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Here at Eat Wheat-Free, Dairy-Free & Low Sugar (and soy-free too!), I am committed to sharing with you product recommends, recipes and other high-quality fabulous food opportunities whenever possible. Today is no exception.
And today, I’ve got to tell you about a new book by the lovely Jane Barthelemy, called Paleo Desserts. It is SCRUMPTIOUS in all ways. I was blessed enough to be one of Jane’s taste testers (and I could not get enough!) as well as one of the editors who worked on preparing her manuscript for her publisher. It’s a fun read and Jane does an incredible job of making Paleo baking quite simple.
Jane will also be touring throughout Portland, so be sure to meet her and her delicious food in person as well. (See her event schedule here.)
Once you’ve tried out some of her recipes, hit me up on the blog and let me know what you think (her cupcakes are TOO DIE for!).
Are you thinking about Thanksgiving yet?
We’ve got a sorta-kinda plan in order, but things just got a whole lot easier with this awesome cookbook – The Best Thanksgiving Recipes from the Best Bloggers. All proceeds go to Feeding America and yours truly is featured with my delicious crock pot stuffing recipe. You’re gonna love it (along with all of the great recipes featured).
Pick up your copy today!
And if you want more T-giving inspiration – check out some of my other infamous T-giving posts.
Gluten/Dairy/Soy/Refined sugar-free Pumpkin Pie (best EVER!)
Sweet Potato Casserole
Roasted Pumpkin seeds (try sprinkling cinnamon and stevia blend for a sweet treat!)
Crockpot Stuffing (as featured in The Best Thanksgiving Recipes from the Best Bloggers book)
Stay tuned for a gluten/dairy/soy-free macaroni and cheese recipe as a fun T-giving side dish!
What are your fave Thanksgiving recipes? Leave your comments below and let us know what you think of the recipes in this awesome cookbook!
Love drives us, fuels us, makes the richness of life so much, well, richer. And when love is what is guiding us, everything we do has more meaning, more depth and more alive-ness. It’s also a lot more fun!
However, all this yumminess doesn’t come from one person, one event or one experience. It doesn’t come from outside of us at all. True love, in it’s deepest form, comes from within.
In fact, as one of my favorite authors Brene Brown writes in her book The Gifts of Imperfection, we can only love others to the degree with which we love ourselves. (Gasp! And yes, it’s truth.)
As we wrap up my final Manifest True Love series for 2012, I’m seeing this truth even more. When we love and appreciate ourselves, at the core, it doesn’t matter if anyone else loves us. And when it doesn’t matter if anyone else loves us, everyone and everything loves us.
Why? Because there are finally no more barriers that say, “I’m not lovable.” The Universe can then respond in abundance with all the love you’ve ever desired because love is who you truly are.
The question is – are you loving YOU first and allowing the rest to follow?
If not, I encourage you sit quietly in meditation, one hand on your heart, visualizing green light emanating from your heart center. Ask your true self what it needs to feel/be/do/have more love. Journal afterwards and take action on at least one aspect that was revealed to you. And feel free to hit me up with what results – via the comments below. You know how much I love this stuff!
Want some more love inspiration? Check out this fabulous piece by Kris Carr from The Daily Love who has lived with cancer for over 10 years and knows all about love and health (psst…they are totally intertwined!).
With so much love & gratitude,
Posted: November 1st, 2012 under Uncategorized.
In this four-week series, BodyTalk Practitioner and love/dating expert Heather Strang shares inspired and spiritual tools for manifesting true love – whether you’re single or want to bring more love into your current relationship. Join Heather as you release the unconscious belief systems and fears that may be keeping true love out of your life, experience deeper love of self and open your heart to yourself and others on a profound level.
- 4 group BodyTalk healing sessions with other like/love-minded individuals.
- 4 weekly coaching worksheets to guide you to go deeper within, containing heart and love-opening practices.
- Unlimited email access to Heather for intuitive guidance and support.
- Group forum for support, ideas and exploration with other members of the Manifest True Love community.
