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!

Easy Eats Magazine Giveaway!


For those of you who haven’t heard of Easy Eats

Easy Eats is a beautiful, all-digital gluten-free magazine. They also write a very active blog!  Besides the people behind the magazine, what I love most about Easy Eats is their positive attitude. They shine the light on the positive aspects of living gluten-free. Not to mention, they also produce some gorgeous and delicious recipes.  Easy Eats is a great resource for anyone living a gluten-free lifestyle.

Good news!

We are giving away year subscriptions to 2 lucky fans once our Locate Special Diet Facebook or Twitter page reaches 1,000 fans or followers!

How to enter giveaway:

1) Head on over to the Locate Special Diet Facebook page and “like” us! Leave a comment in the comment section of this blog post telling us you “liked” us or on the Locate Special Diet Facebook page post the following:

I just entered the Easy Eats Magazine giveaway on ATX Gluten-Free and Locate Special Diet!

2) Head on over to the Locate Special Diet Twitter page and “follow” us! Leave a comment on this blog post telling us you “followed” us or tweet:

I just entered the @easyeatsmag giveaway at @LocateSpecDiet! via @ATXglutenfree

Haven’t heard of Locate Special Diet? It’s our new company. Check us out!

Winners will be chosen using Contest will close July 15, 2012. Easy Eats did not provide us with free subscriptions. Locate Special Diet is providing the subscriptions. 


Stuffed Peppers with Feta

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