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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BBQ Chicken Pizza with Balsamic Onions

Gluten-Free BBQ Chicken Pizza with Balsamic Onions. Tangy sweet onions with juicy chicken, creamy mozzarella and crispy crust. Enough said.

You will be singing the joys of gluten-free eating once you have tried this recipe. [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Holiday Recipes: Perfect Roasted Turkey

This year we hosted our first Thanksgiving. For hosting my first holiday dinner, I was pretty calm except for the anxiety I had over the turkey. The night before I felt like I was going to have a heart attack because I was so worried on how it would turn out!  I had never made a brine before and was worried the turkey would have no flavoring. I know how to cook, I’m not sure why I was panicking so much.

The Food Network always airs many holiday cooking shows in November and December so I made sure to Tivo some of my favorites. Alton Brown, the host of Good Eats hosted a show on how to brine a turkey using this recipe: Good Eats Roast Turkey. I used his recipe along with my own tweaks and the turkey turned out amazing. It was moist and flavorful. My family usually cooks a turkey on Christmas day, so for you guys out there that do the same– I highly recommend this brine recipe. It is so easy!

Instructions for original recipe at Food Network.

ENJOY!

Before:

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Grown-up grilled cheese

I have always loved grilled cheese. The gooey, creamy cheese with nice toasted bread…perfection! Here is a quick and easy version of ‘grown up’ grilled cheese.

What you will need:

  • 2-3 slices of turkey lunch meat, I used Boar’s Head (which is all gluten-free)
  • 1 slice cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices of gluten-free bread. I adore Udi’s because it tastes like the real thing! [Read more...]