October 15, 7pm-8:30pm
Preparing for True Love – Heart Opening
October 22, 7pm-8:30pm
Healing Core Wounds – A Look at the Messages We Received
October 29, 7pm-8:30pm
Envisioning Your Vision – Connecting With Your Inner Wisdom
November 5, 7pm-8:30pm
Living As Love – BE-ing Who You Really Are
Heather has been on a quest to manifest true love for as long as she can remember. While living in Kauai writing her first book Anatomy of the Heart: Love Poems she realized that experiencing true intimacy and love was an important aspect of her life purpose. She has written and coached others about love (and additional topics) since 2008, serving as a dating columnist and singles event host for HipFish Monthly and featured in The Oregonian as a dating expert. Her first novel, The Quest: A Tale of Desire & Magic is Heather’s latest foray into sharing the power of true love with others.
Then, through a series of health crisis’ Heather was led to BodyTalk – a healing system that allows the body/mind/spirit to be brought into balance – thus allowing miracles (like loving oneself and manifesting true love!) to occur daily. She has combined her love knowledge along with the power of consciousness-based healing to manifest true love in her life and wants to share this process with the world.
Today, you’ll find Heather working on her second spiritual romance novel, hosting BodyTalk healing circles and series’ (like Manifest True Love) and sharing with clients one-on-one.
Register today for only $225 to join this powerful and inspired healing series!
What People Are Saying:
“This 4 weeks did more for me than 2 years of counseling!” -M.O., 42
“Through the gentle work of BodyTalk, not only did I find a path to manage my chronic pain, but I cleared the obstacles and old patterns that were keeping me from finding love. As my BodyTalk sessions progressed, Heather and I both recognized the shift and could feel my partner moving into my life. When he finally appeared, I knew that I was ready and was able to embrace the risk to reap the reward of love. For the past several months I have been enjoying a relationship built on mutual respect, affection, fun and true partnership. I know that I would not have been open to this kind of love without BodyTalk.” -N.S. 34
“I felt very, very supported and never judged by Heather. She was always so quick to respond with her intuitive wisdom, always “right on.” It was (is) quite a journey of self-discovery…Heather made me feel extremely safe, so I was able to go to all the places I needed (and still do) to go!
My intuition is off the charts right now after our sessions. There is psychic energies abounding! So much so that Heather was having a dream about me and a career path (that I was already taking) while I was emailing her at 3:33 am!
In the end, I found the true love I was calling in was SELF-LOVE. the pressure of finding “him” is lifted. Now I am relaxing into my own journey while we are finding our way to each other. Trusting I am right on schedule!!”-J.C., 36
“I enjoyed feeling the changes, I loved seeing the changes in others! I really enjoyed the great sleep that followed each session. I enjoyed getting to know others and making connections, and I really appreciated the things I learned through the worksheets, such as learning to hear guidance. Lots of good stuff!” -G.O, 29
“We need to invest in ourselves to stay alive and to grow. Body Talk is the first modality I’ve ever met that truly deals with healing and self-exploration from a comprehensive and systematic approach. I don’t understand it all, but the sessions and the people resonated very deeply with me…I will definitely participate in Heather’s intensives in the future. Loved it and highly recommend Heather’s work!” -K.B, 44
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If you can’t make the in-person group healing circles, you can still join us!
Call-in information available for people outside of the Portland area. If you miss a session, you’ll receive the healing remotely along with a downloadable recording of the healing to listen to at your convenience.
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Feel free to leave questions in the comments section below or email Heather directly.
The Fine print:
Please note: Limited space available. Reserve today.
Cancellation Policy: A minimum of 7 days notice is required. Payment will be applied to a future healing series or one-on-one sessions.
Posted: September 25th, 2012 under Uncategorized.
I love to eat (which is why I created this blog so long ago!). And living in Portland, Ore. gives me a lot of opportunities to try new foods that also fit my dietary requirements (no gluten, dairy or soy and keep refined sugar to a minimum – interferes with my intuitive abilities!). Here’s some of what I’ve been finding these days (and loving). Enjoy!
Back to Eden Bakery
This is one of my fave spots. In fact, every time I visit, I get 2-3 goodies thinking I’ll give one to my partner or eat it later in the week. That never happens, as I usually eat all of them in one sitting. This raw cheesecake was especially good, although it was so rich it was the only thing I devoured that day.
