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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Gluten-Free Jubilee at Sprouts (all Austin locations)

It is wonderful when grocery stores, like Sprouts, take the time to come up with a gluten-free grocery guide. It makes shopping for the gluten-free eater easier. Sprouts has also placed gluten-free tags on most or all of their gluten-free items in the store. Starting yesterday (October 14)- October 21st, Sprouts is hosting a Gluten-Free Jubilee. During this time more than 1,500 gluten-free items will be 25% off. This includes all tagged gluten-free grocery store items and frozen products, plus select items in other departments, such as supplements.

The Rollingwood site opens tomorrow at 7 a.m. Come out and take advantage of this wonderful offer!

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Gluten-free is going mainstream…

Celiac Disease, or simply known as gluten intolerance or sensitivity, is becoming more prevalent in America. It is estimated now that 1 in 100 have Celiac disease and more than 80% don’t even know it! Scary! The reason why some do not know they have a gluten sensitivity is because in some cases it can be asymptomatic. Some common symptoms for those that do experience them are; bloating, gas, diarrhea, cramping, constipation, weight loss or weight gain, etc.

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, oats (cross-contaminated), spelt and barley. Overtime, gluten damages the lining of the small interesting and makes it more difficult for the body to absorb nutrients from foods, which ultimately leads to health problems.

Up until recently, many mainstream retailers were not offering convenient gluten free foods, such as cereal and baking mixes. Since gluten free living is becoming more popular, many companies are taking advantage of the open market, such as General Mills. They now offer GF Chex cereal! I was so excited about this because it has been a while since I have found a gluten free cereal that I enjoy.

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