would share some pictures from our trip. We took over 200 pictures, but here are some of my favorite food pictures (and others). They will make you hungry!

I made this quinoa side dish one night- filled with mushrooms, artichoke hearts and cranberries

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Gluten-Free in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Update 2012: Please visit Locate Special Diet for more gluten-free (vegetarian or organic) listings in Jackson Hole. Keep your eye out for the mobile application launching soon. 

I’m currently in Jackson Hole, Wyoming- One of my favorite vacation spots.  Jackson Hole is such a great town. It has a small town feel, but with all the amenities you need for a city. It is full of great restaurants, shops, summer activities and more. Not to mention, it is an awesome gluten-free friendly vacation spot. Most restaurants here are willing to accommodate, a few have gluten-free menus, and they have a local grocer full of gluten-free products- The Jackson Whole Grocer. [Read more...]

10 goals for 2010

It is never too late to come up with a list of goals for the new year. I am a ‘list’ person so I find myself writing down short-term goals every day. It feels good to carry out them. They give you a sense of purpose and order. Some of these might seem bland but let’s just say:

Simple goals are easy to follow through.

Not that long-term goals aren’t easy to follow through – but I’m going to stick with short, simple goals for now.

Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people’s criticisms, carry out your plan.
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Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals. [Read more...]

Winter Vaca…

For those wondering where the heck I have disappeared to- I will be taking some time off from blogging & Examiner writing during my vacation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (brrr!) I hope everyone has a fantastic holiday season.  I will be back in 2010 (crazy to say 2010!) with lots of new information on gluten-free living in Austin, new tips, recipes and more…

Stay warm :)

Jessica @ ATX Gluten Free