Their baked egg dishes ROCK. Light, fluffy and with goat cheese, you just can’t go wrong. Also, the staff couldn’t be nicer. They are the sweetest ever. So much so, you barely notice that you’re stuffed into a tiny table and a tiny seat and can almost eat your neighbors food by turning your head. Please get a larger restaurant Broder so I can love on your food some more.
I discovered their delicious cookies at People’s, but quickly found an excuse to visit their small bakery to sample more. I love their cookies because they add awesome ingredients like quinoa and almond flour which adds a lot of depth to the flavor. They do use agave, but I never find their goods too sweet. I love dough and their cookies are doughy yumminess. I also recommend their tarts. De-lish. Outdoor seating makes the small space manageable too!
EarthCafe Raw Cheesecake
Filled with all foods I can eat, this raw cheesecake blew my mind! It is rich, but totally delicious. I grabbed a slice at Whole Foods. And while I found the price to be somewhat appalling ($6.99), it turned out to be totally worth it. A great take-home treat for a hard day of being awesome.
Eena Kadeena Flourless Cookies
Another take-home treat, found at New Seasons – Eena Kadeena has done it again with her Chocolate Chew flourless cookies. There is brown sugar involved, but with no flour I had to give the cookies a shot. It was hard to just have one, and thank goodness they only come in packs of 7. Hold on to your cookies folks, these are my faves right now.
And, an hour and a half west of Portland…
Exists my fave gluten/dairy/meat-free dining spot – Blue Scorcher Cafe in Astoria, Ore. They still have the best gluten-free chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever tasted (they even rival mine!) and every time I visit they have another gluten/dairy-free treat that is as tasty as it is gorgeous (who knew gluten-free flour could stay together so perfectly?!). It’s so very worth the drive. Their salads and pizzas are equally incredible and I also love their soups and lavender ice tea. But mainly, I just go there for dessert.
Have a fave Portland or coast gluten/dairy/soy-free spot? Leave your comments below!
Do What You Love – Live Your Soul Purpose 4-Week BodyTalk Healing Intensive, September 17 – October 8
“Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.” -Wayne Dyer
This Healing Intensive is for you if:
- You’ve been feeling pulled to live, work and play more fully from your soul.
- You know you’re here for something more, but just aren’t 100% sure what it is.
- You have a vision for the life you want, but no matter how hard you “try” – it fails to come to fruition.
- You’re tired of your current reality, and want to create something more.
In this 4-week intensive you’ll:
- Receive tools to live each day from your soul, doing more of what you love.
- Create more joy, love and abundance in your life.
- Release unconscious belief systems and fears that are keeping your soul purpose out of reach.
- Receive inspiration to follow your heart on any topic, project or opportunity that moves you!
- Weekly, group BodyTalk sessions for 4 weeks, on Monday evenings at 7pm in SW Portland. Each week we’ll focus on a specific part of the 4-step Do What You Love – Live Your Soul Purpose process. Please note: If you can’t be in attendance – no problem, call-in information available for people outside of the Portland area. If you have to miss a session, you will still receive the healing remotely and we’ll set up a one-on-one via phone afterwards to review what occurred during the healing session and to answer any questions.
- Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 8
- Weekly Coaching worksheets designed to support your soul healing process.
- Support of like-minded individuals who are co-creating their soul purpose right along with you.
- Private Facebook group forum to share insights, aha’s and challenges throughout the 4-week journey.
- Unlimited email access to me for insight, idea exploration and intuitive guidance.
- 30 minute Coaching session, 2 weeks after completion of the healing intensive to keep you on track and create next steps.
You get all of this for only $225.*
(Individual Coaching & BodyTalk sessions alone exceed $600+.)
*Payment plans available. No one will be turned away based on financial need.
So, now, onto the questions. Cuz I know you have them.
Why BodyTalk? And BTW – what the heck is it anyway?
Simply put, BodyTalk is a personal and spiritual development system with a side effect of healthcare.
Your life gets better than you ever thought possible and those pesky headaches and body aches evaporate too. Regular BodyTalk has been called the “fountain of youth” (by one of my 60+ year old mentors) and has healed individuals all over the world from a variety of physical and emotional illnesses – from cancer to depression and anxiety to autoimmune disorders and chronic pain. And it’s totally non-invasive and painless.
