Jackson, WY has the best GF pizza

I recently had the luxury of visiting a good friend who lives in Jackson, Wyoming. I knew what Jackson was all about and I was not only prepared for a ton of outdoor activities but extremely pumped. The concrete jungle of New York City doesn’t always do it for me. I couldn’t wait. However, I was naive to think that a place like Jackson, a place the focuses on conserving, enjoying, and appreciating its natural beauty would be lacking in the food department. I didn’t think there was room for more than one amazing treat- it was either sublime outdoors or super tasty food. But I was wrong! Jacksonhole has plenty of Thai restaurants which happens to be one of my favorite cuisines- and not only because Thai food is inherently gluten-free but also because I love the spices and flavors. One of the restaurants, Lotus Cafe, which I wouldn’t exactly call a Cafe, had some of the tastiest foods. I would recommend everyone to try this restaurant at least once during your visit because they have something for everyone ranging from Thai to Mexican to comfort foods like lasagna and…. drum roll… gluten-free pizza. Pizza is one of the best foods ever. You can call it unhealthy but if you don’t over indulge, you have great sources of veggies, dairy, and carbs. And everyone loves pizza. It’s quick. It’s tasty. It’s great for hangovers. Who doesn’t love pizza? Anyway, I have tried my fair share of gluten-free pizzas and I won’t lie, this is the best I have ever tried. I personally ordered the Notorious F.I.G. on their menu which I would order again and again. Even my dining mates who sampled my pie couldn’t even tell it was gluten-free. And that, to me, is how it’s done. Bravo Lotus, I will be returning to you next time I’m back in Jackson.

Dogfish Tweason’ale

I finally tried this beer.  After receiving a recommendation from a friend who knows her beers (so I should have taken that into account), I finally stumbled upon it and decided to give it a try. Most gluten-free beers have a slight taste of metal or celery; some taste like both. Imagine blending celery in a food processor made of metal that seeps into the celery and there you have most gluten free beers.

This beer, however, tastes nothing like celery and nothing like metal.  It tastes like GOOD beer, of which I had forgotten the taste.  There is a hint of fruit but it’s not fruity.  I can finally enjoy my sips of beer with my beer snob friends.  (I’d much rather have beer snob friends than wine snob friends).  I strongly recommend purchasing this beer for any gluten-free friends if you are not a glutard yourself; it will make them happy!  And no, they are not paying me to write this.  They are paying for great advertising with the little strawberry-head guy buzzing with the bumble bee and hanging with the honeycomb.

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Travel Remedies

#3 for for gluten exposure! Who knew? Where can you find Activated Charcoal? Water definitely. This website is one of my favorites and this is a particularly great and quick read for ANYONE who loves to travel and stay healthy. 

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Puddle Cookies

Awesome awesome recipe for gluten-free cookies. And simple too! Main ingredients include egg whites, powdered sugar, and WALNUTS! But don’t let the walnuts scare you away if you are not a nut person. Walnuts are not my favorite… but chopped finely, they taste like butter in these yummy cookies! 

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Fainá Recipe

Naturally gluten-free, fainá, popular in Argentina and Uruguay (originally an Italian thing), is a bread made from chickpea flour! Top it with cheese, guacamole, or nothing at all and you have yourself a filling meal! Ennjoyyyyy!