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Eating My Way Through Portland – Gluten/Dairy/Soy-Free & Loving It!

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.

 

 

 

 

Broder Portland
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.

 

 

 

Cravin Raven
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!
Happy Eating!
xoHeather

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!

The format:

  • 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).

Why you, Heather Strang?

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?

Great question!
It’s easy – just click here to reserve your space in this 4-week course.

Questions? Email me directly.
And please note limited space is available – so please get your RSVP in today.

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Sugar-Free Zucchini Bread

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.

2 eggs
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.

Happy Eating!
xoHeather

P.S. Check out how huge my zucchini are! I didn’t know they could get this big!

Smoking Gluten/Dairy/Soy-Free Deal at Whole Foods!

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!
xoHeather

Sign-Up Today: Manifest True Love, July 18-August 8, 2012

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.

The format:

  • 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?
Great question!
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!

With love,
xoHeather

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.

 

 

 

Portland Gluten-Free Treat Eats

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.

My kyptonite: VQ Malbec & bacon wrapped dates with chevre.

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.

The most delicious gluten-free pizza you have not yet eaten.

Sign-Up Today: Live Your Inspiration BodyTalk Course, June 11-July 11, 2012

Live Your Inspiration – BodyTalk Course
June 11 – July 11, 2012

Do you dream of quitting your J-O-B to live a life filled with more of what you love?
Do you fantasize about finishing that novel (or starting it!), painting that great piece, sculpting a magnificent sculpture and/or embarking on a travel adventure?
Do you long to feel more passion and enthusiasm in your daily life?

If so, then this course is for you!

In this 4-week course you’ll:

  • Release the blocks keeping you from fully living an inspired life.
  • Let go of old belief systems that run counter to living from inspiration.
  • Begin working on projects that have been nudging you for days, months, even years.
  • Receive new inspiration that will lead you to a more inspired life.

Expect to receive one or more (or dare we say all) of the following:

  • Be more creative in your work, with your money and your work/life balance.
  • Feel empowered and excited about the work you do – whether it’s for yourself or an employer.
  • Start your own business (or receive a promotion).
  • Feel more inspired in every area of your life – no matter what you’re doing.

The format:

  • Weekly, in-person group BodyTalk sessions for 4 weeks, on Monday’s at 7pm. Each week we’ll focus on a specific part of the 4-step Live Your Inspiration process. (Dates: 6/11, 6/18, 6/25 & 7/9.)
  • Weekly, emailed Coaching worksheets designed to fuel your inspiration and creativity.
  • Support of like-minded individuals who will co-create a more inspired life with you.
  • Unlimited email access to me for insight, idea exploration and intuitive guidance.

You get all of this for only $199.

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 balance the body so false belief systems, fears and anything else that might be keeping you from living your inspiration (or having anything else you might desire) is released. When this balance occurs the body/mind/spirit is able to do what it does best – heal and return to its natural state of harmony.

Why you, Heather Strang?

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 heart. 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.

You can read my full story here to see how I’ve left the path most traveled to carve out my very own.

In truth though, it’s not about me. It’s about the power of a consciousness-based healthcare system like 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 today!

So how do I sign up?
Great question!
It’s easy – just click here* to reserve your space in this 4-week course.

Questions? Email me directly.
And please note, limited space is available (due to location size) – so please get your RSVP in today.

*To pay via check, just email me to set it all up!

The Best Enchiladas of Your Life – Gluten/Dairy/Soy-Free

I hate to be one to brag. But I’ve got to tell you that these non-traditional enchiladas are going to be the best of your life. Seriously. I’m not exaggerating (although, truth be told, I have been known to exaggerate a tiny bit here and there).  These enchiladas are so good, you’re going to want to eat the whole pan. And that’s probably why I only make them once a year. So with that – and I realize I’ve built it up a lot – below is the recipe for the best enchiladas of your life (now the official name).

And this is what the best enchiladas of your life look like...

1 lb. organic chicken, grilled and shredded
1 t garlic salt
1 t pepper
2 c goat cheddar cheese, grated
1 can organic pinto beans, drained
1 pkg frozen spinach, thawed
1 red onion, thinly sliced
2 cans green enchilada sauce
1 pkg La Burrita corn tortillas
1 container pre-made guacamole
1 container salsa
Non-stick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350. Grill chicken on skillet in kitchen, season with garlic salt and pepper (feel free to add more/less based on your taste). Shred chicken with fork. In saucepan on the stove, pour both cans of green sauce – heat on medium heat until slightly bubbling, then reduce to low. In separate saucepan and on low heat, mix spinach, pinto beans, onion and 1 cup of cheese. In 9×13 pan, spray non-stick spray. Lightly warm each tortilla on medium heat in skillet (no oil needed, just a minute max on each side). Scoop into tortilla a spoonful of enchilada sauce, chicken and the spinach/beans mixture (to give an added zing you can include a scoop of salsa and/or guac). Roll tortilla up and place in pan. Repeat this until pan is full. Then, pour remaining sauce over all of the rolled enchiladas. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Take off foil for last 5-10 minutes or until enchiladas are bubbling and cheese is melted. Serve with guac/salsa. Serves 4.

Happy Eating!
xoHeather

Lulu’s Chocolate – The Best Gluten/Dairy/Soy/Sugar-Free Chocolate

While traveling through Sedona, I discovered Lulu’s chocolate – by chance at a local co-op market (as if anything is really “by chance!”). The rich, decadent design of  the “Raw Love” bar with low glycemic coconut sugar immediately caught my attention. Vegan? Gluten-free? Fair-trade? Organic? Low glycemic impact? I had to know more.

And while a bit pricey, I couldn’t say no. Besides, “love” is listed as one of the ingredients. Who could turn that down?!

So, here’s my sales pitch. Try Lulu’s chocolate if you 1) want to support indie businesses 2) you love chocolate 3) you need your chocolate to be free of emulsifiers, preservatives and chemicals 4) you eat organic 5) you like it when your food is made with love.

To make things even better, Lulu’s chocolate is also available in Oregon (where I live) and throughout the U.S.

Do you have a fave Lulu’s chocolate flavor? If so, list it below in the comments.

Happy Eating!
xoHeather

Stimulus Espresso is Loaded with GF/DF/SF Treats, Just Great Stuff Bars

On a recent getaway to Pacific City, Ore. (and yes, I highly recommend staying at the Inn at Cape Kiwanda), I discovered Stimulus Espresso. And I fell in love. It’s totally gluten/dairy/soy-free friendly! I also discovered what are now my fave whole foods bars – Betty Lou’s Just Great Stuff bars.

Be sure to order a decaf latte with your choice of milk alternative (I heart rice, but they also have oat!) – they use Stumptown beans – which everyone knows is the best! ;) Then grab Betty Lou’s Just Great Stuff Organic Chocolate Dreams Green – it is amazingly yummy and gives you a shot of leafy greens, not to mention that it pairs perfectly with a latte.

For lunch, I ordered their Greek Salad with chicken breast and balsamic vinaigrette on the side. Delish does not do it justice! There are not many great eats on the Coast, and unfortunately the Pelican Pub’s food was disastrous the last two times I ate there, so Stimulus is definitely the place to eat.

In the meantime, be sure to pick up some of the Just Great Stuff whole food bars, which you can order online. They are pricey, but a great whole foods alternative.

Happy Eating!
xo