With BodyTalk we are able to effectively release unconscious belief systems, blocks and anything else that might be keeping you from doing what you love and living your soul purpose (or having anything else you might desire).
Throughout my life, I have repeatedly encountered situations, people and events that forced me to let go of my left-brain-centric way of life to live from a place of passion, intuition and soul. In addition, I’ve owned several of my own businesses (a franchised publication, freelance writing business, book editing biz, and now a healing practice) and helped countless others start and enhance theirs.
Eventually, I was led to BodyTalk – an amazing healing system that allows the body/mind/spirit to be brought into balance – thus allowing miracles to occur daily. I recognized that while many people have great ideas, not everyone is able to create a life of doing what they love. I realized through my journey that often we have to go deeper into who we are to address why our desire doesn’t always match up with our inspiration and action. Today, I’m blessed to be doing what I love every day and I feel everyone deserves the same!
You can read my full story here to see how I’ve left the path most traveled to carve out my very own soul-centered life.
In truth though, it’s not about me. It’s about the power of BodyTalk working together with the collective consciousness of a group of like-minded individuals to heal on the deepest levels possible. This healing will allow all of us to be who we really are, in every aspect of our lives.
With this combination, we are unstoppable.
Now, doesn’t that just sound delicious? Join me!
What people are saying:
“I got more out of this 4-week healing intensive than I have out of the past 2 years of counseling. I am so grateful for BodyTalk.” –M.O., 42
“The BodyTalk Healing Circles have provided a gentle and powerful shift in my awareness of my healing. Sharing the experience with others similarly aligned has provided a profound depth and security. I highly recommend these to anyone interested in trying BodyTalk or extending their experience beyond individual sessions.” –K.D., 35
“I am feeling more at peace than I have in a long time. I’m very thankful for BodyTalk.” –M.T, 53
So how do I sign up?
It’s easy – just click here to reserve your space in this 4-week course.
Posted: August 19th, 2012 under Uncategorized.
My garden this year is out of control! My zucchini are ginormous and I’m continually looking for ways to eat it all up. I’m having lots of sauted zucchini and onion (yum!) with kale (also from my garden), but I needed to find another delicious way to eat my zucchini. Check out this uber easy zucchini bread recipe which makes enough for a loaf of bread and 6 muffins.
1 c erythritol
2/3 c canola oil
1 1/4 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 c gluten-free flour
2 t baking soda
2 t cinnamon
1 t sea salt
1 large zucchini from Heather’s garden, grated (or 3 regular sized zucchini’s)
Preheat oven to 350. Mix first four ingredients, in the order listed above. Then add additional ingredients, leaving out the zucchini. Mix until smooth. Add grated zucchini and stir in until well-blended. Pour into non-stick loaf pan (or use olive oil/non-stick spray), about halfway full. Smooth out with spatula. Use rest of batter to make muffins or a small loaf of bread. Bake loaf pan 1 hour or until butter knife comes out clean from center of loaf.
As much as we love eating gluten/dairy/soy-free and low sugar – we gotta be honest – it’s expensive. And so, I had to tell you about a rockin good deal that I just discovered at Whole Foods.
Right now, you can get the complete LaraBar line (including uber & JOCALAT bars) for $1.00 OFF any three bars. Whole Foods is currently offering LaraBars for 4/$5 (which is pretty much the cheapest you can find them, although sometimes Target has a select few for 0.99 cents). That makes the bars roughly 0.75 cents with the coupon (for Lara only).
In any event, I purchased enough bars to last me through the entire summer because who knows when we’ll see this low price again. If you feel called – get down to your local Whole Foods. The coupon is in their Simply Summer guide and is located at the front of the stores or at the Customer Service desk. AND, you can use the coupon as many times as you want through September 30, 2012. Is that awesome or what??!
BTW – I have tried every LaraBar flavor (it’s the only gluten/dairy/soy-free/no refined sugar bar – except some of the chocolate ones – that I have discovered that is a reasonable price point for weekly consumption) and the following are my fave’s: Coconut Cream Pie, Carrot Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, GingerSnap, Chocolate Peanut Butter & the uber Roasted Nut Roll.
Happy Eating loves!
Manifest True Love – BodyTalk Healing Intensive
July 18 – August 8, 2012
Are you ready to call in the next great love of your life? Want to create a healthy, loving relationship with yourself and your soon-to-be partner?
Join us for 4 weeks of manifesting bliss as we release the unconscious belief systems, fears and blocks that are keeping you from manifesting true love.
In our February Attract Love Healing Circle, our single ladies had new loves within one week! One of them is getting close to becoming engaged. I used these principles to attract the love of my life and want to support others in doing the same.
In fact, I know it’s part of my life purpose!
With 4-weeks of focused healing energy – we’re going to attract great, BIG love. Are you ready to join in?
In this 4-week healing intensive you’ll:
- Release the blocks keeping you from experiencing deep, true love.
- Let go of unconscious belief systems that say you don’t deserve great love, aren’t worthy of love or can never find it (including the common “there are no good men/women out there!”).
- Begin opening your heart to yourself and to the next great love in your life.
- Feel deeper connection with yourself and those around you.
Expect to receive one or more (or dare we say all) of the following:
- Love! In all various forms, including – your next great love.
- Feel healthier, sexier and more empowered.
- Feel greater love of self, along with increased optimism and knowing that love is on its way.
- Loss of worry about whether or not love will be in your life.
- Weekly, in-person group BodyTalk sessions for 4 weeks, on Wednesday’s at 7pm in SW Portland. Each week we’ll focus on a specific part of the 4-steps to Manifest True Love. (Dates: 7/18, 7/25, 8/1 & 8/8.) Please note: We do encourage attendance at all 4 sessions, however if you are unavailable for one of the dates, you will still receive the healing remotely and we’ll set up a one-on-one afterwards to review what occurred during the healing session.
- Weekly Coaching worksheet designed to keep you connected to manifesting true love throughout the 4-week process.
- Support of like-minded individuals who will be manifesting true love right alongside you.
- Unlimited email access to me for insight, exploration and intuitive guidance.
And, you get all of this for only $225.
Now…on to the questions:
Why BodyTalk? And BTW – what the heck is it anyway?
Simply put, BodyTalk is a personal and spiritual development system with a side effect of healthcare.
Your life gets better (and you attract what you really want – like true love) than you ever thought possible and those pesky headaches and body aches evaporate too. Regular BodyTalk has been called the “fountain of youth” (by one of my 60+ year old mentors) and has helped individuals all over the world with a variety of physical and emotional illnesses – from cancer to depression and anxiety. And it’s totally non-invasive and painless.
With BodyTalk we are able to effectively release belief systems, blocks and anything else that might be keeping you from manifesting true love (or whatever else you might desire).
So how do I sign up?
You can register today via PayPal.*
Prefer to pay with check? Email me directly and I’ll confirm your registration along with where to mail your check.
I look forward to witnessing your journey as you manifest the next great love in your life!
P.S. Feel free to leave questions in the comments section below or email me directly.
P.P.S. Please note: Limited space available, so reserve your spot today!
P.P.P.S. Cancellation Policy: A minimum of 7 days notice is required. If you cancel within 7 days of the class, your payment can be applied to a future healing intensive.
Posted: June 22nd, 2012 under Uncategorized.
I feel really blessed to live in Portland, Oregon – not only does it claim home to the nicest people in the world (I’m not kidding here – people smile at you everywhere and say “hi” – just because!) but it’s also filled with delicious gluten/dairy/soy-free treats. Below are two that I recently discovered and loved (and know you will too!).
Veritable Quandary (VQ as us locals call it)
Happy Hour – Malbec (only $6 – even off of HH) and bacon wrapped dates with chevre.
It is a small slice of heaven and I’m virtually speechless everytime I eat them.
Via Chicago Pizza – at the PSU Farmer’s Market
This gluten-free crust rivals my usual favorite at Mississippi Pizza. Thick, doughy goodness makes it so worth it I didn’t mind eating the cheese (it is dairy – but you can ask them to go light!). I had an asparagus pepperoni slice and it was pure HEAVEN. You gotta get to the Farmer’s Market this weekend and order one.